One of my favourite independent shops in Harrogate is Covet. It’s a bit like a mini Anthropologie in there, with an eclectic mix of interiors, fashion and lifestyle products. And many are unique, handmade and ethically sourced pieces that make them extra special. If you’re visiting Harrogate, I’d definitely recommend a look but they also sell online too!
I told you the cherry blossom was looking particularly fine in Harrogate this Spring! One of my many favourite bits about living here, the cherry trees along The Stray are a sight to behold when they’re in full bloom and provide a great back drop for a little outfit shoot too.
Harrogate-based luxury aromatherapy brand Neom started 11 years ago with just five candles. Now it’s blossomed into a comprehensive wellbeing range with stores in London and Leeds and has just celebrated the launch of its first perfume. I recently caught up with the inspirational co-founder and creative director Nicola Elliott on how she started the brand, her favourite wellbeing tips and balancing her work and home life.
It’s good to be a tourist in your own town, taking the time to enjoy what’s on your doorstep. I’m so lucky to have grown up in Harrogate and be able to raise my family here now. It’s changed such a lot over the years but I love how it balances history with modernity. So for all those who asked, here’s how I like to while away a few hours in my back yard.