The mighty ‘staycation’ is on the rise. And no, that doesn’t mean you need to spend your days freezing on some remote beach somewhere on the east coast of Scotland.
Last weekend I had the locks I’d be growing since before my wedding (how is that two years ago!) all chopped off. Or rather, I had the lovely team at Dickson Reid chop it all off. I returned to my platinum blonde roots (well, I feel like I’m a natural platinum blonde, even if my roots suggest otherwise) and I opted for a new, shorter style, just in time for summer. Continue reading “Summer Staples”
If you’ve been feeling like you need an escape from city life, Fletcher’s Cottage Spa is the place to head. Located in East Lothian, not far from quaint country villages and seaside pockets such as Drem and Gullane, and near to the picturesque shores of North Berwick, it provides the perfect luxury hideout from which to take a break and retreat to the countryside. Continue reading “Fletcher’s Cottage Spa, Archerfield”
As Summer approaches, Edinburgh continues to raise its restaurant game. The redevelopment work around St Andrews Square has brought London favourites such as Dishoom and Wahaca to our doorstep, and the culinary options continue to grow. Here’s the down low on the rest of the food and drink newbies coming to town. Continue reading “New Restaurant Openings in Edinburgh”
Visiting Edinburgh for the first time? Live like a local and visit best places for brunch. You’ll need more than one weekend in Edinburgh to tick all spots off your list, so start planning your next weekend away. Continue reading “Brunching like a local in Edinburgh”
Sunshine gods and goddesses will know exactly where to go for the rays at this time of year, but what if you are looking for somewhere a little bit different? Somewhere new to explore. Go where others don’t and take a trip off the beaten track with these spring/summer holiday destinations. Continue reading “‘Off the beaten track’ sunshine destinations”
Mid-February. We’ve long forgotten the feeling of being festively full, drinks and nibbles everyday are a distant memory, and believe it or not, a honey-glazed cocktail sausage sounds rather appealing… It’s time. We’re finally ready to re-indulge, and where better to start than with a list of some of Edinburgh’s must-try foodie destinations. Continue reading “8 Edinburgh restaurants to try in 2017”
Thanks to the proximity of these idyllic Caribbean islands, a holiday to the British Virgin Islands is like seven trips rolled into one – the perfect way to spend a week.
Continue reading “Life’s a beach – seven Caribbean beaches in seven days.”
The cobbled Caribbean streets of Old San Juan are mesmerising. Lined with historic buildings, painted in playful pastel shades, everywhere you turn, there is something new to take in. Continue reading “Old San Juan, Puerto Rico”