Q&A… Tom Kitchin

Michelin-starred chef Tom Kitchin and his award-winning team have recently opened their fourth Edinburgh restaurant, Southside Scran, in the heart of Bruntsfield. But they’re also expanding east with the opening of The Bonnie Badger in Gullane. We caught up with Tom to ask him a few questions… What is your greatest achievement? As a father…

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Eat, Drink and be Merry

Christmas is a time to eat, drink and be merry – and let’s face it, who doesn’t love a present they can devour? So this Christmas give the gift of food and drink. Whether it’s a potent festive spirit or a truffle treat (see what we did there!) we’ve discovered two new East Lothian companies…

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Christmas with the Brand Family

Jane Brand of East Fortune Farm tells us that life on the farm continues to be very busy as they head towards Christmas. LAMBING SEASON Our Hampshire Down flock start lambing mid December so it’s a hectic time for us as we expect 70 new lambs over Christmas this year. Throughout the lambing period we will…

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Face Saving Oxygen

  There are oxygen masks that save your life, and now there are oxygen masks that save your skin. I jumped on the opportunity to test the Love Nola Oxygen Facial The newest skincare ingredient on the beauty scene is oxygen. Yes, that’s right good old O2. Oxygen masks are the beauty industry’s next generation…

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Unplug to Connect

As we come to the end of 2018, Bernie Petrie asks us to consider the relationship we have with our phones – do we want to continue with what looks like co-dependence or are we ready and willing to move into a more conscious relationship? I was chatting with my teenage son last night about smart…

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What the Planets Say

Bernie Rowen-Ross explains why understanding the characteristics and sound of each planet can help with healing and influence our own energy potential and inner peace. During the period 1979 to 1989, the spaceship Voyager 2 flew past Saturn, Jupiter and Uranus. Using specialised equipment Voyager 2 recorded the sounds that these planets emitted. Saturns’ sound…

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Pilates Studio Opens in Longniddry

Following her passion for helping people become fitter and healthier, Jules opens her custom-built Pilates studio in Longniddry. Having spent over 15 years teaching Pilates in and around East Lothian, Jules has now built her very own studio in Longniddry, helping her take fitness classes to an even wider audience. Jules studied at the Pilates…

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Finding Balance

Extreme diets, extreme workouts, obsessive calorie counting, restrictions, rules, foods to avoids, yoga poses to conquer. We are constantly bombarded with extreme ideas of fitness and health everywhere we go. I asked expert fitness trainer Brian Dickson how we find the balance. Trying to balance work, life, fitness, and eating well can feel impossible with…

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