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Welcome to the home page of Taunton Living Magazine, your local publication showcasing the best the area has to offer. With regular features on good food & drink, house & home, exclusive celebrity interviews and what’s on information.

  • Hotel Chocolat

    Hotel Chocolat has Fathers Day Wrapped Up

    If your dad is anything like mine, I always struggle with gifts for him, be it Birthdays, Christmas or Father’s Day. Usually he, father frustratingly, asks for socks! Over the years, I must have bought every possible style going; thermal ones, ‘cool feet’ for summer, stripey, spotty, plain (one of my Mum’s real pet hates!) […]

  • It’s launch day for Taunton’s unique Outdoor Activity and Community Centre

    It’s launch day for Taunton’s unique Outdoor Activity and Community Centre

    It’s launch day for Taunton’s unique Outdoor Activity and Community Centre  The Centre for Outdoor Activity and Community Hub (COACH) officially is opening its doors today with a vibrant day of outdoor activities for school children, local businesses and the community.  The community project, sponsored by Taunton School amongst others, is located in a key […]

  • 5 Top Tips on ‘How to Perfect Jersey Royals’

    5 Top Tips on ‘How to Perfect Jersey Royals’

    Jersey Royal potatoes are at their best in May – so it’s time for you to learn how to cook them to impress friends and family while they are in season. If anyone knows their Jersey Royals from their Maris Pipers its Steve Smith, Head Chef at Michelin-starred Bohemia. Below, Steve shares his top tips […]

  • Asparagus spearheads Exmoor chef’s campaign

    Asparagus spearheads Exmoor chef’s campaign

    Dunkery Beacon Country House Hotel in Somerset is championing Exmoor’s food heroes, smallholders, kitchen table top producers and garden growers this month (May, 2017). The award-winning hotel’s co-owner and chef, John Bradley is selecting the asparagus he uses in his kitchen by hand this spring at Withycombe Asparagus near Minehead this month. John, who runs […]

  • Somerset Garden Day

    Somerset Garden Day: Sunday 14th May

    On Sunday 14 May, the first Somerset Garden Day is taking place to celebrate the gardening efforts of people across the county. The aim is to get as many people as possible to down their tools and spend a day celebrating their gardens with neighbours, family and friends. Taking part couldn’t be easier: just find […]

This website is a great place to look up recipes for that dinner party or supper, find some great places to meet and eat with our directory and see what’s happening in local commerce and trade. Alongside featuring all the content you will see in the publication, this website will have web exclusive articles and interviews – so keep your eyes peeled and see who pops up. From this home page you can see a selection of our most recent features and find the online edition of Taunton Living Magazine and our thriving Twitter and Facebook accounts.

  • Known as the Sunshine State, snowbirds and holidaymakers have been flocking to Florida for a hit of winter sun for many decades. But there is so much more to Floridian culture than sand, sea and sun. Katie Thomson found out more about this amazingly diverse area and got up close and personal with some of […]

  • Sydney: Adventures in the Emerald City

    Sydney: Adventures in the Emerald City

    Sydney is a magical city, made up of a series of harbours linked by silky blue ribbons of sea. With a great food scene, abundant cultural hotspots and a classic Aussie laid-back vibe, it’s a city break unlike any you’ll have had before. Katie Thomson heads down under. Australia is a sort of bewitching cousin […]

  • Te Wai Pounamu – Exploring New Zealand’s South Island

    Te Wai Pounamu – Exploring New Zealand’s South Island

    We arrived on the glorious South Island via the Cook Straight, a stunning journey through the stretch that joins the north and South. We had our first taste of the dramatic scenery of the South that we’d heard so much about when we spied the long limbs of the Marlborough Sounds. These are the sunken […]

  • Stay Strong on the Slopes

    Stay Strong on the Slopes

    Fitness and nutrition tips from Powder White to maximise time on the pistes this season Regardless of skiing ability, there are several elements that will affect performance on the slopes, as the body adjusts to different climates, altitudes and exercise intensity levels. The average skier burns up to 3,000 calories during six hours of skiing and can […]

  • Aotearoa: Exploring New Zealand’s North Island

    Aotearoa: Exploring New Zealand’s North Island

    On the other side of the world lies a slice of Eden on earth. With turquoise water descending from glaciers to lake shores, mountain tops dimpling the clouds and dense forests packed with climbing vines and silver ferns. This is of course New Zealand, a land so pure that the spirit of nature itself seems […]

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