Sophie etc.® is an award-winning Milton Keynes food and lifestyle blog helping you to discover the best independent places to eat and explore in Milton Keynes. Here you will find the guides to the independent restaurants, small businesses and things to do within an MK postcode.

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My mission is to inspire you to discover a whole different side of Milton Keynes. It gets a bit of a bad rep, but I love MK and I love living here ad I am all about celebrating great independents in the area.

Food is my favourite way to spend time, whether it’s cooking it, eating it in a restaurant with friends or discovering a hidden gem on my doorstep. I created the Milton Keynes Food Guide so that you can also discover some of the best places to eat in Milton Keynes. You’ll also find restaurant reviews and recipes using local produce here too.

If food isn’t your thing, I write about awesome local businesses you can shop with as well as ideas of things to do in Milton Keynes.

Oh, and don’t miss Sophie’s Supper Club, a social dining event held in collaboration with independent restaurants in Milton Keynes. I collaborate with some of MK’s best vendors to bring you an evening of great food and company.

I started Sophie etc.® in 2012 as a way to document my life and personal style. In 2013, I was shortlisted for a Company Magazine style blogger award before I went to university in Birmingham for three years.

It was in Birmingham that I discovered my love for food writing. I was the editor of Redbrick Food and began writing about the local food scene on my blog. When I returned home in 2016, I used my blog as a way to explore MK’s local food scene. In 2018, I rebranded and focussed solely on creating content about Milton Keynes and since then, I’ve not looked back.

Sophie etc.® won Social Media Influencer of the Year 2022 at MK Inspiration Awards and was shortlisted for Food Influencer of the Year in the Blogosphere Awards 2021.

About Sophie

My blog remains a passion project and all of the money that I generate through paid partnerships goes back into the ongoing maintenance of my website and social media platforms so I can continue to create organic content. My background is in marketing, PR and content creation and I now run my own social media agency, Social etc.®, where I help SMEs tell their story on social media.

When I’m not blogging, you’ll find me walking my pup, exploring new places, cooking or working up an appetite at the gym!

Hungry for more? Follow me on Facebook, Instagram or join my community group, Eat & Explore MK.

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