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Wine List: Pop the bubbly for English Wine Week

19 May 2022
Wine List: Pop the bubbly for English Wine Week

Wine List: Pop the bubbly for English Wine Week

19 May 2022

In his May column for Velvet, Majestic's Hamish Wakes-Miller breaks out the bubbly for English Wine Week


Good Cooking: The perfect vegan spring-greens soup

08 May 2022
Good Cooking: The perfect vegan spring-greens soup

Good Cooking: The perfect vegan spring-greens soup

08 May 2022

Cambridge nutritionist and plant-based chef Melanie Hanspall shares a monthly recipe with Velvet. For May: spring greens and cannellini bean soup


Fitness: Step out for National Walking Month

02 May 2022
Fitness: Step out for National Walking Month

Fitness: Step out for National Walking Month

02 May 2022

It’s National Walking Month: time to boost health, fitness and wellness too, by joining one of our area’s top walking groups. . .


Grub Club: The foodies share their best buys

26 April 2022
Grub Club: The foodies share their best buys

Grub Club: The foodies share their best buys

26 April 2022

The team at Grub Club Cambridge know their food (and drink). They tell us what’s trending


Cambridge Foodies: Five top Cambridge curry houses

21 April 2022
Cambridge Foodies: Five top Cambridge curry houses

Cambridge Foodies: Five top Cambridge curry houses

21 April 2022

Cambridge Foodies founder Simon Tompkins is an Indian restaurant aficionado. This month, he spotlights five of our area’s best


How To: Make gilded mini egg planters for Easter

15 April 2022
How To: Make gilded mini egg planters for Easter

How To: Make gilded mini egg planters for Easter

15 April 2022

Bring in the spring and get set to celebrate Easter by turning a clutch of eggshells into miniature gilded planters. Jen Rich shows us how


Inside Story: Decorate with nature this spring

12 April 2022
Inside Story: Decorate with nature this spring

Inside Story: Decorate with nature this spring

12 April 2022

COCO Interior Design's Georgina Robertson shows us how following nature’s patterns can produce a singularly calming space


The Wine List: Raising a glass to spring

09 April 2022
The Wine List: Raising a glass to spring

The Wine List: Raising a glass to spring

09 April 2022

In his April column for Velvet, Hamish Wakes-Miller of Cambridge's Majestic Wine shares his top vintages for spring


Cover Shoot: Spring trends at Walden boutique Blue

07 April 2022
Cover Shoot: Spring trends at Walden boutique Blue

Cover Shoot: Spring trends at Walden boutique Blue

07 April 2022

Velvet’s contributing fashion editor Rohiny Belani showcases looks from the SS22 collection at Saffron Walden boutique Blue


How To: Ice a bunch of daffodil biscuits

31 March 2022
How To: Ice a bunch of daffodil biscuits

How To: Ice a bunch of daffodil biscuits

31 March 2022

Producing perfect iced biscuits is easier than you think. So says Brampton's Jen Rich, author of new book Clever Cookie Cutter


Good Cooking: Make Melanie's vegan curried rice

24 March 2022
Good Cooking: Make Melanie's vegan curried rice

Good Cooking: Make Melanie's vegan curried rice

24 March 2022

Cambridge nutritionist and plant-based chef Melanie Hanspall shares a monthly recipe with Velvet. On the menu for March: curried vegetable rice


Fitness Diaries: Finding your female power

14 March 2022
Fitness Diaries: Finding your female power

Fitness Diaries: Finding your female power

14 March 2022

Amber Brammah is founder of Lovefit, Cambridge. Mum to Milo and a pre and postnatal specialist, she helps women get back into bodies they love


How To: Turn an old pallet into a herb planter

12 March 2022
How To: Turn an old pallet into a herb planter

How To: Turn an old pallet into a herb planter

12 March 2022

In this extract from her new book Pallet Style, local upcycling legend Nikkita Palmer shows us how to make a herb box planter


People: Wise words for International Women’s Day

08 March 2022
People: Wise words for International Women’s Day

People: Wise words for International Women’s Day

08 March 2022

To mark International Women's Day, Velvet’s Riadh Falvo asks trailblazing women in our own community to share their words of wisdom


Recipe: The ultimate Gastrono-me pancake stack

01 March 2022
Recipe: The ultimate Gastrono-me pancake stack

Recipe: The ultimate Gastrono-me pancake stack

01 March 2022

To celebrate Pancake Day, Gastrono-me boss Gemma Simmonite shares her recipe for the ultimate bacon and egg-topped stack


The Wine List: Raising a glass to organic wines

01 March 2022
The Wine List: Raising a glass to organic wines

The Wine List: Raising a glass to organic wines

01 March 2022

In his first column for Velvet, Hamish Wakes-Miller picks up on the issue’s greener living theme and looks at the history and growth of organic wine


How To: Turn old jeans into a tote bag

26 February 2022
How To: Turn old jeans into a tote bag

How To: Turn old jeans into a tote bag

26 February 2022

Give a pair of old jeans a second lease of life by turning them into a sturdy and stylish tote bag. Jen Rich shows us how


Interiors: Making a house an eco-friendly home

23 February 2022
Interiors: Making a house an eco-friendly home

Interiors: Making a house an eco-friendly home

23 February 2022

As Ryan Windsor, co-founder of Cambridge architecture firm WindsorPatania, tells Velvet, sustainable home design is both age-old and on-trend


Art: The Cambridge artist painting love stories

12 February 2022
Art: The Cambridge artist painting love stories

Art: The Cambridge artist painting love stories

12 February 2022

Riadh Falvo discovers the work of Federica Marinaro, a Cambridge-based artist whose paintings capture real-life romance


Cambridge Foodies: Dining out on Valentine's Day

10 February 2022
Cambridge Foodies: Dining out on Valentine's Day

Cambridge Foodies: Dining out on Valentine's Day

10 February 2022

To mark Valentine’s Day, Cambridge Foodies founder Simon Tompkins spotlights five of the city’s most romantic dining destinations