Why Laura loves Lavender…

Laura Thomas – blogger, creator and owner of Laura Thomas Linens explains why she loves lavender… Lavender is a fragrance I simply adore. From cute vintage fabric bags filled with lavender flowers for my drawers as a child to drops of lavender oil in my bath as an adult to aid relaxation, there is something deeply…

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Lovely Lavender

Nothing says summer quite like lavender – row upon row of stunning colour with its scent wafting on the warm breeze. A collaboration between a local lavender farm and home-wares producer will have you bringing lavender into your home, evoking the sunny, carefree ease of Provence – even when the Scottish weather is letting us…

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North Berwick’s Blooming Beautiful

North Berwick looks like the archetypal chocolate-box town – its high street festooned with colourful hanging baskets and the harbour’s quirky flower-filled boats and tubs. It’s all thanks to a team of dedicated green-fingered volunteers who give up their time all year round, in all weathers to ensure the town is always in full bloom.…

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Your Local People… Andy Laing

Entirely recognisable to the coffee addicts amongst us, Andy’s face is often the first we see as we stumble into Steampunk Coffee Roasters looking for our morning hit! An extraordinarily talented and passionate Barista, Andy who eats, sleeps and breathes coffee recently competed in the Scottish Heat of the UK Barista Championships 2017, making him…

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Master of Modernism

Following in the footsteps of the masters of Modernism, such as Klee, Kandinsky and Mondrian, Leigh Bagley makes a bold statement with his abstract geometric designs. Born and raised just outside Birmingham, Leigh Bagley developed his eye for colour and interest in design from an early age. His career began shortly after graduating from the…

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A match made in Heaven

Getting your wedding flowers right is a major part of any bride’s big day, but can be a headache if you don’t get it right. Kim Williams discovers that Secret Garden Events Florist will ensure flowers and weddings are a match made in heaven. One of the first images that may flash through your mind…

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Art in a Coach House

Kim Williams meets the artist who has turned an old coach house into an inspiring studio and home for her delightful pieces of art. Nestled on a leafy Gullane street lies a gorgeous outbuilding, originally built to house horse-drawn carriages. Lovingly converted, it is now an enchanting studio space and houses work by local artist…

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Coast Lines

Two artists who met at art school are exhibiting together in North Berwick. Kim Williams talks to the artists about how coastlines have inspired and influenced both of them and their work. Renowned for its natural beauty and stunning coastline, East Lothian is a constant source of inspiration for artists and is often recreated on…

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