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

October 11, 2019 No 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 No comments

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]

Masterclass with Helen James Flowers at The Ivy Harrogate

August 8, 2019 No comments

  Helen James Flowers is a Harrogate landmark, sending out love and loveliness from its Station Parade shop and ensuring that the North Yorkshire town is an even more beautiful place than it already is. The talents of the owner of Helen James Flowers, Helen Pannitt, are recognised far and wide, especially now that she[Read More]

Steep and Filter in Skipton

August 1, 2019 No comments

There are so many cafes and coffee shops in Skipton you are spoilt for choice but Steep and Filter at 14 Otley Street has some interesting USPs. It caters for vegetarians and vegans and it it has a little eco store selling everything from ethical tea and coffee to eco toothbrushes and shampoos. It’s about[Read More]