Melissa de Carteret
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 ...
Let Them Eat Cake: Afternoon Tea at The Vintage Cake House Farnham, a Quintessentially English Town
You would think that a genteel market town like Farnham, a stone's throw from Jane Austen Country, would be awash with olde tea shoppes, but until the opening of 20-year-old Natalie Steward's...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Mulberry Factory Shop, Somerset, UK & Mulberry's Smallest Bag, the Shrunken Bayswater
The Mulberry Factory Shop, Somerset, UK & Mulberry's Smallest Bag, the Shrunken Bayswater Mulberry's smallest bag? Measuring just 11 x 11cm, whether this warrants th...
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 ...
About Melissa de Carteret
Melissa is a freelance food and travel writer and editor based in London. Previously Co-editor of the AA Restaurant Guide, she has over 20 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 JustLuxe, Upscale Living Magazine, Great British Life, Square Meal, Frommers, Ultra.Travel, OMOTG and Travel+Leisure. 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.