Bloom & Wild

Flowers are one of the most vital tools of my trade, as crucial on a photoshoot as lunch and biscuits, so I was delighted to be invited by Bloom & Wild to the recent Edinburgh Gossip Girls (EGG) event, a flower arranging masterclass by the amazing Nikki Tibbles.

Nikki was one of those responsible for the reinvention of the art of floristry, turning it into something cool and edgy in the early 1990s. I was enthralled by the story of the growth of her business, Wild At Heart  it reminded me of the transformation of the hairdressing trade: I can remember going to a new hairdresser, back in the day and they would always pull a face and despairingly ask ‘who cut this last?’ That no longer happens: the hairdressing profession has had a massive update and clients expect real design input on a visit to a salon, as you do on a trip to a florist.
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Nettles Cashmere

To celebrate my new monthly column on the beautiful blog Decor8 where I have been asked to showcase contemporary Scottish Interiors, I thought I would post a particularly spectacular Highland home belonging to fashion designer, Jeanetta Rowan Hamilton.


Tucked away, north of Helmsdale, far off the beaten track, this jewel like fishing lodge is the perfect destination for anyone wishing to enjoy scenery, fresh air and even a spot of fishing.

The sense of ‘switch off’ you get when you arrive is overwhelming, completely addictive in fact and keeps the owner, Jeanetta and her whippet, Ruby, endlessly coming back for more. There is no internet, no TV, just peace and quiet and a fire to light when you get back from a walk.
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