LUSH NEWCASTLE: HALLOWEEN AND CHRISTMAS SHOWCASE
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LUSH NEWCASTLE: HALLOWEEN AND CHRISTMAS SHOWCASE

Now I’ve been a huge lover of Lush for as long as I remember. One of the first blogger events I went to was a Lush event back in 2013. So when Lush Newcastle announced they were hosting a blogger event I jumped at the chance to go. This event was to promote the launch of the new Halloween and Christmas range – and we all got the first glimpse before the shop was open to the public. On arrival we were all greeted with name badges, fruit juice and a range of Vegan pizzas that had been generously supplied…

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Dining at 100ft with Chaophraya and S.Pellegrino
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Dining at 100ft with Chaophraya and S.Pellegrino

Dining at 100ft with Chaophraya and S.Pellegrino   When the email arrived in my inbox inviting me along to Newcastle in the sky in collaboration with S.Pellegrino I instantly said yes.  I mean how often do you get the chance to dine 100ft in the air? Then reality hit and as somebody who isn’t all that good with heights, you can imagine how scared I was.  But I was lucky enough that Lee agreed to come along as my plus one, as I don’t think I would have managed to get myself up there on my own. We were told to…

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Meet and Treat: Newcastle’s Hidden Gem
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Meet and Treat: Newcastle’s Hidden Gem

I adore food like I really love it. When I go anywhere new the first thing I do is find out where is good to eat, I can’t help myself, I’m a foodie. But I often forget to try new places in my own city and tend to always go to the same places which can get quite boring. Over the past year or so I have been trying to visit new places and try new food instead of my usual eateries all the time. Meet and Treat is one of those places that is quite hidden away and easy…

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Hive Coffee Company at Jarrow Hall.
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Hive Coffee Company at Jarrow Hall.

Last Thursday evening I attended the V.I.P launch of Hive Coffee Company, a cafe based in Jarrow Hall which opened at the weekend. The cafe is a collaboration between two friends, Eve McPadden and Sarah Daglish, and they’re helping bring the old Bede’s world site back to life. I remember visiting Bede’s world on a school trip in year 3 and was sad to hear of its closure. But thanks to the charity Groundwork the site has been re-launched in October 2016 as Jarrow Hall, Anglo-Saxon Farm, Village and Bede Museum. The cafe itself is based in Jarrow Hall, a…

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Chaophraya: Newcastle’s Newest Rooftop Restaurant
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Chaophraya: Newcastle’s Newest Rooftop Restaurant

If you live in Newcastle you’ll be aware that loads of new restaurants have recently opened in Eldon Square, there was quite a few that are restaurants that we already have which is a little disappointing. However there have been quite a few new places opening up for the first time in the city and last month I was lucky enough to be invited along with a plus one to the official opening of Chaophraya, Newcastle’s new rooftop Thai restaurant.  Now I must apologise in advance for the quality of these photographs, I didn’t want to lug my huge camera around…

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Urban Decay Masterclass
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Urban Decay Masterclass

At the beginning of the month, I was invited down to Debenhams to an Urban Decay masterclass event hosted by Ellefluence. I was really excited about this as I’ve never had a chance to really try any Urban Decay products, but they’ve always been something I’ve lusted towards. So this gave me the perfect opportunity to learn more about their products – and get some ideas on what to pop onto my Christmas list. The main purpose of the evening was for the Urban Decay Newcastle staff to show us how they would take a daytime look into the evening,…

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American Afternoon Tea at the Karbon Grill Sunderland.
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American Afternoon Tea at the Karbon Grill Sunderland.

Last week I was invited along to the Hilton Garden Inn in Sunderland, situated at the Hilton Garden Inn. The hotels very own Karbon Grill restaurant has recently launched an American style Afternoon Tea. So I hopped on the metro after work and headed on over to the Stadium of Light to try it out.  You’re probably wondering how an American style Afternoon Tea differs from a classic Afternoon Tea and it’s as simple as instead of cucumber sandwiches and fruit scones its filled with American themed sweets and treats. Filled with mini sliders, calzones, spicy buffalo wings and cheesy…

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Ninja Burger Launch At No28
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Ninja Burger Launch At No28

Back at the beginning of June, I received an exciting email in my inbox inviting me to the launch of a brand new burger brand called Ninja Burger. I must admit I hadn’t really heard much about them and even google couldn’t help too much in finding out who they were. But I was curious and the event itself was hosted in my all time favourite bar No28 – where I spent many an evening sipping cocktails with my old university housemates. Luckily I was allowed to bring a plus one, so I grabbed Lee and we headed on down…

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Review: Five Guys Metro Centre
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Review: Five Guys Metro Centre

Now you’ll have to have been living under a rock to not be aware that Five Guys now have a home in the UK. I remember first hearing about them back in 2013 when I was in Canada and my cousins mentioned the burger chain. But I didn’t think much of it until I started seeing them popping up around the UK.  As usual, the North was left behind a little and we only got our own Five Guys a few months ago at Intu-Metro Centre, which has had a huge addition of loads of amazing new restaurants such as…

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Eating In Newcastle On A Budget.
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Eating In Newcastle On A Budget.

Now its been almost been two years since I was last a student, although I swear it was more like two minutes ago. But I still enjoy having a good night out on a budget. When I was at Uni I did the whole ‘going out out’ thing, partying with my housemates and rolling home at 4am with little memory of what happened that evening. I loved that time in my life, but after a year or so I grew tired of it and now find so much more pleasure in going for a night out to a restaurant for…

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Fenwick Beauty Week 2016.
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Fenwick Beauty Week 2016.

Starting this weekend begins my favourite event of year, Fenwick beauty week. This event takes place over the space of a week starting today, in which you can undergo a number of different treatments or masterclasses in the beauty hall. My favourites this year being, Charlotte Tilbury masterclass on how to achieve her signature golden goddess look and the Clarins summer skin masterclass to help you achieve the perfect summer skin. You can read about all the different events happening here. Not only is there an amazing range of classes to attend, but you can also be in with a…

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Intu Metro Centre: Style Garden
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Intu Metro Centre: Style Garden

At the end of last week I popped along to Intu Metro-Centre with Rachel and Laura for the Style Garden Event. No photographs I have taken can do this event justice for how truly beautiful it was. I felt like I was at the worlds best garden party filled with beautiful brands, beautiful people and beautiful clothes. The event was in collaboration with House of Fraser and featured a huge selection of different beauty brands such as Decleor, Kiehls, Creme De La Mer and Murad. Plus a huge selection of clothes handpicked from stores within Intu Metro Centre itself. On arrival we were…

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