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Claire Herbaux

As a travel fan, Claire, who was born in France, travelled to Bristol to complete her degree in Journalism. Since graduating, Claire has taken a post in Canada where she freelance travel writes and reviews books. Claire is an avid reader who once wrote about her reading journey. We are excited to have someone so passionate about reading to recommend up and coming must reads and highlight her own reading experience.

I don’t want to start with the obvious ‘truly scrumptious’ – but it is. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is such a feel-good family show...

Before I say anything, here are the last couple of weeks in pictures: #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float:...

I devoured this book. It may sound like a cliché, but it is true (and not just because I was holiday and had time to read at my leisure). I think it actually...

The Champagne region is one of the lesser known travel destinations in France, despite being home to one of the most luxurious drinks we all fancy a taste...

I love aubergines. Many people shy away from them, mostly because they find it difficult to cook (looking at you, mum) but there are some simple ways to...

The President is Missing is a political thriller co-written by former US President Bill Clinton and fiction writer James Patterson. It is however, more...

The King of Rock and Roll is long gone, but this is the closest you will get to seeing him on stage. Canadian Steve Michaels is an Elvis tribute artist...

If you want a night of stellar entertainment, this is it! It is indeed, the play that goes wrong. before the curtain even goes up, a dog goes missing,...

It is all about the moves! Hats off the the dancers who brought Michael Jackson’s songs to life, but who also moved in ways I couldn’t begin...

There are a number of misconceptions about ballet and La fille mal gardée sets the record straight. It is by far the best ballet I have seen in years...

Some books turn out to be completely different from what you imagined. This one was a struggle for me to finish. If you follow our Reader’s Corner segment...

Hands down, the dancers (and the finale) made the show. The dancers involved in the show, and first and foremost Joanne Clifton (Alex Owens), were fantastic. It...

Busy lives keep us from a lot of things we know are good for us, but there are ways to ensure we do at least a few little things for ourselves and as soon...

If it’s not on Instagram, did it even happen? Whether you are the type to post every meal and every mood or whether you keep your feed to the highlights...

The good weather over the past week made you want to spend more time out and about? Great! Not everything has to cost a fortune and you can easily spend...

Have you been reading along with us this week? We are keen to hear your thoughts so let us know in the comments. But if you are waiting to hear our review...

What is there still to say about a musical which has been running and reviewed longer than I have been alive? Everyone knows Miss Saigon is one of the...

If you think gadgets are a geeky waste of money, then here are seven gadgets which will change your mind and make you next holiday 100 times easier (or...

We all want healthy, yummy, instagram-worthy food on the table, but it’s not easy when you only have a short lunch break or half an hour in the evening...

Bank holidays are great – or are they? Yes, we get three days off, but it seems it is never quite as relaxing as we think it will be. The beaches are...

It’s both a thriller and a book set in a bookstore – what more could you want? I will always favour books with librarians, booksellers or bookworms,...

Truth be told, this show wasn’t my first choice because – having not grown up in this country – I didn’t feel I was the best person to review it;...

Simply fantastic. La Tosca is everything you expect from opera and more. Set in Rome at Napoleon times and first performed in Rome in 1990, it is still...

What can I say, it’s beautiful! The Carole King Musical has everything you want in a show: The entertainment, the feeling, the songs, but also a...