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.com, Thomas 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.
"I was in planning mode for a long overdue date night with the other half and having been out of the loop on where is best to go out for food in MK, I decided to take inspiration from Sophie_etc! I'm SO glad I did! She recommended Ole Tapas Bar. This hidden gem in Wolverton served some of the best tapas we've eaten. It was exciting to find authentic Spanish food on our doorstep and we'll definitely be returning! Thanks Sophie!"
"I used to use Trip Advisor and review sites to keep up with the food scene in MK but since I started reading your blog, it seems you are the go to place I look for places to eat now! French Affaire and Made in Sud are places I wouldn't have visited before. Keep up the good work!"
"We had breakfast at The Greedy Italian last weekend after being influenced by Sophie etc. I haven’t lived in Milton Keynes for 9 years and as much as I’ll stick up for it, I left because life there in 2010 was extremely dull. I’ve followed Sophie with such joy as she discovers and champions new independent businesses in MK. It’s so nice to see the city develop a personality (finally), and I really hope locals continue to support places like this."
"The best food blogger in Milton Keynes by a country mile!"
"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!"
"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!"
"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!"
"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!"
Have you tried somewhere new from my recommendation and loved it? Let me know!