Ocean Love

Editor Kim Williams discovers Rachel Seago’s Ocean Series Like many of us, I’ve been working hard on doing a better job of reducing my impact on our environment. And it’s always amazing to find others who care about the same things I do. These stunning illustrations are the work of local artist Rachel Seago and…

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Give Pizza a Go!

Food and Drink Columnist Amanda Farnese-Heath’s foodie find… Believe it or not, even though I’m part Italian I’m not a great fan of pizzas. And what’s more it takes a lot to get me to try a new place when I know nothing about it. East Pizzas in Leith has only been open a few…

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Your Local People… Laura Thomas

Laura Thomas Co evolved from Laura’s love of white bed linen and going to sleep wrapped in crisp, white bed sheets. Now a leading online homeware brand, Laura Thomas Co sells high quality cotton and pure linen bedding, duvet sets and stylish homewares including hand-poured scented candles that are 100 percent natural using soy wax…

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Head East!

The owners of a popular Falkirk hair salon decided to sell up and head east to begin a new adventure in East Lothian’s Dunbar. Graeme and Jackie Hamilton had been running Falkirk’s Couper & Co for over 22 years, the last 12 from their landmark building in the town’s Princes Street. With three grown-up daughters…

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Saying No to Single Use Plastic

The UK produces billions of pieces of throwaway plastics such as plastic straws, plastic cutlery, plastic cups and coffee cups every year. Yet a huge percentage of these are not recycled – instead they end up littering our streets, our beaches and washing out to sea. In fact each year, 8 million tonnes of plastic…

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Inspiring Wellness

If your wellbeing resolutions have already fallen by the wayside, don’t worry, Detox Health Beauty can help get you back on track. Trying to live a healthier lifestyle can be overwhelming – trends seem to come and go, from Kanuka honey to vitamin drips to becoming flexitarian. In the ever-changing world of wellbeing, it can…

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Be Kinder to You…

As the new year is well and truly underway and we find ourselves, once more, in the month associated with love, Bernie Petrie asks us to take this opportunity to see just how kind we are being to ourselves. My specialty is in the field of self-love, and one of the first steps in seeing…

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Great Expectations

Growing up today is very difficult. Teens and young people are often overwhelmed with stress from school and families, from pressures, from unrealistic expectations. But there is help at hand. Today’s teens are overwhelmed with stress from school and families, from pressures and unrealistic expectations. Social media is constantly drawing their attention. Impossible standards are…

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