Eat, Drink, Shop & Explore

Travel and lifestyle – for us Lolly lot, what’s not to love?

With her own eye for style, we were delighted to be approached by entrepreneur Gabriella to help bring her new business venture to life.

Maverick Guide, an online travel and premium lifestyle directory is a curated hit list of where to eat, drink, shop and explore in the West Country. Gabriella was keen to put recommended destinations at the fingertips of weekenders and holiday goers.

With our own love for where we live, this was a very exciting project. Taking her brief, we designed and built a clean and sophisticated website that put focus on the strong and stunning imagery which visually showcases one-of-a-kind venues, talented artisans and extraordinary experiences.

The aim was to ensure that the new site oozed luxury and class just like the destinations listed on the directory themselves, promoting the must-see places to visit and the must-do experiences in the four counties.

Previously a blogger, a journal where Gabriella could share stories of the people who make the area so special, the seasonal events to attend and where to explore – easily and efficiently – was essential in the build and now forms a prominent part of her website.

With a tailored search function, the website allows the users to have a bespoke experience, filtering their search to just what they’re looking for. Integrated with an Instagram feed, newsletter sign up, SEO and Tag Manager, it offers a better user experience for her visitors while providing essential tools for our client to monitor the site’s activity.

For a luxury weekend away, somewhere new to dine or a hidden independent gift shop to discover, grab yourself and cup of tea, sit back and browse the online directory here.