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We thought we would catch up with one of our favourite local personalities and all round spiritual & colourful being Angie Litvinoff.  Angie talks all things wedding and also about her unique talents and skills.  If you want a wedding with a difference or just some spiritual healing, Angie is your woman, so find out […]

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Angie Litvinoff: Creative Ceremonies

14

Nov

Woodland Trust interview with Hannah Burgess – Visitor Experience Officer Hi Hannah lovely to meet you.  Can you tell us a bit more about what you do for Tring Park? My role covers all sorts of jobs across the park, designing leaflets, running events, visiting scouts groups and answering public enquiries. I generally aim to […]

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The Woodland Trust and Tring Park

14

Nov

How lucky are we to have been invited for a sneak peak of the lovely new Rosanna’s bar and restaurant in Berkhamsted? It’s another venue to open in Berkhamsted that brings Hertfordshire up a notch with exquisite decor and oh so yummy food. Alessia and Rosanna (sisters no less) have poured their heart and soul […]

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Rosanna’s restaurant opens in Berkhamsted

29

Aug

When I think of Crockers and the places they’ve gone and are yet to go, it makes me realise just how long we’ve been blogging!  Although it was still only just over a year ago they were out at Potten End in their first and somewhat petite chef’s table venue.  Driving through Potten End it […]

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Crockers gets a relaxed dining little brother

18

Aug

Earlier this year we were blown away by the arrival of the Copper House to the Berkhamsted High Street.  Taking over the beautiful old listed building previously occupied by Carluccio’s, the champagne, cocktail & fine dining bar were a much longed for addition to the cosmopolitan community of Berko. From the moment we saw the […]

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An oyster destination at Copper House

12

Aug

It’s always a tough gig when a high street favourite disappears and is replaced.  Jack & Alice was a highly popular Tring venue for it’s casual dining, laid back vibe and vintage inspired décor.  We were so sad to hear of it’s closure….but news of it’s immediate transformation to “Coluco” meant that we didn’t have […]

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Feeling the high street love at Coluco

17

Jun

As you probably know we love a bit of Chilfest. So we were excited to hear that Steve Butcher, the creator of Tring’s very own slice of 80’s heaven was back with a bright new shiny festival to shake up the Chilterns. What’s it all about? Well this time he’s sourcing the 90s & 00s […]

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Chilterns Live

22

May

I have a few soft spots, and definitely among those are Peterley Manor Farm and foodie pop-ups by talented local chefs. Of course it was a no brainer when I saw Native Feasts were back at Peterley for a Spring Supper Club – we were right there!  We’ve been keen to get back to doing […]

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Native Feasts at Peterley Manor Farm

09

May

It had been the perfect day a couple of weeks back when the sun came as a surprise, but there was still that chill in the air.  The skies said shades, but the air said keep your coat on! I couldn’t think of a more welcoming site than the Lazy Pig that night.  Set against […]

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The Lazy Pig in the Pantry

29

Apr

by Ruth Buckingham from Kandu Marketing This is partly a blog about networking and partly about presenting as I feel the same way about both.  I recently had a birthday party for my “big” birthday. It came to the time when one might be expected to make a speech.  I have to admit it, I […]

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Networking tips for Introverts

24

Apr

Isn’t it funny how before kids you really think you know what it will be like to have kids.  I mean I bought a dog that I shared with a girlfriend and we thought we understood what it would be like to have that responsibility?  Boy, were we wrong! Having a dog and having a […]

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Parenting by Vicki Page, Secret Vent

18

Mar

Yes I know it’s been a while!  Sorry guys the summer of work has taken it’s toll but I promise to get back to some great inspirational blogs and reviews!   We’ve had this lady’s story for a little while and I’m super keen to get it out there.  I genuinely feel privileged to meet so […]

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Style it out with Margarita Salomo Personal Stylist

09

Nov

Just a couple of weeks now until we’re back at the Autumnal foodie extravaganza that is Feast on the Farm. Excited? Just a bit! We loved this event last year, so we were thrilled to hear it was coming back for a second helping at it’s Peterley Manor Farm home. Of course we’re a nosey […]

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Feast on the Farm 2018 preview

24

Sep

I think it’s safe to say I had a musical drought for a few years.  It wasn’t intentional and in fact I didn’t even know it had happened. One day my 20 year old niece came to stay and asked why we didn’t listen to music. Somehow in the midst of work and family we’d […]

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The Ramblin’ Roots Revue

03

May

Here I sit, the morning before the dream becomes a reality. Tonight we open the doors to our new restaurant in Tring and I couldn’t be more excited and proud. This thing we call Crockers nearly didn’t happen. Two years ago the idea came to me after months of trying to find the money to […]

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My Tring Welcome by Luke Garnsworthy

24

Apr

This month we will have been living in Tring for 2 years.  In some ways it feels like it has flown by, in other ways it feels like we have always been here. I’d been in South London for the past 15+ years and loved every part of it….the buzz, the people, the fashion, the […]

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Moving out of the city by Leanne Lawrence

12

Apr

It’s pretty impossible to escape the buzz surrounding Crockers Chef’s Table.  Whether you’re waiting with excitement for the opening of their Tring site or you’ve already visited the Potten End restaurant, you’ll probably have a feel for this place being different and exciting. By the end of 2016 owner Luke was determined to inspire a […]

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Crockers Chef’s Table – A taste of the best

19

Feb

We love nothing more than to hear about a community getting together and doing it for themselves. This is exactly what’s happening in Wigginton right now in a quest to create a village shop for the first time in years.  With the rise of the supermarket, sadly small independent shops started to disappear as they […]

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A village shop for Wigginton

24

Jan

Continuing our theme of inspiring small businesses in 2018, this week we’re chatting to Fiona Faber who recently opened the most beautiful floristry and homewares store in Wendover.  We love Fiona’s story as not only was she one of our very first Directory members but she waited many years to fulfil her dreams. Since opening […]

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My 2018 with Fiona Faber

19

Jan

Obviously nothing says Xmas like GIN! Well I know, it’s pretty tenuous, but hey gin’s good any time of year and I know I’ll definitely be consuming a fair few over the Xmas period.  With our fingers on the pulse of all things Tring we decided that we could wait no longer to meet with […]

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Sarah and Darrell – Craft Yard

20

Dec

As it’s coming up to Xmas and we have the Tring Together shop local day on 9th December we thought it no better time to celebrate some of our local retailers in Tring. There was no contest of who should appear first.  When starting out with the blog and looking for subjects to interview, Erika […]

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Erika Schneider – Lolly and Mitch

01

Dec

Lovely Tring, the place that has been my home for nearly three years but yet somehow I feel like I have never lived anywhere else.   Have you ever noticed that whenever you tell someone where you live they always have a connection to it – ‘ah yes, my family were the Tring brewers’ said the […]

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Support local for Xmas – Vicky from Gilded Bee

28

Nov

What an incredible nine months it’s been. At the end of last year I started this blog, talking in a positive way about all the inspirational people around me. It’s grown and flourished in ways I would never have predicted and I’m constantly surprised and amazed at the places it takes us. I definitely would […]

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Chilfest 2017…a Backstage Pass

15

Jul

Every now and then an event comes up and you just know you have to go. This was certainly the case when we heard about the Campfire Gin collaboration with Chappell & Caldwell to create a gin inspired, pop-up supper club in the distillery itself and coinciding with World Gin Day. We’re big fans of Campfire Gin at TB. We hugely […]

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The Campfire Gin / Chappell & Caldwell Supper Club

16

Jun

Writing this blog has bought with it many incredible opportunities — new friends, contacts, experiences, and just made my world a bigger, more colourful place. At times I’ve been incredibly lucky to hear about and have access to things that aren’t always available to the general public (it’s TB exclusive…sssh!). Today’s blog post comes from just such […]

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Finding my creative flair with Bucks Open Studios

01

Jun

Just over a week ago I wrote to you and pleaded for help. One of our brilliant and uniquely beautiful local businesses, Woodland Weddings was maliciously attacked by arsonists. Many of the natural structures built by the team were destroyed, the trees and woodland floor were badly burnt and the future of their business with […]

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Woodland Weddings — Rebuild Update

23

Apr

So anyone that’s followed me for a while will know that I’m super positive and excited about everything local and independent. I was therefore absolutely devastated to hear of a local business that I love and admire being involved in a violent and malicious attack. Woodland Weddings, close to Hastoe and Wigginton was subject to […]

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Help needed , please read…Woodland Weddings

15

Apr

So if you haven’t yet heard about Crocker’s Chef’s Table, where have you been? It’s the newest, most exciting restaurant on the block and the utmost in cool, unique dining experiences. Not only have they scored the brilliant Scott Barnard (from Masterchef fame), but the restaurant has a unique set up whereby the dining area […]

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The Essential 5 …Luke Garnsworthy

11

Apr

Well isn’t this exciting? A new blog theme and a set of supremely talented, uniquely successful people from our fabulous local area. What’s not to love? Oh yes and the best bit is — you have no idea what’s coming! So why not sit back, relax and enjoy this winding journey into the world of the Maverick… […]

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The Essential 5…Sylar, the Magician

04

Apr

This week I’m excited to feature someone I’ve recently had the pleasure to work with. I was incredibly lucky that Matthew agreed to take on the somewhat daunting task of making me look cool and professional for my business portraits. (First peak at the shots, looks like he might just have succeeded too!) I knew […]

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The Essential 5…Matthew Bishop Photography

28

Feb

Hello Tring and welcome to Tring Buzz. It’s been 7 years since we left the Smoke with the hope of a better life in Tring. If we’re honest we took a risk moving to this tiny town as we knew little of it; there was a posh dancing school, a Champneys (surely that shows it’s […]

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Tring Buzz…the beginning…

03

Dec