THE TEAM

Editors

Lady Charlotte Lynham
International Editor-in-chief
Lady Charlotte was born into a world of luxury; brought up in the treasure troves of the National Gallery she later went on to work for some of the most prestigious luxury houses in the world including LVMH and Christies. A self-confessed Francophile, her signature tipple being champagne, she is rarely seen without a glass (or bottle). As an international Lady of mystery she jets from continent to continent sipping cocktails and, BRICS in tow, refuses to travel anything but 1st Class. Lady Charlotte is also an avid skier, horse rider, and adventure seeker and holds WSET Level 1 & 2 qualifications making her a professional wino!
Rachel Blackmore
INTERNATIONAL MANAGING EDITOR
As a child, Rachel began a lifelong love affair with words; she has been known to eat several whole ones after wine-fuelled debate. A passion for learning has led her to acquire Masters degrees in both English and Education, and she continues to pursue her interests through school-based ERC-funded research and writing fiction. With Dutch, Irish and Indonesian heritage, she loves travelling, experiencing different cultures and trying to learn new languages. Rachel is intrigued by anything unusual and sometimes gets so excited about food that she neglects to take a photo.
Emily Healey-Lynham
LIFESTYLE EDITOR
Emily has been involved in the media industry for well over 10 years from working on film sets to journalism and PR. Emily is a strategic, energetic Editor who has been with Bespoke since the start heading up the Culture department. Being a fan of all art forms from the theatre to films, literature to exhibitions Emily is usually found in the stalls of a theatre telling you where the cast have been seen before without looking in the programme or fact finding in an art gallery, failing that she will be sipping champagne at the bar regaling stories of "glory days" of the West End!
Adam Attew
WINTER & LIFESTYLE EDITOR
Ski is life and life is ski, but when Adam is not skiing he is an accomplished Alpine Landscape artist specialising in winter scenes and has exhibited in London, Austria and beyond. With over 40 years of skiing experience from ski touring to Giant Slalom, Adam is a BASI-qualified Ski and Telemark instructor and is also a member of the prestigious Kandahar Ski Club. Despite his love of G&Ts; health and nutrition are a way of life for Adam who has lived Paleo or 'eating like a caveman' for over 20 years.

CONTRIBUTORS

Katie Bamber
CONTRIBUTOR
Skiing, surfing, mountain biking, kitesurfing - Katie is motivated by anything that involves a kick of adrenalin. Sports journalist-cum-travel writer is the day job. But when she’s not chasing adventure, exploring the far reaches of the world for a story, you’ll find her in East London enjoying - in her words - one of the best food and drink scenes out there. A travelogue and Manhattan in hand at her favourite pub or dancing the night away to loud, loud music just about rivals a fresh powder day or sunrise surf.
Christina Blaney
Contributor
Born and raised in the picturesque Lake District, Christina Blaney had a truly idyllic childhood. She then transitioned from being a head chef in Manchester to compiling the community pages and features for the Manchester Evening News. She is always ready for an adventure, whether it’s swimming in the Norwegian fjords or singing in the honky tonks in Nashville. Now running her own social media business, she loves nothing more than exploring with her dog Luther or being curled up with a good Netflix documentary.
Abi Butcher
CONTRIBUTOR
Abi is a national paper journalist with 25+ years of experience specialising in ski and adventure travel, but also countryside and general lifestyle. She is an avid experienced skier and qualified instructor, and has climbed mountains and skied down them all around the world, from Siberia and Greenland in the northern hemisphere to Japan, South Korea and Chile in the south (and everywhere in between!). She is also an accomplished rider with her own horse that she takes eventing. Abi lives in Hampshire and enjoys a very rural life.
Chris Cox
CONTRIBUTOR
Chris travels the world performing his multi award winning mind reading act. He’s the star of BBC Three’s ‘Killer Magic’, West End magic show ‘Impossible’ and is creative consultant for Heston Blumenthal & ‘The Fat Duck’. He lives in London and spends most of his time watching theatre, cooking or travelling. His favourite destinations include Japan, New Orleans and the Maldives.
Michael Cranmer
CONTRIBUTOR
Michael is passionate about many things: skiing, music (anything that moves him, but especially the blues, Stax, Motown, and gospel), Dirty Dry Vodka Martinis, good pals, and living ‘in the moment’. One-time international photographer turned Picture Editor, he eventually saw the light and became a ski-instructor and travel writer. His stories are “about the extraordinary people I meet along the way”.
Sara Darling
CONTRIBUTOR
Sara has many years’ experience as a fashion & lifestyle journalist, she Co-Founded 55 Magazine in 2011 and still styles and writes across a number of print and web titles. With a passion for travel, fashion and adventures, writing is her dream job. She can never say no to a glass of fizz, owns more than ten pairs of leather trousers and is obsessed with new exercise fads. Current fave is Bounce.
Neil Davey
CONTRIBUTOR
Neil is a former private banker turned freelance journalist. He’s also a trained singer, a former cheesemonger, once got paid to argue with old women about the security arrangements at Cliff Richard concerts and almost worked with a cross-dressing wine importer. He now basically eats for a living but, judging by the state of his shirts, isn’t very good at it.
Chere Di Boscio
PERU BASED CONTRIBUTOR
Chere has edited fashion magazines in both Paris and Dubai before setting up her own publication dedicated to sustainable luxury, Eluxe Magazine. A true world citizen, she’s lived in 7 cities on 5 continents and currently calls London and Peru home. She can normally be found tapping away on a laptop sipping an almond latte.
Nicholas du Pont
EUROPE BASED CONTRIBUTOR
Nicholas, a native New Yorker who now calls Amsterdam home, is our man-about-town on the continent. His transatlantic upbringing lead him to be fluent in a staggering seven languages, and thus he is at home just about anywhere he lands. When not canalside at home in Amsterdam, Nicholas jets around the world as cabin crew for a major airline in search of his next gourmet meal and/or husband, who just might teach him language number eight.
Yemi Edwards
CONTRIBUTOR
Yemi is a former photographer, editor/writer and presenter. Still a thrill-seeker with a husband who is a motor racer, Yemi lives life to the fullest despite being a Spoonie! Residing in East Midlands, you will find her buried in cookbooks, exploring unique travel havens, navigating SEN parenting and counting the days until owning the title of an empty nester!
Eluxe Magazine
CONTRIBUTOR
Eluxe Magazine is the world’s first sustainable luxury publication. Based in London, the magazine prints quarterly and updated daily online. Edited by Chere Di Boscio, the magazine is considered to be a leading authority in green luxury fashion, organic beauty, and sustainable living. Eluxe also offers an eco-shop where readers can purchase organic beauty products and eco-friendly fashion.
Joanna Gregory
CONTRIBUTOR
Joanna can currently be found frequenting the shores of Brighton after a move from South London. After her glorious stint at the BRIT School, she hung up her theatrics in favour for a life in music publishing by day and writing by night. She balances her time between the seaside and the big smoke and when she’s not flapping about in the sea, you’ll find her on a dancefloor, cooking up a storm or stomping around the countryside for some much loved nature.
Lis-Marie Liden
CONTRIBUTOR
Lis-Marie is a licensed Image Consultant with a keen eye on trends and up and coming brands. She will tell you how it is within fashion, styling, trends and “how to’s”, it might not always be sugarcoated, but then what’s the fun in that. When Lis-Marie isn’t busy taking photos of whatever catches her eye she does her best to stay in shape by punching it out in the gym.
The Lord & Lady
CONTRIBUTOR
The Lord & Lady are avid world travellers and in typical English style his Lordship is never seen without his umbrella and Panama and her Ladyship without her beloved pearls and a well thumbed copy of Jane Eyre. Residing in the English countryside they enjoy visits from their children, looking after their animals and speeding around in their Land Rovers.
Lily Niu
CONTRIBUTOR
Lily's background in editorial and digital media has seen her do plenty; including crafting celebrity style content for tech-first fashion startups and doing social media takeovers for fashion weeks at home and abroad. Her adventures have taken her on road trips through Morocco and allowed her to witness the sunrise over the sand dunes in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her lively poodle puppy and studio hopping across London to do her favourite barre and pilates classes.
Lorna Oakley
CONTRIBUTOR
Based in Wales, Lorna swapped Chelsea and high-end couture for the countryside several years ago to focus on wellness and travel photography. A former stylist and personal shopper, Lorna now is a big fan of all things wellness and travel whilst also having a serious love of plant-based food. Life is now a balance of chasing the sun in Med and spending more time behind the camera.
Katarina Polonsky
EUROPE BASED CONTRIBUTOR
Katarina writes from London, after nearly five years of acting as our Canadian correspondent in Vancouver where she was knee deep in helping cultivate British Columbias burgeoning wine industry. Prior to Vancouver, she enjoyed a globe-trotting career in the premium champagne industry. Katarina is passionate about making the finer things of life accessible to all whilst appreciating it along the way.
Petra Shepherd
CONTRIBUTOR
Petra is a freelance travel writer with over 30 years of experience in television. Petra has visited over 120 countries and loves an adventure-fueled trip with markets, mountains, local culture, festivals, skiing and swimming. She has swum between St Kitts and Nevis, been the honoured guest at an Andean wedding and in a previous life, as a celebrity booker, has met everyone from Dame Edna Everage to Donald Trump! When not travelling Petra divides her time between London and visiting her 12 Godchildren around the UK.
Hayley Sparkes
CONTRIBUTOR
Hayley is a freelance TV presenter, make-up artist and fashion stylist best known for her work on ITV This Morning. Favourite pursuits include travel, reading, fitness, shopping and lots of cuddles with her beloved and overly pampered dog Alby. Her motto in life is from one of her beauty idols: Audrey Hepburn – “The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters”.
Laurel Waldron
CONTRIBUTOR
Laurel has always been a wordsmith; labelled something of a child poetry prodigy and a lifelong lover of creative writing, it was an inevitable career move. Having grown up in Brussels, she’s now a proud south Londoner and combines a 15 year strong career in PR with freelance travel and food writing. The accomplished seamstress and fashion graduate satisfies her creative streak with side hustles in making bespoke wedding dresses.