Why Laura loves Lavender…

Laura Thomas – blogger, creator and owner of Laura Thomas Linens explains why she loves lavender… Lavender is a fragrance I simply adore. From cute vintage fabric bags filled with lavender flowers for my drawers as a child to drops of lavender oil in my bath as an adult to aid relaxation, there is something deeply…

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Lovely Lavender

Nothing says summer quite like lavender – row upon row of stunning colour with its scent wafting on the warm breeze. A collaboration between a local lavender farm and home-wares producer will have you bringing lavender into your home, evoking the sunny, carefree ease of Provence – even when the Scottish weather is letting us…

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The Perfect Ten

Celebrating ten years of the coolest festival in Scotland! With tickets having gone on sale on the 24th of June, many of the headline gigs are well on their way to being sold out! As expected, KT Tunstall and Steve Harley have been the ‘hot’ tickets, but comedy also appears to be hugely popular as…

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North Berwick’s Blooming Beautiful

North Berwick looks like the archetypal chocolate-box town – its high street festooned with colourful hanging baskets and the harbour’s quirky flower-filled boats and tubs. It’s all thanks to a team of dedicated green-fingered volunteers who give up their time all year round, in all weathers to ensure the town is always in full bloom.…

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Nutrition Solutions to…

Archerfield Walled Garden welcomes acclaimed nutritionist, broadcaster and author Amanda Hamilton to host her ‘Nutrition solutions to…” series. Nourishing our body with the right food affects everything we do and is vital for our health, well-being, energy and overall happiness. Amanda Hamilton’s approach to food is first and foremost realistic and fuss-free and it is…

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Time for Juice

Juice fasts, detoxes, bootcamps are all buzz words that have taken the dieting and fitness industry by storm over the past few years, yet they are words that instil fear into many. I spoke with top nutritionist Amanda Hamilton to find out if these words really are as scary as they sound. I was invited to…

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Give yourself permission to be…

Bernie Petrie tells us the end of summer is the perfect time to embrace new things and rediscover forgotten parts of ourselves. It is August – the month we never want to stop. Is it me or does August go by too quickly? Perhaps it’s because there is so much to do here in Edinburgh…

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Keeping your Smile Healthy

Be proactive and be more in control of your oral health, and you’ll live a healthier, happier life. This is the philosophy of Jenny Wylie, the new dentist at Gullane Dental Practice, located at Rosebery Place on the village’s main road. Jenny started at the clinic in May, returning to East Lothian having gained a…

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On your Bike!

For many of us, the last time we were on a bike it had high handlebars, a banana seat, was adorned with stickers, and had something stuck in the spokes to make clicking noises as we rode along. Taking a bike out for a spin at the recently-opened Bike Hub at Archerfield’s Walled Garden will…

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