Cathy Owen is making no apologies, this column is an unabashed celebration of sparkle, shimmer, velvet and tulle… just in time to plan your fabulous festive attire!     What is it about Christmas dressing? We’re true to our sense of style all year, and then suddenly BOOM, you’reRead More →

I don’t know anyone who does not admire the style of Holly Willoughby. She’s the perfect combination of aspirational and relatable, mixing designer fashion with accessible high street pieces. Marks & Spencer, and many other brands, have tapped in to this appeal, creating collections endorsed or designed by celebrities. ButRead More →

I don’t think I’ll be banishing the winter woollies to the back of my wardrobe just quite yet, however the sales have been browsed to death and new season stock is starting to pop up all around us like snowdrops, which means it’s time to talk about the trends weRead More →

My daughter has decided it’s essential that we give her teacher a Christmas present, but it can’t just be something from the supermarket, oh no, we’ve got to give her a Christmas present we’ve made ourselves. She’s been looking through the craft section in the library to get ideas andRead More →

Norovirus is the most common stomach bug in the UK. Infection can happen at any time of the year but is more common during the colder months – which is why it is often referred to as the winter vomiting bug. Norovirus infection can occur at any age and, becauseRead More →

Warts are small, rough lumps or growths on your skin that most people, witches and Gruffalos will get at some point in their lives. You can get them anywhere, but warts are most common on your hands, knees and feet. A wart on the sole of your foot is calledRead More →

Cara McKee, a writer and mum-of-three living in Largs, is having a magical autumn… Over the October holidays we took the kids to Pitlochry for the multi-award-winning sound and light show at The Enchanted Forest (otherwise known as Faskally Wood), which has now been lighting up the hidden beauty ofRead More →

With Cathy Owen Winter Collection Party night booked in September, presents bought and wrapped in October, festive look planned by early November… does this sound like you? It’s certainly not me! If you’re not ahead of the game this year, I thought I’d lend you a helpful hand this issue withRead More →

Cara McKee,a writer and mum-of-three living in Largs, is getting creative with kids… I’ve been working at my local library for almost a year now and it’s one of the most fun jobs in the world to do (although sadly, that’s reflected in the pay packet). I spend a lotRead More →

With storm Ali having heralded the change in season, it’s time to talk about winter coats – for all ages and budgets… My obsession with shoes and bags is almost matched by my coat habit. At the last count I have more than 30 coats, eek! No matter what I’mRead More →