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Bonnie: Backstage dressWave £115, jacket £90. Lucy: Masai Orenda dress £93.50, Brax scarf £49.95 all from Caramel, Aldeburgh and Snape

Fashion fun in the sun on Southwold Pier

The Suffolk Magazine fashion team went to Southwold for summer holiday fashion, where The Pier has something for everyone to enjoy. Gregg Brown took the pictures, our models were Bonnie Stockdale from Sandra Reynolds and Lucy Hall, of Bury St Edmunds, modelling for the first time after her dad won her the opportunity in the West Suffolk Hospital charity auction.

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A beautiful June day, perfect for the beach at Aldeburgh.

Writer Liz Feretti unlocks the magic of the Sunrise Coast

Beaches are precious to me because they are where I turn my back on the world.

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Sally Freer, printmaker. Sally at work in the print workshop at Gainsborough's House.

Suffolk Craft Society: In with the new

Can new vice chair Sally Freer do for the Suffolk Craft Society what she did for Gainsborough’s House print workshop? Lucy Etherington heads to Sudbury to find out

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Coracles on the Stour

Go with the flow: Jonathan Schofield explores the River Stour

From its boggy source in Cambridgeshire to its magnificent entrance to the North Sea at Harwich, the River Stour snakes its way through 47 miles of East Anglian countryside. One of England’s most beautiful rivers, it has brought both wealth, in the form of wool and bricks, and fear, from Viking raiding parties who used the river to plunder deep into the county. Today the Stour Lighters that once plied their trade along its waters have been replaced with kayaks, canoes and rowboats. If you’re yet to experience the delights of the Stour now is the time to get on, or in, the river.

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Plant Displays at Bellflower Nursery © Sue Wooster

Great gardens: Lucy Redman visits Sue Wooster at Bellflower Nursery

Sue Wooster holds the national collection of alpine campanulas and was awarded a gold medal by the Royal Horticultural Society in 2012.

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John McMinn's open garden

The sun will come out . . . eventually

John McMinn invites you for tea and cake in his English country garden

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The Beer and Food feature at the White Horse in Felixstowe.

Bitter batter: beer expert Ross Turner heads to the coast for some traditional fish and chips

Summer is here – so it seemed only right to head to Felixstowe on the coast and the White Horse pub on Church Road.

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Walberswick village sign

Wonderful Walberswick

Since taking up residence in the coastal village, Jan Etherington has plunged into local life . . . literally

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Dan Stevens as Gilbert Evans and Emily Browning as Florence Carter-Wood in  Summer In February, the story of Alfred Munnings love affair with Florence Carter-Wood in Cornwall. The film is produced by Suffolk-born film-maker Pippa Cross

Books: Munnings brought to life

Louise Denyer reviews Summer in February, the book before the film of Air Alfred Munnings’ early life

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Colourful summer border of Crocosmia Phlox and Leucanthemum lining brick path to house
Mr and Mrs Mason
Moat House, Suffolk
Marcus Harpur

Gardens: Moat House, Little Saxham

Suzanne and Richard Mason’s garden has been decades in the making. They showed Sally Hepher how it’s grown

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Towering achievement . . . inside the coastal home of Duncan, Kristin and Lily Jackson

Duncan Jackson’s discovery of Suffolk’s heritage coast came about from a holiday in years gone by when the friends rented a beach house at Thorpeness for a summer break.

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George - one of the trainees at Lowestoft RNLI Lifeboat

Heroes of the high seas

Julian Claxton takes to the waves on a training exercise with the RNLI crew of the Spirit of Lowestoft. His words and pictures tell the story of this brave band of volunteers

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Get the Blessing

Great nights out at Aldeburgh Proms

Folk, jazz, world, classical, comedy, poetry - there is something for everyone at this year’s Aldeburgh Music Snape Proms

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Sardines by James Barber, head Chef at the Brudenell in Aldeburgh.

Coastal catch . . . simple, delicious food from the sea

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis meets three Suffolk chefs who have made it their speciality

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Bathsheba in Woodbridge

WIN a relaxing spa break in Woodbridge

Bathsheba is a modern, boutique day spa in the heart of Woodbridge – a little bit of luxury just of the high street and an oasis of calm, self spoiling in a warm, welcoming environment.

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Macmillans' garden, Bures

A hidden gem in Bures

Lucy Redman finds a peaceful retreat in the garden of James and Caroline Macmillan. Pictures by Clare Dawson

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Martin Bignell and Sarah Bateman have renovated a lodge at Priory Park, Ipswich in a coastal retreat theme.

Watering hole . . . a seaside retreat on the banks of the Orwell

Nestled in the trees on the banks of the River Orwell seems a strange place to find a seaside retreat.

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