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The Point at Polzeath: River Spa

River Spa of Wadebridge have set up the most glorious spa space at The Point in Polzeath. With gorgeous views of the sea, full use of facilities and food on offer, GCG couldn’t resist popping down to road test their new...

The Artist's Pint

Beer and art may not sound like obvious bedfellows, but St Ives Brewery’s latest creative collaboration with Kurt Jackson is giving alcohol a totally new aesthetic and...

Sticky Symphony

Golden leaves, the end of post-work surfs, the return of the student population, dark storm clouds rolling in from the Atlantic (although this could have defined most of the Cornish summer this time round!) Perhaps fall is indeed a far...

A fear of flying - Jess on the couch

Having bravely decided to overcome my fear of flying I signed up for a course of psychotherapy with leading Cornish therapist Alex Wedlock from Clarity in Mind based at the Blue Lotus Therapy Centre. I turn up for my first session and I...

The White Stuff

Firstly let's just get it out there that I'm phobic of dentists. I don't do needles or gas, numbing or drilling...in fact even the smell of those places is just awful. So it is with some apprehension that I agree to teeth whitening...

A Milliner's Tale...

Cornwall's very own Holly Young has been away for four months working for the incredibly prestigious Phillip Treacy in the Big Smoke: London Town (pronounced Taaan). Phillip Treacy is a renowned Milliner to the stars and has created...

The Day That...

During my wedding planning adventures I have come across several "must buys" - from chocolate fountains (they're a must buy, right?) to lavish balloons above the dance floor which cascade down for the first dance, I have seen it all and...

Diamonds are a girls best friend: KinetIQue ethical diamonds

I am excited to be interviewing a new company who have just launched into the wedding market in Cornwall, KinetIQue offer diamond jewellery that is unrivalled in the UK with a clarity and colour that cannot be matched in quality or...

Pop-up Photobooth

If you're looking for something a little different for your wedding and you really want the fun factor, you have to look at getting a photo booth! Already a popular craze in London, the first ever photo Booth Company has now come to...

Stein’s Fisheries: Padstow DIY Stein-tastic Fish

Adding to their empire and reinforcing the commonly held view that fish is the best dish in Padstow, Rick & Jill Stein have opened a new fishmongers next door to their fish ‘n’ chippy. Proffering fresh fish, shellfish and...

Josie Purcell Talks 'ShutterPod'

ShutterPod is creating a photographic feast for passionate lovers of the lens-based art and for those who prefer to point and...

The Secret Garden - Tregothnan opens it's private gates.

Tregothnan Estate: home of tea and the Smugglers’ on the Roseland is sending out the Golden Tickets and opening its private gates like Willy Wonker’s Chocolate Factory on the 14th & 15th April to their magical historical...

Breakfast with... Natasha Chambers, Artist

Breakfast with an artist… it seems dreadfully Andy Warhol though I am nothing like Eddie Sedgwick. I actually met Natasha in Starbucks (Chivvy X – business hub of...

A Fayre to Remember….

So I’m not sure if it's me but it appears that there are more and more wedding fayres popping up in Cornwall, there were a lot less back in the day when I was in the biz – way back...

Get to (the) Point

The point of going to Point is to get away and simply chillax. After all, in this creek-side hamlet there is very little to do except watch the tide ebb and flow. But when you’ve had a gut-full of peace and quiet there’s a lot more...

Smelling of roses in Wadebridge: get 20% off a luxurious Spiezia Rose Indulgence Wrap at River treatment rooms

“It’s like taking hard drugs,” I murmured from the sofa opposite, clinging to my mug of Tregothnan Manuka tea like an Italian cruise liner captain to a lifeboat. Sara laughed: “I’m glad you enjoyed it,” she...

Trevarno Skincare: An Organic Detox

After the ravages on the waist line and the boozing on the skin – not to mention general senses… I felt in dire need of something to restore my outside and nourish my inside. Because ravaged, and not in a ‘wild romance’ sort of...

The Mousehole Lights

A little Mousehole fetish shouldn’t be ignored. The Mousehole lights equals the start of Christmas. The big switch on this 2011 is Saturday 17th December; you don’t want to miss...

The Grumpies: A very festive stuffing

Two new kids on the block in the delicious shape of Trevor Shea and Mark Carne, founders of Grumpies of Cornwall, may play on their cantankerous old men status but GCG can report with all honesty there’s a lot more rumpy than grumpy...

A day out in… Fowey

A charming town that’s the perfect size for a day’s wander, Fowey – as in ‘joy’ – has everything from cute clothes shops to great places to eat, as well as pretty-as-a-picture historic streets and stunning views over its...