Object store, Chorlton, Manchester

Object concept shop, Chorlton, Manchester, UK | Angel In The North

A couple of weeks ago, I woke up and decided I wanted to spend a day in Chorlton (just outside Manchester). I blame the launch of a cool new store, Object, for convincing me it was somewhere I had to visit. I enlisted a friend who lives in Manchester, and off we went. Chorlton is not ...

Review: Lifft baby sling

Review of the Lifft baby sling | Angel In The North

Since Sam was a newborn, I've taken to wearing him in a sling. Babywearing suits me because I'm quite active and don't like being restricted about where I go, and it has seemed to suit Sam who usually spends most of his time in his sling asleep. I've had a jersey wrap sling which has served ...

Women in Business: Maud’s House

Maud's House lifestyle shop, Skipton, North Yorkshire

More than once, Skipton has been named the best place to live in Britain. And the North Yorkshire market town just got better with the opening of a new lifestyle shop which I dare say will make folk even prouder of where they live and content with their lot in life. Maud's House has been opened ...

Women in business: Haykin

Katy Barraclough, owner of Haykin

Yorkshire PR girl Katy Barraclough has opened Haykin, an online store devoted to colour and simplicity. I've been following Katy on Instagram for a while. I think I ended up there initially because she's friends with one of my favourite Yorkshire bloggers, Lisa of Matilde heart Manech. I was drawn in by her adorable spaniel and perfectly curated ...

Women in biz: Nathalie Bond Organics

Nathalie Bond Organics business background story and candle review

While I dislike the name 'mumpreneur' (what's wrong with just entrepreneur?) becoming pregnant or having a baby does seem to make many women reassess or change their careers. When she became pregnant with first son Alfie, Nathalie Bond decided to stop using beauty products made with synthetic chemicals. She began making soaps and candles in her ...

Introducing: Object Style

Object Style look book

I first met Rachael Adams when she organised Home is in the North in Manchester. I made no secret of how much I enjoyed that event and approved of the friendly, interactive vibe and the brands chosen to be part of it. A few months ago, Rachael began to post on Twitter and Instagram under a new name. The things ...

Rad Studio, Saltaire

Rad Studio shop, Saltaire, West Yorkshire

Just before Christmas I went to a fab little workshop where I made these origami diamond decorations. The workshop was the first held at Rad Studio in Saltaire, West Yorkshire, and it was perfect - we learned a unique crafty project, beer and buns were served and it cost just £8. Also perfect is this shop's stock. ...