Francesca Newman-Young

Luxury lifestyle blogger, events planner and travel junkie

Fran Newman-Young is a London based writer and events planner with a passion for luxury travel, festivals and other unique experiences.

Fran began her career interning for Conde Nast Traveller, GQ and Company Magazine (RIP). She then landed a job at Sony ATV and continued to have a successful career in the music industry for several years working with the likes of Kasabian, Noel Gallagher, Ed Sheeran and Jessie J. She then spent a year working for Trevor Horn's Independent Music Publishing company, Perfect Songs.

In 2012 Fran was cast in the third season of BAFTA Award winning series, Made In Chelsea, where she became one of its principle characters. The show led to a successful clothing line, as well as a number of fashion and beauty collaborations. She also had four online TV Series, including fashion show High Street Edit and a series of cooking tutorials with her sibling, Olivia.

Fran is currently Head of Special Events for Member's club, Raffles, where she curates festival pop-ups, fashion, sporting and food events. Fran is also co-producer for Daybreaker which encourages people to embrace the break of dawn, dance their faces in a healthy, alcohol-free atmostphere. She also is Acting Managing Editor for food publication, Try This For.
Ibiza: Where To Eat, Party And

Ibiza: Where To Eat, Party And Beach

Ibiza is one of my favourite holiday destinations. I've been travelling here for over ten years, each time discovering something new. Whether it's hedonism or holism you're looking for, Ibiza has something to suit everyone.
19/07/2017 14:49 BST
Festival No.6 - The

Festival No.6 - The Review

This, some solid waterproofs and some sturdy heeled boots (heeled outdoor boots are my new favourite thing) all contributed to one of my favourite festival experiences and I have every intention of returning next year.
15/09/2016 14:43 BST
Mykonos: Mind Body

Mykonos: Mind Body Beaches

On our last night, we ditched the sports bras, dusted off the glad rags and treated ourselves to a farewell meal in the old town. It was the perfect ending to the trip - even the part where we ended up in the nightclub, Toy Room. It was so nice to spend the trip surrounded by such lovely people and leave with new friends.
13/07/2016 12:57 BST
Sun, Snow and Learning to

Sun, Snow and Learning to Ski

If you've watched series four of Made In Chelsea, you might remember a ski trip to Verbier. If you look closely you'll spot pure terror - and some tears - in my eyes when I was forced to ski. Big thanks to a very patient crew (and to Francis Boulle who was even worse than me).
15/04/2016 17:50 BST
'London Has Fallen' - The Film

'London Has Fallen' - The Film Review

I attended the VIP screening of Lionsgate's latest action thriller, London Has Fallen, last week at London's Ham Yard Hotel. It's taken me a while to do a write-up because I have mixed feelings about the film. On the surface, it's a great action film with incredible special effects, spectacular stunts and a great cast, but there were also moments which made me feel a little uncomfortable.
08/03/2016 11:59 GMT
'How To Be Single' - The Movie

'How To Be Single' - The Movie Review

I was lucky enough to attend the premiere of <em>How To Be Single</em> with my other half, walking just meters away from its fabulous female cast; Leslie Mann, Dakota Johnson, Alison Brie and, of course, Rebel on the pink carpet.
22/02/2016 20:50 GMT
Valentine's Day - Top Things to Do In and Around

Valentine's Day - Top Things to Do In and Around London

Now the train-tracks and copper-dyed hair (thank you, Sun-in) have gone, my luck has improved, but my feelings for holiday have not. Even in a relationship, I feel there's an impending sense of disappointment. This Valentine's I've created a fool-proof list of non-cliché things to do for both singles and you won't have to suffer the same pain.
10/02/2016 17:48 GMT
'Insurgent' - The Movie

'Insurgent' - The Movie Review

Today marks the release of the next chapter in the <em>Divergent</em> franchise. I have no shame admitting I'm a fan of Veronica Roth's trilogy. Sure, it's aimed at a slightly younger demographic, but the unusual concept and exciting plot twists make the books real page-turners.
19/03/2015 23:20 GMT
Made In Chelsea Review Series Eight Episode

Made In Chelsea Review Series Eight Episode Nine

After upsetting Binky, I was ostracised from the girl group and felt like I had no one to turn to other than Alex and Jamie for advice. It wasn't a malicious action. It wasn't a back-stabbing or two-faced decision. When Alex and Binky were together I was disgusted at the way he behaved.
11/12/2014 17:26 GMT
'Made in Chelsea' Review - Series Eight Episode

'Made in Chelsea' Review - Series Eight Episode Eight

Well last night got heated! Not one, not two, but three people crying (and I'm not a pretty crier). So why did I stay in Sam's bed that night? I didn't think it was a problem as I thought Sam and I were good enough friends and I didn't know about Tiff. In hindsight, it wasn't the best idea. Time machine anyone?
08/12/2014 21:06 GMT
Made In Chelsea Review - Series 8 Episode

Made In Chelsea Review - Series 8 Episode 7

I've been out of Chelsea for some time, but if you saw last night's episode you know that's all about to change. Whilst I've been away Alik and Louise's relationship has had a few, erm, hiccups.
02/12/2014 16:24 GMT
Made In Chelsea Series 8 Episode 1

Made In Chelsea Series 8 Episode 1 Review

The Chelsea bunch are now all back in London and with the return of series 8 comes the return of our very own heartthrob, Andy Jordan. He makes it clear to, well, everyone that he is "gutted" that Louise has found herself a new beau.
17/10/2014 13:16 BST
Friday Food Off - Banoffee Pie vs Chocolate Hazelnut

Friday Food Off - Banoffee Pie vs Chocolate Hazelnut Kisses

In this week's Friday Food Off, Olivia and I put our sweet tooth to the test. My sweet canapé is an all-time favourite, the Banoffee pie. My recipe uses budget ingredients and it's quick and simple to make. Unless your guests are bananaphobes, you're onto a winner.
12/10/2014 20:06 BST
The Rewrite - Movie

The Rewrite - Movie Review

There were some funny and indeed touching moments in "The Rewrite". I really enjoyed the character of student and "Star Wars" fanatic Billy Frazier (Andrew Keenan-Bolger) and Keith Michael's fellow colleagues Dr. Lerner (J.K. Simmons) and Mary Waldon (Allison Janney).
09/10/2014 20:10 BST
'Love, Rosie' - The Movie

'Love, Rosie' - The Movie Review

Last night I attended the premiere of "Love, Rosie" the film adaptation of Cecelia Ahern's 2004 novel "Where Rainbows End." Fans of her previous novel and film "P.S. I Love You" will not be disappointed.
07/10/2014 16:17 BST
MIC:NYC Exclusive - Everyone's Hooking Up Including Lucy and

MIC:NYC Exclusive - Everyone's Hooking Up Including Lucy and Proudlock!

As Spencer promised, he wasn't giving up on Billie, and it couldn't have turned out better for him. Stevie is totally besotted by his former lover Stephanie and when he eventually gets round to telling Billie she is not best pleased. She tells him, "I'm not some girl you use to get over your ex".
18/09/2014 17:03 BST