Category Archives: Yorkshire

What to do in Ilkley?

Toast House cafe, Ilkley, Yorkshire | www.angelinthenorth.com

Some of my girls and I have recently booked to spend another weekend holed up in a cabin in the Yorkshire countryside this summer. You might have read that we did the same thing last year, and it was idyllic. I mean, it rained the whole time, but that kind of made it more fun... Nothing could ...

Bo Carter: ‘Forgotten Leeds’

Bo Carter fashion boutique

In the couple of years I've been writing this blog, Bo Carter's name has cropped up several times as one of the leading lights in Leeds fashion. She was born in Poland, had a spell in Holland, but moved to the UK 14 years ago and now calls Yorkshire home. "I would definitely call myself Cosmopolitan," she ...

Yorkshire Three Peaks

Yorkshire Three Peaks: Pen-y-ghent | www.angelinthenorth.com

A few weeks ago, you might have read this moving account by one of my best friends Emma about living with a child with a serious illness. Her 18-month-old son Freddie, my godson, has chronic liver disease. Emma talked about how one of the ways she and her family have coped since the diagnosis has been to ...

Advintageous vintage fair

Advintageous Spring Vintage fair, Ridings Centre, Wakefield | www.angelinthenorth.com

I didn't keep quiet about how much I loved the Advintageous vintage fair when it came to Wakefield last spring. It brought a usually tired and quiet shopping centre to life with dancing, foot-tapping, victory rolls and red lipstick. So I was keen to go back this year and, as luck would have it (or perhaps good ...

Mother’s Day afternoon tea

Marmalade on the Square tea room Wakefield | www.angelinthenorth.com

I hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day yesterday. I took my mum for afternoon tea at a gorgeous tea room that opened a few months ago in Wakefield. Marmalade on the Square is housed in a rather fabulous three storey corner building that is more than 100 years old. Inside it's prettily decked out with shabby chic ...

What’s on in March and April

Advintageous spring vintage fair, Ridings Centre, Wakefield | www.angelinthenorth.com

Spring is a great time to be getting out and about to events and I wanted to give you a heads up on a few things happening in the north in the next few weeks that have caught my eye. I'm hoping to get to them all so if you are too, say hi! Advintageous spring vintage ...

Opening of Wasabi in Leeds

Opening of Wasabi Sushi and Bento at Trinity Leeds February 2014 | www.angelinthenorth.com

Just when I thought Trinity Leeds had given all it could, food-wise, a new and different invitation landed in my inbox. It was for the preview of the opening of Japanese food chain Wasabi. Now I haven't wandered this side of Leeds city centre recently but I gather from Twitter chat this place has been 'coming soon' for ...

47 Park Avenue

47 Park Avenue, hall | www.angelinthenorth.com

When I saw this home on Design Hunter I thought, at first, it must be in Brooklyn, New York, or Paris, or London, at least. In fact, 47 Park Avenue is in East Yorkshire. Delving into the blog’s archives, I found it has been featured by several bloggers and magazines, and many also seemed surprised to find a ...

Valentine’s Day getaway ideas

Valentine

So I may be a subscriber to the idea that you show your love year-round rather than on one day mid-February. I may also cynically view Valentine's Day as a false construct, set up for commercial gain in the lull after Christmas and before Easter eggs start rolling on to the shelves. But, come February 14th, I ...

Wood Street Christmas market, Wakefield

Wood Street Christmas market, Wakefield | www.angelinthenorth.com

I was impressed when I went to the first Wood Street market back in July. It certainly seemed the organisers had achieved their aim of bringing a bit of life back to a forgotten corner of Wakefield and showcasing independent sellers. The next two markets went on to be a success, so I was pleased to hear they ...

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