And Relax… At Garleton Lodge

True confession: I’ve always thought massages were an indulgent luxury, ranking them somewhere between manicures and mud wraps on my “frivolous uses for perfectly good money” scale. However research shows the benefits of massage are endless. Massage can help with balancing emotions, anxiety, circulatory issues, joint and muscle pain, insomnia and much more. I spoke…

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Feel Good Cleanse

Detox and cleansing – words which are as synonymous with the start of a new year, as indulge is to Christmas. But are juice cleanses and detox diets just a marketing fad? With over 20 years experience in the field of health and nutrition and having read every book under the sun about detox and…

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Acupuncture – Nothing to Fear

Most people, when they hear about the benefits of acupuncture, find themselves thinking, “That would be so good for me!” Less stress, more energy, better sleep and digestion… Who doesn’t want that? But for many people, there’s one thing that holds them back from considering acupuncture, fear – from fear of the unknown to fear…

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Jack and Ivy Celebrate their Latest Success

Two years ago, Graeme and Jackie Hamilton sold their Falkirk salon and headed east to embrace the peaceful coastal life in East Lothian. Yet life has been far from quiet, as Jack & Ivy celebrates its second achievement at the East and Mid Lothian Business Awards. It’s just over two years since Graeme and Jackie…

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Horses that Heal

There is no judgment with a horse and it is for this reason that horses make great companions for therapy because they can mirror and respond to human behaviour. And equine assisted therapy is helping more and more people find peace of mind. As many horse owners are only too aware, their mood affects their…

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A Day in the Life of… Kat Healy

Singer-songwriter, Kat Healy originally hailing from Edinburgh, recently moved to East Lothian. A previously selected winner at the CalMac Music Awards 2016, she has been described as a combination of well-crafted songs, beautiful voice and delightful stage presence. Her new single Bread and Roses’ was released on Friday 3rd April. I WAKE UP… … first…

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Bubbles for Days

Local, handmade, minimal and sustainable these are the soap stars helping clean up our act. Hayley from NØRDEN catches up with Callum Walker of Lochwood and Helen Atherton of Dook. Hayley Flanagan: Why soap?  Callum Walker: I chose soap as the soap bar has been making an encouraging comeback and I feel it’s time we…

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Cool for Kids (and Parents too!)

Leaving behind a teaching career, Veeann James took a leap of faith and opened Coastal Kids on North Berwick’s high street last year. The result is, a shop which both children and their parents love, coupled with a dedication to sourcing quality sustainable designers and ethical toys. We seem to be in period where more…

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And Owners Welcome To

From humble beginnings as a pop-up shop, NB Dogs has fast become East Lothian’s premier dog boutique, welcoming dogs of all shapes, sizes and temperaments (and their humans too!). one-stop-shop for the discerning mutt (and other creatures)-about-town! Tucked into a corner of Fenton Barns Retail Village is NB Dogs – an independent retailer of premium…

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