Healthy Choices Your Smalls Will Actually Eat – at Filmore and Union

I love a bit of Filmore and Union, it’s a great spot for coffee with the Mamas. It’s also perfect for whenever I’ve skipped breakfast in favour of loading the dishwasher before dashing out of the door for the school run, then their peanut butter and banana bagel always fills me up till school pick up time!

So I was pleased to hear that they’d extended their family offering too by updating their junior menu – which includes healthy choices your Smalls will actually eat!

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Junior Menu at Filmore and Union

The new menu features a ‘build your own pizza’ made on a spinach wrap base with a choice of toppings including broccoli, feta, chicken, sausage, and red peppers. Snacks include sweet potato wedges and a fruit plate, and there are lots of yummy sweet options that are handmade with natural ingredients and include no refined sugar including Filmore’s famous chocolate brownie and a chocolate peanut butter and banana pizza!

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Junior Menu and the all important colouring

 Plus it’s great for kids with special dietary requirements including gluten free and dairy free dishes, and everything on the menu can be adapted for those with allergies or other requirements.

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Harrogate Nana and the Smalls (and a hiding Small Boy!)

We went along (with Harrogate Nana!) to check it out! It was so great to have some seriously tasty, fresh, healthy food after all the Christmas indulgence! I chose a Bench Press Goodness Bowl, which was packed with all the colours of the rainbow and included;  Quinoa, avocado, maple pecan, sweet potato, feta, hummus, poached egg, mixed seeds and coronation cashew dressing, with a red lentil and feta cake!

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Goodness Bowl Heaven

It was amazing and just looking at it alone made me feel better! It tasted delicious whilst also making me feel virtuous, a hard combination to achieve!

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Filmore Classic Bagel Hot Jacks

Harrogate Nana went for the Filmore Classic Bagel Hot Jacks, with Pimento roasted chicken with red peppers and homemade guacamole! Which she thoroughly enjoyed!

The Smalls were happiest of all though, firstly they chose hot chocolate as their drink of choice, not so healthy, but you know, milk!

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Junior Make Your Own Pizza

One of the big girls chose the Build Your Own Pizza on a Spinach wrap base with a choice of toppings and the other two went for a perfectly cooked classic; scrambled eggs!

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Scrambled Egg Perfection

The menu is just big enough and designed with dishes your children would actually choose on it too! There was quite some wavering over the Mini Pancakes with banana, strawberries and maple syrup and the Sweet Pizza, with chocolate, peanut butter and banana too!

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We loved our lunch, all ate it all, and we’ll definitely be back! The service was friendly and helpful, there were highchairs should we have needed them, the all important colouring for the Smalls and a lovely atmosphere!

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Have you been with your Smalls? What did you think?

Lucy xx

Disclaimer: Filmore and Union invited us to try their new junior menu with their compliments, the views are my own.
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The Low Down on the Harrogate Night Out at Everyman last week!

Last Friday night we had loads of fun at our event at Everyman – bringing all you lovely Harrogate folks together for a night out with a chance to see some amazing local independent businesses in action!

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Harrogate Mama and The Harrogate Girl
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At Everyman in Harrogate

The brilliant Catherine Gibbin photography was on hand to take some pictures of the goings on, so you can see for yourself how the night went down!

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Fizz and Everyman nibbles
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Basically; it was loads of fun! There was a fantastic atmosphere, lots and lots of lovely people and top independent businesses who are all so passionate about what they do! It was perfect!

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The gorgeous Jewellery-Works.com

Best of all the night raised a whopping £588 for the Harrogate Homeless Project – which is amazing!

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Raffle Loveliness

Thank you so much to everyone who came along – and thank you to the brilliant Votre Vacances who donated the star prize of a holiday – Ah Mazing – and to all the brilliant suppliers who donated raffle prizes too.

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Raffle Winner!

 

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Sarah Dunn from  Votre Vacances – Prize-donater extraordinaire 

There was plenty of gorgeousness to be spotted everywhere you looked…

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Hampsthwaite Gifts Gorgeousness

And so many amazing local products, handmade by fantastic local folks!

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Holly Francesca Hand-Drawn Local Maps
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Taylor + Bennett Macrons of Joy
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Handmade magic from Peonie Cole
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The very talented Catherine Gibbin Photography
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Beautiful handmade wreaths from 4Seasons Florist

A chance to meet local business owners and find out more about them…

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Georgia from Imagined Things Bookshop
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Rubie Rae Bespoke Jewellery
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The fantastic Mike from Harrogate’s COOK
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La Prairie
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Stocking filling goodies from The Lingerie Rooms
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Flamingo Paperie
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The HGTE Hero –  Sara from Violet
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All the lovely of DoTERRA with Izzy and Sabrina
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Harrogate’s Premium Gin – Harrogate Tipple

To get to meet some other lovely local bloggers and Instagrammers (who also do lots of other amazing things too)

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Peonie Cole 
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The Greedy Sisters
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The Harrogate Teen and Harrogate Mama

And mostly to have a brilliant night out with like minded people, while enjoying a glass of sparkly, and an out of this world choir …

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The very talented Louise Lunn Make Up
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All the Glory of All Together Now Choir
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Sparkly and Goody Bags Gorgeousness

And best of all getting a top notch goody bag to take home at the end of the night too!

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Goody Bag Time!

If you’d like to be first on the list to hear about the next event  (the last two have sold out really quickly) then please email me at HarrogateMama@gmail.com with the subject – ‘Yes Please To Your Next Event’ and include your first and last name on the email and I’ll make sure you’re first to hear about it!

Lucy xx

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GLOW Illuminations come to RHS Harlow Carr Gardens

Last night I was out at RHS Harlow Carr to see their GLOW illuminations and let me tell you – they are super gorgeous!

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GLOW at RHS Harlow Carr
The illuminations will be on from 23 November right through until 30th December on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 3pm to 8pm and it’s FREE with your RHS card 🙌
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Best of all it means that there is now somewhere to take the Smalls on those dark winter afternoons that’s actually outside in the fresh air! The Small Boy is going to be in his element exploring with his torch and the big girls are going to be loving all the pretty!
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Doric Columns as you’ve not seen them before!
 
It really is a gorgeous way to see the gardens in a whole new (ahem) light 😆 It was really magical!
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In other great news for Mamas Betty’s will be doing take out hot drinks and snacks till 7pm too – what’s a winter’s walk without a latte and a gingerbread biscuit after all?! Look out for the fab new glow sticks and marvellous light up wands in the gift shop too!
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Well done RHS Harlow Carr – a triumph!
Lucy xx
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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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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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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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Eyelash Extensions at Spruce Moose and an Exclusive 40% Off Discount Code

Eyelash Extensions at Spruce Moose

The lovely folks at Spruce Moose in Harrogate invited me into their fab treatment rooms lasts week to try out their individual lashes treatment.

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The gorgeous space they have at Westgate House, at the site of the Everyman Cinema, opposite Pizza Express, is really quite large, the treatment rooms are over two floors, with lots of space and a feeling of relaxed luxury.

Relaxing Treatment

I’ve never tried lash extensions before so was a little unsure what to expect but the lovely Katie set my ease reassuring me that it was a relaxing treatment, and she was totally right.

They simply attached individual false eyelashes to the base of my existing lashes with a dot of glue. The precision in the placing is key and Katie did a marvellous job with mine.

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All I had to do was lay still for around 45 minutes with my eyes closed – pretty ideal when you’re a Mama if you ask me!

Amazing Results

Katie placed a strip-pad under my eye (I guess so she could see the lashes better) and set about gently applying the lashes.

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Once finished I was amazed, she showed me the finished look in the mirror and it was such a transformation, I was really surprised what a difference it had made!

My eyes were lots more defined and it made the shape of them so much nicer too, plus it was really natural, and they didn’t look ‘false’ at all to me. Just longer and lusher than before.

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Simple Aftercare

The aftercare treatment is really simple too, just don’t use oil based eye-make-up remover near them and be careful not to rub them, else they will come out.  They’re expected to last two weeks, but will start falling out, just as normal eyelashes would over that time.

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They’d be perfect for a weekend away or a special occasion, although some people have them all the time, a little like getting their nails done. I’m really tempted as I know I’ll miss mine once they’re gone!

Looks Amazing and Saves Time

Plus they have the advantage of saving you time both morning and night, as there’s no need for mascara (though you can use it if you want – I haven’t) and therefore no need to take off the eye make-up at night either! Double bonus!

I like that they make me feel like I have some make-up on, without having any make-up on and instantly make me look more awake! A real bonus as a sleep deprived Mama!

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Overall, I really loved the treatment it was relaxing to have done and the benefits were really impressive.

Get 40% Off at Spruce Moose

The best news is if you’d like to have your eyelashes done with the individual lash treatment you can get an exclusive 40% off with this blog post! All you need to do is quote HarrogateMama40 when you make a booking. Which means instead of the treatment being £42.00 it’s just £25.20 – a total bargain!

Spruce Moose is the only salon in the UK that offers a membership, giving members a 40% discount off ALL treatments, every time you visit! That means for £9.99 per month you are guaranteed your 40% discount (plus there is NO CONTRACT!).

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Discount Code for 40% Off

You can also get 40% off any other FIRST treatment at Spruce Moose too by just quoting HarrogateMama40 when you book!

Lucy xx

Disclaimer: Spruce Moose invited me to have my eyelashes done with their compliments.
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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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Fireworks at 6:45pm

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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