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My autumn wishlist by Kate Barrett, owner of Edinburgh-based online boutique The Moon and Mars. (She didn’t even need to go outside to find these either)



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1 Colour Study necklace ‘Warm and cheerful this would be my amulet against the impending winter gloom.’ £45, Hannah Zakari, Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, or from

2 Crème Anglaise ‘With gale force winds and frigid weather coming, mind your skin! This is almost edible.’ £25 for 225g, Lush, Princes St, Edinburgh or from 3 Lava rock ring ‘I’m a bit of a geology geek (after all, the shop is named after two giant rocks) so this’d be very welcome.’ £45 from

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4 Burgundy felt wide brim hat ‘This hat is guaranteed to make your coat look expensive!’ £50, Whistles, George St, Edinburgh and Princes Square, Glasgow, or from

7 Warmi alpaca shoulder straps ‘These are so beautifully made they transform any top and are really cosy to wear. And they’re small enough to tuck under your winter coat.’ £50, 6 YMC purple Fairisle shawl scarf ‘I love gigantic scarves I sometimes wear more than one this one builds a fortress around your neck.’ £119.95, Goodstead, Rose St, Edinburgh, or from


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5 Fjall Raven bright lemon Kanken ‘Autumn weekend mini-breaks are essential. I like to travel light and can get everything I need in this.’ £44.95, Goodstead, Rose St, Edinburgh, or from 8 Rachel Comey Mars Combo Nude ‘The final word on autumn footwear! So comfortable it’s like wearing flats. Works with absolutely everything in my closet.’ £300,

9 Wool print tote ‘Tribal and Aztec prints are here to stay I’m pleased as I’m a massive fan of the bright, detailed patterns. This holds everything you own!’ £150,

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THE RECENT BURST OF NIPPY WEATHER may tempt you to take Zen up on their offer of 25% off any massage across all three of their Edinburgh salons from 22 Sep–31 Oct. There’s something about even the mention of one of their frankly blissful sounding ‘Hot Stone Massages’ that is already warming our bones. Zen has branches at Bruntsfield Place, Teviot Place and now also at Hanover Street. See for a list of treatments. Please quote ‘The List Magazine’ to claim your discount.

IT’S IMPORTANT TO KEEP YOUR CASH cosy during the cooler temperatures (that’s the ‘purchase justification’ we’re going with anyway) and the Edinburgh duo behind Blair Sorley do an understatedly luxurious range of purses and clutches in baby soft suedes and leathers, with spotted lining and Perspex handles. AFTER FLIRTATIONS WITH CORAL AND neon shades this summer, some of us have been caught dabbling with a pinkish palette for autumn. Bobbi Brown’s ‘Tutu’ colour gloss (£17) and ‘Pale Pink’ lipstick (£18, pictured) come with an added charity frisson £1 from each purchase during October will be donated to the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. Available from Frasers, Buchanan Street, Glasgow and John Lewis, St James Centre, Edinburgh.