Limos, Leis and Keepsake Boxes

It is the end of term here in Scotland…the start of summer (??!!) Our daughter left primary school today in a blaze of celebrations that seemed to go on all week. Limos picked them all up for a whizz around the coast one day… The PTA threw a ‘Hawaiian style party’ for the leavers that […]

Heart & Sole

From shoe lasts, it felt obvious to move on to shoe shops – most notably, my lovely friend Gill McKay’s new venture, with her friend Tracey, in North Berwick High Street: Heart & Sole…Surely it every girls dream to have their own shoe store? Full of perfectly formed, on trend, shoes from all your favourite […]

White Dove and Wonder

Ever wondered what to do with all those shoe lasts you have lying around? You could make a Shoelast Mirror? Sooo want this mirror…it brings ‘Shoe Envy’ to a whole new level really… A Shoelast Shelf? A Coat Hook? A Shoelast Table Lamp? A Coffee Table? Susan Gaston owner of this magical company, White Dove […]

Von Ferscht home

OK, OK, realise I need a middle class, arty, and surely, Jewish home to follow up my recent posts about Grayson Perry, Ralph Lauren, the 3 Harbours Arts Festival and our recent family Barmitzvah. Glasgow based architect, Adrien Von Ferscht’s home is perfect. The apartment is in a new build block in the centre of […]

3 Harbours Art Festival

Ashamed to say that I had never been to this before, but was delighted to put that right last Sunday. Was absolutely amazed by how briliant this ‘on my doorstep event’ is…roll on next year! I bought a beautiful Sea Trout by ceramicist Alison Robinson, a poster advertising Sam Burns Yard for our, soon to […]

The Middle Class Home – have you got one?

I have learnt two new words in the last 24 hours: ‘Papple’ and ‘Gilver’ ‘Papple’, Douglas learnt on Radio 4, is a new fruit that has been developed a mixture of an apple and a pear – sounds delicious! ‘Gilver’ is a mixture of gold and silver…an expression that would be typically applied to a […]

Gilly Corkery

Anyone wanting to bring a little bit of the Hamptons into their own home would do well to call on the services of Gilly Corkery, Interior Design Partnership, Gilly will do whatever you want to your home in fact: if you are full of ideas, she will make them work; if you have no ideas […]

London Barmitzvah

Back from London and fab time had by all. The Barmitzvah was wonderful, complete with Israeli dancing, exquisite food, professional disco dancers, brilliant speeches, by the whole family. Many, many thanks to my cousin Gaby and her husband Steve, brilliant hosts as ever, for a really memorable evening for all of us. Speeches Steve translating […]