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The latest from Sophie & her team in the Lincolnshire countryside. Peek behind the scenes, find exclusive competitions and inspiration for you and your home.

3 Christmas Recipes to Make With Your Little Helpers

Christmas is a time of indulgence, feasting on some of the most mouth-watering dishes of the whole year. But, there are some recipes that stand head and shoulders above the rest. We love to get creative in the kitchen, especially if our little ones are joining us, so pop some...

Sophie’s Steps for the Perfect Christmas Table Setting

With our nearest and dearest gathered around the table for an afternoon of feasting and festivity, there’s no denying the fact that Christmas lunch is the highlight of the day. But, given that so much hard work goes into preparing the meal, shouldn’t your lunch table be a feast for...

Top 10 Tips for Festive Feasting With Honey

Our wonderful friends at Bees for Business manage the Sophie Allport bee hive for us. As well as giving us the opportunity to help maintain the bee population, the scheme ensures that we receive jars of honey from our very own hive. We have already taken delivery of our first...

Zesty Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Pumpkin carving is a Halloween tradition that many of us here at Sophie Allport look forward to. It's a fun activity that brings together the whole family, young and old, for a spot of friendly competition. Whilst the main event is all about creating a spooky masterpiece, we can't help but get excited...

Firework Season Survival Tips For Your Dog

Bonfire Night with numerous firework displays can be an evening full of terror for dogs. Unfortunately, the anxiety isn't just isolated to one night either, as the festivities can go on for weeks. Our friends at Your Dog magazine have come up with some great tips to keep your dogs...

Q&A With Jem & Sophie Allport

Recently we took to social media and asked our followers to help us with questions for an upcoming Q&A with Sophie & her business partner and brother Jem Allport. Whilst we wish they could have all been answered, it was clear that if we wanted any new designs next year...

It's A Pugs Life; With Boris From Feathering The Empty Nest

Pug Life Sometimes I can’t quite believe my luck when I wake up each day. Being a pug really is the life for me. People are always telling me how cute I am, girls often squeal with excitement when they see me, and I get lots of cuddles wherever I...

15 Fabulously Dog Friendly Pubs With Rooms In The UK

Does your dog enjoy the finer things in life such as a comfy bed by the fire with organic treats after an invigorating walk; or a riverside stroll with dinner in their room; or are they of the more sociable kind who might like to meet new friends and share...

Behind The Scenes With Country Living Magazine

The excitement of opening our first high street shop was topped by Country Living magazine coming to visit us in Stamford. Their wonderful journalist and photographer whizzed up to Lincolnshire to have a tour of the shop and see Sophie in action at home painting. Sophie Allport's homewares' business is...

Classic FM Mug Sells Out In 6 Weeks!

Sophie Allport launched a limited edition fine bone china mug for Classic FM, the UK’s most popular classical music station, in September 2017. The Classic FM 25th Anniversary Mug could be purchased from the Sophie Allport website while stocks were available - it sold out within 6 weeks! The mug...

Delicious Honey Cake Recipes; With Seasoned Courses

Source: Seasoned Courses It's no secret that we have a slight obsession with anything bee related here at Sophie Allport. With the arrival of our newest Bees collection came an exciting opportunity, that we're buzzing to share with you all... Thanks to the wonderful people at Bees For Buisness, we've adopted...

10 Extraordinary Elephant Facts

Who doesn’t love an elephant? We all know Nellie, Dumbo and Barbar and on World Elephant Day, on August 12th, we celebrate the amazing African and Asian elephants of the world. They are gentle giants - sensitive animals who can express emotions such as happiness and grief and like us...

5 Reasons Why Cats Make Great Pets

Here at Sophie Allport, we try and make our pets feel special every day. However, did you know that the 8th August is in fact International Cat Day? We’ve put together five reasons why cats make ‘purr-fect’ pets… They make great alarm clocks Nothing says ‘I love you’ from your...

Win A Luxury Weekend At Phoenix House Worth Over £2000

We have teamed up with Phoenix House & Perfect Stays to offer you an unforgettable long weekend away with all your friends and family... Phoenix House, Dartmouth Phoenix House is a unique, luxury property with spectacular views over  the river in Dartmouth, Devon. This charming spot in the West Country...

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