Have you heard of the Pantone Colour Institute?  Every season they evaluate the colours shown by fashion designers in their collections at New York Fashion week, and then use this to create a colour report for the upcoming season. For the first time ever, they even added in a London Fashion Week report too. I had to wonder where Edinburgh would be in comparison to these palettes – I know for sure I’ve been seeing a lot of mustard around. I know, because it’s a colour I’ve always loved but really don’t suit AT ALL. A few years ago now,… View Post

If the past week is anything to go by it’s time to prepare for the apocalypse let alone standard wet weather. But in Scotland, it always sense to be prepared. Where else in the world has ‘extra’ words for miserable weather? I’m actually delighted that the nation’s favourite word is in fact, ‘dreich.’ It gives you a good idea about how stoic people are here but also is a good indication of what weather we should be preparing for! To make things a little better, I’ve been looking at various wet weather style options – attempting to find options for… View Post

Little Paper Swans is one of my favourite blogs to read to just escape to a world of beautiful food, white space and brilliant photography. It helps that Cathryn is also based in Norfolk, one of my favourite places in the world! Blogging since 2012, Cathryn now shares tales of motherhood, simple (but delicious) recipes and records of days out to the beautiful places in their area. As Mama to 2 year-old Edith, it’s clear that Cathryn already leads a busy life but with baby two on the way I’m expecting more beautiful photos to be dominating her Instagram. Read on… View Post

Kelly–Anne is 28 year old mother to one – her cheeky little lady Amelia. Married to the lovely Tony, they have set up their forever home in the beautiful countryside of Norfolk. Kelly-Anne first launched Mimi Rose & Me as a way to keep her ‘brain from turning to complete mush’ whilst on maternity leave. But thankfully for her, she fell in love with blogging and documenting how her life has changed as a mother. Focused on being the best that she can be – my favourite philosophy – Kelly-Anne writes about life with her beautiful family and all the fun life brings… What is your daily skincare routine? First… View Post

Alison Soye is a Northern Irish illustrator, currently living and working in Edinburgh. Originally from Northern Ireland, she studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee, specialising in illustration. She often visited Edinburgh while studying at university and loved the city’s beautiful cobbled streets, old architecture and Scottish charm so much that she decided to move there for good in January 2017. She is currently working on a number of art projects including book illustrations, design, murals, and personalised prints. Alison’s illustrations have been appearing on the blog for a while now and I’m completely in… View Post