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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.

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...

Insights Into The English Summer Social Scene

An avid people-watcher, our guest blogger Rebecca Chatterton explains why she's quickly become addicted to the English Summer Social Season ... The English love a bit of frivolity. Of course, we present ourselves to the rest of the world as a people of dependability and tradition, perhaps rather standoffish in...

Win A Cooking Course With Seasoned Courses & Stay At Hoar Crosss Hall Worth £500

Seasoned Courses Seasoned courses are a cookery school located the grounds of the Catton Hall Estate, in Derbyshire. They offer a wide variety of cooking classes, private parties, cookery team building days and kitchen hire to food companies. With a large variety of courses on offer and over 35 top chefs...

5 Hacks For Picnic Season

Laying on a blanket sipping an ice cold drink and indulging in your favourite foods is an idyllic way to spend your day. It’s easy to find happiness when it’s picnic season – a chance to bask in the sunshine and spend some quality time with friends and family. This...

Ben Nevis Adventure For Alzheimer's

The team set off early Sunday morning in their underpowered speed restricted mini bus, full of excitement at the challenge ahead. Jem behind the wheel ably navigated by tour chief organiser Bridget. How many speeding tickets would Jem get as we bombed North, heading for Ben Nevis? (Answer none, this...

Father’s Day gifts for every type of Dad

Finding the right Father's Day gift can be tricky for the man who has everything - enough socks to last a lifetime, a tie for every day of the week and a rather large collection of unread books. But what do you get someone who’s been there for you from the...

Our First High Street Shop!

We are excited to be celebrating our one month anniversary at our Stamford Shop and what a wonderful month it’s been! On Friday 5th May we opened our doors for the very first time to Stamford high street. We were greeted with open arms by all our customers and cannot...

Behind the scenes at Chelsea Flower Show 2017

We’ve once again reached that wonderful time of year when summer is in the air  ... the sun has (finally) come out to play ... and Sophie Allport make their annual, epic voyage down to London for a week in the great outdoors at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show! There...

5 tips to BBQ success

Whether it’s a mouth-watering burger, grilled kebab or tasty hotdog, nothing reminds us all of longer nights and brighter days than a barbecue. And here at Sophie Allport we take the first opportunity we get to dine with friends and family al fresco style. We love the idea of a...

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