Dovecot Middlesbrough

Today I’ve got another local gem for you all that I’m sure you’re going to love! One of the latest businesses to open its doors to the North East is Dovecot Bar which is located on Linthorpe Road in Middlesbrough. Situated across the road from the ever-popular duo of streets – Baker Street and Bedford Street, Dovecot is in a prime location for a couple of drinks with your friends on an evening. Boasting Middlesbrough’s longest bar and 40 different gins to choose from, it’s a newfound haven for anyone who loves a socialable gin and tonic. Although I’m yet to visit Dovecot on a bustling evening, I have been a couple of times during its first month of opening to sample their food menu and it’s definitely one to try!  View Post

American Style Afternoon Tea at Karbon Grill Sunderland

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of joining some other local bloggers for afternoon tea with a twist at the Karbon Grill restaurant in the Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Sunderland. The Karbon Grill is located directly opposite the Stadium of Light and is easily accessible. Lately I have been LOVING picky-teas, you know the kind where you get multiple portions of different types of food to try so you don’t get bored? On Tuesday I got to sample the American style afternoon tea which is new to the Karbon Grill menu.  View Post

Great North Snowdogs 2016 Launch

Monday marked the opening of the trail for the Great North Snowdogs 2016. Inspired by everybody’s favourite animated short film, The Snowman, the public art event features over 61 snowdog sculptures which have been beautifully designed by artists across the country. For the next 10 weeks, the snowdogs will be dotted near tourist attractions around Tyne and Wear for families, couples and groups to explore the local area, learn more about the artist behind each dog and help raise money for a fantastic cause. At the end of the ten week trail, the dogs will be auctioned off to raise money for the St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice. View Post

Sweet Campers - Festival of Thrift

Today marks the start of the two day Festival of Thrift. This year the sustainable festival has relocated from Darlington to Kirkleatham in Redcar for its annual celebration of all things thrifty and fabulous. From the free family festival you can expect to find over 120 stalls, 200 workshops and demos and over 1,200 things to do. On from 10am to 5pm, you can participate in some clever workshops, fill your belly with food from the unique boutique vans dotted around the grounds and watch a series of entertainment shows and exhibitions.  View Post

Friction Free Shaving - Samantha

I’ve always been fond of subscription boxes ever since I bought my first Birchbox. There’s something really exciting about receiving mail through the letterbox that’s not just another bill or sales leaflet. A couple of months ago I came across a brand called Friction Free ShavingFriction Free Shaving, FFS for short – straight away I was drawn in by their lighthearted approach. Friction Free Shaving is the UK’s first women’s razor subscription box of its kind.  View Post