A reel adventure

Jan

15

2016

A reel adventure

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With the new year a motivation to try new things, Laura Cartledge turns her hand to fly fishing It is said to be President Obama’s favourite past time. Avid fans enthuse about the way it offers an opportunity for tranquillity and to escape the busy city life. Laura And Hampshire, an area brimming...

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A retail retreat

Dec

23

2015

A retail retreat

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If changing spending habits are on your resolution list this year, Laura Cartledge finds a great place to inspire. The Trading Post, Port Solent, is the type of place that makes you want to invent another word for ‘shopping’. Brimming with local makers, traders and bakers, it is a haven for gift...

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A bit of luxury

Nov

26

2015

A bit of luxury

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Alex Jenkins looks at two exceptional hotels that are the perfect places to escape to for a short break. The bright lights of London beckoned. Yet rather than travel up there on a rushed day trip we decided to The Landmark London hotel take time out and turn it into a short weekend break. With so much...

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The stage is set

Nov

5

2015

The stage is set

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Laura Cartledge meets the man who has helped the likes of Les Misérables, Cats and Starlight Express stand the test of time. John Napier admits he once believed theatre design ‘was about drawing rooms, choosing the colour of the sofa – I thought that was pretty much it’. Thankfully he has gone...

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Glorious golf

Sep

28

2015

Glorious golf

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Oli Poole visits Mallorca’s top two golf tracks – Son Gual and Alcanada – which make the island a must visit. Majestic Mallorca is famed for its bustling beach resorts – but this Balearic beauty hides a hidden secret, yet to be fully unlocked by UK tourists. The Mediterranean island is becoming...

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Crafting opportunities

Sep

11

2015

Crafting opportunities

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Laura Cartledge heads to Worthing and finds a beach hut home to creative talent. Pictures: www.saccophotography.co.uk Even seemingly dull errands can offer Sally Whiting an opportunity to be creative. “My partner just walked past a charity shop on the way to pick up some bread and he said ‘Sal there’s...

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Retail revolution

Sep

10

2015

Laura Cartledge meets the couple making it their mission to change the way we shop. While husband and wife team Dean and Jeska Hearne say their business is a ‘24/7 vocation’ they admit they ‘work’ more now than ever before. Dean and Jeska The Future Kept is described as ‘an online lifestyle...

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Hypnobirthing

Sep

9

2015

Hypnobirthing

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Charlotte Pearson finds out more about hypnobirthing. Giving birth is one of the most natural things a woman can do, but for many the thought can instil fear and anxiety. “There are so many negative stories out there on TV and in the media,” explains Joanna Fitzsimons, a practising midwife, hypnobirthing...

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Sicily

Aug

26

2015

Sicily

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If you are looking for some R&R in a beautiful setting then the Italian island of Sicily has just what you are looking for, as Alex Jenkins discovers. Stylish is a simple word that neatly sums up my stay at the Donnafugata Golf Resort and Spa. Not only is this magnificent five star hotel the definition...

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Tiger Tone

Aug

7

2015

Tiger Tone

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Pole dancing and twerking might sound like features of a night out, but Laura Cartledge finds they have other uses too. Exercise, like everything, is changing and evolving. “Back in the day you either went to the gym, or you didn’t, you either went running, or you didn’t,” says Natalie Sabiston...

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