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 – September

COPPER DOG This month I finally got to a visit a place not too far from home that has been on my hotel bucket list for some time. We popped over to Craigellachie and the Copper Dog for a scrumptious Sunday roast and it did not disappoint (heads up if you ever visit, make sure you bring your appetite). The hotel…

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Monthly Recap – June

DORNOCH The Platinum Jubilee weekend was spent in the north of Scotland near the lovely, picturesque town of Dornoch. There were so many celebrations and events going on, and the best bit was finally getting some summer sunshine. Dornoch has a brilliant selection of delicious restaurants, interesting antique and boutique shops as well as stunningly…

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Monthly Recap – May

THE FIFE ARMS A visitor from London meant scooting over to Braemar to show off and have another nosey at The Fife Arms (any excuse really). A scrumptious Sunday roast and a wander around the hotel for lots of insta snaps, including my favourite nook, the Art Deco inspired Elise’s Bar with the stunning vintage…

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Monthly Recap – April

Happy April & Easter This month did not start out great as I unfortunately caught covid, so spent the first couple weeks in bed. Not only did I miss out on a weekend trip to Edinburgh (gutted),  I fell behind with some of my work and sketching goals (if you remember last month, I also gave…

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Monthly Recap – March

Happy Monday! March began with one of my favourite days – pancake day! Any excuse to whip out the Nutella is always a hit with me TARAMCAN CAFE One weekend this month I took a drive over towards Balmoral and discovered a new café called Tarmachan. The interior décor is ultra-contemporary and fresh, with it being…

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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…

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Monthly Recap – January

Happy Monday! If you follow me on Instagram you will know that one of my 2022 resolutions & goals was to consistently upload a blog every Monday. As part of this, at the end of each month I will post a Monthly Recap where I share all the going ons in my life – both…

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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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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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Gleneagles at Christmas

Gleneagles Hotel in the north of Scotland is one of the most luxurious and glamorous hotels in the world, and when it comes to festive cheer and stylish decoration in December they certainly do not disappoint. This year sadly they will be closed due to covid, however I thought I would take a look back…

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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…

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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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