GIFT GUIDES

Gift Guide: Treat your mum this Mother’s Day with delicious fruity flavours in the LOVE selection box by LAKRIDS BY BÜLOW

This Mother’s Day, treat that special lady in your life to LAKRIDS BY BÜLOW’s famed chocolate coated liquorice. The Danish confectionery brand is bringing back its LOVE collection this year with sweet treats like you’ve never experienced before. The collection introduces a sweet twist that will leave your heart (and stomach!) feeling full. Bite into […]

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GIFT GUIDES

Gift Guide: Treat your mum this Mother’s Day

Our mothers do a lot for us, they pick us up when we fall, laugh with us in joyous times, and even put the bank card down when and if we need it. While we should always show our mothers we love and treasure them, Mother’s Day is a time we get to show them […]

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VEGAN & CRUELTY-FREE

Veganuary: Our top tips to get you started

Every year people around the world start the 31-day challenge, and maybe this year you’re one of them; or maybe you’re thinking about but but just don’t know how to take the plunge. Veganism is often defined by what is off the menu such as meat, fish, eggs and dairy plus hidden animal ingredients such […]

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LIFESTYLE

What we’re loving this June & July 2021

Summer is officially here, and while the weather is hit or miss, we’ve been loving lots We’re watching: Love Island Because we wish we were on holiday too. We’re listening to: Olivia Rodrigo – DeJa Vu Well, her whole album tbh. We’re following: @mynortheastadventures For the sunny snaps. We’re buying: All the pretty dresses from […]

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LIFESTYLE

10 Accessories for the woman who is ALWAYS on the go

As we begin to rejoin the world, meeting up with friends and family, travelling back into the office and actually shopping on the high street we’ve found ourselves in a unique situation — forgetting simple things. We’ve spent more than a year going in and out of lockdowns, and for the most part at home […]

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FASHION, LIFESTYLE

17 Everyday essentials for your handbag

Have you ever left the house and realised you’ve forgotten something? Us too. So, we put together a list of 17 purse essentials which can serve as a checklist for everything you need to carry in your handbag. When you know what to keep in your bag, you’ll always have what you need! 1. YOUR […]

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FASHION, LIFESTYLE

Radley London is flying the Pride Flag for June launching exclusive bag with 20% of proceeds going to Stonewall charity

To celebrate Pride 2021, British handbag and accessories brand Radley London has partnered with LGBTQ+ charity Stonewall and designed a limited edition reversible tote bag. In addition, Radley London is also excited to announce that Lady Phyll, co-founder of UK Black Pride and the CEO of Kaleidoscope Trust, will be the brand’s Woman of Spirit […]

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LIFESTYLE

What we’re loving this April & May 2021

Where did Spring go? Just before summer arrives, here’s everything we’ve been loving… We’re watching: Friends I mean, when are we not watching Friends? But the reunion is just around the corner so could we BE anymore excited? We’re listening to: Billie Eilish – My Future An important song from an inspirational woman. We’re following: […]

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LIFESTYLE

Seven fun things to do this Easter weekend

Keep the whole family entertained this long weekend with this roundup of fun things to do this Easter. 1. GARDEN EASTER EGG HUNT We may still be in lockdown but why not host a fun Easter egg hunt right in your own back yard — if the weather is awful, do it inside. 2. TEA […]

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LIFESTYLE

Six tips to help you with your Spring Cleaning

It’s Spring and nothing feels quite as satisfying as coming home to a clean house. However, spring cleaning can be overwhelming — especially when you can’t find the time. This year, many of us find ourselves in a situation where we have more time on our hands than usual, and actually have time for those […]

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LIFESTYLE, MOVIES & TV

How to get involved this Red Nose Day from home

Red Nose Day is back on Friday March 19, and this year it’s never felt more important to have some fun and raise money to support people living under incredibly tough situations. This year fundraising events may look a little different, however you can still get involved from home including buying a Red Nose or […]

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LIFESTYLE

What we’re loving this February & March 2021

February seemed to fly by without us even realising. So there’s plenty things we’re loving to share this month… We’re watching: Behind Her Eyes A single mom becomes entangled in a twisted mind game when she begins an affair with her psychiatrist boss while bonding with his mysterious wife. It’s sure to have you hooked […]

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HOMEWARE, NORTH EAST

Traditional: The interior trend Newcastle loves

It’s been revealed that the people of Newcastle just love traditional decor in their home. So here’s some inspo for your Spring transformation LuxDeco, the luxury online interior marketplace, has revealed the most popular interior design styles in the UK over the last 15 years. When it comes to the most searched for design style, […]

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LIFESTYLE

The millennial therapist Sara Kuburic talks self-love

One in two women worldwide feel more self-doubt than self-love, according to the Global Self Love Index. The Millennial Therapist, Sara Kuburic, shares her tips on sharing the love for yourself What is self-love?Self-love is many things, but it starts with the recognition and appreciation of our inner worth and value. It is giving permission […]

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FOOD & COCKTAILS, NORTH EAST

Where to get your Cheaster Egg

Egg-cited for Easter? We know we are, and it seems last year’s obsession with Cheaster Eggs (cheesecake inside an Easter Egg) is truly taking over this year. Here’s where to get yours Chocolate Orange Tasty Tarts, Middlesbrough Creme Egg, Biscoff & Milkybar Oak Leaf Cakery, Stockton Cadbury The Cheesecake Kitchen, Wingate Brownie, Caramel Brownie & […]

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FOOD & COCKTAILS, NORTH EAST

Where to get the coolest cake pops

Okay, cake pops are nothing new, but while we’re used to a little ball of cake on the end of a stick, luxurious Magnum-style cake pops are taking over – and we’re in love! Glorious Grey Uzma Jannath, Darlington Monsters Inc. Tandcakess, Durham Pokemon Cake-Ology, Newcastle Pretty in Pink Connie’s Cakes, Hartlepool Blondies Oak Leaf […]

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NORTH EAST

Seven snowy scenes to enjoy from indoors

The snow is falling thick and fast but while many of us are staying inside, and close to home, why not marvel at whiteout wonders from a different angle? In Northumberland with Anne Benson In Jesmond at Cake Stories In South Shields with Patrick Routledge In North Yorkshire with Doug In Rothbury with Marshall Sisterson […]

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NORTH EAST

Where to walk this Valentine’s

Don’t live with your loved one? Meet your Valentine for a local romantic stroll… Viaduct (Durham) Alnmouth Lake District Embleton (to Dunstanburgh Castle) Newcastle’s Quayside Teesmouth Ingleby Greenhow North Shields Egglestone Abbey

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GIFT GUIDES

Alternative Valentine’s gifts made by tattoo artists

While tattoo studios have closed their doors, many of our favourite artists have been getting creative which means there’s plenty of unique and alternative gifts for your loved one this Valentine’s Day. About the Artist: Laura is a colourful artist working at Stockton’s Steel River Tattoos. About the Artist: Shona Lynne is an artist in […]

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FOOD & COCKTAILS, GIFT GUIDES

Valentine’s cakes to give a sweet gift

Make Valentine’s Day a whole lot better with these scrumptuous sweet treats 10 inch Heart Donut Big Fat Donut Co, Newcastle Smash Box Oak Leaf Cakery, Stockton Valentine/Galentine Collection Great British Cupcakery, Newcastle Valentine’s Boxes Sara’s Cakes North East Cupcake Bouquet Tandcakess, Durham The Cute Box Cadence Cakes, Newcastle Loaded Treatbox The Cake Boutique, Darlington […]

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BEVERAGES, NORTH EAST

Review: St Mary’s Gin, Vodka & Rum

After recently speaking to from Martin from Clarence Spirits, we couldn’t wait to try their range. Here’s what we thought *gifted Price: £13.95 each (20cl) St. Mary’s Premium Gin has notes of juniper laced with coriander spice and a zing of fresh grapefruit and cassis. We love:How it smells refreshing and light as soon as […]

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BEAUTY, NORTH EAST

An interview with Witchy Woman Wax

We caught up with the team at Witchy Woman Wax to find out all about their new wax melt venture. You may recognise the delicious donut shack R Place based in Newcastle, and while their donuts are proving as popular as ever, the owners have taken on a new challenge – wax melts. Witchy Woman […]

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GIFT GUIDES, NORTH EAST

Valentine’s gifts for chocoholics

Make hearts melt with these delicious and creative chocolate gifts Chocolate Heart Box The Gift Fairy, Newcastle Valentine’s Boxes Au Dairy, Sunderland Love Potion Chocolate Bar La Chocolatrice, Coxhoe & Newcastle Valentine’s Brownie Connie Sullivan, Hartlepool Valentine’s Boxes Chocolateslabatory, Hartlepool

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BEAUTY, NORTH EAST

Where to get your big brows shaped post-lockdown

Fluffy brows are back in style (and we’re so glad). This is where to book your next brow appointment – when we can. The Lash Lounge, Newcastle We love: Brow Lamination Made. by Mariella, Hartlepool We love: Fluffy Brow Salon G, Newcastle We love: Brow Lamination Stephanie Edwards Salon, Hartlepool We love: Fluffy Brow Laura […]

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LIFESTYLE

Seven Valentines Day dates inspired by romantic comedies

These days spending another holiday in lockdown seems almost grim. However, for those who live with their partners, this year Valentines Day won’t be a complete write off. But if your plan is a takeaway and a movie, it’s time to think outside the box and surprise your love with the perfect movie moment they’ve […]

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GIFT GUIDES

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Waitrose and John Lewis

Even in lockdown there are plenty of ways to celebrate the most romantic day of the year – and Waitrose have all the ideas we need They say more customers than ever have been seeking for ideas for Valentine’s Day as searches on Waitrose.com are up over 100% when compared to last year, and dinner […]

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