Five secret summer escapes

Escape the crowded tourist hot-spots by travelling off-the-beaten-track to some undiscovered areas of Europe. From secluded Spanish beaches to a Portuguese retreat and Gothic Italian palace…   A Secluded sandy beach in Menorca Open your eyes to the picture-perfect Mascarelleta Beach and you could be mistaken for thinking you’re in the Caribbean islands. The shallow…

A chic weekend in Cambridge

Camera at the ready to admire the beautiful architecture and majestic college buildings of Cambridge. Explore the quaint passages that intertwine between the historic marketplace, coffee shops and colleges… A little luxury with Tailored Stays… THE GRANDE APARTMENT THE MARQUE Experience luxurious living with Cambridge-born-business, Tailored Stays… Bringing a contemporary twist to this ancient city,…

An Italian adventure: Treviso – Venice

Two hours up in the air then the warm air hits my face – there’s no better feeling than stepping out of the plane and into the sun. Hello Italy. Treviso airport is where most budget flights arrive – from there, its a 15 euro taxi into the town. It’s picturesque and seems small at first glance,…

Portugal detox retreat: Macdonald Monchique Spa

Whilst an image of sun, sea and sangria usually springs to mind when you think of holidays to the Algarve; drive west from the coast and you’ll stumble upon the undiscovered, quiet, picturesque village of Caldas de Monchique. I was lucky enough to be invited to stay at the Macdonald Monchique Spa and Resort to try…

48 hours in Berkshire: the best bits

Wondering where to go on your next weekend getaway? If you want to escape city life and indulge in some well-earned rest and relaxation, Berkshire could be the perfect countryside retreat. Stay… at Hurley House, Henley The drive is straightforward from Sheffield to Berkshire… two hours 40 minutes via the M1, merging onto the M40. And there’s…

Five fashionable reasons to visit London

What to wear is just as important as where to be seen, when in London. The fashion capital has a reputation for setting the standard when it comes to style; influencing trends internationally. Considered one of the ‘big four’ – alongside Milan, Paris and New York – London is famed for its fashion identity; home…