Escape to Europe by ferry
Inspiration - 5 min read

Escape to Europe by ferry

By Ellen Sanders

We’re often so desperate to get away that we tear down to our destination as fast as we can. It’s hardly a relaxing way to start a holiday. Embrace slow travel and make the journey part of the trip. You… Continue reading >

Our favourite French pit stops
Inspiration - 5 min read

Our favourite French pit stops

By Ellen Sanders

With French road trips back on the agenda for summer and autumn, we’ve picked out some of our favourite places near popular routes to stop over on the way to your destination, take it slow and savour the journey.  … Continue reading >

Asparagus with poached eggs
Inspiration - 5 min read

Asparagus with poached eggs

By Chris Elmes

Ramon Navarro at Heredad Beragu Hotel shares not just a recipe, but also an insight into the history behind it. The recipe was a famous dish from Casa La Juanica inn. When the inn closed its doors, it is believed… Continue reading >

Create your own tapas evening
Inspiration - 5 min read

Create your own tapas evening

By Chris Elmes

Here are our tips for recreating an evening of varied, delicious tapas while you can’t head over to Spain for the real thing.         Shop local Independent delis and even Spanish food specialists are abundant in the… Continue reading >

Fish & fino – how to pair your sherry
Inspiration - 8 min read

Fish & fino – how to pair your sherry

By Ellen Sanders

Despite having a huge range of flavours, sherry is still often dismissed as being no more than the dusty bottle of Bristol Cream that haunts the back of your drinks cupboard. We got in touch with Joanna Mildren, the owner… Continue reading >

Fresh gambas with garlic and chilli
Inspiration - 5 min read

Fresh gambas with garlic and chilli

By Ellen Sanders

The freshest of ingredients are best when cooked simply. Nicola Contreras from Casa Calita shares her favourite recipe, along with her recommendation of a serving of Fino sherry to go alongside it. Simple and delicious, this dish is perfect for… Continue reading >

Traditional Spanish lemon cake
Inspiration - 5 min read

Traditional Spanish lemon cake

By Ella Perryman

Traditional Spanish lemon cake generally uses olive oil from the land, home-grown almonds and locally sourced yoghurt. Silvia from Hotel Cortijo del Marqués shares her favourite lemon cake recipe; its beautiful citrus flavours will have you dreaming of a sunny… Continue reading >

The pilgrimage of La Peña
Inspiration - 8 min read

The pilgrimage of La Peña

By Ellen Sanders

Daisy is the daughter of Hermione and Nick, owners of Finca el Moro, in Andalusia. She told us about prepping the horses and the drinks, then setting off into a colourful, musical romería.       Romerías are processions in… Continue reading >

Arne Maynard shares the experiences of his garden during spring
Inspiration - 3 min read

Arne Maynard shares the experiences of his garden during spring

By Ellen Sanders

Arne Maynard from Allt-y-bela is a garden designer who practises what he preaches, and he has relished the recent time spent in the gardens of his Monmouthshire B&B. Here, he shares some of his insights, which we hope will inspire… Continue reading >

Our favourite UK gardens to visit
Inspiration - 5 min read

Our favourite UK gardens to visit

By Ella Perryman

Here in the UK, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to gardens, and visiting them can be both an idyllic day out and a great way to get inspiration for your own. We have chosen five of our… Continue reading >

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