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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.

Beauty: Tired eyes? Try these super-hero rescue products

24 May 2024
Beauty: Tired eyes? Try these super-hero rescue products

Beauty: Tired eyes? Try these super-hero rescue products

24 May 2024

The delicate skin around our eyes is under constant assault. Alice Ryan finds products to both protect and perk your peepers


Win: A luxury night for two – worth £500 – at Talbooth House & Spa

23 May 2024
Win: A luxury night for two – worth £500 – at Talbooth House & Spa

Win: A luxury night for two – worth £500 – at Talbooth House & Spa

23 May 2024

We’ve teamed up with Talbooth Hotel & Spa to give away a night for two – worth £500!


Win: A unique wellbeing spa day for two at Floatwell – worth £520!

23 May 2024
Win: A unique wellbeing spa day for two at Floatwell – worth £520!

Win: A unique wellbeing spa day for two at Floatwell – worth £520!

23 May 2024

You could win a full-day package for two at Floatwell, Cambridge’s unique wellbeing spa, worth £520!


Win: A £50 book bundle from Penguin Random House

23 May 2024
Win: A £50 book bundle from Penguin Random House

Win: A £50 book bundle from Penguin Random House

23 May 2024

On the hunt for summer holiday reading? You could win six page-turning paperbacks from Penguin Random House. . .


Sustainable Style: The planet-kind Cambridge label elevating sportswear

10 May 2024
Sustainable Style: The planet-kind Cambridge label elevating sportswear

Sustainable Style: The planet-kind Cambridge label elevating sportswear

10 May 2024

Known for both its planet-conscious practice and elevated sportswear aesthetic, Enie Label is the brainchild of Cambridge’s Debora Rodriguez


Style: The Suffolk brand filling homes with everlasting flowers

10 May 2024
Style: The Suffolk brand filling homes with everlasting flowers

Style: The Suffolk brand filling homes with everlasting flowers

10 May 2024

50,000 sales, half a million Instagram followers and a book deal: The Suffolk Nest founder Ashlee Jane is putting faux flowers on the fashion map


Velvet Food & Drink Awards: The shortlist revealed!

09 May 2024
Velvet Food & Drink Awards: The shortlist revealed!

Velvet Food & Drink Awards: The shortlist revealed!

09 May 2024

Here’s the news you’ve been waiting for: nominations for the 2024 Velvet Food & Drink Awards have now closed and we can reveal your shortlist. . .


Sustainable Style: Introducing RetroGusto, Cambridge’s latest preloved label

03 May 2024
Sustainable Style: Introducing RetroGusto, Cambridge’s latest preloved label

Sustainable Style: Introducing RetroGusto, Cambridge’s latest preloved label

03 May 2024

He’s shown at London Fashion Week and dressed Beyoncé: meet Cambridge’s Cosmin Diaconu, brains behind new preloved fashion brand RetroGusto


Win: A night for two at Hyatt Centric Cambridge!

29 April 2024
Win: A night for two at Hyatt Centric Cambridge!

Win: A night for two at Hyatt Centric Cambridge!

29 April 2024

With breakfast at acclaimed restaurant The Astronomer included, you could win a night for two at Hyatt Centric Cambridge. . .


Event: Style your summer at Jigsaw Cambridge

29 April 2024
Event: Style your summer at Jigsaw Cambridge

Event: Style your summer at Jigsaw Cambridge

29 April 2024

Join Cambridge stylist Nerys Copping, founder of The Style Story, for a new-season showcase this Thursday, May 2!


Win: A £250 shopping and styling session with Monsoon!

29 April 2024
Win: A £250 shopping and styling session with Monsoon!

Win: A £250 shopping and styling session with Monsoon!

29 April 2024

To get your wardrobe set for summer, Monsoon Cambridge is giving away a personal styling session – and £250 to spend in store!


Win: A night at Suffolk’s The Packhorse – worth more than £200!

29 April 2024
Win: A night at Suffolk’s The Packhorse – worth more than £200!

Win: A night at Suffolk’s The Packhorse – worth more than £200!

29 April 2024

To celebrate its recent revamp, Suffolk pub-with-rooms The Packhorse is giving away a night’s stay for two!


Win: A bundle of summer beauty products – worth £250!

29 April 2024
Win: A bundle of summer beauty products – worth £250!

Win: A bundle of summer beauty products – worth £250!

29 April 2024

Summer’s coming! And we’re celebrating by giving away a bundle of seasonal beauty products – worth £250!


Food: Level up your grocery shop at The Gransdens Farmers’ Market

26 April 2024
Food: Level up your grocery shop at The Gransdens Farmers’ Market

Food: Level up your grocery shop at The Gransdens Farmers’ Market

26 April 2024

Making grocery shopping greener, more delicious and more sociable too, head for The Gransdens Farmers’ Market this Sunday, April 28


Beauty: Spring’s need-to-know trend and how to wear it

19 April 2024
Beauty: Spring’s need-to-know trend and how to wear it

Beauty: Spring’s need-to-know trend and how to wear it

19 April 2024

With monochrome pink makeup continuing to dominate red carpets, Alice Ryan finds pink products to suit all ages, skins and styles


Book Now: Join Grub Club Cambridge for a night at Northstowe Tap

19 April 2024
Book Now: Join Grub Club Cambridge for a night at Northstowe Tap

Book Now: Join Grub Club Cambridge for a night at Northstowe Tap

19 April 2024

Great food, great drink, great company: that’s what you’ll find at Grub Club Cambridge’s networking night this week. . .


Nominate Now: Velvet’s Food & Drink Awards are back for 2024

07 April 2024
Nominate Now: Velvet’s Food & Drink Awards are back for 2024

Nominate Now: Velvet’s Food & Drink Awards are back for 2024

07 April 2024

Know a local foodie who deserves a pat on the back? Nominate them in Velvet’s hit Food & Drink Awards, back for a second year. . .


Location Shoot: Fashion takes to the stage to mark our 200th issue

05 April 2024
Location Shoot: Fashion takes to the stage to mark our 200th issue

Location Shoot: Fashion takes to the stage to mark our 200th issue

05 April 2024

Where better to shoot the cover story for Velvet’s 200th edition than Bury St Edmunds’ 200-year-old Theatre Royal?


Out & About: The best local places to see spring blossom

29 March 2024
Out & About: The best local places to see spring blossom

Out & About: The best local places to see spring blossom

29 March 2024

The National Trust’s annual #Blossomwatch season has begun. Here’s where best to see the blooms across Cambridgeshire and Suffolk


Recipes: Four unbeatable home-bakes to make this Easter

29 March 2024
Recipes: Four unbeatable home-bakes to make this Easter

Recipes: Four unbeatable home-bakes to make this Easter

29 March 2024

Easter would be incomplete without sweet treats. Velvet shares four unbeatable home-bakes for the Easter weekend