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Out & About

Friday, April 20, 2018

What’s not to like about the month of May? The long months of summer stretch out before us in expectation, plus there are two Bank Holidays to get out and enjoy the warmer weather. Essex Life helps you make the most of this special time with some great ideas for top family days out in the county

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Us Brits jump at the chance to grab a blanket and a basket of food and head for somewhere peaceful for an afternoon spent eating, drinking, strolling and exploring. We’ve picked 9 of the best spots in Essex for a walk and a picnic

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Friday, April 13, 2018

If you’re looking for some cracking deals at some of Essex’s top hotels and spas then look no further!

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Coffee and croissants in a buzzing local deli on a lazy Saturday morning give way to the sights and sounds of the weekend street market. A stroll through a secluded square leads to a chance find in a neighbourhood art gallery. A long lunch follows in an old, wooden-timbered pub before a wander through a centuries-old churchyard and a scour of the blue badges showcasing famous former residents. Finally, a spot of retail therapy across a clutch of smart boutiques then it’s back to unload and unwind in the sanctuary of your chic hotel…. bliss.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Lots of the towns and villages in Essex have fascinating histories and beautiful buildings making them wonderful places to live. We pick ten of the prettiest places to live in this round-up sponsored by Essex & Suffolk Water

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Homes & Gardens

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

In perhaps her most challenging interview to date, Essex Life’s Sybilla Hart speaks to gardening expert and author Charlie Hart about his latest book, oh, and whether he has put the rubbish out

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

These Essex care homes, solicitors and hearing centres will help make your retirement as straightforward and enjoyable as possible

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Essex Life takes you inside four of the most prestigious properties in the county, all currently looking for a new owner. Could that new owner be you?

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Since 1996, The Albion Bath Company have been at the forefront of the luxury bathrooms market in the UK. Renowned for their huge range of beautiful freestanding baths, the designers at Albion can help to transform your bathroom into a spa-like haven of peace and tranquillity. But with all their impressive designs to choose from, how can you be sure of choosing the right bath for you?

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

If your kitchen came under the microscope at the end of 2017 and wasn’t up to scratch, Sarah Hammill meets four local experts who can help you revive the hub of your home

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Style

Friday, April 13, 2018

On May 2, Essex Life invites you to a special Ladies Brunch at Channels in Chelmsford, with fabulous food and fashion very much on the menu

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Friday, April 13, 2018

If you’re looking for some cracking deals at some of Essex’s top hotels and spas then look no further!

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Whether you’re staying within the confines of Essex or straying out into Suffolk or Norfolk, these places are ideal for a short break that’s a short drive away

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

When planning your big day in Essex you’re absolutely spoilt for choice when it comes to magical wedding venues. Here are 10 places from around the county you should consider

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Essex salon group ‘Tikadi’ has scooped the ‘Best Salon Team’ title at the inaugural Essex Salon Awards. The awards were held during a gala event at Orsett Hall in Essex on Sunday 5th November

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Food & Drink

Friday, April 13, 2018

On May 2, Essex Life invites you to a special Ladies Brunch at Channels in Chelmsford, with fabulous food and fashion very much on the menu

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Enjoy a delicious two or three course meal from just £16.95 at The Creek.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Fish and Chips has for a long time been a British staple, the go to meal for Friday nights after work complete with all of your favourite extras from mushy peas to curry sauce. Here are our favourite places to get some scrumptious battered cod and chips

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Lionel Lachasseigne, the wonderful Sommelier at Wivenhoe House, has put together his own six course menu for £45 per person.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

We all love a good old pub. Full of character and history there is no better place to sit back and enjoy a drink. Here are 10 of our favourite historical pubs

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People

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

On Saturday 9 June come together with your family and friends and challenge yourselves to a 10 or 20 mile Pink Ribbon Walk for Breast Cancer Care

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

With the help of finance expert and writer Philip Beresford, Essex Life reveals the 2017 Essex Life Richest 50

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Many brave soldiers from across the UK and beyond have fallen in battle. Here James Bancroft celebrates the special sacrifice of one special Essex war hero 150 years on

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Open water swimming has seen something of a surge in recent years. Here Caitlin Davies, author of Downstream: a history and celebration of swimming the River Thames, explains some of its appeal

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Our county’s best food produce is recognised both nationally and internationally, but there is a lot of hard work behind the scenes. Stephanie Mackentyre meets three of our local food heroes who have helped put Essex on the world’s culinary map

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