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 [...]

Luxury Candles

Luxury Candles

Spring is now upon us and days are getting longer, but candle season is still very much in full swing. We’ve all spent a lot of time indoors this year, and snuggling up on the sofa with a warm drink and a flickering scented candle has been my idea of heaven. This year I came [...]

Fragrance Discovery Sets

Fragrance Discovery Sets

Choosing the perfect fragrance can sometimes be quite overwhelming, although I do hope my reviews help with that situation 😉 With so many fragrances on the market and limited access to stores to test them (due to current restrictions, how can you be certain that you're selecting the right fragrance before splashing that well-earned cash? [...]

Acqua di Parma – Colonia Futura

Acqua di Parma – Colonia Futura

When I discovered the luxury Italian fragrance house of Acqua di Parma, it wasn’t surprising that I instantaneously felt a connection due to my love of Italy. Their fragrances seem to capture the very essence of what this country is about, evoking many special memories for me. Despite ever-changing trends, Acqua di Parma’s renowned reputation, [...]