Duck Goose – say ayup to the laidback luxury bistro in Leek

On the corner of St Edward Street and High Street, emerald green paint and cosy candlelit interiors offer an inviting and warm atmosphere at Leek’…
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Tales from the Cafe: Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi.

If you could go back, who would you want to meet? This is the question asked on the very first page of Tales from the …
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Learning to love fashion again after a year of dressing down

September sees transitional fashion come into its own. Too cool for shorts and summer dresses, but still too warm for chunky knits and layering. I’…
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The Slamwich Club – Stokie cocktails, slam dunks and a secret Backyard bar

The Slamwich Club was recently named as one of the top 30 burger joints in the country – and despite not actually selling burgers, it’s easy …
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Where to eat in Newquay – 19 must-visit restaurants, cafes and bars

One of the most common questions I get asked when my friends book a holiday to Newquay is ‘do you know any good places to …
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Four chocolatey vegan treats to try from the M&S Plant Kitchen range

Four chocolatey vegan treats to try from the M&S Plant Kitchen range

It’s Veganuary, and to celebrate M&S have added even more plant-based goodies to their vegan Plant Kitchen range – including the coveted vegan chocolate cake jar. There are now 175 products in the retailers range…

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Trentham’s trendy Tapas bar Can Do Cocina is a ‘side orderers’ dream

Trentham’s trendy Tapas bar Can Do Cocina is a ‘side orderers’ dream

Ad – gifted experience – all views are my own I’m a self-confessed serial side orderer when it comes to dining out. I love picky foods where I can try a little bit of everything…

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I designed and painted my own Emma Bridgewater mug

I designed and painted my own Emma Bridgewater mug

The Emma Bridgewater factory is one of my favourite places to visit in Stoke-on-Trent. On Hanley’s Lichfield Street at the edge of the canal, it’s the spot I always suggest for coffee with friends or…

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Trying Wild and Wild’s vegan jackfruit tacos and ‘golden mylk’

Trying Wild and Wild’s vegan jackfruit tacos and ‘golden mylk’

Throughout January, healthy plant based kitchen Wild and Wild were offering 30% off their whole food menu for the entire month in a bid to encourage people to try out Veganuary. And what better incentive…

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How to recreate my go-to layered outfit that always gets me compliments

How to recreate my go-to layered outfit that always gets me compliments

“That’s a very Villanelle outfit!” the shop assistant in B&M swooned while I packed up the last bits of my Christmas shopping, blushing, having never really nailed how to accept a compliment. It’s usually followed…

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Seven nail art designs to try in 2022

Seven nail art designs to try in 2022

In 2020, I was only able to get my nails done four times between lockdowns and restrictions. But this year, I was fortunate to get seven visits in, after the third national lockdown, of course.…

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