Hampshire’s Chawton House and New Exhibition ‘Man Up!’

Hampshire’s Chawton House and New Exhibition ‘Man Up!’

ᵃᵈ My International Women’s Day 2020 was next level! I was invited to a curator’s talk to launch a brand new exhibition about strong women called ‘Man Up: Women who stepped into a man’s world’ at Chawton House!

Not only was the historic house, in the heart of Hampshire, a fantastic travel discovery but, the insight into the exhibition from its creator added another dimension.

Learning about all those strong women who stepped up and thrived in a predominantly male environment was so interesting and gave me a real education to what life was like during the eighteenth century.

I felt very lucky I could take my Mum and experience this unique exhibition with her on International Women’s Day – what a fantastic memory to have!

Take a look at Chawton House and the new Man Up! exhibition…

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St. Michael’s Mount, Cornwall

St. Michael’s Mount, Cornwall

Cornwall is full of travel treasures and St. Michael’s Mount is one of them!

This tidal island is in Mount’s Bay off the coast of Marazion and has been home to the St Aubyn family since 1650 and is now managed by the National Trust.

I’ve been wanting to go to this beautiful island for many years and feel I’ve definitely ticked this off my travel bucket list.

Headed to Cornwall, put this on your visit list, here’s why…

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The Liberty Lounge launches in Portsmouth

The Liberty Lounge launches in Portsmouth

There’s not many places after school and University where you can go to learn, grow and find your identity.

I don’t know about you but I’m still evolving, I don’t ever think we stop. Weirdly, some people think this stops as we get older? And, there isn’t many spaces to explore your interests or who you are.

I’m so pleased that a new creative space for women has opened in Southsea – I’m so here for this!

It’s called The Liberty Lounge and, using their words, they’ve opened a ‘mind-gym’. I love this concept and can’t wait to see what they do with the space, how they’ll support women and what classes and workshops they’ll hold.

Take a look at The Liberty Lounge

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Creating Sustainable Artwork with North Cornwall Beach Art

Creating Sustainable Artwork with North Cornwall Beach Art

Looking for those unique travel experiences? Me too! Here’s a goodie that I love and I’ve done on my trips to Cornwall.

Creating beach art was one of the most fulfilling and fun things I’ve done and what makes it even better is that it’s completely sustainable as all you need is a rake, a broom and some string.

I joined Bill at North Cornwall Beach Art for an afternoon experiencing one of the best and most unique experiences you’ll find in Cornwall…

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The National Army Museum in Chelsea, London

The National Army Museum in Chelsea, London

Would you believe me when I say The National Army Museum is like a beautiful art gallery for the Army’s history?

Well, you should. It’s beautiful, well thought through, in the heart of Chelsea a short walk from Sloane Square and it doesn’t cost a penny to go in!

I’ll just say, while I’m probably not the target demographic of the museum, I will definitely be keeping an eye out on its future exhibitions.

At the time of writing this there had just been an exhibition on graphic design and one opened on the day I went called Tribute Ink, based on armed forces tattoos.

What a great discovery!

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A historic lunch at Titanic Hotel, Belfast

A historic lunch at Titanic Hotel, Belfast

In Belfast’s Titanic Quarter there isn’t many places to grab a spot of lunch. When I came across Titanic Hotel I was thrilled to find a great place to eat in the birthplace of one of the most famous ships in the world.

Lunch in a very unique historic setting, well that’s got to be on the travel bucket list hasn’t it? Take a look…

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A spa day at Southampton Harbour Hotel

A spa day at Southampton Harbour Hotel

ᵃᵈ* How often do you get a whole day to yourself, responsibility free, and getting pampered?

No, I know, not that often, so when they come around you’ve got to make the most of them!

Recently the team at Southampton Harbour Hotel were unbelievably kind and invited me to try out HarSPA, a beautiful zen zone packed full of tranquil treats.

This spa in central Southampton is a real hidden gem in the city. Take a look because everyone needs a little luxe in their life now and then and this might be just the right escape for you, it certainly was for me!

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Locke’s Coffee & Grub in Jersey

Locke’s Coffee & Grub in Jersey

Jersey’s restaurant scene is thriving and a heavy weight punching well above its size is Locke’s Coffee and Grub.

This glass fronted ex-record shop is now an awesome restaurant with a friendly team, incredible coffee and awesome food.

A trip to Jersey isn’t complete if you’ve not visited, and it easily shot to the top of my favourite restaurants on the island.

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