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Best spa in Yorkshire

February 13, 2018

The spa industry has boomed over the last few years but, like any other bandwagon, many of those who have jumped on it are mediocre at best.  I know this because a new benchmark has been set. The Swinton Country Club and Spa is, without doubt, the best in Yorkshire and I’d be amazed if[Read More]

Marilyn Stowe auctions designer wardrobe for charity

February 8, 2018

Brilliant bargains alert. Self-confessed designer fashion lover, Yorkshire lawyer Marilyn Stowe, is auctioning off her collection of absolutely fabulous clothes and accessories in aid of St Gemma’s Hospice this Saturday. A familiar face from TV and Yorkshire’s top society events, Marilyn Stowe built up the largest family law practice in the UK, with a stellar[Read More]

Top Valentine gift ideas with a Yorkshire slant

February 2, 2018

The most romantic day of the year, February 14, is drawing near so I thought I’d share some Valentine’s Day gift ideas. None of them feature a dozen red roses or champagne (unimaginative and a waste of money, in my opinion) but they all have a Yorkshire slant. At number one is this ingenious idea[Read More]

On finding Saint Michael’s House & Home

January 25, 2018| 1 Comment

Will I ever buy new furniture again? Probably not, now that I have discovered Saint Michael’s House & Home, on Ripon Road in Harrogate. I popped in today (it’s Stephanie, by the way) on the recommendation of a lovely designer I’d just interviewed. He told me he’d bought some spoons there to take to Deal[Read More]

For sale: a gorgeous Yorkshire cottage

January 18, 2018

If, like me (it’s Sharon, by the way), you dream of escaping to the country, you might like to take a look at this chocolate box cottage in the heart of the North York Moors National Park. I’ve been drooling over it, imagining myself sat next to the fire, warming my hands on a steaming[Read More]