The Canopy, Exeter

The Canopy ~ Exeter

Stepping foot through the front door of Exeter’s The Canopy felt like stepping through the chalk painting in Mary Poppins. You walk in and instantly you’re transported into another world; a calmer more friendly world at that. A soft piano soundtrack plays in the background and the sound of birdsong coming from the trees createsRead more

Sharpham Vineyard

Sharpham Vineyard 

Nestled on the banks of the River Dart, Sharpham Vineyard is one string to the Sharpham Trusts bow. Another being a heard of red tractor assured Jersey cows that produce the most outstanding cheeses that fit so well with the individual character of Sharpham’s award winning wines. Alongside this, and in the main house designedRead more

Windout Barn

Windout and Friends

With views to die for, Windout Barn is nestled on the eastern edge of Dartmoor National Park. This 11th century farm is owned by the lovely Felicity and Sam and has been transformed into a haven for city dwellers looking for a complete escape or local country folk, like myself, wanting a great afternoon out. WindoutRead more

The Flat, Exeter

The newest independant eatery to open in Exeter is a pizza lovers dream. Situated on Fore Street, it nestles amongst some of the finest stores and cafes in the city. Steve and I ventured out on a steamy Friday evening and took the short walk from our house. We were by Chloe Whipple (the owner)Read more

Explore In Exeter

I will make no bones about it. I love my city. Exeter is a hotbed of independent shops and cafes alongside the bigger brand names that all come together to make my home city great. Not only do we have fantastic  shopping and dining destinations but the city is steeped in history going back many centuries.Read more

City Gate, Exeter

City Gate, Exeter 

Wow! What a difference a few months can make. My last visit to the City Gate was on Christmas Day for a pre-lunch drink. A slightly worse for wear interior that was in serious need of updating and that’s exactly what Youngs have done! The City Gate has undergone a complete transformation inside and out.Read more

The Personal Approach at Reiss

Last Tuesday I had the privilege of being invited to Reiss in Princesshay, Exeter. They wanted to trial their new “Personal Approach” campaign and I was a willing guinea pig! “Our seasonal campaign involves inviting customers in store to book a personal shopping appointment and within this appointment customers can receive a 10% discount. EachRead more