For a good six months or so now alongside running this travel and lifestyle blog, plus working full-time as an Inbound Marketing Strategist for a digital B2B agency I have been occasionally freelancing as a travel and food writer for an luxury online magazine called Luxury Lifestyle Magazine
I am very fortunate to have stumbled upon the opportunity at a time when they were looking for a local writer who was interested in food, exploring new places and ideally located in the Surrey area. As and when an opportunity arises I am tasked to regularly review up-and-coming hotels and restaurants who are seeking exposure for their brand and looking for a placement in a luxury online magazine.
Writing for Luxury Lifestyle Magazine means I have the opportunity to explore, travel, visit and stay at some fabulously luxurious places around Surrey and in this case, further afield in the Cotswolds. Of course more importantly this opportunity enables me to showcase my writing skills to a much larger audience and will gradually help me towards building up a portfolio of travel articles for high-profile clients.
These opportunites are separate to my blog, however, whenever I go I tend to take photos of pretty much everything and anything that is photogenic. I do not provide imagery for the articles and on this particular occasion I took so many photos so I thought my blog would be the ideal place to showcase them and direct you over to the full article on the site - if its something of interest of course :)
Review: Eckington Manor
In this particular instance I was chosen to review the beautiful Eckington Manor, an elegant country house and hotel nestled in the Avon valleys, tucked away on the border of the picturesque Cotswolds. Set back from the hustle and bustle, Eckington Manor is stowed away in a secret corner, just outside Pershore village, across from the river Avon.
Eckington Manor boasts a luxury five star rating, with all individual rooms offering voluptuous super king size beds with Egyptian cotton linen, flat screen TV’s and complimentary wifi throughout.
To my delight on this press stay we were staying in one of the deluxe rooms, with the luxurious addition of a roll top bath which proudly stood against an impressive internal wood panelled wall adorned with framed pictures of freshly grown herbs and seasonal produce.
You can see from the pictures above just how luxurious the room and the manor grounds were!
Lets skip to the food!
Well, thats another story! Chef Sue Stinchcombe and her husband Mark are the couple behind the Farm to Fork food philosophy at the heart of Eckington Manor. Mark Stinchcombe also proudly holds the title of winner of the 2015 “Masterchef the Professionals” BBC series.
Our evening started with an amuse-bouche; a delightful introduction to the variety of flavours on offer, with a curried cauliflower and coriander foundation and crispy bits - it was the epitome of “truly scrumptious”.
The main; Eckington Manor rib eye of beef and braised shin with caramelised onion, wild mushroom and a red wine jus graced our plates. The beef rich and cooked to perfection and oozing with fierce flavour. The addition of the braised shin added great texture to the dish and a melt-in-the-mouth experience...
Without giving too much away, I'd love for you to head over to Luxury Lifestyle Magazine and read the full review of my stay at Eckington Manor.
Or why not check out my other food and travel articles on the site? http://www.luxurylifestylemag.co.uk/author/rightupmystreetblog/
I'd really appreciate you taking a look and letting me know what you think?
I work so hard and put so much of my personal time and effort into producing enticing, helpful and honest reviews for my readers so I hope you enjoy what I've put together!
*Please note my occasional writing position at Luxury Lifestyle Magazine is an unpaid position, I am merely a contributor to the site and receive complimentary food, drink and overnight accommodation in return for an honest review and feature on the Luxury Lifestyle Magazine website.*