Amazing Prizes to support the Harrogate Homeless Project

Our Christmas Harrogate Tribe night this Friday (24th November) at Everyman out has completely sold out, which means I’ll get to welcome over 100 of you Harrogate lovelies to what’s set to be an amazing night!

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Best of all the night out supports the Harrogate Homeless Project, which means before you’ve even taken your first sip of fizz on Friday you’ve already donated to the charity via your ticket sale! Woo hoo! Well done and thank you so much!

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If you’d like to support the charity event more you’ll be able to enter our raffle on the night – which sees some Ah-mazing prizes, kindly donated by our lovely Harrogate local independent supplies who will all be coming along on the night!

Here’s a run down of what you can win…

1.) A weeks holiday with Votre Vacances

This is an amazing prize to win a weeks family holiday in France! Full prize details can be found on my blog post Win a family holiday at the Harrogate Tribe Christmas Night Out!

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2.) Cinema tickets for two with thanks to Everyman 

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3.) A £25 gift voucher from the lovely Sara at Violet

Which you can use to treat yourself in her gorgeous shop!

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4.) This beautiful piece of jewellery from Rubie Rae Bespoke Jewellery

Rubie Rae Nectar

This beautiful pendant and matching earring set is called Nectar. It’s gold plated, using Swarovski crystals and as you can see it’s inspired by honey colours and the honeycomb.

5.) A one hour make-up and skincare consultation with Lousie Lunn Make Up

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You can read all about Lousie and her make-up sessions over on my blog post Expert Make Up Artist Reveals her Top Beauty Secrets for Harrogate Mamas

6.) A £15 gift voucher from Jewellery-works.com

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Isabel from Jewellery-works.com has some beautiful pieces to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice! You can read more about Isabel on my blog post Amazing Mama’s Series – Jewellery Curator and Marketeer Isabel Conneely

7.) A beautiful A3 sized bespoke map of Harrogate from hand-drawn illustrations by Holly Francesca

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This beautiful map received loads of love when I posted about it last week, you can get the low down on my blog post Win a bespoke map of Harrogate, from original hand-drawn illustrations

8.) A voucher for a party sized dessert from COOK Harrogate

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9.) A £25 gift voucher from The Lingerie Rooms

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10.) A snowy village Advent calendar from Flamingo Paperie

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11.) An introduction set of essential oils from DoTERRA

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12.) The hardback copy of the book; My Little Book of Big Freedoms, illustrated by Chris Riddell – with thanks to Imagined Things Bookshop

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13.) A beautiful bouquet from 4Seasons florist

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14.) A box of Six macarons from Taylor + Bennett

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15.) A gorgeous cushion from Peonie Cole

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16.) A gift bag from ‘Littlecote Soap Co’ with thanks to Hampsthwaite Gifts

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With so many gorgeous gifts to choose from it’s going to be an amazing raffle! I only wish I could enter! At the last event we raised loads of money for the Harrogate Homeless Project too – so I’m sure this time we’ll do even better!

Here’s the low down on who’s who at the event if you’re planning your night… Christmas Tribe Night Out Suppliers Revealed…

Thanks to all the lovely local Harrogate suppliers who have donated such amazing prizes and thanks to you lovely lot for coming to what’s set to be a great night out! Can’t wait to see you all on Friday and enjoy that glass of Fizz! The night starts at 7.30pm and you’ll need your ticket to get in!

Lucy xx

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Win a bespoke map of Harrogate, from original hand-drawn illustrations

As you know being a Harrogate Mama, I am a little bit in love with all things Harrogate! So I have totally fallen for this gorgeous bespoke illustrated map of our home town created by the uber-talented Holly Francesca.

Win A Harrogate Map and get 10% off at Holly Francesca

Read on below to see how you can WIN this beautiful map for FREE and get 10% off everything at Holly Francesca too.

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Holly Francesca Map of Harrogate

Since 2012, Holly Francesca has created colourful and unique illustrations based on the most iconic places in London, the UK and the World. Her work is all from original hand drawings, and the illustrations are created into home products including; greeting cards, art prints & tea towels.

As well as the core range, Holly offers personalisation’s too (such as adding your home to an existing design) – such a cute idea & completely bespoke commissions too.

Brand New Illustrated Map of Harrogate

I first met Holly at the Harrogate Home and Gift Fair last year- she featured in my blog post Gorgeous Finds for Mamas from Harrogate’s Home and Gift Fair.

Holly and her family have since relocated all the way from Hastings to Hebden Bridge and we’re thrilled that she’ll be coming along to the Harrogate Tribe Christmas Night Out!

To celebrate her move to the North Holly has created a brand new illustrated map of Harrogate and I’m delighted to announce you can win one of these prints on the blog today!

How many places can you spot? You can view it in more detail over on Holly’s website.

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Win This Illustrated Map Of Harrogate

You can win this bespoke art print map in A3 size, unframed which is worth £34.

To enter the giveaway all you need to do is: send an email to HarrogateMama@gmail.com with the email subject – Win a Map and leave your name and email address.

One lucky winner will be selected on Saturday 18th November 2017 and the print will be delivered to you. Terms and Conditions are all below.

Get 10% off everything at Holly Francesca

Holly Francesca are also offering all Harrogate Mama readers 10% off any purchases from their online shop with the discount code HARROGATEMAMA – which you can just enter at checkout. There is a beautiful Yorkshire map too!

 

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Yorkshire Map

 

About Holly Francesca and the Harrogate Map

Holly shared with me some of the reasons she created the map and how she goes about designing them…

“We first came to Harrogate last year for a trade show at the convention centre and really loved the town and surroundings. With impressive buildings, lots to do and super friendly folk, we had a strong desire to come back. Well we did much quicker than planned, as we have moved to Hebden Bridge from Hastings in August, and so we are able to visit and explore more of Harrogate again 🙂 Which has lead us to creating a Map of Harrogate design here and also exhibit at the Country Living Christmas Fair taking place in Harrogate, 30 November – 3 December.

When designing a map, knowing what to add is the hardest thing. Often there is simply too much in one area, therefore we have to be selective and make sure that we have a good range of places to add. We don’t want to have only pubs or churches, we want to add in places that local people and visitors regularly enjoy or easily recognise.

For us, as lovers of the Great outdoors, there is nothing better than a walk through Valley Gardens that is our favourite place in Harrogate. Many places were a dead certain to be included because they are so iconic in Harrogate, such as the Turkish Baths, Royal Pump Room, Royal Hall and The Majestic Hotel. Then there was food, and nothing we felt was more synonymous with Harrogate than Betty’s.

With Entertainment we included some pubs, the theatre, the cinema and highlighted plenty of shopping locations. We even gave a nod to RHS Harlow Carr, although it is off the map, it’s within touching distance and is so beautiful. Harrogate was a very enjoyable map to draw and with no shortage of different places to add, we think that you could spend a very long time taking all of the design in. We hope you like the outcome and look forward to more Harrogate visits now as Yorkshire residents.”

Lucy xx

Giveaway Terms and conditions:
1.) The giveaway is for you to receive one A3 illustrated map of Harrogate (unframed) worth £34
2.) The giveaway will run from Monday 13th November until Friday 17th November at 23.59hrs.
3.) The winner will be contacted on Monday 20th November by email.
4.) A reply to the winning email is required within 24 hours before a new winner is chosen.
5.) There is no cash alternative for the giveaway.
6.) Holly Francesca will be responsible for the redemption of the giveaway, any matters arising must be taken up with them directly.
7.) No purchase necessary to win.
8.) Entrants need to be over 18 to enter the giveaway.
9.) Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ are in no way associated with this giveaway.
10.) I will not share or sell your email address with any other parties.
11.) The winner will be chosen randomly and contacted via email.
12.) Harrogate Mama blog reserves the right to publish winner’s first name and last initial.
13.) Harrogate Mama blog also reserves the right to choose a different winner in the case that the randomly chosen winner refuses to co-operate with rules, reply to winning email in 24 hour time period or does not have a verifiable entry.
14.) When you enter this competition you are signing up to receive emails solely from Harrogate Mama blog which will be sent infrequently and to which you will be able to unsubscribe at any given time.
15.) Only one entry per person please.

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This Year’s John Lewis Christmas Ad Unveiled – what do you think?

Have you seen the new John Lewis Christmas Advert yet? What do you think? I heard the song on the radio this morning and LOVED it immediately, but then I’m always a bit of a sucker for some Elbow! They cover the Beatles song ‘Golden Slumber’.

Am I a fan of Moz the Monster? I’m not sure, but I do love the scene where he carries the Small Boy back to bed.

What do you think?

Lucy xx

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Brewtown Tours – Who knew beer was so on Fleek!

Last weekend I had loads of fun buzzing around Leeds, visiting very cool clandestine bars, being chauffer driven in a mini-bus all while indulging in a fine tipple or two! Although it sounds like I was on a crazy hen-do I was actually enjoying a really great trip around local independent breweries in the city with Brewtown Tours!

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Down with the Hipsters drinking real ales

The Indie Beer Scene

The indie beer scene is incredibly en fleek at the moment, craft ales are very much a  thing of the present and hipster beards were in abundance at some of the awesome independent breweries we visited as part of the brilliant Brewtown Tours beer experience we took part in at the weekend!

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Enjoying the beers at Quirky Ales with Brewtown Tours

The trip saw us visiting three breweries across Leeds, all in such glamorous locations as Garforth, Sheepscar and Holbeck! And while these may not be the place you’d expect the young people to be hanging out on a Saturday you’d be surprised to hear that’s just where they were!

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Beer tasting at North Brewing  Co. with Brewtown Tours

The whole experience was incredibly interesting for me, as a self confessed Gin and Prosecco lover! I never knew beer and craft ales were such hot property at the moment and I learned loads.

Beer Buddy Wing Man

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Des, my beer wing man, and I at Northern Monk Brewing Company

I went with my good friend Des, who I’ve known since I was eleven, and as he’s been drinking real ales since before it was cool to do so, he was my perfect wing man for the afternoon of fun! We trained-it in to Leeds where Mark Stredwick, from Brewtown Tours, picked us up in his mini-bus along with six other beer fanatics!

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All the warm welcome from Quirky Ales

Quirky Ales

Our first stop was at micro brewers Quirky Ales where the extremely passionate Mike Quirk filled us in all about how beer is made and its history, which was really fascinating coming from someone who didn’t even know what hops looked like (is that just me then?) before last weekend!

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What Actual Hops look like

We got to understand the brewing process, try three craft ales made right there on the premises, see all the kit and how it all worked and bottled our own beer to take home! Loads of fun!

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Bottling like a pro (with my Bollywood night Henna – 😆)

I love a ‘behind the scenes’ tour, and that’s what Brewtown Tours really offers. Des, who is obviously far more switched on in his beer knowledge than I am, especially loved Quirky Ales ‘Porter’ ale and I surprised myself by enjoying their ‘Blonde’.

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More Quirky Ales bottling action

Northern Monk Brewing Co.

Next we scooted on to Holbeck, which was wall to wall with hipster beards as part of a food festival linked to the second brewery, Northern Monk. Northern Monk Brewing Co are a much bigger brewery, two of their indie beers are now stocked by Morrisons supermarkets.

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New World from Northern Monk Co is now stocked in Morrisons

I was bowled over by the packaging and design of the cans that they use – you can pick up a can of  ‘Eternal’ (the second beer we tried at Northern Monk) in Morrisons too.

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Grade II listed Building loveliness

 

‘The Dark City’ – which was the first beer we tried there has this incredibly designed label which incorporates their premises, nostalgic for me as I used to work there in a previous life! Loved it!

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All the pretty of some of  Northern Monk Brewing Co, can packaging

Mark from Brewtown Tours, wowed us with his beer facts and showed us how brewing has moved on in lots of ways whilst the methods used are time old and well tested. We tried a third ale and I even managed to guess some of the flavour combinations in the NEOPOLITAN PALE – Ice Cream Pale Ale.

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Mark Stredwick from Brewtown Tours

North Brewing Co.

By this point I was beginning to really enjoy beer tasting (nothing to do with the drinking of it of course!), everyone seemed to be having a great time and it was time to move on to our third and final brewery for the day.

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North Brewing Company

The last stop was at North Brewing Company which is at an industrial unit in Sheepscar, whilst it doesn’t sound like somewhere you’d like to be spending your Saturday evenings, it was really busy!

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North Brewing Co. – Brewery Tap

One of the nicest things about all the breweries was the really great vibe they all had about them. As part of their set up they all incorporate a bar area (the Brewery Tap) so whilst you’re stood listening to how the brewing process happens, watching someone tip hops from a ladder into a beer vat before your eyes, there’s a group of friendly people hanging out on leather chesterfield sofas enjoying their pint. It’s really surreal, but a really good atmosphere. (In the first bar at Quirky Ales a family had walked their dog to the brewery and they were sat with their kids playing scrabble whilst enjoying their drinks – just like pubs used to be!)

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Actual Beer being made

Brilliant Way to Spend a Saturday Afternoon

Overall we had a brilliant time, it was so much fun to do something completely different on a Saturday afternoon and the tour was really well organised. It started at 1pm and we were on the 6.30pm train home – so all in all a fabulous afternoon out, meeting new people, trying new things and learning loads. Mark was a great host, sharing his knowledge and making sure we always had a glass in hand of something new to try.

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Brewtown Tours Brewery Buddies for the day

Perfect for Gift Giving

I think a Brewtown Tours experience would make a great gift for the hard to buy for fella in your life; your other half, Dad, brother, Father-in-Law and actually it’d make a great ‘date-day’ trip out to go on with your other half too (and I know some girls like beer too so it’s not just for the chaps out there!)!

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You can find out more about Brewtown Tours online by visiting their Facebook and Instagram pages or looking them up online. They run tours in York too and their tours are on Tuesdays to Saturdays. You can also book a group booking for a Christmas party and they sell gift vouchers on their website and get amazing reviews on Trip Advisor too!

Lucy xx

 

Disclaimer: This post was created in collaboration with Brewtown Tours

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Christmas Tribe Night Out Suppliers Revealed…

The Harrogate Tribe Christmas Night Out on Friday 24th November, 7.30pm – 10pm at Everyman Cinema is all set to be amazingly festive!

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Lovely Local Businesses

There are a whole host of lovely local businesses for you to meet, so you can stock up on those unique Christmas gifts that you won’t find anywhere else, all while enjoying a glass of fizz and some Everyman nibbles in gorgeous surroundings, whilst catching up with your Mama squad!

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Night Out with the Grown Ups!

Harrogate Homeless Project

Once again, this event is supporting the Harrogate Homeless Project so thank you for buying a ticket to come along, as a percentage of each of the ticket sales is going straight to the charity along with all the takings from the raffle on the night. And there are some AMAZING raffle prizes, you’re going to want to be entering that!

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So, who’s going to be there, you’re wondering and most importantly of all – what’ll be in the goody bags!

Violet

The brilliant Sara from Violet will be showcasing her HGTE range again at the event along with a few Christmas bits and pieces to pick up too.

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Sara Shaw from Violet

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Isabel from Jewllery-works.com is coming down with a table full of gorgeous Christmas sparkle and some winter accessories including pom-pom hats and some luxe coats! One for a gift, one for you 😉

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Harrogate Tipple

If you’re planning to stock up on your Christmas spirits then Harrogate Tipple are on hand so you can enjoy a taster of their Premium Harrogate Gin and Rum, each bottle comes with its own gorgeous gift bag!

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Harrogate Tipple

4 Seasons Florist

Tis the seasons for all things door wreaths, so the lovely Louise from 4 Seasons Florists on Cold Bath Road in Harrogate will be showing you her finest festive door wreaths, which are going to make you swoon!

 

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Festive Door Wreath loveliness

 

Rubie Rae Bespoke Jewellery

If you’re looking to shine a little brighter this Christmas then you’ll have to make sure you visit Rubie Rae Bespoke Jewellery who’ll be offering a jewellery cleaning service on the night – totally free of charge!

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Louise Lunn Make Up

The lovely Louise from Louise Lunn Make Up will be sharing all her tips for the perfect Christmas Party look and showcasing some of her beauty and skincare ranges, perfect for those stocking fillers.

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Louise Lunn Make Up

Holly Francesca

We’re really excited that the amazing Holly Francesca will be coming along to the event to share her latest bespoke hand-drawn creation…a map of Harrogate! Holly Francesca has some truly beautiful pieces of hand designed artwork, cards and gifts which you won’t find anywhere else. More to come on the blog about this very soon!

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COOK

If you’re not full up from sampling all the Everyman nibbles then you’ll be hankering to enjoy some of the tasty treats COOK will be bringing along for you to enjoy. COOK will be showcasing their Christmas range and helping the busy Mamas think about the best ways to cater for visitors this Christmas!

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The Lingerie Room

No Christmas would be complete without socks and PJs so the delightful Nikki from The Lingerie Room will be at the event sharing her beautiful range of unique finds for that hard to buy for person in your life.

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The Lingerie Room

Flamingo Paperie

The lovely Flamingo Paperie will be helping you stock up on some stylish festive essentials, from the cutest traditional advent calendars to all the best Christmas Cards on offer!

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Flamingo Paperie

DoTerra

If all the Fizz, nibbles, tasting of Gin and COOK food gets too much for you 😉 then you can chill out with a relaxing hand massage from the lovely Izzy and Sabrina from DoTERRA who will be sharing their secrets to a calmer Christmas with their essential oils.

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Imagined Things Bookshop

The newest independent on the block, Imagined Things Bookshop will be bringing their pick of Christmas reads and also a selection of perfect gifts for the Smalls and the grown-ups too.

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Imagined Things Bookshop

Taylor and Bennett

And let’s face it a Chrsitmas night out wouldn’t be complete without Chocolate, so the fabulous folks from independent artisan chocolate and confectioners Taylor and Bennett will be showcasing their tastiest treats!

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Taylor and Bennett

Peonie Cole

So once you’ve stocked up on all your gifts you’ll be needing somewhere to put them all, so the delightful Peonie Cole will be sharing her beautiful handmade Christmas stockings with you too. Look at this miniature beauties!

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Peonie Cole

Hampsthwaite Gifts

The fab Vivanne was a huge hit at our summer event with Hampsthwaite Gifts she’s coming along again to the event. Her beautiful homewares really caused a stir and all the prettiness will be perfect for the festive season!

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Hampsthwaite Gifts

La Prairie

If you’re after some premium luxury then make sure you visit La Prairie (stocked in the gorgeous Hoopers in Harrogate) who will be providing demonstrations of their outstanding beauty products first hand!

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La Prairie

Votre Vacances

Finally, saving the best to last the lovely Sarah from Votre Vacances will be at the event sharing all things beautiful about her holiday homes in the Vendee in France. She’s really generously donated a raffle prize for the event of a week’s holiday at her site in France too!

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Votre Vacances Holiday

Raffle

More details on the raffle will be announced on the blog before the event, simply buy a raffle ticket on the night to enter, all proceeds will go directly to the Harrogate Homeless Project.

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Amazing Raffle Prizes

Goody Bags

Best of all watch out for the goody bags, they’re set to be laced with gifts galore and discounts in all shapes and sizes.

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Gorgeous Goody Bags

Get Your Ticket Quick

The tickets have almost all sold out for this event now, there are literally only a handful left (eight of 100 at last count), so please be quick if you want to come along!

Book Now

See you on Friday 24th November, if you’re coming please do make sure you come and say hello, I’d love to say hi!

Lucy xx

 

 

 

 

 

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Wine Tasting at Veeno in Harrogate with my Dad

Out with my Dad

I had a lovely evening last night when I headed out for a rare night out with my Dad. I’m lucky enough to get to see loads of my Dad as he lives in Harrogate too, he’s a brilliant babysitter for the Smalls and all round ‘International Rescue’ to me and the famalam, but it’s not often just the two of us get to go out together for fun, which made it all the more lovely!

 

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Out with my Dad at Veeno in Harrogate

 

Veeno in Harrogate

We headed to Veeno, the Italian wine café, who serve their family produced Sicilian wines & authentic Italian spuntini (appetisers), which was the perfect setting for us. We were invited to try their wine tasting experience as my Dad also knows a thing or two about wine!

 

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Veeno Harrogate

 

Veeno in Harrogate, opened last year at the site of the new Everyman Cinema and is in the perfect spot. The bar has a lovely chilled vibe about it, with a ‘half wine bar, half nice place to eat’ feel about it. It definitely feels quite grown-up, which is really nice when you want a Mama night out.

 

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Veeno Harrogate

 

Wine Tasting Experience

We were lucky enough to enjoy the Selezione wine tasting experience whereby we were treated to two white wines, a rose and two red wines, all expertly paired with authentic Sicilian food which was polished off with a homemade tiramisu and a dessert wine too! It was amazing!

 

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Sharing Platter

 

Veeno is owned by two Italian chaps who set up the business in 2013, they now have a fifteen Veeno’s across the UK and plan to open further ones over the coming months. One of the nicest things about the wine tasting experience was that all the wines we got to enjoy were from the family vineyards in Sicily.

Authentic Italian Food

We were firstly presented with a simply gorgeous array of genuine Italian foods on a sharing platter to enjoy. It looked amazing and it tasted even better than it looked. All the cold meats, cheeses and breads are sourced from Italy too making it a really authentic platter.

 

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Amazing sharing platter

 

The lovely manager then came across to us to share the first wine to taste, she explained all about how it was made, what sort of flavours to expect and which food it paired best with.

Wine and Food Pairing

In the first case it was a white Grillo, ‘Our Driest’  which, as expected, was very dry – just exactly how I like it, it was perfect and it was paired with their special Mozzarella di Bufala – which was melt in the mouth good.

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Each wine is served as a 70ml glass, which means you get to really taste it and enjoy it whilst not having to worry too much as to whether you’ll remember which the last wine was you tasted either! A perfect measure in my opinion.

Five Wines and a Dessert Wine

The second white we tasted turned out to be my favourite, the Zibibbo ‘The Wine of Love’ – which was a little random when I was with my Dad! Still we did both Love It – so maybe that was it, we enjoyed that with Pecorino (sheep’s milk) cheese – which is one of my favourite cheeses, I think it’s the saltiness – again they did pair well and I would definitely buy this wine again!

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Next it was time for the Rose, I love a Rose and it’s usually my go to girls meet up wine of choice, this ‘House Rose’ it was effortlessly easy drinking and went wonderfully with the olive tapenade on Italian bread that I had, and the Speck (smoked Ham from Trentino) for my non-veggie Dad.

Then it was on to the reds, the ‘Experts Only’ Perricone served with the Bresaola for my Dad and a tomato pate for me, which went down very well indeed. The star of the show for my Dad was the last red we tasted ‘Our Richest’, which is made from a Nero D’Avola Riserva, it was a really deep, rich wine, spicy, silky and persistent. It went beautifully with the Gorgonzola cheese.

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Polished Off with Pudding

Finally it was time for dessert, a homemade tiramisu which was exceptionally light and creamy and went perfectly with the ‘Tagos’ the family produced desert wine, which made for the ideal end to a lovely evening.

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Lovely Relaxed Atmosphere

The setting at Veeno was so relaxed, it was fairly bustling with couples and a few groups of friends chatting over wine and bites to eat, the atmosphere was lovely and it was so nice for me and my Dad to catch up and enjoy a shared experience together.

The food was top notch too – I felt I learned just a little more about wine and it helped me realise what I really love in a wine and identify it a bit better.

A great place to hang out

Mostly it reminded me that Veeno is a lovely place to hang out, perfect for a post work drink, a pre-cinema quick one or a girls night out as somewhere to chill and chat whilst enjoying a relaxed bite to eat.

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I would really recommend the wine tasting experience as something a little different to do as a couple, or with a group of friends.

Three Types of Wine Tasting

Veeno have a Classic wine tasting from £19.90 per person which also includes the Sputtini (sharing platter) and the tiramisu and the Selezione experience is from £26.90 per person.

The blind tasting experience looks like loads of fun too – and would be perfect for a Christmas party night out. You still get all the amazing wines and tasty food, but it’s a bit more interactive and there can be an element of competition too at £28.90 per person – groups of six or more.

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You can find out about all Veeno Wine Tasting Experiences on their website. We were at Veeno for just over two and a half hours, drinking, eating, chatting. It was a really lovely night and one I’m sure I’ll do again soon.

Lucy xx

Disclaimer: Veeno invited me and my Dad to enjoy the wine tasting experience with their compliments.

 

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Fancy Some Mid-Week Mama Escapism, Just For You?

Mama Time

With the nights drawing in and the kids back to school, how about indulging in some mid-week escapism just for you?! Harrogate Mama Movie Squad – Fizz and Flicks is on Tuesday next week (7th November) and is strictly for grown-ups!

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This is your chance to indulge in some Mama Time with a movie screening showing a film you probably wouldn’t get to see otherwise, since the Smalls are not allowed and your other half much preferring to see Blade Runner instead!

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Bridget Jones’s Baby

This special showing will be in Everyman’s Private Hire screen with their incredibly comfy sofas and outstanding sound system. The film, as chosen by you lovely readers is… Bridget Jones’s Baby.

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Fizz, Flicks and Food

I always think watching a fantastic film with a glass of Fizz is the epitome of movie luxury and Everyman have done an incredible offer for all the Harrogate Mama Movie Squad on their glass of Fizz for just £6 (usually £7.25)!

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AND if you want a bite to eat on the night too they are offering the Harrogate Mama Movie Squad a Everyman burger for ONLY £6 (usually £10.50) – that is a total bargain!

Discount Prices

It’s the perfect child free night out on a plate for you. Doors open from 7.00pm and the movie starts at 8pm. Simply book online to get your tickets.

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Prices work out at a total bargain of £10 for Flicks, £6 for Fizz and £6 for Food.

Book now

Tickets are in the form of a one off membership, just simply book online and bring your ticket with you on the night. There’s no seat reservations though, so come early if you want to save seats for your Mama Squad.

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Stella and Dot loveliness

The lovely Charlotte from Stella and Dot Jewellery is coming along too to showcase her fab Christmas sparkly range and is also running a FREE giveaway on the night too, so you could be walking home with a lovely gift for yourself!

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I’m planning to hold half-termly movie meet ups on an ongoing basis! I think it’s going to be a brilliant way to catch up with your Mama friends and enjoy some down-time and escapism, in our increasingly busy lives , it’s important to look after our needs too!

Book here…

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Can’t wait to see you!

Lucy xx

 

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Harrogate Halloween and Bonfire Round Up

Looking to find out where and when the Fireworks displays are locally? Here’s a round up of the Halloween and Bonfire Night Excitement around Harrogate this year.

Stockeld Park – Fright Night and Bonfire Night

If you’re looking to be VERY scared this Halloween then you can check out Stockeld Park’s Fright Night from 27th to 31st October. Tickets are from £20

I was invited to the media preview for this event but declined as I’m too much of a scardy cat! Yikes – this is recommended for 12+ (so don’t take the Small Smalls!)

Stockeld also have their Firework display on 5th November at 5.30pm prompt. Tickets are £6 per person

 

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Harrogate Stray Bonfire

This has been a part of my Bonfire Night since I was a Small myslef – this year it’s on Oatlands Stray as usual on Saturday 4th November.

Stray FM Build Up from 6pm
Bonfire Lit – 6:30pm
Fireworks – 7.15pm

Knaresborough Castle Spooktacular Day – Saturday 28th October

The Castle is open from 11am – 4pm daily. £3.50 adults, £2.50 concessions, £2 children. Family ticket £10 (5 people, 2 adults max)

 

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Archery at 11am – 3.30pm. £2 per go

Create your own swords, shields and arrows from 12.00pm – 2.00pm, £1.

Macabre Masks – 11.00am – 1.15pm. £3 per mask. Drop in but with bookable time slots on the day 11am, 11.45am and 12.30pm

Fearsome Faces – special effects techniques and your very own horror makeup consultation! Drop in but with bookable time slots on the day.
2.00pm – 4.00pm. £3

Ghoulish Guests – This event is for over 8s ONLY and all children must be accompanied by an adult! 4.45pm – 6.15pm or 6.30pm – 8pm. £5 children, £2 adults. £15 family of 4.

Book your place for an evening of eerie entertainment! Unravel the mystery of the Castle ghost on our treacherous trail, Mummify your friends or beat them at Beastly Bingo in the museum. Crunch a cockroach and taste the witches’ brew in the refreshments area, play Halloween games in the Castle and guess what’s in the feely boxes. Check out the creepy crawly dungeon and Halloween installations and don’t forget to enter the Creepy Costume competition.

Please bring a torch and wear suitable clothing. Meet at the museum. Bookings can be made by emailing; museums@harrogate.gov.uk

Bolton Abbey Bonfire and Fireworks

Bolton Abbey are delighted to host their annual bonfire and firework display by the banks of river Wharfe in the shadows of the Priory Ruins.

Wrap up warm, and be entertained by fire eaters and traditional fairground rides. The evening will end with a dazzling firework display.

Tickets are £10 Adult and £7.50 Child age 4 – 16 (children aged 3 and under are free of charge and do not require a ticket). Gates open at 5:00pm

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They say; Park in Riverside Car Park. Wear sturdy shoes and wrap up warm. Fire eaters, jugglers will start at 5pm. Hot and cold refreshments including alcohol beverages will be available. A number of catering vans will be serving hot food. The bonfire ticket does include admission to the Bolton Abbey Estate during the day.

Lightwater Valley

Lightwater Valley are holding their Fantastic Fireworks over the lake on Saturady 4th November where their 15 minute “Best of British” firework show is set to be dazzling. You can also enjoy entry to the park on the same day too. Ticket details are online.

 

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All About Girl Tribe Gang

The Launch of Girl Tribe Gang

We had a great night at the launch of Girl Tribe Gang at the Everyman Cinema in Harrogate last week. The brilliant Catherine Gibbin Photography was on hand to snap the evening, so you can see first hand what went on.

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Look at all these Harrogate #GirlBosses

Catherine Asta Labbett founded Girl Tribe Gang and it runs across the UK with Tribes in Ilkley, Leeds, Manchester, East London, Bucks and Sheffield – I’m the #TribeBoss here in Harrogate.

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Me and Catherine at the launch of Girl Tribe Gang in Harrogate

Girl Tribe Gang advertises providing an alternative to traditional corporate networking with ‘no suits, no hotels, no corporate nonsense, no breakfast meetings, no sticky name labels, no eating in front of strangers, no board tables, no awkward introductions, no men and no death by power point presentations’.

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The lovely Jo Mackie (Mackie PR) and Jennifer Howson (JustJennifer.TV)

It was amazing to meet so many Harrogate #GirlBosses doing it for themselves! It was fabulous to finally get to put faces to Instagram names and find out who the real person behind the brand was.

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The lovely Nicola Silcock (The Lingerie Room) and Sara Shaw (Violet)

We’re so lucky here in Harrogate to have such a network of supportive women in all walks of business locally and those aspiring to be in business for themselves too.

 

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The lovely Hayley and Lisa (Harrogate PT)

 

It was great to find so many like-minded ladies who all work so hard bringing their ideas to life to benefit the local community in so many ways!

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Sarah Dunn (Votre Vacances), Susie Hart and Kirstie (Rose and Spade), Sarah Hall (Loveable Lampshade) and Laura Dorer (Being you Only Better; Forever Living Products)

The next meet up is going to be on Wednesday 8th November 7.30-9.30pm at Everyman – details can all be found on the Girl Tribe Gang website

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Girl Tribe Gang at Everyman, Harrogate

The good news is the #GirlBosses all voted La Feria as their restaurant of choice for the Christmas Night out – details to follow!

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La Feria wins the vote for the Girl Tribe Gang Christmas Night Out

If you want to come along to the Christmas Night Out or any future Girl Tribe Gang Meet Ups, check out all the details on the Girl Tribe Gang website.

Lucy xx

 

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A ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Party Invitation from Everyman Cinema

I’m beyond excited that the new Murder On The Orient Express film is coming out soon! I love a classic and this is set to be an amazing revisiting of the iconic film.

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It’s star studded casts heaves with huge names including Johnny Depp, Kenneth Branagh, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench, Willem Dafoe, Olivia Coleman and Derek Jacobi to name just a few!

Take a peek at the trailer…

A Theatrical Party Full of Intrigue

To celebrate the most notorious murder mystery of all time, Everyman in Harrogate are inviting you to a special Murder on the Orient Express event, billed as a ‘theatrical party full of intrigue’ on Thursday 9th November.

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Cocktails and Canapés

Boarding begins at 6pm prompt where guests will be welcomed to their Exclusive Private Hire Bar with complimentary speciality cocktails and canapés to fit the theme of the evening. Guests of a flamboyant persuasion, are also invited to dress in their finest pearls, hats and 1920s attire and are asked to remember… ‘Everyone is a suspect’.

‘Everyone is a Suspect’

Then guests will begin to prepare for departure as the film begins where they will be able to enjoy the cinematic experience from the comfort of their sofa seat in luxury with one of the finest screens and sound systems around.

Tickets for the event are £35 and include cocktails, canapés, party intrigue and tickets to see the film. Pre booking for this event is highly advised, visit Everyman in person to book or book online at www.everymancinema.com/harrogate

It’s set to be a brilliant evening and would make for the perfect Date Night!

Lucy xxDisclaimer: Everyman have kindly invited me to attend this event with their compliments

 

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