The Fife Arms at Christmas

When it comes to whimsical eclectic décor, nowhere does it quite as boldly and stylishly than 5* boutique hotel The Fife Arms in Braemar, Scotland. So of course, when it comes to the festive season, they take traditional decor and throw the rule book away, with charming cosy corners, roaring fires, and a highland twist on the…

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Book Edit: How to Hygge – The Secrets of Nordic Living

By now I am well informed on all things ‘Hygge’ having read most books and blog articles on the topic as well as scrolling endlessly through cosy inspired Pinterest boards. Yet I was pleasantly surprised by Signe Johansen’s book How To Hygge – The Secrets of Nordic Living, an informative guide with décor tips, recipes…

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Monthly Recap – August

ARDCLACH BELL TOWER A place I have always seen from afar when driving to the coast and wanted to explore is Ardclach Bell Tower near Nairn. This tiny yellow painted building was built in 1655 and is a hidden gem amongst the trees, overlooking River Findhorn. Sitting below the bell tower is Ardclach Old Parish…

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How To: Create a Coorie Home

In Beth Pearson’s book The Coorie Home: Beautiful Scottish Living she explores the notion of ‘Coorie’ and how we can incorporate this into our personal space. Coorie is a Scottish term to signify the cosiness and rural warmth of highland life and bringing this style into your interior is a simple and effective way of…

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Cottagecore Christmas

Last year Cottagecore became the ultimate wholesome aesthetic to help us through lockdown, and since then its popularity has remained sky high with many of us seeking some cosy escapism from real life.  If you are not familiar with the concept of Cottagecore, check out my previous blog post here To sum up, Cottagecore is…

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Guest Bedroom Renovation Reveal

You know that room in your house… the one that regrettably develops into a dumping ground for all sorts of displaced bits and bobs. In our home, our guest bedroom had truly become a place that no one would want to spend any length of time in. Recently we finally got our act together and…

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The Whispering Pine Lodge

Since relocating to the highlands, a couple years ago I have become a true believer in the ‘staycation’ and with the everchanging and spectacular Scottish scenery I love nothing more than a weekend away to discover the countryside whilst simultaneously taking time to put my feet up and relax. After visiting one part of the…

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The Coorie Home

One of my favourite things about moving to the Scottish Highlands over a year ago has been the discovery of all things ‘Coorie’ – a Scottish term that traditional means to be snug or to cuddle but has transformed into a wider notion of highland relaxation and sentimental cosiness. Think of it as our version…

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Coorie Style

With the recent popularity of Nordic lifestyles such as Hygge and Lagom, it was inevitable that a new wellness concept would develop, and we have this with our very own Scottish version – Coorie. Described as a sense of comfort, charm and tranquillity wrapped up in Scottish heritage and traditions, the notion of Coorie evokes…

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Highland Hygge

The beginning of the year can often bring about a sense of ‘January Blues’. The anti-climactic finish to festive celebrations, the start of diets and endless exercise regimes, the cold and bitter weather – it is easy to feel downcast and miserable. However, we have found a way to prevent this depressed state and it…

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