How to love yourself more this Summer

In this issue Bernie Petrie poses this question… With the end of winter getting closer, and now that we’re in the month of Valentine’s Day, are our hearts filled with thoughts of love and romance? Yes or No? Your response to this question will be very personal depending on what Valentine’s Day means to you. […]

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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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The Puffins are Back!

Puffin season has begun at the Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick. Visitors to the 5-star Centre have the opportunity to control the interactive cameras to zoom in on the live puffin action on the islands of Craigleith, Fidra and the Isle of May National Nature Reserve. It’s also possible to see the amazing ‘clowns of…

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The Perfect Ten

This is the tenth anniversary of Fringe by the Sea, a glint in the eye of the three organisers in 2008! The festival has grown from a dozen events over four days to a full-blown extravaganza of more than 60 performances over the entire week. The aim from day one was to be the best…

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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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