One Day Itinerary in Harrogate

The Victorian town of Harrogate in North Yorkshire has been a popular tourist spot for almost 200 years when it became the fashionable place for the high society of Edwardian and Victorian Britain to come and sample the therapeutic spa waters. Although the spa tradition continues to this day with the Turkish Baths, which is one of the only remaining spas of its kind to … Continue reading One Day Itinerary in Harrogate

London Coffee Shop Culture brought to the North of England: Hoxton North

Established in October 2013, Hoxton North is the result of two Yorkshire folk who ended up living in London for more than a decade deciding to bring the coffeeshop culture of Hoxton back home to the North of England. Having recently celebrated their first year at the Royal Parade site in Harrogate, the cafe is enjoying a plethora of regulars from those who have followed … Continue reading London Coffee Shop Culture brought to the North of England: Hoxton North

Yorkshire quality meets Scandinavian comfort: The Home of Hygge in Harrogate at Baltzersens

Baltzersens in Harrogate is the go-to place for a bit of Scandinavian goodness in the heart of a town that has been wholly built upon afternoon teas. The Scandinavian inspired cafe is the manifestation of the owner’s childhood memories of eating Norwegian food at his grandma’s house. Because of this, although the cafe looks aesthetically like something out of a Nordic interior design magazine, it … Continue reading Yorkshire quality meets Scandinavian comfort: The Home of Hygge in Harrogate at Baltzersens

Italian Pear Almond Cake

With autumn now rolling in, it’s time to begin a season of baked goodies! I love autumnal baking recipes, and this Italian Pear Almond Cake recipe by Jennifer from Seasons and Suppers  is amazing. I made it for the first time last year and it has been a go-to winner ever since. Moist and fluffy, and lightly sweetened, this cake is heaven. As Jennifer rightly notes “this cake … Continue reading Italian Pear Almond Cake

Home to the vamped up breakfast: The Pantry

In the sleepy, quaint Edinburgh suburb of Stockbridge, you’ll find the food haven that is The Pantry. Flanked by the pretty Georgian townhouses that decorate this part of the city, The Pantry fits perfectly into the quaintness of the area, offering the perfect spot for a relaxed breakfast. Since opening in 2012 this place has been getting some pretty good reviews, including The Sunday Times who said that … Continue reading Home to the vamped up breakfast: The Pantry

Meandering around Edinburgh: A One Day Trip to the Scottish Capital

Edinburgh is one of those places that everyone should visit at least once in their lives. If not ten times. As the UK’s second most popular tourist destination after London, as well as the Scottish capital, it is a city that never ceases to draw in visitors. This isn’t very surprising as there is always something new to discover in Edinburgh every time you revisit … Continue reading Meandering around Edinburgh: A One Day Trip to the Scottish Capital