Little Things Living: Meet Brighton’s Regency Cook, Paul Couchman

It's my absolute pleasure to bring She Noted's Little Things Living project to life with our first fully-fledged feature for the year. This week, we'll wax lyrical with Paul Couchman – the gentlemen behind the pop-up supper club called 'Dine Like a Servant' at The Regency Town House, a grade I listed historic townhouse, museum … Continue reading Little Things Living: Meet Brighton’s Regency Cook, Paul Couchman

Formal Gardens in the 17th Century: Ideas from Italy

Prior to the seventeenth century, the prodigy houses of the Elizabethan age were those sites privy to landscaping on the scale that we can later expect from Britain's grand country house gardens. This period of the Renaissance ushered in strands of Italianate influence, greatly received by a proportion of courtiers and gentry. Properties such as … Continue reading Formal Gardens in the 17th Century: Ideas from Italy

Thoughts On Lady M: The Life and Loves of Elizabeth Lamb, Viscountess Melbourne 1751 – 1818 by Colin Brown for fellow historians and readers

The best friend I ever had in my life, and the cleverest of women. So said Lord Byron of Lady Melbourne, 17 November 1813. Before we delve into Colin Brown's tidy paperback, let us first familiarise ourselves with Elizabeth Lamb, Viscountess Melbourne (née Milbanke; 1751 – 1818) and her timeline – one that spans grand old Georgian … Continue reading Thoughts On Lady M: The Life and Loves of Elizabeth Lamb, Viscountess Melbourne 1751 – 1818 by Colin Brown for fellow historians and readers