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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.

Fashion: Level up your festive wardrobe with trending metallics

08 December 2023
Fashion: Level up your festive wardrobe with trending metallics

Fashion: Level up your festive wardrobe with trending metallics

08 December 2023

Whether you’re wanting a festive wardrobe update or gifts for the fashion-lovers on your list, it’s time to go for gold. . . or silver


Meet the Festive Makers: The Bakers

08 December 2023
Meet the Festive Makers: The Bakers

Meet the Festive Makers: The Bakers

08 December 2023

Fitzbillies has been making Cambridge’s Christmas cakes for more than a century, as bakers Gill Abbs and Miriam Labita tell Velvet


Charities: Give a gift to two great Cambridge causes this Christmas

08 December 2023
Charities: Give a gift to two great Cambridge causes this Christmas

Charities: Give a gift to two great Cambridge causes this Christmas

08 December 2023

If you’re able, consider putting an extra gift on your list this Christmas, to support two vital Cambridge causes


Chef Profile: Meet the man behind the menu at Milton’s Brewers Inn

08 December 2023
Chef Profile: Meet the man behind the menu at Milton’s Brewers Inn

Chef Profile: Meet the man behind the menu at Milton’s Brewers Inn

08 December 2023

From his childhood in India to his award-winning career in the UK, Milton chef Mauli Dwivedi tells Velvet about his life in the kitchen. . .


Christmas: This year’s best-buy beauty gift sets

30 November 2023
Christmas: This year’s best-buy beauty gift sets

Christmas: This year’s best-buy beauty gift sets

30 November 2023

A chance to either try or top up on stellar brands without breaking the bank, beauty gift sets are always a savvy Christmas buy. Let’s shop. . .


Meet the Festive Makers: The Florist, Saffron Walden

30 November 2023
Meet the Festive Makers: The Florist, Saffron Walden

Meet the Festive Makers: The Florist, Saffron Walden

30 November 2023

Christmas is cue for Saffron Walden florist Elly Yates to create dozens of door wreaths – each inspired by a Harry Potter character. . .


Win: The ultimate Christmas hamper from Cambridge bakery Fitzbillies – worth £175!

30 November 2023
Win: The ultimate Christmas hamper from Cambridge bakery Fitzbillies – worth £175!

Win: The ultimate Christmas hamper from Cambridge bakery Fitzbillies – worth £175!

30 November 2023

Packed with home-baked sweet treats – from Christmas cake and pud to a Chelsea bun ‘tree’ – this festive Fitzbillies hamper could be yours. . .


Win: £250 to spend with fab British fashion brand Busby & Fox

30 November 2023
Win: £250 to spend with fab British fashion brand Busby & Fox

Win: £250 to spend with fab British fashion brand Busby & Fox

30 November 2023

Wishing for a new wardrobe this Christmas? Here's your chance to win £250 to spend with brilliant British fashion brand Busby & Fox


Win: A £400 stay at Norfolk Bound’s rural retreat and spa

30 November 2023
Win: A £400 stay at Norfolk Bound’s rural retreat and spa

Win: A £400 stay at Norfolk Bound’s rural retreat and spa

30 November 2023

Fancy starting the new year with a minibreak at Norfolk Bound’s rural retreat and spa? Here's your chance to win just that. . .


Win: A pro cocktail-making kit from OXO – worth £100!

30 November 2023
Win: A pro cocktail-making kit from OXO – worth £100!

Win: A pro cocktail-making kit from OXO – worth £100!

30 November 2023

Tis the season to shake up a cocktail – and we’ve got a complete mixology kit, courtesy of OXO, to give away. . .


Win: A luxury JORO Home natural bedding set – worth £350!

30 November 2023
Win: A luxury JORO Home natural bedding set – worth £350!

Win: A luxury JORO Home natural bedding set – worth £350!

30 November 2023

Want to win a luxe natural bedding set – worth up to £350! – just in time for those Christmas-holiday lie-ins? Read on. . .


Win: A Chocolat Chocolat hamper for you and your dog - worth £45

30 November 2023
Win: A Chocolat Chocolat hamper for you and your dog - worth £45

Win: A Chocolat Chocolat hamper for you and your dog - worth £45

30 November 2023

Here’s a treat for you and your four-legged friend: the chance to win a Chocolat Chocolat hamper for both man and dog. . .


Win: A 1,000-piece Cambridge ‘tube map’ jigsaw – worth £19.99

30 November 2023
Win: A 1,000-piece Cambridge ‘tube map’ jigsaw – worth £19.99

Win: A 1,000-piece Cambridge ‘tube map’ jigsaw – worth £19.99

30 November 2023

Enjoy a jigsaw? We’re giving away this 1,000-piece brainteaser from The Happy Puzzle Company. . .


Win: A Totes Luxe vegan leather Chelsea bag – worth £130!

30 November 2023
Win: A Totes Luxe vegan leather Chelsea bag – worth £130!

Win: A Totes Luxe vegan leather Chelsea bag – worth £130!

30 November 2023

We’re giving away this vegan leather Chelsea bag – retailing at £130! - from London brand Totes Luxe


Win: An artisanal British Hamper Co. Christmas hamper – worth £85!

30 November 2023
Win: An artisanal British Hamper Co. Christmas hamper – worth £85!

Win: An artisanal British Hamper Co. Christmas hamper – worth £85!

30 November 2023

Read on for your chance to win a bumper Christmas hamper from The British Hamper Company – worth £85


Win: A Jana Reinhardt silver polar bear pendant – worth £85

30 November 2023
Win: A Jana Reinhardt silver polar bear pendant – worth £85

Win: A Jana Reinhardt silver polar bear pendant – worth £85

30 November 2023

Win an adorable sterling silver polar bear pendant necklace from great British jewellery brand Jana Reinhardt


Win: A set of four Bloom in Soap Christmas bars – worth £36

30 November 2023
Win: A set of four Bloom in Soap Christmas bars – worth £36

Win: A set of four Bloom in Soap Christmas bars – worth £36

30 November 2023

The perfect present for natural beauties, this handmade soap set is filled with festive fragrance (and no nasties)


Win: A festive Popili scented candle set – worth £39

30 November 2023
Win: A festive Popili scented candle set – worth £39

Win: A festive Popili scented candle set – worth £39

30 November 2023

Popili is giving away this festive Rose Gold & Pearlescent Baby Geo Jar Candle Gift Set, just in time for Christmas. . .


Win: A Presents Galore gift hamper **CLOSED**

21 November 2023
Win: A Presents Galore gift hamper **CLOSED**

Win: A Presents Galore gift hamper **CLOSED**

21 November 2023

East Anglia’s biggest and best Christmas gift fair returns to Newmarket this week - and, to celebrate, you could win a present hamper worth £250!


Win: A gold and pearl Freya Rose necklace **CLOSED**

17 November 2023
Win: A gold and pearl Freya Rose necklace **CLOSED**

Win: A gold and pearl Freya Rose necklace **CLOSED**

17 November 2023

Win a gold and pearl Warrioress Medallion Necklace – worth £145! – from the brand worn by Kate Moss and Rihanna