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This week’s Great Yorkshire Show catwalk

July 14, 2017

Tweed is a major fashion trend for the coming autumn/winter, seen on the catwalks of Paris, Milan, London, New York and now … Harrogate. On Tuesday this week, I was at the Great Yorkshire Show as part of my day job, specifically to watch, video and report on the annual fashion show. Originally introduced around[Read More]

Escape to a shepherd’s hut

June 30, 2017

We love Yorkshire but sometimes our travels take us to other beautiful places and this is one we wanted to share. It’s a luxurious, hand-built shepherd’s hut in the most beautiful location. It belongs to Alun Moore, owner of  Beacon Hill Farm, an award-winning holiday idyll at Longhorsley, near Morpeth, in Northumberland. He and his[Read More]

Leeds College of Art graduate fashion show

June 30, 2017

Leeds College of Art Graduate Fashion Show has become one of my favourite annual events. For the second year now, it has been held within the magnificent Corn Exchange, downstairs. The two curving staircases make an unusual and effective catwalk entrance, and there’s plenty of room for the audience. There was prosecco served on the[Read More]

Modern day milk bar in Otley

June 21, 2017

Treating ourselves to a coffee/breakfast/brunch/lunch or dinner somewhere relaxed and lovely is high on our “time out” agenda. Fortunately we are spoilt for choice in Yorkshire and one of our latest finds is the Milk Bar on Manor Square in Otley. It’s actually a reincarnation of a milk bar that closed down 30 years ago[Read More]

Lily’s Lighting Collection – such a bright idea

June 16, 2017

On a recent trip to Barnsley, I came across Lily’s Lighting Collection, an amazing and wonderfully comprehensive shop and showroom of lights, lamps, switches, bulbs and everything associated with bringing light to the home. It’s at The Courtyard in the centre of Barnsley, and it’s impressively bling on the outside, with a large black and[Read More]