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Style: Local brands to buy now and love forever

06 May 2022
Style: Local brands to buy now and love forever

Style: Local brands to buy now and love forever

06 May 2022

Velvet loves to discover stylish brands working and living on our patch. This month we shine a light on two making their mark on the style scene


Real Life: Frontline doctor shares her Covid story

19 April 2022
Real Life: Frontline doctor shares her Covid story

Real Life: Frontline doctor shares her Covid story

19 April 2022

Ahead of her appearance at Cambridge Literary Festival to discuss her Covid memoir, Everything is True, Roopa Farooki talks to Velvet’s Lisa Millard


Event: Top line-up at Cambridge Literary Festival

11 April 2022
Event: Top line-up at Cambridge Literary Festival

Event: Top line-up at Cambridge Literary Festival

11 April 2022

Join the literati glitterati this month at the much-loved Cambridge Literary Festival. Velvet previews five events


Ad: Bliss awaits at Cambridge Country Club Spa

29 March 2022
Ad: Bliss awaits at Cambridge Country Club Spa

Ad: Bliss awaits at Cambridge Country Club Spa

29 March 2022

A visit to the Cambridge Country Club’s Elemis Spa is as revitalising as a week away. Lisa Millard packs her bag


Sustainable Style: How to wear wool well

25 March 2022
Sustainable Style: How to wear wool well

Sustainable Style: How to wear wool well

25 March 2022

A beautifully designed and made item of knitwear is something to cherish. Three local designers talk knits to Lisa Millard


Fashion: Press refresh for spring with Cuckoo

19 March 2022
Fashion: Press refresh for spring with Cuckoo

Fashion: Press refresh for spring with Cuckoo

19 March 2022

Signs of spring are in the air and fashion is about to change. Hayley Butler of Cuckoo offers a taste of what’s to come


Green Living: Local food ventures going low carbon

11 March 2022
Green Living: Local food ventures going low carbon

Green Living: Local food ventures going low carbon

11 March 2022

Cafes and restaurants across our locale are championing sustainability in their business. Lisa Millard is listening


Beauty: Time to give your lips some TLC

31 January 2022
Beauty: Time to give your lips some TLC

Beauty: Time to give your lips some TLC

31 January 2022

Winter weather is not kind to our lips so best to take care of this delicate skin with protective products. Lisa Millard puckers up


Fashion: The local brands giving vintage new life

14 January 2022
Fashion: The local brands giving vintage new life

Fashion: The local brands giving vintage new life

14 January 2022

More people are choosing to wear vintage as sales continue to soar. Three specialist traders tell Velvet about their passion for preloved fashion


Wellness: Find a moment of calm with Eve and Keel

28 December 2021
Wellness: Find a moment of calm with Eve and Keel

Wellness: Find a moment of calm with Eve and Keel

28 December 2021

Discovering aromatherapy as a remedy for her own anxiety, Cambridge's Jennie Pinkhart launched a range of products to help balance, calm and reset


Beauty: Time to shimmer and shine

17 December 2021
Beauty: Time to shimmer and shine

Beauty: Time to shimmer and shine

17 December 2021

Celebrate the season of twinkling lights and party poppers with products that create an artfully stylish sheen. Lisa Millard gets ready to glow


Arts & Crafts: Meet the Cambridgeshire jewellers

10 December 2021
Arts & Crafts: Meet the Cambridgeshire jewellers

Arts & Crafts: Meet the Cambridgeshire jewellers

10 December 2021

Looking for a one-of-a-kind Christmas present for someone special? Meet three local jewellers, all designing and making in their own distinctive style


WIN: Goldtop merino submariner jumper - £109.99

22 November 2021
WIN: Goldtop merino submariner jumper - £109.99

WIN: Goldtop merino submariner jumper - £109.99

22 November 2021

Want to stay both cosy and chic this winter? We've teamed up with super-stylish motorcycle outfitter Goldtop to give away a luxury submariner jumper


WIN: Luxe La Beaute Box manicure package worth £50

22 November 2021
WIN: Luxe La Beaute Box manicure package worth £50

WIN: Luxe La Beaute Box manicure package worth £50

22 November 2021

Want to start the new year with some pampering? You could win a Bio Sculpture or Evo gel manicure and after-care kit from La Beaute Box near Newmarket


Craft: Meet the women working wonders with thread

30 October 2021
Craft: Meet the women working wonders with thread

Craft: Meet the women working wonders with thread

30 October 2021

Lisa Millard meets the women behind three brands championing the artistry and heritage of their crafts


Beauty: Products to make the most of bedtime

12 October 2021
Beauty: Products to make the most of bedtime

Beauty: Products to make the most of bedtime

12 October 2021

As the nights draw in slumber beckons. Lisa Millard picks the products to make the most of bedtime


Fashion: Meet the brands bagging sustainable style

06 October 2021
Fashion: Meet the brands bagging sustainable style

Fashion: Meet the brands bagging sustainable style

06 October 2021

Fashion does not have to cost the earth and can even be a power for good. Meet two local bag brands combining sustainability and style


Fashion: Cambridge's Lilac Rose turns 10 in style

10 September 2021
Fashion: Cambridge's Lilac Rose turns 10 in style

Fashion: Cambridge's Lilac Rose turns 10 in style

10 September 2021

As the boutique celebrates a decade on Cambridge's Bridge Street, owner Amanda Sinclair talks early days, highs and lows, and top A/W trends


Get the Look: Autumn/winter's top makeup trends

08 September 2021
Get the Look: Autumn/winter's top makeup trends

Get the Look: Autumn/winter's top makeup trends

08 September 2021

September brings a change of mood as autumn falls. Lisa Millard looks forward to the refreshing beauty looks that will shape the season ahead


Fashion: Behind the scenes of Boudoir Femme at 15

03 September 2021
Fashion: Behind the scenes of Boudoir Femme at 15

Fashion: Behind the scenes of Boudoir Femme at 15

03 September 2021

As her Cambridge boutique turns 15, owner Pippa Sandison tells the story behind the brand and spotlights her top investment pieces for AW21