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Lucy McGuire

Award-winning journalist

Lucy McGuire is an award-winning travel and lifestyle journalist and blogger who learnt the ropes as a roving reporter with the Manchester Evening News.
Three years of doing door knocks and writing the phrase 'angry residents' was enough, so she upped sticks to London to write on lifestyle and travel.
Her career highlights include visiting some of the world's most beautiful places and getting to sample Michelin star-worthy restaurants. But she's just as happy enjoying a no-frills restaurant on her doorstep in Brixton.
Lucy co-authored an e-book The London Street Food Guide, loves keeping fit and has a habit of setting herself ridiculous challenges (London Marathon, never again). Her Psychology Honours degree comes in handy now and again and she often wonders what the big theorists would say about the people who become journalists.
Find Lucy blogging at OhSoLondon.com, tweeting from @LucyAMcGuire & @OhSo_London and find her professional website at LucyMcGuire.com.

Reasons to Have a Destination Wedding Abroad

While a destination wedding isn't just about exotic beaches (I've heard of other brides-to-be getting married in Tuscan villages, European cities and the bright lights of New York), I'll be living out my wedding dream on one of Jamaica's quietest bits of sand (fingers crossed for the quiet bit).
19/11/2015 10:40 GMT

The World's Best Boutique Honeymoon Hotels

The allure of a 'boutique' hotel industry is clearly growing. While there will always be a need for global hotel chains where the service is engineered to the mass markets, we're now in an age where even the most unadventurous of travellers are dipping their toes into the world of 'authenticity'.
05/11/2015 11:44 GMT

Foodie Highlights from Malaga

The news amongst the tapas loving, tinto de verano sipping travellers is that Malaga is now a 'foodie' hotspot. The Spanish city that thousands of Brits fly into en route to their seaside resorts on the Costa del Sol is no longer seen as, well that - a city you fly into and promptly leave for the more appealing tourists traps of Southern Spain.
02/07/2015 10:33 BST

My Marathon Story: Blood, Sweat and Many, Many Tears

Running this event was something I'd felt an overwhelming urge to do for many years. But when my eldest sister, Joanne, unexpectedly passed away in 2004 following a life of severe epilepsy, my casual interest in running became a coping mechanism for unbearable grief.
26/04/2015 17:41 BST

Hipster Food Trends: Love or Loathe?

I've nothing against the Cereal Killer Café. I quite enjoy having a nostalgic moment with Nintendo posters and a bowl of Cinnamon Grahams. But this definitely falls into the category of hipster food trends that you love or loathe.
13/02/2015 17:31 GMT