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About Sophie etc

I started this blog because I like writing and I love sharing my experiences with other people. What started as a style and beauty blog nearly 7 years ago, now encompasses my passion for food and travel. Writing is my therapy – I love putting together my food and travel guides so that other people can make the most of their trips too.

My home town of Milton Keynes gets a lot of stick so I am on a mission to prove that there is more to MK than concrete cows, roundabouts and chain restaurants. And I’m succeeding! Make sure you check out my MK Food Guide which is the only guide to independent restaurants in Milton Keynes. I also have a monthly newsletter, The Squeeze, which features events, interviews with local businesses and the latest news from MK.

As well as exploring my hometown, I love to explore further afield so you will also find travel guides to my favourite places, honest restaurant reviews for eats in MK, Buckinghamshire and beyond. And sometimes there might be something I want to get off my chest.

I am very proud to say I have worked with some amazing brands such as Jet2.comThomas Sabo and Ted Baker. I also have a great working relationship with local companies in Milton Keynes and Bucks and work closely with them to promote their businesses.

If I’m not in a restaurant taking amazing photos of food or stuffing my face at a local street food market, I’ll be emailing my boyfriend, Dan, cheap flights and persuading him we DO need to go on another trip. Failing that, I’ll be at my day job where I work as an Account Manager for a B2B technology agency.

If you’re hungry for more, you can find me on Instagram where I’m usually posting photos of food and sharing snaps from my travels. I’m also on Twitter where I like to have a bit of a natter, so make sure you come and say hi!

What you're saying

Wonderful comments from my lovely readers who have discovered new places.

"It’s so wonderful when you meet someone for the first time in person who’s been so supportive of you, and your food lives up to expectations! Thanks for coming to Sunday Streetfood Sessions @sophie_etc!"

Chris Biggs, Sizzlers Streetfood

"I’ve lived in Milton Keynes for years and never knew how many great places were hidden until I read your blog! I’ve now made a checklist for eating my way around the city!"

- Sophie L, Milton Keynes

"I am such a foodie myself and I really trust the restaurants that you share. I also love that you recommend businesses around MK and Northants area. I live by what you recommend food wise and it's lovely to see someone so local who knows what they're talking about. So glad I found you on Instagram!"

- @ashleakaren, Milton Keynes

"After following a recommendation from @sophie_etc via her awesome blog, we decided to have a crack at @madeinsudpizza for lunch. We had the N'duja Pizza and it was EPIC!"

- @foodtouruk, Bedford

"Went to meet my very grown-up nephew for lunch and tried out Akasaka in Wolverton for a sushi fest. Faves were tempura prawn rolls, scallops sushi and salmon sashimi. Big thanks to @sophie_etc for the suggestion!"

- @eatwithellen, Rugby

"It's great to be able to go back to MK now and do more than go to Nando's and the cinema. You've managed to make MK more interesting for me when I visit my Mum!"

– Kat, Portsmouth

"I visit my boyfriend in MK and got really bored of going back and forth to the mall. Thanks to you I've realised that there's a lot more to MK than meets the eye and have a whole list of places for us to visit, explore and eat!"

- Gabi

"Thank you so much for your afternoon tea recommendations! I recently went for afternoon tea at Woburn Coffee House and it was amazing! I loved it and I would never have known about it if it wasn't for you, so thank you."

- Hannah, Milton Keynes

Have you tried somewhere new from my recommendation and loved it? Let me know!

Get in touch

To inquire about reviews, collaborations or events, you can get in touch with me via email: blog@sophieetc.com.

My media kit is also available upon request.