My WTIO Bucket List

Wow – just read an awe inspiring blog post by an interiors writer and abundance coach, Victoria, editor of the Manifestation Collective. The post is entitled ‘Writing My When This is Over (WTIO) Bucket List. She explained that we all need one – a bucket list to look forward to, just like the build up […]

A chic break in Elie

Such a lovely destination – this sunny village, central to a string of  fishing villages, on the sparklingly pretty East Neuk of Fife, Elie is undeniably chic. With its beautiful south facing beach, fabulous beachside homes, it is Scotland’s answer to St Tropez if you ask me and a great base to explore from. The […]

Wedding Anniversary outing

Well, we really over-egged it this year – the 16th February marked 24 years – no big deal I know, but we received a tsunami of gifts and invitations. Crystalski invited us to return to the village in the Dolomites where we had our honeymoon, read about it here. Our family invited us to lunch […]

Skyeskyns

We might be back to school here in Scotland  but my children are not going back to school, they are both off to uni. Terrifying thoughts are interwoven with tremendous pride and excitement about their future. Our son is in his final year in Aberdeen and on the 14th September we drop off our daughter […]

Williamstone Farm

A home and business is a dream for many of us. Who would not want to find a property in a fabulous location with lots of characterful outbuildings that you could convert into gorgeous holiday accommodation?Throw in the upheaval of needing to thoroughly renovate said property as well and most of us would probably find […]

London to Glasgow and home…

I am not normally tearing about like this I assure you. The reason I do this job is because I am actually very domesticated and a real home lover. Of course when I heard about the Living Etc House Tours in London, I was eager to go and requested my press ticket and  when they […]

Andorra

Anyone following my Instagram stories will realise that I have been treated to truly wonderful press trip to Soldeu, part of the Grandvalira ski resort in Andorra. Andorra has in the past been perceived as a younger sibling in the ski world, somewhere families went to learn to snowplough, but inevitably, a bit like all […]

Copenhagen

To celebrate Doug’s recent Birthday, we hopped on a plane and went to Copenhagen – the epicentre of contemporary design. A bit anoraky, I know, but still, very romantic and fun! We arrived safely at our apartment… What a place! Found through the alternative, global, rental community Airbnb…for accommodation all over the world, without chintz […]

Gone to the Beach

I know, I know, summer is definitely not here yet, but surely it is time to do a bit of planning? North Berwick has to be the prettiest seaside town I have ever been to, friendly and welcoming, with a little bit of buzz, but without the addition of horrendous crowds and impossible traffic…it just […]

The Blue Cabin

Summer or winter – doesn’t matter – a break in this little hideaway on Scotland’s Berwickshire coast is always going to be magical, whatever the weather. Designed and furnished by owner Ben Tindall, an eminent Edinburgh architect and his wife, the sculptor, Jill Watson, The Blue Cabin is a wonderful place to visit, equally, as […]