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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How To: 10 ways to style a Fireplace

From cosy rustic farmhouse to clean sleek minimalist, there are so many ways to decorate a fireplace. Here I share 10 ideas and tips on how to style a fireplace no matter what your interior taste or the time of year!  LESS IS MORE Minimalist does not have to mean boring, but rather by going…

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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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Monthly Recap – July

This month I popped down to London for a mini weekend adventure and long overdue catch up with family & friends. The sun was out, and the heat was balmy (much more humid than I am used to in the Scottish Highlands), but I managed to squeeze in a few fun locations to make the…

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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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The Cluanie Inn

In the year of the ‘Staycation’ I decided to tick off the 3rd location I have visited by Black Sheep Hotels and have a weekend away at The Cluanie Inn. Situated at Glenmoriston, this guesthouse is part of a remote wilderness, a stop off point between Invergarry and Kyle of Lochalsh on the way to Skye, it truly is a…

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Cottagecore Style

Over the last year a ‘budding aesthetic movement’ known as Cottagecore has dramatically increased in popularity, primarily due to the pandemic and subsequent lockdown we all faced throughout 2020. Is it any surprise that whilst stuck at home people turned to their electronic devices in search of faraway, idyllic countryside images for a little calming…

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