My Favourite Places

  • My Favourite Places

    What makes an interior designer become a designer of swimwear? Lisa Montague tells her story and shares her favourite places to swim.


    Andrei Lussmann grew up in West Africa where he first learned to drink strong espresso and fell in love with Italian food. His father worked for Impresit Bakolori, a construction company owned by Fiat, and the family lived in a version of Little Italy built by the car company in the middle of the desert, […]

  • My Favourite Places: Tricia Stewart

    You might not necessarily recognise the name Tricia Stewart straight away — but, sure as jam is jam, you’ll know about the whole Calendar Girls phenomenon. The original calendar featuring artfully-concealed ladies from the Women’s Institute, the hit movie with Helen Mirren, the West End show, and so on…

  • My Favourite Places: Angela Clarke

    Some people are just so flippin’ multi-talented. Angela Clarke has her first novel, Follow Me, out this month – I’ll be reading it over Christmas (in all that spare time I’ll have…) and I’ll let you know the skinny in January….

  • My Favourite Places: Freya North

    Today — publication day for her 14th novel! — Freya North is sharing her favourite places with us here at Muddy Herts. Most of them are in Herts, too, where she lives out in the countryside with her two children, two dogs, and a horse…

  • My Favourite Places: Fashion Designer Emma Rutherford

    Emma Rutherford is one half of Needle, a luxury knitwear brand (pictured above) that in 18 months has already been snapped up by Anthropologie and other top London boutiques. A designer for Burberry and LK Bennett before setting up Needle, Emma had a baby last year and moved back to mid-Bucks where she grew up. Lucky for us she’s so local – she knows loads of cool places to try…

  • My Favourite Places: Felix Camfield-Walker

    Felix Camfield-Walker was born and raised in Hitchin – and he’s got no intention of going anywhere else anytime soon.  Farley’s Hair Emporium is about as relaxed as getting your hair cut is going to get – serious vintage décor, a quirky mix of music, and some properly strong coffee or the offer of a glass […]

  • My Favourite Places: Julie Mayhew

    Hertfordshire is simply full of writers – and some blinkin’ good ones, too. Berkhamsted’s very own Julie Mayhew writes drama for Radio 4, and I first came across her through her play A Shoebox of Snow which I absolutely loved. Her most recent, broadcast late last year, was The Electrical Venus – a brilliant and […]

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