Outdoor Entertaining

Spring is here and summer just around the corner. When better weather arrives, we Scots are always ready to step outside and make the most of it with friends and family. This year, more than ever, we will be keen to shake off the COVID restrictions and start socialising again. What better place than the…

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Spring Coat Check

Ease into 2021 in something pretty and pastel, and invest in a stylish and seasonal spring coat. Spring is the fussiest of seasons and spring dressing can be challenging: sporadic bursts of sunshine interspersed with April showers make it hard to know what to leave the house in. Enter the spring coat – the perfect…

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Lockdown Drama? Stay in your Pyjamas!

Lockdown or no lockdown, 2020 changed the way we dress and shop forever. Now lounge-wear is considered a staple, whether you’re on a Zoom-call, lounging on the sofa watching Netflix or running errands. Just as quickly as staying in became the new going out, dressing down became the new dressing up, and so, our obsession…

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Stories in Stone – Preston Mercat Cross

Heritage consultant David Hicks brings us the stories behind some of East Lothian’s historic properties. In the centre of Prestonpans stands a remarkable 400-year-old building, described as a ‘monument to departed greatness’. Once a market place for buying and selling, it is now a rare survival, one of the finest examples of a mercat cross…

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Trending Colours

Each year the Pantone Colour Institute announce their colour of the year. After a tumultuous year thanks to a global pandemic, the colour authority has actually selected two contrasting shades for 2021: ultimate grey and illuminating yellow – it’s a cheerful mix that reminds us of sunshine filled days. The combination gives an easy to…

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Dream then Do

We’ve all been forced into a ‘less action, more day dreaming’ holding pattern lately. So with a little help from Pinterest here’s the not-yet-trending trends you should be planning on actioning in 2021… apart from staying healthy that is! NØRDEN | 82 High St, North Berwick | NORDEN.ONLINE

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Get your Home in Great Shape

Morag Readman, owner of the East Lothian franchise of Bright & Beautiful shares her tips for keeping your home in great shape. Most of us have been spending more time at home than usual. There are some advantages – no commuting and working in your PJs – but it can also create challenges. Rooms are…

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A Year of Meaning

Ayurvedic counsellor and psychotherapist Bernie Rowen-Ross encourages us to live mindfully in 2021. Here it is, 2021! There is a lot of promise in the air, and so much to be grateful for. I was gazing at the setting moon on new year’s eve morning. It was freezing, but the cold didn’t keep me inside,…

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