The Bridge House – Ballintuim

The Bridge House – Ballintuim

Only a few hours north of Edinburgh is the picturesque area of Perthshire; often referred to as the gateway to the highlands. This area of stunning natural beauty has been a favourite of mine since childhood. From its rolling hills, endless woodlands and meandering rivers, Perthshire is truly a captivating and mesmerising area. I often travel up at least once a year in order rekindle old memories and ignite new [...]

Multrees Walk – Edinburgh’s Luxury Shopping Area

Multrees Walk – Edinburgh’s Luxury Shopping Area

When it comes to high-end shopping in Edinburgh, Multrees Walk is always the first place that comes to mind. This unique part of the city is located just off the prestigious St Andrews square and provides a little slice of luxury retail therapy. In true Edinburgh fashion it manages to balance an up market retail experience [...]

Prestonfield House – Rhubarb

Prestonfield House – Rhubarb

Situated only five minutes from Edinburgh city centre is the impressive and renowned Prestonfield House hotel, owned by hotelier-restaurateur James Thomson OBE. This historic building sits within its own 20 acre garden, its white baroque exterior standing proud against the rugged backdrop of Arthur’s seat. As you turn into their impressive driveway, the city noise [...]

Guild Magazine Event – Edinburgh

Guild Magazine Event – Edinburgh

On Thursday 4th April, Guild Magazine held an exclusive event at Rox Jewellers on the prestigious George Street in Edinburgh. This event marked the official introduction of Guild Magazine in Europe and was attended by fifty creative and inspiring individuals in Scotland representing the world of fashion, art, travel, and food.   The event, hosted [...]

Fingal – Scotland’s Luxury Floating Hotel

Fingal – Scotland’s Luxury Floating Hotel

Since Fingal’s official launch in the beginning of 2019, I have been longing to stay at this unique hotel. Fingal, a former Northern lighthouse board ship is a new £5million development by The Royal Yacht Britannia’s trading company: Royal Yacht Enterprises. Set in the historic Port of Leith this beautiful ship has been meticulously transformed [...]

Otis Skincare

Otis Skincare

I am a big advocate of keeping the process of skincare as simple as possible. In this day and age, we are bombarded with such a vast array of products that its often difficult to find the perfect one. Personally, I often skip men’s skincare products as most of the ones I have tried do [...]

National Fragrance Week – Luxury & Niche Fragrances

National Fragrance Week – Luxury & Niche Fragrances

Coco Chanel Said “No elegance is possible without perfume. It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory.” When choosing a fragrance, we all seek to find a specific scent that accentuates and reflects our own personalities. However, in a vast and ever growing fragrance market, it is a tad difficult to find a scent that is [...]

New Chapter Restaurant – Edinburgh

New Chapter Restaurant – Edinburgh

Located in the beautiful New Town area of Edinburgh is the family run restaurant; New Chapter. Hidden between Stockbridge and Canonmills, this warm and friendly establishment offers a contemporary menu using the finest Scottish produce. Serving a delicious mix of food with European influences, diners are treated to an array of exciting and unique dishes. [...]

Kahale London – Sustainable Luxury Candles

Kahale London – Sustainable Luxury Candles

I was immediately captivated by Kahale London by their striking monochromatic vibe. Their photos on social media were strikingly different to what I had seen before, especially for marketing a new candle and this only made me even more intrigued. Kahale London is a new forward-thinking company creating artisan luxury candles in East London. This [...]

Winter Skincare

Winter Skincare

Winter is well and truly here and with the combinations of cold weather, bad diets and dry indoor heating it brings numerous skin care issues. From breakouts, dry patches and tightness, I have experienced them all.  I have discovered some amazing products that have contributed greatly to my skin health, especially during the winter season. [...]

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris – Luxury Perfume House

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris – Luxury Perfume House

My first experience of Maison Francis Kurkdjian was in one of London’s prestigious department stores. This range of fragrances immediately caught my eye as their vessels exuded an alluring understated luxury. With a vast range to choose from, I soon worked my way through them, treating my senses to a complex range of undeniably beautiful [...]

Gleneagles Hotel – Guild Magazine Issue 2

Gleneagles Hotel – Guild Magazine Issue 2

Amidst the rolling Scottish Ochil Hills of Perthshire lies the renowned Gleneagles Hotel. Since its doors opened in 1924 it has remained a prominent destination for people to experience not only the opulent hotel itself but the outstanding surroundings of its 850-acre estate..... To read more click here and read Issue 2 of Guild Magazine, the Art Issue. The [...]

Scottish Gin

Scottish Gin

It comes as no surprise that over the past few years there has been a massive revival in the Gin industry. As a younger man, I probably would have squirmed at the thought of drinking Gin but times have changed and I have taken quite a liking to this deliciously refreshing drink. Over 16 million bottles of [...]

Miller Harris – Perfumer London

Miller Harris – Perfumer London

“Miller Harris tells contemporary urban stories through complex fragrances. We start with nature – with distinct greens and woods, with carefully sourced floral notes, iris from Florence, French violet leaf, jasmine from Egypt, Tunisian orange flower – but we frame these precious botanicals in complex and unconventional ways.” From their description above its evident that [...]

Top Fragrance Picks

Top Fragrance Picks

Fragrances are an essential part of my personality, allowing me to express how I feel daily. I find it captivating that with just one spray, a fragrance has the power to change our mood, boost the spirit and conjure up old memories. I especially love seeking out unique and unusual scents and often spend numerous [...]

Teatro Fragranze Uniche – Luxury Italian Home Fragrance

Teatro Fragranze Uniche – Luxury Italian Home Fragrance

Most of you may know that I am absolutely obsessed with fragrances. For me, fragrances play an integral part of my identity, allowing me to express how I feel and highlight aspects of my personality. Fragrances have the power to change our mood, boost the spirit and evoke old memories. Not only do fragrances allow [...]

Hermes Mykonos Hotel – Mykonos

Hermes Mykonos Hotel – Mykonos

Elevated above Mykonos Town and with unrivalled views of the Aegean Sea is the luxurious Hermes Mykonos Hotel. Its brilliantly white and simplistic sugar cube exterior instantly draws you into its traditionally quant yet contemporary atmosphere. This hotel looks characteristically Mykonian from the outside, however, inside it harbors a luxurious and carefully formulated interior, designed [...]

Launch of Fingal: A First for Scotland

Launch of Fingal: A First for Scotland

Launching in Autumn 2018, a new £5million development is set to transform Scotland’s hotel scene. Fingal, a former Northern Lighthouse Board ship, begins an exciting new chapter offering beautiful cabins, dining and entertaining space, set in Edinburgh’s historic Port of Leith. Developed by The Royal Yacht Britannia’s trading company, Royal Yacht Enterprises, Fingal’s 23 luxury [...]

Siobhan Mackenzie x Caorunn

Siobhan Mackenzie x Caorunn

SCOTLAND’S CONTEMPORARY SPIRIT ENCAPSULATED IN BOTTLE AND TARTAN Caorunn Collaborate With Scottish Designer To Champion Craftsmanship The premium Scottish gin Caorunn (pronounced “ka-roon”) is proud to announce a collaboration with multiple award-winning creator of cutting-edge kilts, Siobhan Mackenzie. Siobhan has created a bespoke kilt, the iconic handcrafted Scottish garment, celebrating Caorunn’s contemporary tartan which is [...]

Istanbul – Turkey

Istanbul – Turkey

One of my favourite places to visit is Turkey, in particular Istanbul. Having visited Istanbul a number of times in all seasons, each experience has been completely different. For me Istanbul has a mystical chaotic charm which I fell in love with the minute I first visited. There is a constant buzz due to the [...]

Borthwick Castle – Luxury Private Accommodation

Borthwick Castle – Luxury Private Accommodation

On a crispy winter morning I drive slowly through the Scottish countryside. I admire the rolling hills and often forget that just thirty minutes away from the centre of Edinburgh, we are surrounded with such tranquillity and beauty. In this quiet and serene valley I head to the impressive Borthwick Castle. Built in 1430 by [...]

48 Hours in Copenhagen 

48 Hours in Copenhagen 

Being only a 90 minute flight time from Edinburgh, the Danish capital of Copenhagen is the perfect weekend getaway for a quick stop of culture, history and (my favourite part) food! I recently visited for a few days on a quick budget trip and Copenhagen definitely made an impression on me. Leaving on the last flight from [...]

Key West – Florida

Key West – Florida

Around three hours south of Miami is the spectacular Florida Keys. I travelled to the most southern island; Key West. Driving down through the keys is an experience in itself. You navigate along the narrow road and cross the infamous 7 mile bridge. I travelled by coach along the meandering road with water on each [...]

Day Trips from Edinburgh

Day Trips from Edinburgh

Follow my blog with Bloglovin After another fun filled festival month, its hard to believe that its all over for yet another year. However, as the street entertainers say good bye and crowds disperse, please don’t think that Edinburgh and its surrounding areas have nothing more to offer. In fact this is the perfect time [...]

Maurizio Pellizzoni – London Interior Designer

Maurizio Pellizzoni – London Interior Designer

A few months ago I came across this very talented Interior architect. As soon as I saw his designs and portfolio, I immediately fell in love with his luxurious sense of style.  Every day when he posts his #PicOfTheDay on social media showing images of his different creations and projects, I couldn’t help but notice how [...]