What could be more appealing than the epicurean informality of an inn or restaurant with rooms? These wonderfully relaxed establishments combine an emphasis on great ingredients from the area with local charm and stylish panache. There’s an insider feel that you don’t get at a more formal hotel, and there’s a foodie enthusiasm that wouldn’t be exuded quite as joyfully at a larger enterprise. Autumn/winter is a particularly good time to seek out their gently indulgent accommodation and fabulous seasonal flavours – the likes of wild rabbit with foraged mushrooms, grouse and damsons, elderberries and more. Harriet O'Brien Our experts round up their favourite establishments in Britain, from the Cotswolds to Cornwall, Suffolk to Skye, for feasting – and then flopping. ENGLAND Cotswolds The Feathered Nest Country Inn Oxfordshire, Cotswolds, England 8 Telegraph expert rating Fabulous food and a superb setting above the Evenlode valley … [Read more...] about Britain’s loveliest restaurants with rooms
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FALLEN asleep in the sun, or simply forgotten to slap on the sun cream before you soaked up the rays? Whatever the reason for your pink complexion, here's how long it'll take to heal and some tips and tricks to ease sunburn quickly. How do I relieve sunburn fast? You've just clocked that you've overdone it and are keen to combat your sunburn ASAP. According to the NHS, there are a few things you can do to help relieve your symptoms immediately after getting burnt. These include: Cooling your skin by having a cold bath or shower, sponging it with cold water, or holding a cold flannel to it Using lotions containing aloe vera to soothe and moisturise your skin Drinking plenty of fluids to cool you down and prevent dehydration Taking painkillers such as ibuprofen or paracetamol to relieve pain (but don't give aspirin to children under 16) How long does sunburn take to go away? It may start to peel after a few days, but will usually fully heal within a week. In severe cases, you may … [Read more...] about How do I relieve sunburn fast, how long does it take to go away and what is good to help it heal?
JAMIE OLIVER is known for his copious use of olive oil – drizzling it over salads, whizzing it into pesto or dripping it over bruschetta. But the TV chef has admitted he rubs the stuff all over his body as well. The 42-year-old said splashing extra virgin olive oil on his skin keeps him looking young. Jamie told Closer mag: “I use Clinique moisturiser on my celebrity face and then I’m a massive believer in olive oil for the body. You just rub it in vigorously — it’s what the Romans used to do. “Why spend a fortune on creams when extra virgin olive oil is the purest thing? My legs are all lovely softness.” But olive oil is not the only staple that can be swiped from the kitchen cupboard and put straight in the bathroom cabinet. Here, we look at other foods that can help you look . . . peachy. MOISTURISER: Try slathering your mug with mushy avocados. The fruit will protect, repair and soften … [Read more...] about As Jamie Oliver reveals his olive oil skin secret, we find more edible beauty products
WITH temperatures soaring across Britain, there may be more than a few red-faces - and sunburns. From how to get rid of sunburn, to treating the itch and the pain, to how long it takes to heal, we've got the lowdown you need to know. How do you get rid of sunburn? Prevention is the best protection, so always apply an in-date sunscreen with an appropriate SPF when you're in the sun, staying indoors between peak hours. Damage to the skin caused by UV rays and greatly increases your risk of skin cancer. Failing that, there are a number of ways to treat and get rid of sunburn. First, cool the skin by applying a cool wet facecloth to your skin or running cool - but not ice cold - water over the skin. Once your skin is cool, you can then apply a soothing Aloe Vera gel to rehydrate the skin and boost skin renewal, or put on after sun cream to cool the burn. Applying alternative methods such as natural yoghurt or Vitamin E cream - an antioxidant which helps decrease inflammation - can also … [Read more...] about How to get rid of sunburn, how to treat the pain and itch and how long does it take to heal?
It might still be spring but we have skipped it completely and summer is here - well for a couple of days at least. Thursday has been the hottest April day in several years and Manchester city centre has been littered with people seeking relief from offices and shops with dodgy aircon units. Enjoying the first days of glorious sunshine comes with its drawbacks though, mainly - intense sunburn. The excitement gets the better of you, you spend several hours lying down, enjoying those rays and before too long your face and shoulders feel warm and tender. So, what can you do to ease sunburn ASAP? The NHS has some basic guidelines on how you can treat sunburn. They recommend: Cooling the skin by sponging it with cold water or by having a cold bath or shower – applying a cold compress such as a cold flannel to the affected area may also help. Drinking plenty of fluids to cool you down and prevent dehydration . Applying a water-based emollient or petroleum jelly (such as Vaseline) to … [Read more...] about The best way to get rid of sunburn