Element Jewellery exhibition

Element Jewellery spring 2015 designer jewellery exhibition

My friends at Element Jewellery have been in touch to let me know about their designer jewellery exhibition, taking place on Saturday. This independent shop in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, has an event like this every spring when they launch several new collections. Cool Brighton jewellers Alex Goodman and Nicky Morris - who make gemstone jewellery and contemporary ...

Ideal Home Show 2015, London

Ideal Home Show Olympia London 2015

I've not been that impressed, to be honest, by the two home shows I've been to so far, Interiors UK and Grand Designs Live. However (third time lucky?) this one was better. The Ideal Home Show has just finished a two-week stint at Olympia London, and we went along one rainy weekend. Two things have disappointed me about the big shows ...

Pandora Wishes launch, Leeds

Pandora Wishes launch Leeds with Jamie and Louise Redknapp

A few days ago, I was named best friend in the world. The award-giver was my friend Emma, a pretty huge Jamie Redknapp fan. I'd been invited to an event in Leeds that the Redknapps were attending, and I'd got her along as my plus one. It was the launch of Pandora's winter Pandora Wishes campaign, backed ...

10 things to do this week

Home Is In The North, Manchester

1. Work out how you can get to Manchester on 15 November for Home Is In The North. You may recall I was pretty taken with the first such event, hosting independent northern interior designers, in April. I'd be going again but it's my husband's birthday and we're off on a relaxing lakeside getaway. The theme of ...

Hotel Chocolat Roast + Conch

Hotel Chocolat Roast + Conch Leeds

From the moment it arrived on Leeds' streets, Hotel Chocolat's Roast + Conch restaurant and bar always held intrigue for me. Through the window, you can see its deep brown banquette seating and a warm orange glow of light and you know that inside they are cooking up food and drink in honour of the beloved ...

Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival family day August 2014

As I was in London on the August bank holiday weekend, I decided to go to Notting Hill Carnival. My friend and I were going to a party out of town on the Monday, when heavy rain was forecast anyway, so we decided we'd go to carnival on the Sunday, billed as 'family day'. I'm glad I went, but ...

Tour de France in Yorkshire

Buttertubs Pass, Yorkshire, Tour de France route 2014

It's 18 months since I stood in the snow outside Leeds town hall, watching a spectacular firework display celebrating the news that Yorkshire would host the Grand Départ of the Tour de France. Now it's upon us, and bikes are everywhere. On Saturday, the peloton will ride from Leeds to Harrogate taking in the Yorkshire Dales, before York ...

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 ...

Portrait photography workshop

Olympus photography workshop in Leeds with Neil Buchan-Grant | www.angelinthenorth.com

I'm not a good photographer, although since my husband bought me this camera being OK got a whole lot easier. It means I get a good shot often, and a great shot sometimes. But it's usually down to luck rather than good judgement or knowing what I'm doing. I'm conscious and a touch guilty that I'm not ...