5 Spooky Places to Visit in Hampshire

5 Spooky Places to Visit in Hampshire

Here’s 5 spooky places to visit in Hampshire, because even the season can influence your travel choices.

And, you don’t have to go that far from home to get your travel fix, take a look…

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A guide to Pumpkin Picking in Hampshire

A guide to Pumpkin Picking in Hampshire

Are you wondering where you can go pumpkin picking in Hampshire this Autumn?

Here’s a handy guide to the wonderful farms and fields across the county, where you can pick your own and live your best Autumn life!

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Porters Wine & Charcuterie in Southampton

Porters Wine & Charcuterie in Southampton

Porters Wine & Charcuterie is serving up glorious platters of cheese, cured meats and fresh fruit alongside wine’s from around the world.

The restaurant simulates the enotecas or wine libraries of Italy and brings a lovely sophisticated wine bar to central Southampton.

If the winning combination of wine, cheese and meat is a piece of you, then take a look…

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A Guide to Sunflower Fields in Hampshire

A Guide to Sunflower Fields in Hampshire

Sunflower fields in Hampshire, these pick your own farm experiences are popping up all over the county.

Sunflowers taller than me or you fill the fields, their happy yellow petals bobbing around in the wind. It’s a joy to pick a bunch or just wander the fields enjoying the view with friends or family.

Want to experience picking your own sunflowers? Here’s my guide to the farms and fields offering the experience in Hampshire…

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10 Hampshire Coffee Roasters

10 Hampshire Coffee Roasters

I have found some awesome Hampshire coffee roasters that will make your ‘at home’ coffee experience infinitely better.

Coffee lovers, here’s 10 that are worth getting delivered for your morning aero press, cafetière, moka pot, drip pour or reusable coffee pods …

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Temple Spa Facials at Southampton Harbour Hotel

Temple Spa Facials at Southampton Harbour Hotel

ᵃᵈ  A little bit of self care goes a long way! A well needed time out at the spa is restorative, relaxing and a little bit of luxury that can put you back together when you need it most.

Southampton Harbour Hotel now have luxurious Temple Spa treatments available at its spa and they invited me to a skin therapy workshop, something they call a Spa’rty!

Guided facials were the order of the evening and I left feeling calmer and with a very pampered, clean, glowing face.

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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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Etsy Made Local Festive Market Southampton 2019

Etsy Made Local Festive Market Southampton 2019

How hard is it to find unique gifts for that special someone? You know, that person that’s super difficult to buy for, the one that has everything. I always find that a local Christmas market is usually the place to buy a gift for these people you might get stuck trying to find a gift for.

The third annual Etsy Festive Market in Southampton was the biggest yet!

Local independent Etsy makers showcased some incredible gifts in real life in The Spark Building at Solent University.

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Dinner at The Chilworth Arms in Southampton

Dinner at The Chilworth Arms in Southampton

ad*   What’s not to like about drinks with friends, hearty food and cosy fireplaces?

The Chilworth Arms is a real winter warmer, the place you could easily while away a Sunday afternoon after a long walk in the countryside.

With the festivities upon us, the nights drawing in and temperatures dropping – the restaurant and pub is a welcome escape capturing a slice of that seasonal magic.

Recently I was invited to try its new festive menu, take a look at what I dishes I tried and a peek at the interior…

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New Menu at HarBar on 6th in Southampton

New Menu at HarBar on 6th in Southampton

AD* |  The Southampton Harbour Hotel is a stunning hotel standing tall in Ocean Village right on the coast.

It’s built in the shape of a cruise ship and has become an iconic part of the city’s skyline.

The penthouse or top level is the hotel’s main restaurant HarBar on 6th with spectacular views out across the marina and the Solent, the stretch of water between the south coast and the Isle of Wight.

It’s a stunning hang out with a terrace, floor to ceiling windows and a beautiful balcony.

It has a recently launched a new seafood focused menu which I was invited to review.

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