Introducing Lynne McCrossan – a cashmere convert with style running through her veins. A respected stylist, writer and designer Lynne has provided the creative vision behind our latest edition of ROX Woman. Here she offers an insight into her passion for luxury and Scotland’s timeless style.
For some summer sun is the spice of life. Me, I need rip roaring fires and crisp chilly mornings to satisfy my soul. The allure of autumnal abundance in lashings of layers, be them jewels or knit, are the perfect preparations for a season of excess. Then when you feel like a fat Christmas turkey who can’t take anymore, in swoops New Year like a breath of fresh air, bliss.
As in, “Welcome to a fantastic new issue of ROX magazine, packed as usual with luxurious wonderfulness!” But also, “Welcome to autumn, be gone summer!” Because if you’re anything like me, while it’s nice to wear shorts and not worry about a coat when you pop out for milk, don’t you secretly miss trousers? Paired with a contrasting jacket and a dash of natty scarf perhaps? Its dangly end tossed nonchalantly over the shoulder if you’re feeling frisky?
Who pays at dinner these days? Is a necktie too much? Is it OK to admit you can’t put up a shelf? Modern life is trickier than ever for men, with the timeworn codes of masculinity acquiescing to equality (a good thing) and enlightenment (a scary thing). But don’t start playing the emasculation card just yet – try our first installment of ROX MAN’s new guide to getting it right where your father probably never did anyway.
For the ultimate relaxation head to Tam Coc Garden, Ninh Binh Vietman. This small but spectacular hotel will let you de-stress in the tranquil surroundings of greenery and flowers, below the stunning limestone mountains of Tam Coc.
Helsinki is the younger sibling to the Scandinavian capitals, it is the trendy artistic brother. The design scene here is ever changing with Scandi design taking the world by storm. If you are of the foodie nature then this city is also for you, hip cafes and eateries offering locally sourced tasting menus, craft-beer bars, and coffee roasteries line the streets.