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How to shop SALES…and win
How to shop SALES…and win
18th May 2020

Shopping Sales can be a minefield (nothing is a bargain if it sits in the closet with tags on). So we asked one of our favourite stylists – Sarah Thomson Style – for her top tips on how to shop Sales and win! And we give you the heads up on the best Wardrobe Icons […]

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YOGA POSE OF THE WEEK: DOWNWARD FACING DOG
12th May 2020

Alis Atagan is one of our resident yoga teachers. Her classes include Sunrise Yoga on a Monday at 7.30am and Restorative Flow Yoga on a Wednesday at 12noon. Alis believes yoga is for everybody. It has had a profound impact on her, helping her through difficult times and has helped her learn to love her […]

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YOGA POSE OF THE WEEK: DOWNWARD FACING DOG

Salmon, lemon and parsley fishcakes with a soft boiled hen’s egg and celeriac remoulade
Salmon, lemon and parsley fishcakes with a soft boiled hen’s egg and celeriac remoulade
8th May 2020

By Head Chef Colin Halliday Ingredients Makes 4-6 600g Scottish salmon fillet200g plain mashed potato (potato only!)Zest and juice of one lemon2 cloves of garlic – peeled and crushed2 tbsp of chopped plat leaf parsleyHandful of Panko breadcrumbs if requiredSea salt (I use Maldon) and freshly ground black pepper4 – 6 medium sized free range […]

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My Top Picks for Lockdown Gifts
6th May 2020

By Marketing Manager, Shelley Gibson Sending a surprise lockdown gift has been one of my favourite things to do during this pandemic. It’s so tough not seeing family and friends, but knowing a lovely (and beautifully wrapped) parcel is en route to a loved one helps make it a little more bearable. So I wanted […]

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My Top Picks for Lockdown Gifts

Journalling for Wellbeing
Journalling for Wellbeing
5th May 2020

By Jen Wood Ever thought about journalling to help your own sense of wellbeing, but don’t know where to start? Restoration Yard’s emotional wellbeing coach, psychotherapist and wellbeing consultant, Jen Wood, gives us some great tips for starting in her post below as we navigate our ‘new normal’. Journalling. It may conjure up an image […]

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How To Look Good On Zoom
29th April 2020

Do you stare more at yourself than anyone else on a video conference call? Obsessing with how you look and not giving two hoots about anyone else’s appearance? So you want to do it better? We asked some of our favourite experts for their top tips and their must-wears for how to look good on […]

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How To Look Good On Zoom

Soft Chocolate Cake with Crème Fraîche and Honeycomb  Recipe – The Kitchen
Soft Chocolate Cake with Crème Fraîche and Honeycomb Recipe – The Kitchen
24th April 2020

By Head Chef Colin Halliday Ingredients Serves 8-10 200g best quality plain chocolate (at least 72% cocoa solids)200g unsalted butter140g caster sugar8 egg yolks8 egg whites For the caramel sauce: 300ml double cream85g unsalted butter100g muscovado sugar To serve: Crème fraîche and honeycomb to serve Method Preheat your oven to 145c and lightly butter a […]

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The SALE Edit
22nd April 2020

Looking to bag a wardrobe winner for a little less? Here’s our good news…the Restoration Yard SALE is now officially open. Yay. That’s 30% off selected womenswear, menswear and accessories online NOW. Check out ready-to-wear from Part Two, Ottod’ame, Masai, Selected Femme, Bl^nk, Vilagallo and Pom Amsterdam in our womenswear department. Is accessorising more your […]

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The SALE Edit

Coping with Loneliness
Coping with Loneliness
17th April 2020

By Jen Wood Jen Wood is an emotional wellbeing coach, psychotherapist and wellbeing consultant. She is based at Restoration Yard in Dalkeith Country Park and during the Covid-19 pandemic, is helping us through these strange times addressing issues we all face in our new isolation. Here Jen addresses how to build strength and wellbeing while […]

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Eggs Florentine Recipe – The Kitchen
10th April 2020

By Head Chef Colin Halliday Ingredients Serves one 2 x potato sconesCouple of glugs of Scottish rapeseed oil2 x cubes of unsalted butter (I use Graham’s)100g baby spinachSea salt and freshly ground black pepper (I use Malden’s sea salt)2 x large, fresh free-range eggsAbout 50ml shop bought hollandaise sauce (we make our own at RY, […]

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Eggs Florentine Recipe – The Kitchen

Overcoming Emotional Eating
Overcoming Emotional Eating
9th April 2020

By Jen Wood Jen Wood is an emotional wellbeing coach, psychotherapist and wellbeing consultant. She is based at Restoration Yard in Dalkeith Country Park and during the Covid-19 pandemic, is helping us with some of the problems we face from coping with uncertainty to working from home and today, comfort eating. This post includes a […]

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Sun-baked Brights
2nd April 2020

Inject a little colour into your world through your wardrobe and your home with some beautiful sun-baked brights. Think beach huts at sunset. All those pinks, oranges and blues, toasted slightly in day after day sunshine. Your world needs a little pop of colour from this gorgeous palette. THE EDIT Check out our edit of […]

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Sun-baked Brights

Working From Home -The Survival Guide
Working From Home -The Survival Guide
1st April 2020

Jen Wood is an emotional wellbeing coach, psychotherapist and wellbeing consultant. She is based at Restoration Yard in Dalkeith Country Park. She’s worked from home for 10 years and has some insight for those of us who have been thrown into it at high speed during this Covid-19 outbreak As a freelance wellbeing consultant, coach […]

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Surviving Uncertainty and Building Resilience
25th March 2020

Jen Wood is an emotional wellbeing coach, psychotherapist and wellbeing consultant. She is based at Restoration Yard in Dalkeith Country Park. Here she offers some tips on how to keep our minds healthy in these uncertain times. I understand what an uncertain world we seem to be living in today. Amid this pandemic, the social […]

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Surviving Uncertainty and Building Resilience

Covid-19
Covid-19
12th March 2020

This is where you’ll find the latest updates on the pandemic as it evolves and we react to new Government guidance. The safety of our customers and colleagues is our first priority. Thank you for your support. Current Midlothian Protection Level is 3 Protection Level for Midlothian: Dalkeith Country Park is currently in Level 3. […]

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MEET EMMA RAWSON OF SUSTAINABLE LIVING
2nd March 2020

So you want to get greener and cleaner in your home? This month Emma Rawson of Sustainable Living tells us how in two new workshops in Restoration Yard – Sustainable Kitchen and Natural Cleaning. In this five minute interview she tells us why and how she created her amazing Sustainable Living workshops that we are […]

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MEET EMMA RAWSON OF SUSTAINABLE LIVING

Make this Mother’s Day one to remember
Make this Mother’s Day one to remember
19th February 2020

Mother’s Day is the perfect time to thank all the wonderful mums in our lives and treat them to a memorable day out in the stunning and tranquil surroundings of Restoration Yard in Dalkeith Country Park.  An inspirational shopping, food and wellbeing destination, Restoration Yard is the ideal place to really make a day of […]

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New Season Fashion Hits The Store
12th February 2020

Expect a full-blown colour explosion in The Store at Restoration Yard this Spring. Our buying team has collated a Spring 2020 edit that cherry-picks the best of the trends from across the shows. Through bright boho dresses with a 1970’s Ossie Clark feel to preppy polkas and stripes, the collections are packed with standout closet […]

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New Season Fashion Hits The Store

How To Cook The Perfect Steak
How To Cook The Perfect Steak

As head chef at The Kitchen at Restoration Yard, Colin Halliday knows how to get the best out of every steak. Maybe you missed a most-sought after table at one of our popular Steak Nights at The Kitchen? Well enjoy Colin’s top tips on how to cook the perfect steak… What’s your favourite cut of […]

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Last-minute Valentine’s gift ideas
11th February 2020

Eeeek! We’ve all been there – the frantic last-minute search to find the perfect gift! …and with Valentine’s Day only a matter of days away, you might be feeling the pressure – but stress not! The Store is full to bursting with quirky gift ideas – from super-silly and a little bit cheeky, to more […]

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Last-minute Valentine’s gift ideas

Buying Beautiful: New season fashion in-store
Buying Beautiful: New season fashion in-store
5th February 2020

Louise Aylesbury, manager of The Store at Restoration Yard, reveals her buying tactics for the new Spring/Summer 2020 womenswear and gives us a heads up on the hottest new labels to hit the store How do you get a feel for the fashion season before you even head out to buy?Personally, I love to people […]

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