As a fully-qualified, gold standard journalist I’m often asked by people in the industry, friends and family – why do I blog? As someone who works in print media – an industry which has been greatly affected by the rise of bloggers – why have I too set up an online platform? Basically, it all boils down to confidence. English…

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Ladies who lunch is one of my favourite kind of dining experiences. There’s nothing quite like catching up with friends while fueling up on delicious dishes ready for my favourite kind of cardio – shopping. Newcastle is a brilliant location for this as the cobbled streets fuse together a selection of high street stores and an array of eateries. This…

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I’ve been contemplating writing this post for a few weeks now, but every time I sat down in front of my computer I struggled to find any words. Lately, my life has been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. Aside from the string of unfortunate events that have happened to my family, I’ve been completely consumed by stress, anger, disappointment…

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In the weeks leading up to the launch of Glossier in the UK, my Instagram and Twitter feeds were filled with the products. So, naturally the beauty lover in me couldn’t resist venturing over to the site to see what all the hype was about when the launch day finally arrived. When I went on the website – with my…

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Last week I visited the newly opened Cote, in Newcastle, and while sitting in the boutique-like restaurant my tastebuds were whisked away to the brasseries of Paris. Inspired by the relaxed, all-day dining of brasseries and bistros in Paris, Cote serves authentic French cuisine coupled with an intimate, laid-back atmosphere. With restaurants located all over the country, Cote already has…

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