New Bird at the Lake

Over the course of lockdown, there’s been a significant bright spot – outdoor dining. Eating outside has been a hit and many restaurants and cafés have used the opportunity to create welcoming outdoor dining spaces. Already blessed with a, frankly beautiful, alfresco dining space, the team at Foxlake’s café saw the opportunity relaunch their eatery…

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A Chocolate Tipple

Chocolate has been a treasured treat since the Mayans discovered it in Mexico thousands of years ago. And today’s artisan chocolatiers are constantly evolving with exciting new flavours being created every week, for every season, around the world. And Angela Cockerton, the creative force behind East Lothian’s The Chocolate Stag, is no exception with the…

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Thrum of Bass Rock Inspires Artists

It has cast its spell over artists and writers such as Turner and Robert Louis Stevenson. In the 17th century, it was dubbed Scotland’s Alcatraz following Cromwell’s invasion of Scotland. Now the Bass Rock is to be the subject of a brand new exhibition. Around 30 artists have been invited by Fidra Fine Art owner,…

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EZ-Riders Pedal-Powers into East Lothian

Pedal-powering into East Lothian is EZ-Riders, a new dedicated electric bike hire service offering a cleaner, greener way to get around the region. Located on the outskirts of North Berwick, EZ-Riders operates a fleet of e-bikes from award-winning manufacturer Rad, each model tailor-made for touring the coastal roads and tackling off-road trails. Good for the…

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Confidence

Bernie Rowen-Ross tells us that part of becoming confident is to become your own best friend. There is no limit to the times that we might not feel confident. Age doesn’t suddenly bring confidence. Most of us feel lacking in confidence about something; it is the nature of the way we are shaped. Sometimes it…

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Live your Life without an Eraser

Ironically this is one of the first things an art teacher will tell you, says Bernadette Petrie, if they are a good one that is. Anne was a great one. I met her when I joined her watercolour class at the North Berwick community centre in 2006 and she gently encouraged me to put the…

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The Zone Face Lift – Better Than Botox

The Zone Face Lift has generated ecstatic press coverage and rave reviews (since its launch) in Vogue, Tatler, The Telegraph, Red, Harpers Bazaar and the Daily Mail, with many calling it a ‘spiritual facelift’. It also has a loyal following of celebrity devotees. I went along to Kristi Sloan Reflexology to see what all the…

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Ayurvedic Yoga – Summer Yoga

Summer is here! What a joy it is to witness the trees and flowers unfolding and to enjoy lighter, longer and warmer days. Summer is a time of increased fire and heat and it’s important to keep cool during your yoga practice. Avoid practicing yoga at midday, this is when the sun is at its…

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