Food & Travel Writer | Freelance Journalist
Be The First to Try Dr. Alkaitis' Spa Products at The Renowned Coworth Park in Berkshire
There are some names that inspire hushed tones and looks of reverence. Coworth Park in Berkshire, which reopened in 2010, after untold millions in renovations and three years in the making, is one such...
Let Them Eat Cake: Afternoon Tea at The Vintage Cake House Farnham, a Quintessentially English Town
The Perfect Apple iPhone Case by Piel Frama
I am often asked where I bought my iPhone case. Mainly because of the colour, before people realise it's actually a phone case rather than a wallet. Based in Spain, Piel...
Truffle Hunting in Provence: A Gourmand Weekend at Hôtel Crillon le Brave
I am installed in understated and effortlessly chic Provençal style at the 6th century Relais & Château Hôtel Crillon le Brave, a sleepy cluster of seven elegantly rustic stone buildings...
Sheepskin's Knightsfield House in the Heart of Wales' Brecon Beacons
Meaning 'field of the horse rider' in the original Welsh Caemarchog, Knightsfield has been in owner Steve Greenow's family for over 170 years and dates back further still to the late eighteenth century....
Heirloom Christmas Ornaments: Wedgwood and Waterford in the Sales
Heirloom Christmas Ornaments: Wedgwood and Waterford in the Sales I know post-Christmas Christmas decoration purchases are a touch naff, but I couldn't resist these ever so kitch Wedgwood and...
Mulberry Factory Shop, Somerset, UK & Mulberry's Smallest Bag, the Shrunken Bayswater
The Perfect Chandelier Earrings: Isharya at Net-a-Porter. And they're in the sale!
The Perfect Chandelier Earrings: Sultana Bali Earrings by Isharya at Net-a-Porter I've been on the quest for the perfect chandelier earrings for what seems like ages. In fact it's only been...
January Sales at Bicester Village, UK: Smythson of Bond Street Luxury Stationery and Leather Goods
Have Your Cake And Eat It: LuxeGuru (stationery addict since the age of six) braves the sales at Smythson of Bond Street, Bicester Village In the spirit of the January sales, I headed over to Bicester...
LuxeGuru is a freelance food and travel writer and editor based in London. She has an MA in English from Cambridge University and over 15 years experience, contributing to publications such as the AA Hotel and Restaurant Guides, the AA Travel Guides, OM Yoga & Lifestyle and On: Yorkshire Magazine, and a host of food, travel and lifestyle websites such as Great British Life, JustLuxe, Upscale Living Magazine, Square Meal, Frommers, Ultra.Travel, OMOTG and Travel+Leisure. Previously Co-editor of the AA Restaurant Guide, she focuses on luxury travel, regularly reviewing hotels, restaurants and spas in the UK and worldwide, as well as writing on other aspects of luxury lifestyle, including luxury brands, health and beauty, art and culture, fashion, style and design, and antiques and collectables. She has an interest in food history and kitchenalia, including the history of 19th-century culinary moulds and metalware, and has run a successful antiques business for over 10 years. Her book and magazine publishing experience includes editing literary fiction and childrens fiction and non-fiction for Jonathan Cape Books at Random House and Dorling Kindersley, and editing and contributing to b2b magazines and journals as Regional and Managing Editor for the United Nations affiliated Asia-Pacific Telecommunity in Singapore. In her spare time she enjoys improving her Italian and Spanish, and is studying for a BSc in Psychology.