Sunday, 4 December 2016
On Thursday 8th December, join us for an enchanting village gathering, featuring...
* the switch-on of our Christmas Lights in Market Square at 4pm
* a magical meeting with Santa at Funky Scottish from 4.30pm
* ...and a sack full of seasonal festivities!
Our celebrations will also include:-
* market stalls in the village square
* carol singing from local school children
* a fundraising raffle.
Chance your luck in Funky Scottish this week - we are selling tickets at £1 per strip. The draw will be hosted at the event on Thursday.
Our 'meet & greet' with Santa is £2 per child… ...and there’s a gift for all the good boys and girls!
All monies raised will be donated to the Community Council Christmas Lights Fund.
Santa Claus, Funky Scottish and friends look forward to seeing you there for an evening of community - and of course, Christmas - spirit! :) xo
Wednesday, 23 November 2016
It's (almost) that most wonderful time of the year - and there's no better place to embrace the sparkly season than beautiful Pittenweem!
Invigorating walks by the harbour, past west shore and up the braes sets the scene for a coastal Christmas-time, the historic wynds lead the way to our quaint high street, market square and an eclectic mix of artisan shops...and the eye-catching, twinkly, festive window at Funky Scottish invites visitors to take a closer peek!
Beyond, discover our collection of imaginative gifts by our hand-picked designers and makers, hand-painted ceramics and kitchen-ware from our resident artist Karen Edward and a warming menu of cafe treats including nourishing soups, classic savoury rolls, home-made cakes, refreshing teas, Illy coffee and hot chocolate!
Hope to see you soon for a truly sparkling festive experience! xo
Friday, 18 November 2016
This Christmas, treat a special someone to a delightfully original gift...created especially for them!
We think Santa Clause deserves to enjoy a well-earned supper after delivering all those gifts - he's worked hard for it - and we're sure he'd appreciate a few treats served on his very own hand-painted plate!
In fact, our one-of-a-kind ceramics - designed and painted by Karen Edward at Funky Scottish - would be a fabulous present for any VIP to open on Christmas Day!
We also take commissions for birthdays, weddings and all kinds of special occasions - all year round!
See more via the gallery at www.funkyscottish.com
Living by the sea, Karen Edward @ Funky Scottish is naturally drawn to coastal themes and has developing her own unmistakable flair for showcasing the unique character of the East Neuk. Her favourite subjects include the houses, animals, boats and seascapes she observes in and around the fishing villages. Karen will also happily paint bespoke ceramics reflecting your own unique character and interests. Choose a gift or crockery collection to celebrate special occasions including birthdays, anniversaries and weddings. If you'd like to order your own exclusive, hand-painted piece, please get in touch!
Monday, 7 November 2016
Do you feel the sharper chill in the air?
Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Happy Halloween! This time of year is of course best known for ghosts and ghouls, witches and the other-world - which can be lots of fun if you're into that sort of thing! On the other hand, if you find yourself easily spooked, take solace in some of the alternative traditions associated with the festival.
According to the old Celtic tradition of Samhain, which preceded Halloween, this time of year has its roots in honouring the end of summer and the beginning of winter. Samhain literally means "summers end". This is a bewitching time of year to wander up and down the wee wynds in our enchanting coastal village. Witness the breath-taking elemental magic of stormy seas, gold dust sunsets, starry skies and moonlight over the water. Artists and art lovers adore the colours and changing light of this season. In fact, it's a great time to put down the broomsticks and pick up a paint-brush!
Alternatively, here are six more funky ways to celebrate Halloween with style...
Invoke The Light...
According to one version of Halloween history, in the olden days people carved out turnips and pumpkins as a way to light a path for lost souls. Well, whether or not that's your intention, we can just as easily cast the customary halloween glow with lots of pretty candles! Set them in your window and in darkened corners of your room to create a comforting, atmospheric space. It beats clearing up the mess of post pumpkin creativity! We have some gorgeous candles in the Funky Scottish boutique on the high street in Pittenweem...
Be Creative With Your Cauldron...
This is the very best time of year for creating a soul nourishing soup. Use home-grown goodness from your garden or locally grown vegetables; butternut squash makes an especially delicious, autumnal soup! Get the recipe here.
Alternatively, visit the Funky Scottish Cafe for a delicious bowl of our own warming soup, and an indulgent slice of cake...all hand-made with our feel-good ingredients and sprinkles of magic dust....
Commune With Nature...
The ancient celtic origins of Halloween - Samhain - was deeply rooted in the celebration of nature. The occasion marked the turn of the season from summer to winter and the beginning of a new celtic year. So, this is a rejuvenating time to get out there and connect with the simple pleasures of fresh air and sunlight. As an artist, I love living by the sea where, as if by magic, the unique play of light and colour on the water always sparks the imagination...
Watch A (Not So) Scary Movie...
One of our favourites (and yes, it's a girlie classic) is Practical Magic with Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman! It's an enchanting film with just a smattering of spookiness to make it acceptable Halloween viewing...
Create A Magic Potion - Strawberry & Rum Spellbinder
1 shot of rum
a big squeeze of lime juice
a glug of strawberry liqueur (homemade jam works well)
a dash of soda water
Whiz all the elements together in your magical cocktail shaker (or mini blender) and you have a beautiful drink which, if you close your eyes, will magically transport you back to a summer's day! Also, it tastes suspiciously like a strawberry daquari....
Image via pinterest.
Work A Spell Of Your Own...
Nope, eye of newt is not required! Simply, get really clear on what you want to create in your life and...make a wish! Even modern science is beginning to accept the good ole' fashioned power of visualisation and positive thinking. So, surely it's worth a shot...
Tuesday, 18 October 2016
...these gorgeous, coastal-inspired shoppers!
The totes - handpicked for our boutique - are a stylish and eco-friendly way to shop local in an eclectic mix of shops in gorgeous seaside villages all along the East Neuk.
Here's our quick-look directory of what you'll find here in Pitteweem....
Pittenweem Chocolate Company
The Woolly Brew
art galleries + gift boutiques (including Funky Scottish!)
and don't forget the sweetie + ice cream shop on the harbour
Kick off you spree at Funky Scottish cafe-gallery-boutique on the high street in Pittenweem. xo
Thursday, 6 October 2016
Funky Scottish is excited to confirmed that we are now on Trip Advisor.
If you've had a Funky Scottish experience, please leave a review! Take a peek at our profile and you can read our very first review too...
"I love Funky Scottish's cafe. Hands down the best cakes in the East Neuk. I've been told the cakes are...."
Keep reading at Trip Advisor.