If you've a wedding or two (or three) coming up this year, Emma Hughes steps forward with advice for an essential of a lady's wardrobe: the hat.
If you're spending £3 on a top-notch loaf of bread, you don't want to spread any old stuff on it. Emma Hughes meets one of the new breed of butter…
Designing a bespoke engagement ring for the love of your life is a daunting prospect. Luckily, there’s expert help at hand, says Emma Hughes.
Once a cottage industry, small-batch British chocolate is booming. Emma Hughes unwraps eight of the best small-batch bars.
It's 100 years this week since women in Britain first won the right to vote. Emma Hughes picks out the key steps which led to the success of the Suffrage
Macavity, Macavity, there’s no one like Macavity – apart from the other eight on this list, as picked out by Emma Hughes.
From Hemingway to Wodehouse, we reveal the hangover remedies of literary greats.
What does it take to be a modern-day magician? Emma Hughes finds out. Main photograph by Richard Cannon.
Our favourite hot chocolates: delicious, rich and perfect for sipping by the fire.
Lobster through your letterbox? Cheese by courier? Emma Hughes goes behind the scenes with the firms keeping connoisseurs posted.
Nutmeg is the taste of Christmas, but it’s always had a wild side. Emma Hughes delves into its past and reveals her favourite recipe that infuses this festive spice into…
Emma Hughes gets to know the dogs, cats and ducks bringing animal magic to some of Britain’s best hotels.
The results are finally in. We reveal Country Life's Gentleman of the Year-and the names of the others you gave the thumbs-up to
Saved from being swallowed up by a high-street chain, Simpson’s is back. Emma Hughes inspects the menu.
Ghosts and country houses go together like strawberries and cream. We name some of the country's best known haunted houses that you can actually visit.
If you're off to stay with friends for the weekend, these delicious truffles make a perfect present for your host or hostess.
Cooking with clotted cream turns any summer meal into a special occasion.
Britain’s historic outdoor swimming pools, long neglected, are back in business.
Proper Cornish pasties were in danger of dying out, but, thanks to a dedicated band of bakers, all that’s changed. Emma Hughes finds out how the West won.
Pocket-money sweet treats have never looked more tempting, no matter how old you are.