Monthly Recap – February

Happy Monday! After a slow start to the year, this was a busier month including birthdays, mini staycations and snow! FONAB CASTLE  The beginning of the month began with a weekend away at Fonab Castle, a Scots Baronial castle converted into a 5* luxury hotel situated just outside of Pitlochry. A small birthday celebration for myself…

Read More

The Hotel Endsleigh

Tucked away in the Tamar Valley, on the border between Devon and Cornwall is an unlikely Scottish inspired retreat known as The Hotel Endsleigh. A 5* luxury hideaway surrounded by 100 acres of beautifully and intricately landscaped gardens, this place is the epitome of a romantic country style hotel. Currently owned and designed by the…

Read More

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…

Read More

Rokeby Manor

When hotelier Sanjay Narang paid a visit to the Scottish Highlands on holiday, he was left disappointed with the hospitality and accommodation he stayed in – so much so that he decided to take things into his own hands and invested in the development of three brand new hotels last year. These are now part…

Read More

Highland Country

Country style interiors can be achieved within a variety of homes, whether traditional, modern or bohemian – ‘country’ is the epitome of laid back elegance. Surrounded by luscious green fields, hills and forest, our home is in a prime location for cosy rural life and this is reflected within the decor.   Teaming ‘country’ with its…

Read More

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…

Read More

Cawdor Castle

It has been six months since I took the rather daunting decision to relocate from a chaotic city life in London to the simplicity of country living in the Scottish Highlands. Making sure I take pause to connect with and discover my surroundings, I have been on an expedition to explore as many Scottish castles…

Read More

Antique Shopping

One of my absolute favourite things about moving up to the Scottish highlands is the great mix of antique and vintage finds tucked away in little treasure troves like this place, a stones throw from Inverness, just off the A9. A charming collection of everything from furniture to smaller collectible pieces, it is a step…

Read More

Traditional Highlands

When you image a country home in the Scottish Highlands, images of traditional tartans and cosy fireplaces may arise – a country home and its traditional styling. Within our home we have a predominately modern rustic aesthetic, but upon closer inspection we also pay homage to Scotland and our surroundings with some traditional highland touches.…

Read More

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…

Read More