After more than a decade of friendship, my uni girls will still plan dinner and offer each other a bed for the night to maximise catch-up time.
If you’ve been restricting your swimming sessions to the pool and days out at the beach, you’ve been missing out. Get ready to dive into a brave new water world.
The award-winning illustrator, know for his bold prints, takes The Spoils on a tour of the best Brighton hangouts - that aren't overrun by tourists.
Sleeper trains mean sore necks and cramped cabins, right? Wrong. Make time for some of the most luxurious railway trips in the world.
Consider ribbons, clips, slides, band and bobbles as the affordable and instant spring/summer style update for your look.
It is possible to use money to buy things which will improve your life – and they needn’t be flashy. Here are five low-key(ish) ways to spend your hard-earned cash.
Trainer’s are the rarest of fashion friends - comfortable, useful, durable, everyday and chic. Marisa Bate shares her kicks picks.
Object of desire, status symbol, kitchen essential - a good knife can last you a lifetime, so choose wisely (with a little help from an expert)...
Poorna Bell on taking breathing to the next level. If you haven't heard about the wonderful world of 'breathwork', it's time to fill your lungs.
As the rise of the ‘restaurant with rooms’ continues, there have never been more options of fantastic gastronomic experiences that are off the beaten track. Here's the best to book.
You only need one, but here are three tried, tested and recommended by Head Bartender at The Savoy's American Bar Maxim Schulte. Chin chin!
Our guide to the best alternative British perfumeries offering unique scents for when you’re done smelling like everyone else.
Driving distances just got a whole lot more fun thanks to cool and clever tech and gadgetry - by a woman who hates long journeys.
When it comes to mind and body, forget superfoods and protein supplements, good deeds are the key to good vibes. Here's the science bit.
If sleep is a luxury in 2019, then rest easy knowing your bedding looks good and makes a positive impact with these must-have brands.
Dodge the supermarket, shop local and learn more about where your food is sourced – without getting a speck of mud on your Le Chameau boots.
The Vogue cover star and mental health advocate pays tribute to her London - a melting pot of creativity and culture which inspires her on a daily basis.
Monogramming is chic; megalomania is not. Here’s how to - and why to - leave your mark on your most valuable possessions.
Architect and artist Tamsin Cunningham takes The Spoils on a tour of the Scottish capital's most tranquil places to eat, drink, shop and visit.
The Spoils sets off on an adventure in the New Range Rover Evoque, with presenter Gethin Jones and Manchester born and bred creative Samio.
It's time to embrace the joy of missing out and make your home JOMO-friendly with cosy nooks and comfy seating. Staying in is so "in" right now.
The Birmingham Royal Ballet's principal ballerina takes us on a tour of the city she now calls home - revealing the sights, sounds and tastes she loves.
If we were playing beach Top Trumps, the UK would probably win out with these incredible beaches that are well worth travelling for.
“You won’t manage in this city without a car,” said nobody in London ever. These city dwellers share their auto love stories. Sorry not sorry.
With the weather becoming milder (thanks goodness), there’s never been a better time to enjoy one of these idyllic getaway destinations.
These dishes might just make you a regular in your own kitchen again - so make plans to stay in and send compliments to the chef!
Encounter new, interesting wines in an accessible, unintimidating, intelligently-curated way. What you need, in short, is a wine club.
Break out of your predictable weekend mode, and enjoy one of these five unique events to get the Friday feels rolling through to Sunday.
Named one of the Top 10 Female Bartenders in the World, Sam Fish gives us a tour of where to enjoy a tipple in her home town.
The old friends take to the streets of Auld Reekie to discover the city's small but mighty heritage and sample some tastes and traditions.
There is no reason you car can’t smell as gorgeous as your home - your scent journey begins here.
Another month, another 30 days spent scrollin’ and droolin’. Laura Martin reveals the eateries making her hit the ❤️ button all month.
With a new wave of food and culture taking over the city streets and its neighbouring shores, there’s never been a better time to visit.
The way we are drawn to music is much like our connection with people – it’s completely personal. Master the art of combining the two and you’re onto a winner.
We spoke to Master of Wine Anne McHaleIt about the best alternatives to French bubbles - fresh from English soils. Bottoms up!
Clear your diary and make time for a trip to see inspiring and thought-provoking art, in beautiful spots and lively cities around the UK.
The word gossip is loaded with negative connotations: usually, bitchy repartee by the water-cooler. But it isn’t always salacious – gossip can also be the good kind.
As 'self care' begins to take on a meaningful form of emotional sustainability, spaces dedicated to calm and relaxation are emerging.
Last year, power velvet was seen on every sofa and celebrity in town. As spring arrives and we reset in light in of #MeToo, here’s what to step out in now.
It’s cocktail hour in this spirited Scottish city; here Laura Martin takes you on a tour of the best bars for big-flavour cocktails and wee drams.
True luxury doesn’t come from someone telling you what to buy, but rather showing what's possible. What better way to set the scene than by using VR to literally put you in the picture.
The Spoils speaks to Cambridge-based, singer-songwriter prodigy Kyan about finding inspiration in Cambridge’s history and embracing the green spaces the city has to offer.
Keep these in the bathroom cabinet at your peril. These brilliant unisex moisturisers will be used by the whole household.
It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that ‘doing shots’ is a bad idea. We're here to tell you that you can reclaim the drink in style.
Niki Groom aka Miss Magpie Fashion Spy is an award-winning freelance illustrator based in Bristol. Here she talks to The Spoils about the hangouts fuelling her creativity.
An insider's guide to seeing Scotland through a luxury lens, including the most scenic route, the finest hotels and must-do things to see, eat and drink.
Enlisting the talents of portrait photographer Mahtab Hussain and chef Leo Kattou, we uncover the hotspots beloved by the creative duo.
A scented candle transforms a room and lifts your mood, so invest in your own happiness with our aromatic edit. (And anyone who doesn't get the joy they bring can jog on).
Crystal sound baths appear to be popping up in urban spaces faster than you can say ‘rose quartz’, with many of us asking: what are they all about?
The hippest destination for foodie fans is this thriving market town. From gin to gelato, your gastronomic getaway starts here.
Whether you’re a lapsed cyclist looking to get back in the saddle or a devoted pedallar with a taste for a well-made object, these brands all put the ’spoke’ in bespoke.
A new generation of nomadic influencers have turned the humble carry-on into a must-have travel accessory. Make a style statement before you even unpack.
Those in the know have been tipping the innovative Midland hub as the next big hot spot for global gastronomic adventures.
Make ours a doorstep sandwich with a side of toast, please. Here’s our pick of the best six artisan bakeries to get a rise from.
The world of accessories can be daunting - but help is on hand. Gareth Scourfield - fashion expert, stylist, and Style Director of The Jackal - explains all…
Could a moment of quiet in a busy world be the ultimate treat? Or is it an essential that you can’t do without? Here’s how to be alone without feeling lonely.
Once a traditional heirloom, the signet is now the must-have accessory. From the catwalk to the 'Gram, here are a few fashion-forward favourites.
Poorna Bell on the art of immersing yourself in a place and allowing yourself time to experience adventures and be spontaneous.
Marisa Bate is often left scratching her head when the world raves over a new TV series or bestselling novel. Yet living outside the bubble can be very liberating.
Visiting a barbershop should be an escape - a moment of respite from the chaos and pressures of the outside world and a chance to recharge and unwind.
The cheese board is the final flourish to any decent dinner party. Impress your fellow diners with these knowledgeable nuggets.
Combining a formidable blend of style and sustainable substance, the new Range Rover Evoque is the ultimate in guilt-free, eco-chic luxury.
As it re-establishes itself as a wellbeing staple, aromatherapy is the perfect luxury trend to tap into our need for calm and sanctuary in our ever stressful world.
Be it a celebration of a brand or crass consumerism at its worst, logomania is back. Here’s how to find a wearable middle ground.
From booze to blooms, why venture out with the masses, when a world of bespoke choices can be delivered straight to your door?
The new luxury in skincare is ethical and mindful. Consider welcoming these natural beauty wonders into your routine right now.
Take a pootle to this dreamy seaside town for sensational seafood and Insta-worthy vistas at every turn - you won't want to leave.
Because there’s no party quite as good as an 'on the QT' party no one else knows about, so grab your squad and set out into the night.