Glenfield pub The Forge Inn has re-opened following an impressive refurbishment, which has been carried out in just four days. The 250k refurbishment is a joint project between The Beautiful Pubs Collective, which runs the pub, and Everards, which owns the freehold. It’s the third investment in the popular Leicestershire pub, and has included the creation of a new bar area, a kitchen extension, new seating and carpets in the restaurant, and redecoration of the venue inside and out. Sam Hagger, founder of The Beautiful Pubs Collective - which also runs the Knight and Garter and the Rutland and Derby in Leicester - describes it as a “carefully considered” project, in which he’s aimed to bring a bit of the city into the local, but without losing the charm of the pub. “The Forge was already a truly beautiful pub, but now it’s bigger, better, more efficient and more beautiful,” says Sam, for whom this has been a very personal project. The Forge was … [Read more...] about First look inside popular pub after stunning £250k refurb
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By Michelle Robertson, SFGATE Updated 5:24 am PDT, Thursday, October 25, 2018 Now Playing: Tour Ariella "rel" Robinson's living space in a nunnery-turned-art-collective in San Francisco's Lower Haight neighborhood. Media: Katie Wood/SFGATE Editor's note: SFGATE has launched a new series, SF Spaces, about unconventional living quarters in the San Francisco Bay Area. Do you live in an unusual space? Tell us about it by emailing SFGATE producer Michelle Robertson at [email protected] When Ariella "rel" Robinson tells people she lives in an artist collective, they often "imagine I live in a big hall with a bunch of cots or something." "I like to remind them that we do have rooms and beds, and we live like civilized humans," the 23-year-old artist says, before reconsidering her word choice. "Or, we live like humans." Artist Ariella "rel" Robinson has lived at The Convent Arts Collective for four years. Artist Ariella "rel" Robinson has lived at The … [Read more...] about This artist lives with 24 people in a former SF convent. Take a look inside.
When you’re getting ready to jet off on holiday, there is so much you have to remember. From making sure you have your passport and sun cream for those summer days, to hats and scarves for winter weekends away. But for pet owners, it is crucial that their four legged friends are in safe hands before they head off and asking someone else to look after their pets can put strain on families. So much so, that some owners haven’t taken a holiday in years because they are unable to leave their furry friends. But Hertfordshire cat owners can be reassured, as there are four Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotels right on their doorstep that will care and cater for their cats in a warm, clean and premium environment. With two boutiques hotels based in Welwyn Garden City, one in St Albans and another in Royston, these are part of the 15 strong franchise that founder Abi Purser, 42, has established across the UK. Take a look inside Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel View gallery So how did it … [Read more...] about Take a look inside Hertfordshire’s luxury cat hotels
First Look: Inside Monart Spa's lavish new Garden Lounge bar Independent.ie Monart, voted Ireland's No.1 Spa in our Reader Travel Awards 2018, has unveiled a new bar renovation at its Enniscorthy resort. https://www.independent.ie/life/travel/travel-news/first-look-inside-monart-spas-lavish-new-garden-lounge-bar-36551712.html https://www.independent.ie/life/travel/article36551693.ece/4ec9d/AUTOCROP/h342/The%20Garden%20Lounge%20Monart%20Destination%20Spa.jpg Email Monart, voted Ireland's No.1 Spa in our Reader Travel Awards 2018, has unveiled a new bar renovation at its Enniscorthy resort. The lavish new Garden Lounge bar is a softly lit space boasting floor-to-ceiling windows "draped with bespoke handmade textiles," the five-star resort says. Designed by Patricia Carr, the room aims to transition between Monart's 100 acres of Wexford woodland and the property's opulent interior. 100pc wool, hand-knotted rugs, an Irish oak bar and natural colours like light greens and ambers … [Read more...] about First Look: Inside Monart Spa’s lavish new Garden Lounge bar
By Richard Guzman | [email protected] | Press TelegramPUBLISHED: September 20, 2018 at 9:06 am | UPDATED: September 20, 2018 at 9:06 am Be warned, this year when you attend the Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor haunt there’s a pretty good chance you’re going to get separated from your friends, possibly lost inside one of the mazes and left alone and terrified. You’ll also likely end up crawling on your knees at some point, or drenched in water and walking precariously on a small bridge four stories high as you try to find your way out of a maniac’s murder scene. While there are no new mazes or characters for this year’s Dark Harbor, which returns to the Queen Mary in Long Beach Sept. 27-Nov. 2, the six existing mazes have all been overhauled to create a “choose-you-own-adventure” experience with things like reconfigured passages that allow you to go in all sorts of different directions in each maze. You’ll be out of breath not just … [Read more...] about Here’s your first look inside the Queen Mary’s overhauled Dark Harbor