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Alice Ryan

Alice Ryan joined Iliffe Media, from Trinity Mirror where she was Head of Magazines & Features for the Cambridge News group, in 2017. Having started her journalism career in news, as a crime reporter, she moved into magazines and features more than a decade ago and is now senior editor of Velvet, the monthly lifestyle magazine for Cambridge and West Suffolk.

Jubilee: Recipes for a right Royal tea party

17 May 2022
Jubilee: Recipes for a right Royal tea party

Jubilee: Recipes for a right Royal tea party

17 May 2022

Former personal chef to the Prince and Princess of Wales, Carolyn Robb shares three recipes from her new book Tea at the Palace


Five Ways: To make your bathroom a greener place

13 May 2022
Five Ways: To make your bathroom a greener place

Five Ways: To make your bathroom a greener place

13 May 2022

Want to make the switch to planet-friendly products without losing out on performance? Velvet rounds up five of the best eco alternatives


Food News: New tapas, cream teas and street food

11 May 2022
Food News: New tapas, cream teas and street food

Food News: New tapas, cream teas and street food

11 May 2022

From Spanish and South American restaurants to an all-English tea room, an Italian deli and a global street food market, here's what's new this month


Food: Modern Table's sell-out ready meals are back

03 May 2022
Food: Modern Table's sell-out ready meals are back

Food: Modern Table's sell-out ready meals are back

03 May 2022

Cambridge chef Liz Young is bringing her seasonal ready meal service back by popular demand


Beauty Awards: This year's best makeup buys

29 April 2022
Beauty Awards: This year's best makeup buys

Beauty Awards: This year's best makeup buys

29 April 2022

It’s time for part two of Velvet’s annual Beauty Awards and we’re putting makeup in the spotlight. . .


Preview: Why The Tivoli will be *the* place to go

28 April 2022
Preview: Why The Tivoli will be *the* place to go

Preview: Why The Tivoli will be *the* place to go

28 April 2022

The iconic Cambridge pub is about to reopen as a unique four-storey food, drink and entertainment experience. Here's why we're here for it


New Look: See inside revamped Great Wilbraham inn

26 April 2022
New Look: See inside revamped Great Wilbraham inn

New Look: See inside revamped Great Wilbraham inn

26 April 2022

The 250-year-old Carpenters Arms has been given the Chestnut treatment - and you should see it now. . .


Win: A *beautiful* preserved bouquet - worth £68

25 April 2022
Win: A *beautiful* preserved bouquet - worth £68

Win: A *beautiful* preserved bouquet - worth £68

25 April 2022

We've teamed up with Shida, the preserved bloom brand based in Bury, to give away a stunning spring bouquet


Win: A £65 Owl + Lark mulberry silk eye mask

25 April 2022
Win: A £65 Owl + Lark mulberry silk eye mask

Win: A £65 Owl + Lark mulberry silk eye mask

25 April 2022

These could be the best eye masks ever made - and we've got one to give away this month. . .


Win: XL summer sharing platter from Ely Grazing Co

24 April 2022
Win: XL summer sharing platter from Ely Grazing Co

Win: XL summer sharing platter from Ely Grazing Co

24 April 2022

To celebrate picnic season, we've teamed up with Ely Grazing Co to give away a sharing platter for four perfect for any alfresco occasion


Win: 100% silk Loxies heatless hair curling kit

24 April 2022
Win: 100% silk Loxies heatless hair curling kit

Win: 100% silk Loxies heatless hair curling kit

24 April 2022

Want to achieve cool-girl curls without stressing yourself or your hair? Enter our competition to win the Ultimate Heatless Curl Kit, £29.95


Win: £125 Opretty self-tan and skincare bundle

24 April 2022
Win: £125 Opretty self-tan and skincare bundle

Win: £125 Opretty self-tan and skincare bundle

24 April 2022

We've teamed up with self-tan and skincare brand Opretty to give away a product bundle to get you set for summer


Drink: Swoop into Cambridge's new retail taproom

22 April 2022
Drink: Swoop into Cambridge's new retail taproom

Drink: Swoop into Cambridge's new retail taproom

22 April 2022

Charge your glasses: Cambridgeshire cider brand Cranes has opened a new-concept retail taproom in the city. . .


Food: Our area's top new places to dine and shop

18 April 2022
Food: Our area's top new places to dine and shop

Food: Our area's top new places to dine and shop

18 April 2022

With restaurants, cafes, shops and bars all opening their doors, it's officially open season across Cambridge and Suffolk


Gardens: Be inspired (and buy) at Wyken plant fair

17 April 2022
Gardens: Be inspired (and buy) at Wyken plant fair

Gardens: Be inspired (and buy) at Wyken plant fair

17 April 2022

A chance to shop for plants and crafts while touring a must-see private garden, Wyken Plants & Crafts Fair also supports a good eco cause


Event: Visit a chic French brocante - in Suffolk

16 April 2022
Event: Visit a chic French brocante - in Suffolk

Event: Visit a chic French brocante - in Suffolk

16 April 2022

The Boule-in Spring Fête brings an authentic French brocante to the heart of Suffolk this month. Time to browse (and buy). . .


Easter: This year's top chocolate-free gift ideas

13 April 2022
Easter: This year's top chocolate-free gift ideas

Easter: This year's top chocolate-free gift ideas

13 April 2022

Don’t want to give chocolate eggs this Easter? We’ve found the perfect gifts for grown ups, little ones and even the dog. . .


Gardens: Best places to see spring blossom

13 April 2022
Gardens: Best places to see spring blossom

Gardens: Best places to see spring blossom

13 April 2022

Few sights lift spirits like spring blossom. Velvet finds four of the best blossom spots in Suffolk and Cambridgeshire


Beauty Awards: Our best skincare buys of the year

08 April 2022
Beauty Awards: Our best skincare buys of the year

Beauty Awards: Our best skincare buys of the year

08 April 2022

Our annual Beauty Awards are back to shine a light on the best products, lotions and potions money can buy. By Alice Ryan and Lisa Millard


Interview: Paloma Faith heads for Newmarket Nights

06 April 2022
Interview: Paloma Faith heads for Newmarket Nights

Interview: Paloma Faith heads for Newmarket Nights

06 April 2022

Paloma Faith is bringing her nationwide Age of Optimism tour to Newmarket Racecourses in June. And, as she tells Velvet, she can’t wait. . .