Dream Daytime Eatery

Food and Drink Columnist Amanda Farnese-Heath’s foodie find… Tucked away off Duke Street at the bottom of Leith Walk is my dream daytime long table eatery. The food is bold and tasty and the randomly placed jars of fermented veg, chutneys and caramel are to die for. I wake up every morning dreaming of their…

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A Peaceful Night

Beatitude launches new Peace Pillow Spray With the crazy lifestyles of today it’s easy to forget how important our sleep is. A good night’s sleep will improve your memory, boost your concentration, increase your energy levels throughout the day and even make you look better (supermodels swear by a good night’s sleep). But according to…

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What Autumn is Trying to Tell Us

Bernie Petrie tells us as autumn begins it’s time to take a leaf out of nature’s very wise book. Autumn returns and it’s hard to believe that it has been 12 months since I first wrote for Local Life. Autumn really does come around so quickly and once again it is almost time to put…

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A Whole New World

We’ve gone from the Model T to the Tesla and from the switchboard to the smartphone. And now we’re seeing how the innovative power of virtual reality can help improve the life of many. In July this year I was invited to race a rally car around one of the world’s most famous race tracks…

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Your Local People… Louise Elder

Nestled along the banks of the River Tyne, Stevenson Mains is home to the Elder family who have been farming there for over 150 years. In 2010 Louise Elder, who had been reading about the health properties of rapeseed, started Black & Gold. Considered by many to be one of the finest finishing oils produced…

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Autumn Nights, A Splash of Colour, A Dash of Starlight

Hayley Flangan invites us to meet VITA Copenhagen, where light travels quickly but extraordinary designs stands. Let’s fall in love with bold colours, seductive shapes, style and glamour; with refined materials, geometric patterns, edgy lines and delicate contours. Natural functionality embracing graceful aesthetics, are the key concepts of VITA’s new line of lighting designs. 1.…

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Get Personal

Discover unique, personalised gifts that show thought and that you’ve gone the extra mile. Personalised gifts are popping up everywhere, with many retailers selling bespoke items or offering an engraving service at an additional cost. It’s hard to know what the end result will look like though, especially if you’re buying online. This is where…

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Scandi Chic

If you’ve fallen for all things Scandinavian then why not add a touch of Scandi Chic to your bathroom? Scandi Chic has earned recognition partly thanks to hit TV dramas such as The Bridge. Set in Stockholm, it saw viewers lusting over the beautiful interiors of the characters’ homes as much as trying to follow…

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