Trying a Laura Ashley Afternoon Tea

Highbullen Hotel’s fabulous new venture combines two classically British institutions… As we entered Highbullen Hotel’s brand new Laura Ashley Tea Rooms, we stepped out of a grey autumn afternoon and into a beautiful relaxed space, complete with lofty ceilings and a gentle fire. The hotel’s newest addition offers a little taste of luxury in distinctive

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Meeting Embroider ‘Lily Threads’

Embroidery is Back There was once a time when embroidery and cross-stitch were considered the reserve of the blue rinse crowd. But not not anymore. You don’t have to look far on Instagram to find a new generation of embroidery aficionados producing colourful, kickass artwork. Indeed, one such creative is Lily Threads – a film

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Meet Cornish Artist Katy Pillinger

If you’re a fan of whimsical illustrations, then chances are you may have already heard of our latest artist in the spotlight.. Katy Pillinger is an illustrator/designer/maker based in Truro, Cornwall. Over past four years she has taken the leap into freelacne design and has perfected her unique and colourful style. Not only is Katy

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My Stay at The Barn, Beachspoke Holiday Rental

Beachspoke holiday rentals recently contacted me to see if I could lend my local expertise to an East Devon Food & Drink guide. In return for my recommendations, I was invited to try one of their unique destinations for myself…  As we drove down the hedgerow-lined lanes of the picturesque village of Cotleigh and finally saw the

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