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The wonders of Wales

Looking for some travel inspiration? Keen to visit a country with awe-inspiring scenery? World-class beaches? A rich cultural heritage? Then I’ve heard you should look no further than Wales. Now, it might not be top of everyone’s travel ‘to-do’ list – but perhaps it should be. Because it seems Cymru is a class act. So, forget the tired stereotypes. In…

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15 mins with…Greg Morgan of Waterfront Bar Bistro

There’s no doubt about it. I love so much about the beautiful Ipswich marina in Suffolk. In fact, the high quality restaurants on offer, such as The Waterfront Bar Bistro, make this one of our favourite places to dine. So, I manage to grab their director, Greg Morgan, to gain an insight into life at the Waterfront and how they…

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15 mins with…Helen Gilbert of Luxe 39

I am renowned for my love of velvet! So it made absolute sense to have a sneak peek into the life of Helen Gilbert, the founder of Luxe 39. After all, this boutique brand designs and creates luxury, bespoke velvet cushions in a whole host of colours. So, what are you waiting for?! Read on and enjoy…

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15 mins with…Jason Ball of John Olivers

I meet Jason Ball, director of John Olivers Hairdressing Group, who reveals how the East Anglian brand has gone from strength to strength with 16 salons and counting. Jason reveals what the life of an expert hairdresser really entails, the latest hair trends, their precision cutting and styling techniques and more. So, take a seat and relax, read on and,…

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Cocktail recipes you’ll love

According to a poll last year, a fifth of drinkers are now opting for cocktails over beer and wine. However, nearly half of those surveyed have cocktail-making equipment at home. In fact, a significant proportion described themselves as ‘cocktail aficionados’. So, it seems that the UK’s love affair with cocktails shows no sign of cooling off any time soon. In…

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How to choose paint colours for your home

It may sound like such a basic question, but the reality of choosing a new paint colour is anything but simple. The world of paint is constantly changing with new colours, which mimic interiors and fashion trends. Throw in different finishes, and lots of exciting brands to choose from, and choosing paint colours can seem like an overwhelming task. Fortunately,…

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10 delicious ideas for Easter recipes

Whatever your plans are for the long weekend, make sure you fill them with delicious food. From roast lamb to hot cross buns, I’ve got plenty of ideas for Easter recipes to get you started in the kitchen.

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15 mins with…Fi Coe, manager of women’s fashion at Coes

The future of the high street looks like it’s set to change, which could perhaps make way for more independents to flourish. So, it was with this in mind that I caught up with Fi Coe, who manages women’s fashion for the independent department store, Coes, from their flagship retail outlet in Ipswich, Suffolk. Womenswear was introduced here in September…

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Hair care: Wave goodbye to bad hair days

If you’re feeling like your hair has lost its mojo, don’t fret. Sometimes a busy schedule juggling work, family and friends can leave you with little time for hair care. Before you know it, your motto to have your hair cut every six weeks has fallen by the way side. And your trademark highlights most certainly need a top-up. If…

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Unravelling the complexities of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Did you know April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month? This very worthwhile initiative aims to educate, inform and remove the stigma around this often misunderstood disorder. IBS is an extremely common condition that is thought to affect around 10-20% of people living in the UK. It refers to a collection of different symptoms that affect the digestive system.…

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