Taste Sensation

My mantra is ‘why have three courses when you can have 13?’ And, that is exactly what was in store when I was invited to Jo’s Kitchen to be treated to a tasting and wine pairing menu, giving me a flavour of what this delightful Haddington-based bistro offers. Jo’s Kitchen is the brainchild of Jo…

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North Berwick Treasure Trail

‘Take my hand’ …follow in the footsteps of the young Robert Louis Stevenson and relive the exploration of the town, as he did some 150 years ago. Treasured Memories exhibition is currently on at the Coastal Communities Museum in North Berwick. As part of this exhibition there is a section devoted to young Robert who,…

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The Heart of the Home

A new business has been set up by the East Lothian based Chippendale International School of Furniture to design and make beautiful and bespoke kitchens. Generally considered to be the heart of the home, the kitchen is where a great deal of time is spent enjoying family meals and drinks with friends. So it’s understandable…

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Homework 2017

Taking inspiration from The Pinterest 100, Interiors Columnist and chief design geek at NORDEN, Hayley Flangan, brings us the top ten interior trends to try in 2017. The Bare Necessities Get green fingered with this Urban Jungle book. Indoor plants, olive trees, silvered succulents, fairy gardens, urban balcony, bathroom planting. Where to start? Dark Materials…

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Don’t you just love a Fete?

Quintessentially British, the village fête is a summer tradition that we love in East Lothian. Be it the traditional county fair or highland games, a village gala or a summer games day there’s sure to be something happening for you to enjoy! We’ve scoured the county for this summer’s events so all you have to…

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Spring Botanicals

Elaine Ramanauskas, from Secret Boutique helps you shop the look… Beautiful botanicals are trending stronger than ever this spring. From bold graphic prints to soft romantic stencil blossoms, flower and garden motifs are some of this season’s best picks. Detailing such as delicate floral buttons and printed linings give a fresh twist to this perennial…

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Springtime Scarves

Springtime scarves are a trend that’s definitely happening. Tied turtleneck-style, loosely knotted like ascots, or wrapped around wrists and ankles, colourful scarves are about to become the next big trend. We’re coveting scarves from Sheffield-based company One Hundred Stars. These gorgeous hand-dyed and screen printed, botanical-inspired scarves feel simultaneously nostalgic and very of the moment.…

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Enchanted Gardens and Other Fun

Emma Cross brings us the highlights from the 2017 Scottish Interiors Showcase. The annual event held on what typically turns out to be a couple of freezing and bleak February days fills me with both dread and anticipation. Dread as I spend at least three hours throwing clothes around my bedroom trying to nail the…

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