About me

Hi everyone I am Mattie Lacey-Davidson – a twenty-something journalist and blogger based in London who specialises in in travel writing…

I have been blogging since January 2012, discussing all the topics that fascinate me. I write about all things lifestyle such as travel, food & drink, fitness & health, fashion & beauty, film, music and popular culture; as well as the more serious subjects concerning politics, feminism, racism, LGBTQIA, religion, world issues and modern life.

I work as a senior feature writer for Newsquest Media London, writing and editing 16 local newspapers across London and Hertfordshire as well as lifestyle supplements and high end magazines. It is a lot of work and a lot responsibility, but I love it.

I began my career in marketing and PR and continue to freelance as a copywriter. In 2014 I quit my job as an in-house marketing and PR assistant to spend three months in Sierra Leone and Ghana, returning to study the NCTJ in multimedia journalism before embarking on my new career.

I completed a BA degree in Theology and Religious Studies, so my journey to journalism definitely wasn’t straightforward and it wasn’t easy.

I’m always keen to chat to other bloggers and journalists, whether you want to be featured in my blogger Q&A, or you need advice, want to share top tips or just get to know a fellow creative – feel free to email me.

If you are a PR, send all blog enquiries to mlaceydavidson [at] gmail.com and all newspaper print enquiries to mattie.laceydavidson [at] London.newsquest.co.uk. The story MUST be relevant to the following areas:

www.guardian-series.co.uk // www.borehamwoodtimes.co.uk
www.times-series.co.uk // www.harrowtimes.co.uk
www.enfieldindependent.co.uk  // www.thetottenhamindependent.co.uk
www.watfordobserver.co.uk // www.stalbansreview.co.uk