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Treating Mum to Afternoon Tea at Patisserie Valerie with Tesco Direct

I mentioned in Tuesday’s blog post that my Mum and I took a little trip to York last week. We had a wander around the beautiful streets, did a little shopping and enjoyed a delicious Afternoon Tea. I teamed up with Tesco Direct who offer a range of gift experiences and activities from spa days, afternoon tea & gourmet experiences, hotel stays and much more. As it was recently Mother’s Day and also my Mum’s Birthday last week, it was perfect timing to treat her to an Afternoon Tea for two at Patisserie Valerie. Patisserie Valerie is one of my favourite…

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Homesense opens in Leeds City Centre & Haul

A couple of weeks ago, I popped along to Leeds on the train to a get a sneak preview of the brand new Homesense store. I’ve actually been pretty excited about Homsense opening in the city centre as I don’t really live near a store so this one is really accessible for me. The store is located on The Headrow at the top of the shopping area. Also, If you haven’t heard of Homesense they are the sister company of TK:Maxx. It’s basically a huge store dedicated to the Homeware section that you’d normally find in TK:Maxx aka my idea of…

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is just around the corner but don’t worry if you haven’t got the perfect gift yet. I’ve got you sorted with my Mother’s Day Gift Guide. Whether you are buying for your Mum, Grandma, Auntie or just a Mother figure, I’ve hopefully got you covered. Cath Kidston Floral Backpack // Thanks Mum Lush Giftset // Fitbit Alta Pink Watch // Carluccio’s Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Meringues // Five Forget Mother’s Day Book // Carluccio’s Chocolate Dragee Flowers // M&S Grandma Mug // Selfish Mother “Mother” Jumper // M&S Free Mother’s Day Beauty Box (When you spend £30 on Beauty) // Radley…

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A Very British Mother’s Day with The Draycott Hotel

If you are spending Mother’s Day in London this year and are unsure on how to treat your mum, we have put together the perfect luxury Mother’s Day gift ideas for you to choose from during your time in London… Taking a walk around the Chelsea neighbourhood and you will notice many luxury stores, especially along the King’s Road. With so many options you are likely to find the perfect purchase for Mother’s Day. At the Draycott, our 5 star hotel in London, we have put together a list of our favourite luxury picks for you to choose from. Beautiful Blooms…

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The Barbican, York

The Gin Festival, York

Last weekend, I headed over to York with my friend Jorden to go to The Gin Festival at the Barbican. I wouldn’t call either of us Gin enthusiasts, I’ll have a G&T every now and then but that’s it. I was really interested to see what The Gin Festival was all about, especially as I’d seen a lot of hyper across social media from previous events We arrived at the venue around 45 minutes after the doors opened. It was a sold out event so we managed to beat the crowds. On arrivals, we were handed a Gin Guide and…

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