A New Era of Eye Care

Ballantine Goldie Optometrists welcome a new era of eye care with the arrival of the innovative Heidelberg Spectralis 4D eye scanner. Ballantine Goldie Optometrists are a small independent optometrists based in Gullane. The practice first opened its doors in May 2011. Over the last seven years it has enjoyed rapid growth, having tested the eyes of…

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The Perfect Fit

The beloved pair of trousers is a true wardrobe saviour; casual yet sophisticated it can be effortlessly dressed up for evening or thrown on with trainers for a chic, nonchalant look. Yet getting trousers to fit can sometimes feel like a losing battle. Elaine Ramanauskas introduces us to the perfect pair! It’s said that aside from…

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Home is Where the Hearth is

This winter make your house a home by creating a cosy, warm and attractive feature with a stunning fireplace or wood burning stove, supplied and installed by local business, Stoves & More. When it comes to the winter there is nothing quite like the heat of a fire to stave off the cold and keep…

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Hyggelig (Hoo-Guh-Lee) Moments

This issue Hayley Flangan tells us, as we head into the dark autumn and winter evenings, the need for light, bright, and airy moments becomes even more pronounced. I know we haven’t quite put this word to bed yet and yes, you may be over it.  But perhaps we haven’t quite got the hang of this…

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Your Local People… Janine O’Rourke

Janine O’Rourke runs her two businesses Rooart Framing and The Mad Scrapper from The Sands in Haddington. Opening its doors last summer, the gallery houses both her bespoke picture framing service and her scrapbook shop. A keen scrapbooker, Janine sells a variety of paper craft items, mixed media products, stamps and a small selection of…

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Waxing Lyrical

There’s no doubt about it, gorgeously scented candles are the ultimate interior accessory. I joined designer and candlemaker Laura Wilson at her North Berwick headquarters to learn how to make a soy scented candle. Stepping into Laura Thomas Co Headquarters, a wave of delicious scents assail my senses. The workshop table is set with jars,…

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Can I Have More Please!

This time of year when there’s a chill in the air and I have to put socks on in the morning to keep my tootsies warm, the oats come back out of the cupboard and I start my day with porridge. For years I’ve been playing around with adding extra flavours and goodness. And what…

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Fresh off the Press

Don’t leave your apples rotting on the ground. Take them along to Gullane’s Annual Apple Festival and press them using the village pressing equipment in a celebration of all things apple. Apples are one of my favourite fruits. This probably stems from childhood memories of harvest-time and the glorious pies, cakes and juice made from…

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