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  • Paris House, Woburn: a festive competition

    In 1878, Francis Russell, the 9th Duke of Bedford, fell in love with a house. The incident happened as he walked through the ‘Streets of Nations’: an ambitious exhibition  showcasing domestic architecture from across…

    November 15, 2016
  • The Landmark London

    In a recent blog post on our night at the Cosmopolitan Influencer Awards (also known as the night that I devoured my own fortune), I mentioned my love for London. Not the London with…

    November 10, 2016
  • A guide to the Cotswolds and beyond

    Rolling hills, medieval villages and iconic yellow brick cottages epitomise the famous region of the Cotswolds; an area that spans the counties of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire. For most visitors to the UK,…

    September 1, 2016
  • The Panasonic Lumix GX80

    Blogger events can be a little strange. Thrown into a room of strangers, most of whom introduce themselves by their Twitter handle, initial conversations can be strained. I find these introductions awkward, conscious that not…

    August 22, 2016
  • A Weekend in Liverpool

    Liverpool is a city that’s long been overshadowed by its own caricature. Built on clichés and contradictions, it’s both the nostalgic home of the Beatles and a city defined by its ferociously passionate football…

    August 11, 2016
  • A Guide to Bath

    ‘Oh, who can ever be tired of Bath? Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen Bath – one of the UK’s most beautiful cities – has long featured in tourist guides. For over 2,000 years, tourists of…

    July 5, 2016
  • An Itinerary for a UK Road Trip

    Who doesn’t love a road trip? Piling into the car with your friends, you’ve got the roof down and the wind in your hair. Ahead of you is nothing but miles of empty road, adventure…

    June 20, 2016
  • Alice does Afternoon Tea

    ‘The hurrier I go, the behinder I get!” I spotted this quote, from the famously harassed White Rabbit from Caroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’, just the other day. It seemed to sum up life at…

    May 4, 2016
  • Glamping Under the Stars

    Dimpsey: Noun (Cornwall, Devon & the West Country) the time in the evening just before dusk. Hidden down a narrow lane in Somerset you will find a gravel track leading to a farm, which…

    April 30, 2016
  • The Pool House, Wester Ross

    Remember when booking a ‘luxury’ hotel meant staying at the likes of the Hilton or Marriott? Hotels where you could predict the colour scheme, the breakfast and the layout of each eerily identical room.…

    April 12, 2016
  • The Highlands

    As we drove our small, red Fiat 500 out of Inverness airport, the rain began to fall. At first it was a light shower; falling gently against the windscreen. But as we headed north,…

    April 11, 2016