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New Opening: Coffee shop by day, bar by night

17 September 2020
New Opening: Coffee shop by day, bar by night

New Opening: Coffee shop by day, bar by night

17 September 2020

Just opened at the Waterbeach Innovation Park, Evolve is billed as “Cambridge’s newest trendy place to be”


Interiors: Granny-chic has never been cooler

16 September 2020
Interiors: Granny-chic has never been cooler

Interiors: Granny-chic has never been cooler

16 September 2020

Defined as “an aesthetic inspired by a romanticised interpretation of country life”, ‘cottagecore’ started as a hashtag and is now a decor trend


Homes: Bring the outside in with Cambridge Bee

16 September 2020
Homes: Bring the outside in with Cambridge Bee

Homes: Bring the outside in with Cambridge Bee

16 September 2020

As house plants continue to soar in popularity, Velvet talks to the experts at Cambridge Bee


Food News: What's new on the local menu

14 September 2020
Food News: What's new on the local menu

Food News: What's new on the local menu

14 September 2020

Award-winners, new openings and the country's greenest High Street


Kitchens: Bryan Turner's modern take on timeless

13 September 2020
Kitchens: Bryan Turner's modern take on timeless

Kitchens: Bryan Turner's modern take on timeless

13 September 2020

When property developers Jo and Andy Houghton came to create a kitchen for their own home, a new-build in Barrington, they called on Bryan Turner


Baking: A taste of Malaysia from The Baking Jin

13 September 2020
Baking: A taste of Malaysia from The Baking Jin

Baking: A taste of Malaysia from The Baking Jin

13 September 2020

In the final instalment of our baking special, we meet Jin Yee Chung, aka The Baking Jin, known for his Malaysian flavours and super-light sponges


Food: Saffron Ice Cream turns 10

11 September 2020
Food: Saffron Ice Cream turns 10

Food: Saffron Ice Cream turns 10

11 September 2020

It started with one man, a little ice cream machine and a big dream: fast-forward a decade and Saffron Ice Cream is acclaimed and ever-expanding


Shopping: Ely tea house Samovar opens web store

10 September 2020
Shopping: Ely tea house Samovar opens web store

Shopping: Ely tea house Samovar opens web store

10 September 2020

Samovar, the much-loved Ely tea house, is opening a new chapter: the business has moved out of its bricks-and-mortar home and into a web shop


Win: A sterling silver pendant - worth £95

09 September 2020
Win: A sterling silver pendant - worth £95

Win: A sterling silver pendant - worth £95

09 September 2020

We’re teaming up with jewellery brand Jana Reinhardt to give away an adorable curled-cat pendant which, made from sterling silver, is worth £95


New Opening: Tom's Cakes is coming to Ely

08 September 2020
New Opening: Tom's Cakes is coming to Ely

New Opening: Tom's Cakes is coming to Ely

08 September 2020

Further proof that our area’s indie food industry is looking to the future, Tom’s Cakes is opening another cafe and bake shop on Ely’s High Street


Beauty: Here's how to get the Old Hollywood look

07 September 2020
Beauty: Here's how to get the Old Hollywood look

Beauty: Here's how to get the Old Hollywood look

07 September 2020

As we crave the comfort nostalgia brings, beauty is harking back to Hollywood's Golden Age. Think liquid liner, golden lids, red lips and starlet skin


Art: Newmarket show celebrates four-legged friends

07 September 2020
Art: Newmarket show celebrates four-legged friends

Art: Newmarket show celebrates four-legged friends

07 September 2020

Running from now until November 1, The Good Companions at Newmarket’s National Horseracing Museum showcases our relationship with dogs


Baking: It's a family affair at One Part Love

05 September 2020
Baking: It's a family affair at One Part Love

Baking: It's a family affair at One Part Love

05 September 2020

In the second part of our baking special, we meet Jessica Baines, creator of the Cambridge business known for its flower-topped celebration cakes


Interiors: Art to make your house a home

04 September 2020
Interiors: Art to make your house a home

Interiors: Art to make your house a home

04 September 2020

Born out of lockdown, two new home-based businesses are creating one-of-a-kind artworks for our homes. Velvet reports


Dining Out: Alfresco pizza is on Lucy's menu

04 September 2020
Dining Out: Alfresco pizza is on Lucy's menu

Dining Out: Alfresco pizza is on Lucy's menu

04 September 2020

Lucy’s - the Italian restaurant in Fornham All Saints, loved for its signature sourdough pizzas - has just opened an outdoor dining area


Win: PrimaDonna Sport vouchers from Rigby & Peller

03 September 2020
Win: PrimaDonna Sport vouchers from Rigby & Peller

Win: PrimaDonna Sport vouchers from Rigby & Peller

03 September 2020

We are loving the new PrimaDonna Sport range at Rigby & Peller. To mark the collection's launch, 40 Velvet readers will win a £10 voucher


Art: Suffolk art star Ania Hobson is going solo

02 September 2020
Art: Suffolk art star Ania Hobson is going solo

Art: Suffolk art star Ania Hobson is going solo

02 September 2020

The local painter - who found national fame by winning the BP Portrait Awards Young Artist Prize - is staging her first major solo show this month


Win: Squeaky-clean and scrumptious Tanya's sauces

02 September 2020
Win: Squeaky-clean and scrumptious Tanya's sauces

Win: Squeaky-clean and scrumptious Tanya's sauces

02 September 2020

If you’ve not yet tried Tanya’s Just Real, the UK’s first chilled, cold-pressed sauce range, let us introduce you. . .


Beauty: Be transported by Jo Malone's new scents

02 September 2020
Beauty: Be transported by Jo Malone's new scents

Beauty: Be transported by Jo Malone's new scents

02 September 2020

Inspired by Babylon’s Hanging Gardens, the new Lost in Wonder collection offers a timely moment of escapism


Beauty: Doing it nature's way at Pure Source

01 September 2020
Beauty: Doing it nature's way at Pure Source

Beauty: Doing it nature's way at Pure Source

01 September 2020

Proof that high-performance beauty products can be kind to the planet, Cambridge’s Pure Source is the place to go for green brands which truly deliver


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