Category: Lifestyle

Chelsea Physic Garden

The oldest botanical garden in London and housing over 5,000 plants, the Chelsea Physic Garden was established in 1673 as a garden for growing medicinal plants and teaching. Since the very beginning the garden has been at the centre of ground-breaking research, furthering our understanding of both plants and herbal medicines and has made a…

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Q&A with Petronella Ravenshear

Author of ‘The Human Being Diet’

Petronella Ravenshear, of Chelsea Nutrition, is a nutrition expert based in Chelsea, London. Having trained at the Institute for Optimum Health and the Natural Foundation and as a Functional Medicine practitioner, she’s a firm believer in the wisdom of the body and that food and exercise are the only medicine we need. “The people who’ve…

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The Three Hills

and other dog walks

Whether it’s a romantic and cosy spot near the log burners or dining in the oak beamed orangery, The Three Hills has the perfect dining situation for you. All dishes are hand-crafted using fresh, local produce to give you a mouth-watering taste of Cambridgeshire through the seasons. The Three Hills Pub is a delightful 17th…

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Amelia Freer

3-Day Lime Wood Retreat

If 2020 already has you stressing over keeping a clean and healthy diet whilst juggling work and children (as well as everything else we all do in our day-to-day lives), then it may be a comfort to learn that Amelia Freer has just announced a three-day retreat this September at Lime Wood in the heart…

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Palais Coburg

Luxury Royal Retreat

Palais Coburg in Vienna was once a royal palace with a history dating back to the 1500’s. Recently this magnificent building and its grounds have been given a new lease of life that took three years to plan and a further three years to complete, and now the palace is once again fit for royalty.…

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Zaborin Ryokan

Japan

Zaborin Ryokan: A retreat where the quality and serenity of Japanese tradition is celebrated in a modern way. Located in Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s main islands, known for its volcanoes, hot springs and ski restorts. Zaborin is a contemporary Japanese inn that captures the spirit of the ryokan experience. Zaborin is derived from the…

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Borough Kitchen

Cook School Chiswick

For those who don’t know, Borough Kitchen opened its first store in Borough Market in 2013. The story began surrounded by what they love: fresh and local produce, restaurants and market stalls, and people who shared their passion for cooking. With the same ethos, Borough Kitchen has now expanded to both Hampstead and Chiswick, with…

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Blackberry Mountain

Tennessee

Over 8 miles of protected ridgetop, 5,200 total acres, infinite views and serenely situated along the last of The Great Smoky Mountains; Blackberry Mountain is naturally remarkable. Set in the beautiful landscape of The Great Smoky Mountains, and rising above Miller’s Cove in Walland Tennessee, Blackberry Mountain is the perfect escape from the stresses of…

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George Scott Rides

Andalucia Spain

Ever wanted to explore the glories and drama of the Spanish countryside? George Scott Rides provide truly enchanting and utterly unique adventures that are full of endless views, incredible food & drink as well as surprises along the way. Set in the Sierra Morena region of Northern Andalucia, bordering both Extremadura and Portugal, is an…

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Cooking with Gaggenau

Mimo @ London Borough Market

MIMO – noun  Noun: mimo; plural noun: mimos the love and care you would give a baby. used in Iberian cooking culture, especially in Basque Country to describe the utmost attention, respect and care used when cooking the freshest produce. Opened in April 2019, and based in London’s most popular foodie paradise, Mimo London Borough…

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Stargazing

An Evening of Astronomy At Daylesford Farm

Away from the urban glow, Daylesford is set within the peaceful Cotswold countryside where the natural beauty of stars can twinkle to their fullest potential. This November, why not join Daylesford in the peaceful surroundings of their Cotswolds farm for an evening of astronomy and exploring the skies above. In this upcoming two hour event…

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Hampstead Garden Design

Based in Hampstead Garden Suburb in North London and set up by London Garden Designer Sarah Oxby, Hampstead Garden Design offer everything you might need when landscaping your garden; from layout and landscaping design to which plants to chose and installing them. Sarah’s passion for gardens lead her to study horticulture, garden design and graphics…

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Bingham Riverhouse

A Richmond Retreat

  “Once upon a river, there was a house. A house where people met, mingled and mused. Where parties were planned, meetings were held and vows were made. Where the constant rush of water mixed with music and the clinking of glasses. Perched as a gateway to Richmond, that house is our house.”   Originally…

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Bibury Farm Barns

Cotswolds

Following a lengthy restoration project Bibury Farm Barns now offers luxury self-catered stone barns, each with its own identity and design to combine both comfort and style in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds countryside. The farmstead is set on the edge of a working arable and livestock farm with each of the barns having…

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Anantara Quy Nhon Villas

Vietnam

Located on the Vietnamese coast with views over the South China Sea, this luxurious resort is a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. With sea views from every villa, an on-site spa and only 26 villas dotted across seven acres surrounding the private cove it is truly…

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KINN Living

KINN Living is the brainchild of founders Marie Lavabre and Sophie Lavabre-Barrow. For those of you who don’t already know, the multi award-winning organic company KINN Living has been selling its products for just two short years. In that small space of time the company has evolved from non-toxic skincare to a larger range that…

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Bread Ahead

Borough Market

It was great to be invited to the ‘Complete Sourdough Workshop’ at The Bread Ahead Bakery School, renowned master bakers in Borough Market. Home to ever popular baking workshops including doughnuts, great British baking, Nordic and gluten-free to name a few, their workshops are a must whether you are a complete beginner or a budding…

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Denbies Wine Estate

Surrey

Denbies Wine Estate is an international award-winning wine estate situated in the protected south facing slopes of the North Downs in the town of Dorking. We love that Denbies offers visitors of all ages a fascinating insight into all aspects of the wine producing process all year round. A total 265 acres have been planted,…

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Belmond Cadogan Hotel

Chelsea

The Belmond Cadogan Hotel in Chelsea is an exquisite, historical refuge from the busy streets of London. Built in 1887, this stylish retreat is the best kept secret in Chelsea (except it’s not so secret anymore) and even has a private entrance for hotel guests. A favourite of socialites like Oscar Wilde and the former…

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Ceder’s

Distilled Non-Alcoholic Gin

Summer is quite simply the perfect time of year to be outside enjoying the beautiful, blissfully warm weather with friends and family. If, like us, you are all too temped to pop open a bottle of bubbly but are trying to avoid alcohol – or maybe it’s your turn to drive – you no longer…

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Daylesford Farm

Can we consume meat with a conscience?

It’s no secret that here at Humphrey Munson we are huge fans of Daylesford organic farm in the Gloucestershire countryside. After attending the Daylesford Cookery School earlier this summer (which you can read about here), we learned even more about why eating organically, seasonally and sustainably is so important. Since the very beginning Daylesford have…

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Five Inspiring Garden Designs

In & Around London

With a story dating back to 1859, The National Garden Scheme has a rich and interesting history. Following an idea of ‘district nursing’ from William Rathbone and Florence Nightingale, the Queen’s Nursing Institute was founded in 1887. After years of coordinating national standards for district nurses and establishing training homes, supervising centres and branches where…

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Lime Wood x Amelia Freer

Wellbeing Retreats

If you hadn’t already noticed, at Humphrey Munson we are huge fans of positive nutrition and wellbeing so we were excited to see that superstar nutritional therapist Amelia Freer and luxurious getaway Lime Wood have joined forces to create a collection of special workshops happening over the course of this year. Amelia has also been…

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Albury

The Future of Organic, Biodynamic Wine

As an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Surrey Hills offers some of South East England’s most stunning and accessible countryside and in recent years has also become the pinnacle of successful British winemaking. With the same geology as the Champagne region in France, the Surrey Hills is a rural enterprise with the very best…

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Natoora Counter

Seasonal, Sustainable Produce

Natoora Counter is a revolutionary new café in Notting Hill that pushes the boundaries of the food industry. Since the very beginning Natoora have been on a mission to revolutionise the food system, enlightening and encouraging consumers to make seasonal and sustainable food purchases. Natoora works directly with small scale growers and have built a…

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Q&A With Marian Boswall

Landscape Architects

Marian Boswall Landscape Architects is a leading award-winning landscape design practice with an outstanding reputation for creating beautiful gardens while also encouraging biodiversity and conserving habitats. Established in 2004 and based in Kent, Marian Boswall combines horticultural, visual design and project management expertise on projects now ranging from large trusts and estates open to the…

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A Day at Daylesford Cookery School

Daylesford is a community with food at its heart and at their 2350-acre organic farm set in the idyllic Cotswolds, a day at the Cookery School is a must for anyone who shares our passion for real food. Their Cookery School is the UK’s most sustainable, and it is quite incredible. From classic courses such…

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Interior Design Q&A with Tanya Leech

When did your passion for interiors begin and why did you decide to set up Tanya Leech Interiors? I was lucky enough to be able to buy my first tiny (just 8’6” wide!!!) cottage when I was just 21, and with that came the realisation that it was mine to do what I wanted with!…

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Quirky Places To Stay In Cornwall

Unique Home Stays

Unique Home Stays are the very best in luxurious self-catering staycations, and the list of amazing properties gets even better in Cornwall. With more and more of us choosing to stay in the UK we can see why the ever glorious Cornish coastline has become a popular escape from the hustle and bustle of city…

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The Lost Gardens Of Heligan

Cornwall

A genuine secret garden lost in time for decades, The Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall are now more magnificent than ever. Owned and loved by the Tremayne family for over 400 years, the estate slowly fell into decline with the arrival of WW1 when the gardens workforce left to fight in the war. Decades…

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