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Leila Stocker

Leila is the Founder of Turtle PR, the award-winning agency, creating fresh PR solutions for travel and lifestyle clients. A keen skier, foodie and beach lover, Leila never wants to stop exploring.

It was off to the Royal Borough of Windsor for the day last weekend, visiting family. But where to dine my other half asked? Obviously, the Michelin-stars of Bray were off the cards – it being an...

Spring has finally sprung and with it comes the urge to re-feather our nests with some fresh attire. As an Oxfordshire girl, Bicester Village with its designer outposts, is my natural port of call –...

Five minutes’ drive – or a 30-minute walk – from Lake Windermere and the town of Bowness, yet away from the touristy hustle bustle, set on a hillside stands the grand Linthwaite House. A contemporary...

One of the more positive hospitality trends of late has been the resurgence of the traditional British rural pub, perhaps fuelled by nostalgia for cosy country locals of years gone by. The Greyhound in...

As a mother to a young son I often find myself walking down memory lane. Last week we were given a box set of the enchanting Beatrix Potter stories. I recalled how my father used to read these very same...

As the weather changes, it is the perfect time for a UK winter break. And so last weekend we ventured North (five and a half hours to be precise) to the charming Lake District. Also known as the Lakes...

As a sports presenter Kiri Bloore is rarely off a plane, we checked in with her for some top hints and tips on how to fly and stay fabulous while doing so… So Kiri we know you have been on the road since...

A hidden gem and firm favourite with islanders, Chiringuito is a chic beachside restaurant at Cala Gracioneta in San Antonio, Ibiza. Although a little off the beaten track, this venue is definitely worth...

Set in the picturesque Buckinghamshire village of Brill, upmarket gastropub The Pointer sits smartly on either side of the road, with the main venue on one side and newly converted guest bedrooms, the...

As summer approaches every year, my mind slides into beach mode. I’d always rather be parked in the sun than sat inside, Pimms in hand. My favourite type of weekend is one spend by the coast, ideally...

Perched on a cliff-top on Dorset’s UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis, sits the Alexandra hotel. With beautiful private gardens, the hotel has direct access to the wide-sandy beach below,...

On the most Westerly point of Dorset’s border, lies the quaint coastal town of Lyme Regis. An ancient hub steeped in history, Lyme (as it’s known locally) was noted in the Doomsday Book. It played...

The small, picturesque town of Woodstock in Oxfordshire belies its sleepy, cobbled cottage-box ‘nothing much happens here’ exterior, boasting a colourful history that dates back 50 years before the...

Having recently visited the stunning Summer Lodge, in the picturesque village of Evershot, I was drawn back this month by the quaint charm of Dorset to stay at the hotel’s four-star sister hotel next...

A long time had passed since I last travelled to Dorset – either physically as a child every summer to my grandparents’ holiday home in Burton Bradstock, or mentally, when studying Thomas Hardy’s...

In classical mythology, Elysium is the place at the ends of the earth to which favoured heroes are conveyed by the gods after death. So it’s fitting luxury five-star Cyprus hotel The Elysium is placed...

Going to school in Oxford, I had often walked past the five-star Randolph Hotel – stopping in awe at the city’s grand dame, favoured by rich tourists and made famous by Colin Dexter’s beloved...

While last year may have taken its toll on our travel pocket, with BREXIT weakening our pound in Europe, our love for the White Isle never dies. That’s why we were so happy to learn this year of the...

Having relished my three years at the University of Bristol, it was easy at the time to fall in love with this southwest maritime city, which offered such amazing introductions to music and culture during...

My first discovery of the illustrious designer Anouska Hempel came from an unlikely source – Edina Monsoon, my childhood heroine. Eddie once told Patsy in Absolutely Fabulous she was opening a shop,...

Another season spelt another ride on the white isle train this past summer, through a journey of high octane experiences. Our latest trip rode through Ibiza’s closing weekend events and the end of an...

As the largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago, Mallorca’s name derives from Latin insula maior, “larger island”; later Maiorica, “the larger one” in comparison to...

For as long as memory serves, the Italian regional of Tuscany was on my travel wish list. A panorama of verdant peaks in my mind’s eye, I daydreamed about its vineyards, valleys, culture and castles....