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Why I’m so glad I went Off Piste at Alexander’s in Skipton

November 28, 2019 No comments

It is very rare that a restaurant exceeds my expectations but Alexander’s in Skipton managed that feat last weekend. Everything from the food, the atmosphere, the decor and the service were top notch. My long-suffering partner, who has listened to my restaurant moans and groans over the years, was delighted that I gave it 10/10[Read More]

Gorgeous Yorkshire opens at 53 Bo’ Grove

November 8, 2019 No comments

Yes, it’s official! We have opened our very own little shop-within-a-shop at fabulous new Harrogate shopping destination 53 Bo’ Grove. Although Sharon and I have been talking about having a Gorgeous Yorkshire shop for years (ever since we started taking stalls at Yorkshire vintages fairs), it all came about rather suddenly. We read that 53[Read More]

53 Bo’ Grove brings eco-style (and so much more) to Harrogate

October 11, 2019 5 Comments

There’s a new buzz in Harrogate, fresh and free of spirit. It’s shaking up some of the town’s residual fustiness, bringing energy, life, hope. I’m talking about a new shopping destination. At its simplest, 53 Bo’ Grove is a large store showcasing a collection of independent vintage traders and designer-makers. But it is so much[Read More]

The fabulous Mama Doreen’s Emporium opens in Harrogate

September 20, 2019 No comments

I thought I’d better try out the new Mama Doreen’s Emporium before this massive UCI cycling event thing we’ve got going on in Harrogate properly kicks in. Honestly, James Street was totally devoid of cars yesterday – it was not the improvement I expected. A bit eerie. Anyway, back to Mama Doreen’s Emporium which opened[Read More]

Hurrah for The Veggie Ilkley

August 15, 2019 1 Comment

I’ve been a vegetarian for decades so I’ve lived through the days when a cheese salad was the only option when eating out. Now, most cafes and restaurants have a couple of choices for us non-meat eaters, which is great, but what’s really stupendous is finding somewhere where I can have everything on the menu.[Read More]