Lucy Purdy

Lucy Purdy

Lucy Purdy is a freelance journalist who specialises in writing news and lifestyle features and who contributes regularly to Sublime.

Lucy spent her childhood summers on a rugged, deserted island in Scotland, has canoed through the Swedish wilderness and cycled the craggy coast of Ireland.

She has interviewed Michelin-starred chefs, government ministers, the richest woman in the UK and four times world champion ironman triathlete Chrissie Wellington as well as plenty of people on the street.

She is a keen cook, sustainability and grow-your-own enthusiast and master composter who believes the job of a journalist is the best there is.

Sitting on sun-bleached decking, my toes are immersed in the mirror-still, natural pool outside Cornwall’s Scarlet Hotel. Pinks, purples and oranges merge like watercolours as the once dramatic sunset fades into calm and the only sounds audible are the faint clinks of glasses from the terrace above and the occasional honk from a seagull flying overhead

As far as it is possible to be from the dull, clinical lines and monochrome palette of most of today’s mass-produced design, furniture maker Allan Lake takes a decidedly wild approach

Visiting the Faroe Islands is like setting foot in a fairy-tale. With ninth-century grass-roofed buildings, legends of elves and trolls living in the hills and sparsely inhabited green islands dotted like flecks from a master’s paintbrush on the glittering sea, these lands are transporting in the extreme

Made entirely of scrap wood, The City Series is a collection of wood sculptures that represent a woodworker's journey from the suburbs to the city. Sublime talks to designer James McNabb about the art of making something out of nothing

The Bay of Biscay is a great location for seeing whales and dolphins. Reaching depths of 4000m, the Bay provides habitats for a range of different species. Marine conservation charity ORCA takes Sublime aboard the sea ferry on a life-changing experience