The setting; The Botanist. The occasion; Suzanne’s 40th birthday. We were celebrating like we were 10 years younger. We’d left the house at lunch time after a hairdressing pamper session. We’d hit the Quayside, not so much like it used to be in the “glory going out days” but a more sophisticated affair (those of us over a certain…

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Most of us don’t know what delights we have on our own doorstep and that certainly was the case with Ryehill Farm. And it’s amazing that even one night away, just a short drive from your front door, can feel like a real break. If you like the thought of staying on a real working…

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Charlotte Tilbury has worked hard to produce a make up range that women will love. As a makeup artist immersed in the fashion and beauty industry for over 20 years she is always determined to look her best. And boy does she have some competition! Working in fashion must place an extra pressure to look great…

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You know how it is right? Relationships take work. Take us, Suzanne and Nicola. We’ve been best mates since 2000 (well, that’s when we met but after a pretty rocky start, we’ve been inseparable ever since). There were lots of parties. Lots of nights out. Nights in. A few tears. And lots of laughter. Lots…

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When life is going super fast, it’s good to take your foot off the pedal and enjoy what’s on your doorstep. For us that’s Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and County Durham. The Beamish Park Hotel, is a local, independently run business – just the kind we love to stay in. A hidden gem, Beamish Park balances leisure…

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