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Christmas: Be inspired by precious metallics

07 December 2021
Christmas: Be inspired by precious metallics

Christmas: Be inspired by precious metallics

07 December 2021

’Tis the season to sparkle. Whether you're buying a gift or a finishing touch for your own festive wardrobe, it's time to go for silver and gold


Drink: Top gins (and tonic) to buy this Christmas

06 December 2021
Drink: Top gins (and tonic) to buy this Christmas

Drink: Top gins (and tonic) to buy this Christmas

06 December 2021

With gin still the nation’s top-selling spirit - we bought 48 million bottles last year alone - here are four of our favourite bottles for Christmas


Opening: Visit Italy at Di Rita's in St Ives

05 December 2021
Opening: Visit Italy at Di Rita's in St Ives

Opening: Visit Italy at Di Rita's in St Ives

05 December 2021

The much-loved Italian restaurant has merged with its sister pizzeria and deli and reopened under one bigger (beautifully decorated) roof


Christmas: The best subscription boxes for gifting

04 December 2021
Christmas: The best subscription boxes for gifting

Christmas: The best subscription boxes for gifting

04 December 2021

A monthly dose of cheer delivered to the doorstep: a subscription box is the Christmas gift which truly keeps on giving. Velvet shares 13 of the best


Gifting: Shop small but mighty this Christmas

02 December 2021
Gifting: Shop small but mighty this Christmas

Gifting: Shop small but mighty this Christmas

02 December 2021

Buy one-of-a-kind gifts and support both local designer/makers and the local economy too. Here are four ways to shop small but mighty this Christmas


How To: Make a dream door wreath with V V Raven

01 December 2021
How To: Make a dream door wreath with V V Raven

How To: Make a dream door wreath with V V Raven

01 December 2021

Nothing gives a warmer welcome at Christmas than a door wreath. Jo Thorndike of Saffron Walden’s VV Raven shows us how to make our own, step by step


Christmas List: Top gifts for kids

29 November 2021
Christmas List: Top gifts for kids

Christmas List: Top gifts for kids

29 November 2021

We've done Santa's work for him. . . From stocking fillers to blow-the-budget gifts, we've got the little people in your life covered


Art: Winter Open Studios returns to Cambridge

29 November 2021
Art: Winter Open Studios returns to Cambridge

Art: Winter Open Studios returns to Cambridge

29 November 2021

Look out for the yellow flags in Petersfield this weekend: six local artists are opening their studios to show and sell their work for Christmas


Christmas List: Indie gifts for her

29 November 2021
Christmas List: Indie gifts for her

Christmas List: Indie gifts for her

29 November 2021

From thoughtful gestures to investment pieces, our favourite independents have got the perfect present for every budget


Food News: What to eat in and where to dine out

28 November 2021
Food News: What to eat in and where to dine out

Food News: What to eat in and where to dine out

28 November 2021

From the best sweet treats to order in to the coolest places to eat out, this list is is guaranteed to make you feel festive


Opening: Tasty collab behind Hemingford cafe

27 November 2021
Opening: Tasty collab behind Hemingford cafe

Opening: Tasty collab behind Hemingford cafe

27 November 2021

Gnawtybites and Lorenzo's Coffee have come together to open The Grey House, already becoming famous for its 'jaffles'. . .


Fashion: How to have a vintage Christmas

26 November 2021
Fashion: How to have a vintage Christmas

Fashion: How to have a vintage Christmas

26 November 2021

Showcasing pieces from Brooks, the designer dress agency in Saffron Walden, Velvet’s Rohiny Belani pulls together looks for every Christmas occasion


Ad: Cambridge has Christmas all wrapped up

25 November 2021
Ad: Cambridge has Christmas all wrapped up

Ad: Cambridge has Christmas all wrapped up

25 November 2021

Cambridge BID has ticked off your whole gift list at the city’s independent stores. Shopping local never looked so good. . .


Christmas: Little luxuries for them - and for you

25 November 2021
Christmas: Little luxuries for them - and for you

Christmas: Little luxuries for them - and for you

25 November 2021

Whether you're looking for a special gift or to treat yourself, a luxury take on an everyday item is the way to go. Velvet finds five of the best


Christmas: Help Diamond Hampers fight food poverty

25 November 2021
Christmas: Help Diamond Hampers fight food poverty

Christmas: Help Diamond Hampers fight food poverty

25 November 2021

Diamond Hampers in Huntingdon makes and donates up to 40 emergency food parcels every day. Help them give local families in need a happier Christmas


Opening: See inside Cambridge cocktail bar The LAB

25 November 2021
Opening: See inside Cambridge cocktail bar The LAB

Opening: See inside Cambridge cocktail bar The LAB

25 November 2021

The science-themed cocktail bar has reopened with double the space, a luxe Art Deco look and a new menu, too. . .


WIN: Escape room tickets for four worth up to £84!

25 November 2021
WIN: Escape room tickets for four worth up to £84!

WIN: Escape room tickets for four worth up to £84!

25 November 2021

We’ve teamed up with The Evidence Room in Bury St Edmunds to give away a one-of-a-kind experience for four. Read on for your chance to win. . .


Christmas List: Indie gifts for home birds

25 November 2021
Christmas List: Indie gifts for home birds

Christmas List: Indie gifts for home birds

25 November 2021

Help the home birds on your gift list feather their nests with Velvet's pick of presents from our area's indie shops


Opening: Small & Green and Garden Kitchen collab

22 November 2021
Opening: Small & Green and Garden Kitchen collab

Opening: Small & Green and Garden Kitchen collab

22 November 2021

If you're a plant person and/or a lover of veggie food, put 82 Mill Road, Cambridge, straight to the top of your 'must shop' list


WIN: £45 Be Social Cambridge indie gift hamper

22 November 2021
WIN: £45 Be Social Cambridge indie gift hamper

WIN: £45 Be Social Cambridge indie gift hamper

22 November 2021

Filled with gifts from local indie brands, we've got two Be Social Cambridge Christmas hampers to give away - each worth £45