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Sold on Upside Down Design

October 17, 2019 No comments

The future of retail lies in making shopping more of an experience and there is definitely an art to this. The stores that get it right set your pulse racing, make your eyes pop and bring a smile to your face. I happened on one such shop while working in York recently. The owner of[Read More]

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]

Falling in love with Dowsing & Reynolds

October 3, 2019 No comments

We have some great independent interiors shops in Yorkshire and the latest addition has scored 11/10 on the Gorgeous Yorkshire “Wow-ometer”. Dowsing & Reynolds has opened a store in the Victoria Quarter in Leeds after trading successfully online for seven years and winning prestigious retail awards and a legion of famous fans. Why do we[Read More]

Fabulous and free: Great North Art Show

August 29, 2019 No comments

Yorkshire is blessed with artist and maker events and exhibitions but one of the very best is the Great North Art Show at Ripon Cathedral. It’s free and it opens on Saturday, August 31, and runs until September 22. The art by Northern contemporary artists is always exceptional and diverse but the undoubted star of[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]