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Summer spa breaks in Yorkshire

June 21, 2019 No comments

For those in need of a spa break – us, always – there are lots of great offers, special packages and deals galore around to take advantage of. Here are a few suggestions… Rudding Park near Harrogate offers a Spa Full Day (from £158 per person) combining a 50-minute bespoke treatment with the range of[Read More]

A fantastico Italian cookery school at Casale San Pietro

May 16, 2019 No comments

Mamma Mia! I am now a proper Italian cook, thanks to Casale San Pietro, a blissful haven of a boutique hotel less than an hour’s drive from Rome. My sister Justine and I have just returned from the Casale’s three-day Italian cookery school – and we are feeling that we are now pretty authentic rustic[Read More]

Gorgeous dates for your diary

April 30, 2019 No comments

Here’s our round-up of upcoming gorgeous events – the perfect place to find out what’s on in Yorkshire. If you’d like to be featured, simply email gorgeousyorkshire@gmail.com THIS WEEK: Tulip Festival, Burnby Hall Gardens, Pocklington, until May 4, 10am-5.30pm. Spectacular annual festival featuring more than 14,000 tulips, and over 30 varieties. The gardens are best known for[Read More]

Coal Drops Yard – the perfect London-Yorkshire day out

April 26, 2019 No comments

Coal Drops Yard is huge and yet it has remained hidden and unknown to me and, I am certain, to many others, for almost 170 years. Even though I used to live in London. Even though I have passed close by several times a year for 20 years as the train from Leeds to London[Read More]

York Fashion Week turns city into fabulous catwalk

March 14, 2019 No comments

York Fashion Week is almost upon us, bringing seven days of fabulous catwalk shows, vintage fairs, grooming nights, shopping events, talks, workshops and more as the city hosts one giant fiesta of fashion. The whole city seems to be taking part with big name retailers and small independent shops, museums, the local council, community groups,[Read More]