Articles by Jill

Boxing Clever

Like many of us, I’ve resolved once again that 2015 will bring with it a healthier lifestyle. But no matter how many times I renew my gym membership, I just can’t find the motivation. However there is nothing quite like an incoming fist to inspire action! At the best of times I can barely throw…

Style Counsel…books for the fashionista

Whether you’re looking for some sartorial style, seeking a signature scent or simply seduced by fashion, our selection of books will delight and inspire you… THE FASHION BOOK (Phaidon.com, Amazon or Waterstones) offers the perfect overview of 20th and 21st Century fashion design, with archive photos spanning 140 years. The faultless pages are packed with…

Make it Yourself!

The well-equipped fabrication lab on Belmont Street offers inexpensive access to the latest 3D printers, laser cutters, 3D scanners, vinyl cutters, design and CAD software and even a digital embroidery machine. Better yet, the staff at MAKE are genuinely friendly, enormously helpful and really know what they are doing. There’s a good community vibe about…

DE-ZIRE in the West End

Trend’s favourite lingerie store has moved to Aberdeen. De-Zire, previously based in Inverurie, has opened a new store at 36A Thistle Street, in the heart of Aberdeen’s West End. The intimate new store features De-Zire’s subtle but alluring approach to décor. Inside, you’ll find a great selection of lingerie from some of the most flattering…

Paul Ritchie…Life’s rich canvas

Paul Ritchie’s heart may be in Collieston, where the wild Buchan coastline and ever-changing seascape provides artistic inspiration, but his journey through life has seen him exhibit at the Royal Academy, run a handmade watercolour paper company and even smoke herrings in his gallery space! We found out more… ‘My family were originally fishermen from…

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