In an attempt to stop doing DIY every weekend, a few weeks back we visited the Painswick Rococo Gardens in Gloucestershire. I heard about it before from friends, and always wanted to visit, now was the right time – forget the rain! Painswick House was built in the mid 1730s. Its owner, the asthma suffering, Charles Hyett came to Painswick to escape the smog of Gloucester and named his new house ‘Buenos Ayres’. Sadly this move was not enough and
Last month, Dan and I are were invited to spend 24 hours deep in the Cotswolds with Mr & Mrs Smith, the boutique hotel in question was the gorgeously stunning Thyme at Southrop. Driving through leafy lanes and pretty Farrow & Ball painted cottages, this part of the world is enchanting. We couldn’t wait to start relaxing, Smith style. Mr & Mrs Smith were celebrating their ‘up all night’ campaign, showing the best that they can offer worldwide, by asking a
Last week I gathered some of my favourite ladies together to try out the new breakfast menu at No 131, Cheltenham. I mean, who wouldn’t want to spend a morning eating great food in such beautiful surroundings – with my best gals?
Cheltenham is not my usual place to visit for a day trip, I normally prefer a train ride to Bath. But yesterday I took the 40min journey from Bristol temple meads to Cheltenham Spa. The ride was easy, the walk from the train station to Montpellier Chapter hotel was even lovelier, discovering gorgeous Georgian houses bedecked in their Christmas attire. The purpose for my visit was to test out the new REN hot stone massage at the hotels spa. This