FRAGRANCE, HOMEWARE

Five fragrances perfect for your home this Spring

The warmer months are here, or at least what we like to consider warm here in the UK. But regardless of bipolar weather your winter fragrances may seem too warm and cosy for this time of year. As it’s spring, It’s a good idea to adopt lighter scents that leave your home smelling fresh and […]

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HOMEWARE

Spruce up your garden for al fresco dining this Spring

It’s officially spring, and we’re dreaming of life outside our homes. While we still may have to wait a few more weeks before we can socialise with friends and family outdoors, it’s no reason to ignore lovely weather. Spruce up your garden for al fresco dining this spring and summer for those perfect evening barbecues, […]

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HOMEWARE, NORTH EAST

Make your house a home with these homeware brands

As we’re spending more time indoors, we want our homes to look and be their best. Here’s where to get your inspiration Olives & Lilys Where: Rowlands Gill Reinvented with Love Where: Sunderland Naked Lane by Charlotte Crosby Ships regionwide Terra Homeware Where: Sunderland Finishing Touches Where: Stockton Our top picks: Faye Candice

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HOMEWARE

Donut vases – the sweet interiors trend you need to know

Your home would never look so sweet with this new trend. Here’s where to get your donut-shaped vase Of course, they’re not ideal for big bunches but they do look pretty cool, and they’re great for dried plants. Circles are well and truly coming AROUND for 2021. Share your photos with us if you’re onto […]

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HOMEWARE

Five S/S21 fashion trends you can add to your home

Fashion Weeks are an exciting time for the industry as they influence fashion and beauty trends for the upcoming year. While some designs can be outrageous and often something the average person would never wear day-to-day signature elements become staple parts of our wardrobes such as plaid or checks, leather, feathers or ruffles. Naturally, high-street […]

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GIFT GUIDES

Gift Guide: 20 Stocking fillers under £10

Stocking fillers may not be the highlight of Christmas morning but they can still surprise a loved one. Usually, when you think stocking fillers your mind may jump to socks and underwear, which as a child are boring but as an adult is an amazing and much-needed gift. The great thing about stocking fillers are […]

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GIFT GUIDES

Gift Guide: Stylish gifts for that special man in your life

There is only a month till Christmas which doesn’t leave much time for shopping and it’s likely you’ve got a number of gents on that shopping list, such as your partner, father, brother, best friend, cousin, uncle, maybe even housemate. So, from beauty essentials to practical everyday necessities we’ve picked out some of the most […]

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GIFT GUIDES

Gift Guide: Stylish gifts for that special woman in your life

With only a month until Christmas it doesn’t leave much time for shopping and it’s likely you’ve got a number of special ladies on that shopping list, such as your partner, mother, sister, best friend, cousin, aunt, maybe even housemate. So, from beauty essentials to practical everyday necessities we’ve picked out some of the most […]

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BEAUTY

Countdown to Christmas with these beauty advent calendars for 2020

While chocolate treats are nice, beauty advent calendars are on the rise, and are a great way of sampling new bands, products and fragrances. Containing must-have products, they are often great value for money as their price is much lower that what each mini product would be worth if they were all bought separately, usually […]

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LIFESTYLE

Fun and creative ways to wrap Christmas presents this year

The gift wrapping season is upon us, and if you’ve found yourself spending your free time this lockdown online shopping for Christmas presents – just like us – then you’re probably also thinking about gift wrapping. While store-bought wrapping paper is colourful, fun and festive most of the time it’s non-recyclable. Despite being branded as […]

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CELEBRITY NEWS, HOMEWARE

Festive ways to decorate your home this Christmas

It seems as if the minute the Halloween decorations came down, Christmas arrived. The North East has gone Christmas crazy and the decorations are out in full force. However, it was a predictable move considering the year we’ve had and people are searching for joy, merriment and something to look forward to. If you’ve not […]

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HOMEWARE, NORTH EAST

Where to make your own Christmas wreath in the North East

Looking to get into the festive spirit? Here’s where you can make your own Christmas wreath in the North East. Moth Studios, Newcastle 5th & 12th December Using real twigs, moss, greenery, pine cones and even real butterflies, you’ll create your own wreath while listening to festive music and enjoying a mince pie with mulled […]

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HOMEWARE, LIFESTYLE

Six new makers to have on your radar

Recent times have seen many creators becoming – well, more creative – and these are our favourites that you should keep an eye on Their creations could even make perfect Christmas gifts. In the North East… 1. Hannah Why we love her: She uses her tattoo-style designs to create amazing homeware. Where to buy: etsy.com […]

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LIFESTYLE

National Pumpkin Day: Our top picks

Oh my gourd! October 26 is national pumpkin day – here’s every way you can appreciate the winter squash we love throughout autumn. What To Wear: Halloween Pumpkin & Slogan Graphic Sweatshirt / £9 What To Eat: Pumpkin pie What To Drink: Pumpkin spice latte The Perfect Scent: Bath and Body Works medium candle Don’t […]

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HOMEWARE

Creative ways to decorate your home this Halloween

Keeping with the spirit of All Hallow’s Eve, we’ve gone to one of the more creative social media platforms – Pinterest – and created a board full of spooky and fun ways of how you can decorate your home this year. Whether you want to go all out with a haunted house or simply dress […]

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HOMEWARE

Seasonal Scents: The best candles for autumn

Treat your senses, and your home, to these autumnal aromas. Forever Sunday / £15 Why we love it: The strong and sweet scent for a lazy day. Sandalwood / £12.99 Why we love it: The beautifully-patterned glass holder. Pumpkin Spice Latte / £14.99 Why we love it: The perfect scent for spooky season. Hocus Pocus […]

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HOMEWARE

Christmas shopping with a difference at John Lewis

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and John Lewis & Partners have launched their first ever virtual shop tour for those doing their Christmas shopping from home this year. Bringing the magic of the festive period to customers direct to their living room, John Lewis have launched a 3D tour of their Oxford […]

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BOOK CLUB, HOMEWARE

25 Beautiful coffee table books to inspire your home

Coffee table books are a statement. Generally more expensive than any other book – they are part decorative, like an ornament on a shelf or canvas on a wall and part book – however they are not novels with plot twisting story lines, instead they give insight to those who own them. These inspirational talking […]

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HOMEWARE

Nine small desks for small spaces – under £100

Trying to get work done at home, especially when you live in a small flat, studio apartment or even house can be really tough. Space is just not something we have much of these days, let’s be honest. During lockdown, more than 80% of the UK began working from home, and those who can still […]

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