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Lifestyle and travel posts from blogger based in Edinburgh

Gift Guide ; Thoughtful, ethical and sustainable gift guide

Thoughtful Gift Guide

Forget about the Black Friday madness and choose to slow down and make more conscious purchases this weekend. We are bombarded with messages encouraging us to buy more and more every day and this seems to get worse in the run-up to Christmas. But just because it’s Christmas doesn’t mean that we can’t still buy with […] Read more…

Guide to shopping independently at online retailers this Christmas

Shop Independent This Christmas

Thinking of doing your shopping at small independent business this Christmas but don’t know where to start? I think we all know that Christmas is an important time of year for small independent businesses and your trade makes a huge difference to the families they support. Unlike shopping at large chains when you shop small […] Read more…

Embrace Autumn

Embracing Autumn

There is something special about the changing seasons. And the transition from summer to autumn has to be the most beautiful change of the year. As the leaves turn from lush greens to rusty shades of red and gold now is the perfect time to embrace everything that autumn has to offer. I think autumn […] Read more…

Back to School Vibes ready for the new season

Back To School Vibes

Last week I spoke about how I’ve been suffering the worst writer’s block over the last few weeks. I’m putting it down to a summer slump. The students at the college I at returned today and I think their back to school vibe has rubbed off on me. There is something about this time of […] Read more…

How to Break Out of a Creative Rut

10 Ways to Break Out of a Creative Rut

I’m some of you will have noticed I’ve been very quiet on the blogging front the last few weeks. I’ve suffered from the worst case of writer’s block. It is a truly horrible experience not feeling any motivation or inspiration to do what you love. This blog is my creative outlet so not finding the words […] Read more…

Transitioning to Cruelty-Free Beauty

It’s been a while since I’ve spoken about beauty on here. To be honest there isn’t any real reason other than I’ve been more focused on fashion and slow living. I first spoke about wanting to transition to cruelty-free beauty a last year. So I thought it was time to check in with how I’m […] Read more…

Outfit of the day from vacation to Cape Verde

Cape Verde Style Diary

In case you hadn’t already heard. I’ve just come back from a week of sun, sea and cocktails in Cape Verde. To be perfectly honest with you, we didn’t do much on our trip. It was more a case of fully embracing slow living and relaxing by the pool. After starting full-time work again, alongside running […] Read more…

Welcome to The Sustainable Edit

I’m equal parts nervous and excited writing this post. I don’t think I’ve felt like this about a blog post since I hit publish on my very first post back in 2014. But I guess I better just get on with it and introduce you to The Sustainable Edit. I’ve been considering a name change […] Read more…

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