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Lumley Castle, where ordinary afternoon tea becomes extraordinary Noveltea

Every girl likes to think they're a princess, right? Living in the North East there are some pretty picturesque places to throw on your crown and go...

Loca Latin American, Whitley Bay – Behind the Scenes

If you're local to Whitley Bay, if I place the two words South and Parade simultaneously next to each other I know what you'd instantly be thinking....
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The Late Lab @ The Alchemist, Newcastle – can it redeem itself?

Earlier on in the year, I visited the newly launched Alchemist in intu Eldon Square’s new restaurant quarter. Think I’ve practically tried all of the other restaurants...
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Summer Rain, Cocktails, Foraging & Botany @ The Botanist; Newcastle

Summer is always such an exciting time when it comes to restaurants in the City. New menus are launched. Chefs and mixologists come alive again with new...
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Paul Amer’s Summer Menu @ Marco Pierre White’s, Newcastle

Every morning I find myself checking the ‘On this day’ section of my Facebook page and on Thursday this appeared. What a coincidence, the same day five years...
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Apothecary, lotions and potions with Kiehl’s, Blackett Street, Newcastle

You know what I think is absolutely lush? Supporting other people. It’s one of my most favourite things to do. You should never forget your roots, you...
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Barburrito Metrocentre: Burrito Making Masterclass

A spot of shopping often requires a little pitstop for a refuel, a chance to grab a refreshing cold beer twisted with tequila as you set down...
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Chez Mal: Living the #MalLife with the newly refurbished bar at Malmaison, Newcastle

Shall we let you into a secret as to who throws the best parties? The Malmaison of course. Summer always seems to be The Mal's favourite season of...
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Be a fashion flamingo in a flock of pigeons: Summer drop with intu Metrocentre

It's rallying towards Summer and that means only one thing. The high Summer fashion drop has landed in stores. You may remember a couple of weeks ago...
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Newcastle welcomes the quirky German Twist on Afternoon Tea ‘Trinken’

You know me I love a bit of retail therapy. So when I am out and about I like to meet up with my Grandma in Newcastle...