Spring Botanicals

Elaine Ramanauskas, from Secret Boutique helps you shop the look… Beautiful botanicals are trending stronger than ever this spring. From bold graphic prints to soft romantic stencil blossoms, flower and garden motifs are some of this season’s best picks. Detailing such as delicate floral buttons and printed linings give a fresh twist to this perennial…

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Springtime Scarves

Springtime scarves are a trend that’s definitely happening. Tied turtleneck-style, loosely knotted like ascots, or wrapped around wrists and ankles, colourful scarves are about to become the next big trend. We’re coveting scarves from Sheffield-based company One Hundred Stars. These gorgeous hand-dyed and screen printed, botanical-inspired scarves feel simultaneously nostalgic and very of the moment.…

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Enchanted Gardens and Other Fun

Emma Cross brings us the highlights from the 2017 Scottish Interiors Showcase. The annual event held on what typically turns out to be a couple of freezing and bleak February days fills me with both dread and anticipation. Dread as I spend at least three hours throwing clothes around my bedroom trying to nail the…

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Boutique Charity Chic

There was a time when charity shops were just a hodge-podge of bric-a-brac, nylon and knitting patterns that no one bothered with. Not any more! Charity retailing takes on a whole new level of quality and style in Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland’s stores in East Lothian. Something incredible is happening on the UK high…

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For Green Sake

As we start to warm up and peel off the winter layers, our bodies take centre stage once again and we begin to think about healthy eating! It’s so topical right now – yoga, drink at least two litres of water a day, how to keep fit, how to eat for optimum health – the…

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Declutter Mind, Body and Soul

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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The Bespoke Approach

“If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old. If it is completely flexible at 60 you are young.” Betsy from The Bespoke Approach explains why both Pilates and Yoga are beneficial – whatever age you are! Betsy of The Bespoke Approach moved to East Lothian six months ago. An experienced and enthusiastic…

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Postnatal Pilates… and baby comes too!

Unless you’re Superwoman, exercise won’t be the first thing on your mind when you’ve just given birth! However, finding time to exercise and having somewhere to go where it is acceptable to take a tiny baby is more important than you will realise! Having a baby is a wonderful experience which should be cherished. That…

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