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Natasha Heard

I like eating nice food, talking about food and dreaming about food while lying on a large bed in a luxurious hotel suite preferably while being abroad in a beautiful, culture rich location. Contact Natasha, our travel and food editor, on natasha@luxurylifestylemag.co.uk.

Stunning sunsets, vast white sand beaches, dramatic coastlines and a far more relaxed vibe than you’ll get anywhere else awaits you in Cornwall, and St Ives Bay is no exception. A recent stay in...

When you mention Salcombe to people their faces often light up, you can see them conjuring up images of family holidays in days gone by, trips to the waterside town that stands out in an area of outstanding...

There are few better places to be than Devon on a sunny day, especially a coastal town and one like Topsham in the south east of the county is a glorious place to escape to when the weather is at its finest. I...

Wagamamas and a Wispa may be what it takes to please this inspiring chef on a personal level but don’t be fooled into thinking you’ll be getting anything but fine, fresh delicacies at The Angel....

There’s nothing quite like eating a meal and being able to see the land of the farmer, who supplies meat to the restaurant you are sitting in. That’s what you call locally sourced. And The...

Summer has landed. We’ve waited patiently and we have no idea how long it will last so dust off the barbecue, grab yourself some charcoal and stock up some great wines to pair with your meaty treats...

Your first thought of Newquay might not be the culinary delights that are on offer but a recent visit proved that there are some seriously decent eateries to be found in and around the area – and most...

Dartmoor is the definition of serenity – a place where time seems to slow down, affording you more of those precious minutes to reflect and gaze out among the miles of stunning landscape at your feet....

All I can say is ‘wow’. Sometimes you take those trips away and it really fits – the mood is right, the company is good, the weather can do whatever (it’s the U.K – I’m beyond hoping for sunshine...

If you search for the term ‘idyllic,’ I am sure Moorland View Cottage would pop right up. With dreamy décor and a remote location, the early 18th century cottage in the tiny village of North Bovey,...

London is a wonderful place for visitors like myself who cannot wait to immerse themselves in culture, fine dining restaurants and sumptuous hotels. Brimming with bars, rammed with restaurants, with a...

In London you are never short of a good quality restaurant, whether there are Michelin stars, AA rosettes or some damn good personal recommendations attached to its name. There is nowhere quite like the...

So, you fancy a trip to the Cornish coast, you love the sound of a small town sitting on the water’s edge, brimming with boats, boutique art shops and the best seafood around. If you’ve heard of Fowey...

With views of the southern Cornish shores, Falmouth’s newly renovated St. Michael’s Resort sits in a lovely spot, miles from worry, ready and waiting to comfort its guests. Resort really is the only...

You don’t have to be a brainiac or super sleuth to hang out in Oxford, as far as initial observations went, a lust for shopping, eating pretty much any type of food going and a definite appreciation...

Cheltenham – the ideal place to indulge in some top quality dining, shopping and highly rated hotels, and certainly a town centred around its most famous attraction – the races. A trip in Autumn saw...

Nothing says ‘party’ better than a cocktail, and my current obsession is the classic and delicious espresso martini. This luscious, smooth and rich cocktail shouts decadence and glamour, from its sumptuous...

The party season is upon us (for some of you perhaps it never ends!) and with a surge in flavoured spirits and new brands popping up from all over the world, it’s high time we spiced up our parties with...

Whether you’re hosting an intimate dinner or a fabulous festive shindig for all this Christmas season, you’ll want to know you have a red wine (or three) that will appeal to all tastes. From deep and...

With the festive season in full swing it’s time to stock up on some fabulous fizzes and, whether you are celebrating the season in style or toasting in 2019 with finesse, it can only be done, in my opinion,...

Who says the Christmas season has to be reserved for mulled wine, a hot toddy or the red grape variety? Not me! I love a glass of white, on its own or with food, from a creamy Chardonnay all the way to...

Before I visited Carlyon Bay I had managed to find a quite a few family members and friends who have visited – all of whom couldn’t wait to tell me about the smart restaurant, oh-so relaxing spa and...

If Sherborne isn’t on your list of places to visit then get it on there. This small ancient town in Dorset is brimming with an interesting history of kings, palaces and more and, with castle ruins and...

‘When you love something, it’s easy’ – What a three-Michelin star awarded chef has to say about his craft. It isn’t often I get the chance to chat with a three-Michelin star awarded chef,...

So, what connects a 5 star luxury hotel tucked away in the heart of historic London and a spy with the codename 007? There is the fact that James Bond writer Ian Fleming wrote part of Casino Royale at...

Every time I visit the Cornish coastline I am astounded by its vast beauty. With each new place I visit I feel that there is even more to discover around the corner and I don’t know if I’ll ever see...

For the hotel that is named for royalty (les trois rois= the three kings) – and has hosted some too – the five star Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois in Basel is the epitome of luxury. With palatial interiors,...

For someone like me, who loves food and refuses to leave the beauty of the South Devon town she grew up in (I mean, beaches, Dartmoor, stunning coastal walks, it’s awful it really is…), I just love...

Amsterdam, the city of bicycles, canals, museums, boats and so much more. Despite what captures many people’s attention when you mention an upcoming visit to the city, it’s not all about the red light...

If you’ve been there, done that and got the t-shirt with backpacking and the typical British summer resorts, if the thought of sitting by the pool listening to other families argue makes you cringe and...