The Queen’s Hut

The Queen’s Hut

Being born and brought up in Scotland, I have always been aware of the beauty and history that lies right on my doorstep. However sometimes one becomes complacent, and in the pursuit of warmer climates I’ve often overlooked it, instead giving way to the enticement of foreign travel. The restrictions of travelling abroad in the past [...]

Prestonfield House Hotel

Prestonfield House Hotel

With Scottish tourism opening up this week it’s time to get planning your first staycation. 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 20-acre garden, its white baroque exterior standing proud against the rugged backdrop [...]

The Fife Arms Hotel

The Fife Arms Hotel

Located in the quaint village of Braemar in the Scottish Highlands is the luxurious boutique hotel, the Fife Arms Hotel. This Victorian establishment was meticulously transformed in 2018 by new owners Iwan and Manuela Wirth, co-founders of the revered global gallery Hauser & Wirth. The restoration injected new vigour into the building whilst carefully respecting [...]

Faîr Parfum – Faîr Royale

Faîr Parfum – Faîr Royale

In 1888 perfumer Francis Charrier set out to create Faîr Parfum, a perfume house that would rebel against the industrialisation of the perfume industry. By paying fair wages to its workers and injecting profits into educating their workers' children, this innovative fragrance house quickly made an impact within the circles of French high society. In [...]