For me, January is about catching up with friends after the festive season and somehow it always involves food. Since I’m trying to lead a healthier lifestyle, I’m making a more conscious effort to choose lighter options when dining out. Even though I see eating out as a treat (meaning I always go for the naughty option) I’m trying my…

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Occasion wear and luxury high street brand, Coast has recently opened its first concept store in the Platinum Mall of the Intu Metrocentre. This stand-alone store, which is the first of many, has came about due to the fashion retailer undergoing a rebrand. I attended its VIP launch event to see what the new store has to offer and to…

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There’s nothing I love more than trying out new eateries on date night, so one Saturday evening the other half and I ventured to The Merchants Tavern that’s situated in the picture-perfect marina of St Peters Basin, in Newcastle. The Merchant Tavern is a traditional British eatery that serves modern, British-inspired dishes using the finest regional and seasonal ingredients. From…

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When winter finally arrives there’s nothing I love more than catching up with friends over drinks, and the new winter roof terrace at The Botanist, in Newcastle, is the perfect place to do just that. Among the Nordic-inspired setting you’ll find huts draped in fairy lights and baubles, ski posters and vintage-looking skis hanging on the walls, glistening trees and…

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There’s a reason why food lovers flock to Newcastle Quayside and it’s because the restaurants here offer fabulous cuisine and breathtakingly beautiful views, and The Jolly Fisherman on the Quay is no different. Following a £700,000 investment, the eatery which opened its doors last week, offers high-quality dishes using only the best locally sourced produce topped with stunning views of…

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