Indigowares: The Sustainable Wheathampstead Fashion Brand


We meet Lisa Reddings, the Wheathampstead local who is behind the sustainable brand Indigowares, to discover fashion with a difference Pre-Indigowares, what was your background in the fashion industry? I trained as a textile designer at Brighton Uni. After graduating, I spent nearly 20 years as a conceptual textile print designer based mostly in the […]

The St Albans Artist Adding Colour To Local Landmarks

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We meet St Albans artist Hannah Sessions to talk about her love of the area and why she has joined forces with St Albans BID Were you a creative child? From a very young age I always loved arts and colouring. I grew up away from all technology and TV, so creativity kept me busy […]

Meet The Best Selling Author And Former England Lacrosse Player

Sarah Cooke

Berkhamsted’s Sarah Cooke on how her life has evolved from playing lacrosse for England to becoming a best-selling author and High Performance Business Coach Were you a sporty child? For as long as I can remember I’ve been active and have always had an interest in sports – both watching as well as participating. My […]

Interview With Hertfordshire TV Gardener Manoj Malde

Malde’s 2017 silver gilt award winning Chelsea Flower Show gardenCredit Jonathan Buckley

Brookmans Park TVgarden designer, Manoj Malde, reveals to Rebecca Pitcairn how colour, fashion, travel and other people’s gardens have influenced his desire to create the perfect outdoor space When award-winning Hertfordshire garden designer Manoj Malde tells me wild gardens are in fashion, I look out to my own overgrown patch of lawn and breathe a […]

7 Of The Best Events In Hertfordshire In August

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Making the most of the summer, there are plenty of outdoor events in Hertfordshire this August. Here are 7 of the best Secret Garden Throughout August The Grove This summer, The Grove have partnered with cinematic legends, Everyman, to bring you an outdoor cinema experience like no other, the Everyman Secret Garden in the Walled […]

Top Tips To Manage Summer Hair


Trisha Buller, the founder of Ciente in Berkhamsted, on how to protect your hair this summer With summer holidays fast approaching, now is the time to prepare for the potential harm that the sun, sea, UV rays, and environmental toxins can cause to our hair and scalp condition. Overtime this can create dull, limp and […]

Inside New Restaurant Omboo At St Albans’ Sopwell House

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Sopwell House in St Albans is all set to introduce Omboo, which is sure to spice up the dining scene in Hertfordshire For visitors enjoying afternoon tea at Sopwell House in St Albans recently, they would have been intrigued by an on-going evolution of the dining space. Here, at Absolutely Hertfordshire, we too have been […]

The Herts Entrepreneur Behind Smoothie London

Ashwell entrepreneur Georgia Humbert talks to Rebecca Pitcairn about launching a fashionable and socially responsible jewellery brand in the age of social media Anyone who thinks that members of Generation Z are work shy and spend all their time messing about on social media should meet Ashwell entrepreneur, Georgia Humbert. At just 22 years of […]

Sculptures For Your Garden By Elliott Of London, Berkhamsted

Elliott of London

A favourite of Absolutely Hertfordshire, we catch up with Charles Elliott, founder of Elliott of London in Berkhamsted, to discover how you can bring his stunning sculptures into your own home How have things been going at Elliott of London since we featured you last year? It’s been pretty productive here. We’ve had time to […]

Interview With Hertford PT Michelle Baynham About Mother Fit

Michelle Baynham

Absolutely Hertfordshire interviews Michelle Baynham, founder of Mother Fit, to discover a fitness and wellbeing community like no other What originally inspired you to launch Mother Fit? With two girls, born 18 months apart, I found myself struggling after the birth of my second daughter, and was diagnosed with postnatal depression. The ‘juggle struggle’ of […]

Inside Story On Herts Drinks Business Lift Your Spirits


We catch up with Faye Penford, the women behind Lift Your Spirits, about her journey to launching the drinks company during lockdown Tell us a little about yourself… Born in St Albans, a mother of two, 19 & 16, worked for St Albans Council for over 16 years while bringing up the children. I pretty much stayed […]

How St Albans’ Historic Pub Ye Olde Fighting Cocks Was Saved

Ye Olde Fighting Cocks

Martin Robinson was a part of the Ye Olde Fighting Cocks team when it was announced the historic St Albans pub was closing down – so decided to take matters into his own hands When news filtered through earlier this year that St Albans’ historic pub, Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, was to cease trading, us […]