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February 2021
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From break-feasts in bed and date nights delivered to organic produce that’ll put your kitchen skills to the test

Here’s all the entertainment you need for another weekend at home.

ORDER BRUNCH IN:

Deliciousness delivered straight to your door. Graze & Gorge deliver a mouthwatering selection of bespoke grazing tables, platters and boxes, which look as good as they taste. Perfect for get-togethers, birthday treats or just because. We’ve got our eyes on their BreakFEAST in bed, and who can blame us? Fluffy pastries, fresh fruit and signature bircher museli pots, they say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, after all.
'The BreakFEAST’, £35 Graze & Gorge

 

GET CREATIVE IN THE KITCHEN FOR A GREAT CAUSE:

This year, Real Bread Week is taking place from 20th–28th February. It's been running since 2010 and is put together by the Real Bread Campaign, which aims to encourage people to buy bread from local, independent bakeries, and to bake their own bread, all while supporting Sustain, the charity behind the Real Bread Campaign. For fuss-free, fresh-from-the-oven goodness this Real Bread Week try following this no-knead sourdough recipe that keeps things nice and simple.

 

STOCK UP ON SATURDAY NIGHT ESSENTIALS:

Whether your Saturday nights consist of getting creative in the kitchen, savouring a glass of fine wine, or cracking open a ready-made cocktail, Ernie have you covered. The little brother to Ouseburn’s ever-popular brunch spot, Ernest, is brimming with local, handpicked products which focus on the useful and the unique – whilst also being as kind as possible to people and the planet. Their range of organic vegetables always champion the exotic – think kumquats, oyster mushrooms and purple artichokes – whilst their famed in-house cocktails have been bottled up for you to enjoy at home. Aperol spritz, anyone?
Ernie, 1 Boyd Street, Shieldfield, Newcastle NE2 1AP
@ernie.ouseburn

 

TUNE INTO THIS NEW PODCAST:

Got a goal? EXPANDED might be able to help you get there. Tune in for deep dives into manifestation, empowerment and how to reprogram your subconscious mind – ‘expanding’ past your subconscious beliefs. It’s based on Neural Manifestation, a unique process that’s rooted in neuroscience, psychology, epigenetics, and energetics – with a little spirituality sprinkled on top. All that’s left to do is press play and the process begins.
EXPANDED Podcast with Lacy Phillips, available wherever you listen to your podcasts

 

GET YOUR CULTURAL FIX AT HOME:

The National Railway Museum’s new exhibition celebrates the vital role played by railway key workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Named Railway Heroes, the exhibition recognises the selfless achievements of 16 people from across the rail industry who have played an essential part in the country’s Covid-19 response. From transporting vital medical supplies to setting up Nightingale hospitals and even sewing PPE, many rail workers have gone the extra mile during the pandemic as well as working to keep passengers and freight moving around the clock in their day jobs. The exhibition will feature 16 portrait photographs from renowned photographer Charlotte Graham. The first six ‘Railway Heroes’ will star in a special online exhibition hosted on the National Railway Museum website from Monday 15th February, with new profiles added each week.
railwaymuseum.org.uk

 

PERUSE THE LATEST EDITION OF LIVING NORTH MAGAZINE:

Packed with inspirational ideas – from the best British breakaways (to enjoy when we can) to the most comforting recipes that remind us of home – our North East and Yorkshire March issues are out now. We’ve found plenty of reasons to be cheerful, discovered the power of positive thinking and highlighted some special dates for your future diary – this one’s best served with a gin and tonic.
Available in most major supermarkets and selected local independents. Never miss an issue again, subscribe here now…

 

DO DATE NIGHT AT HOME:

Valentine’s may be over, but date nights need not stop there. In fact, you can do it without the hassle thanks to this ultimate bundle from That Pantry – Saltburn’s independent food and lifestyle store, which stocks all of the ultimate essentials, but in luxury (and local) form. Brimming with fresh tagliatelle, authentic Italian pasatta, juicy tomatoes, and an antipasti and cheese selection to whet your appetite too, there’s no base the team here haven’t covered in their Date Night Bundle. You’ll even get a bottle of Whispering Angel to wash it all down. We’ll cheers to that.
Date Night Bundle, £65 That Pantry

 

TUNE INTO FASHION WEEK ONLINE:

Kicking off on Friday, and running until the 23rd February, London Fashion Week has gone digital – and (for once), everyone’s invited. With a host of new designers added to the line-up this year (as well as all of your familiar favourites, too), you can browse and stream the online schedule in full to ensure you don’t miss any of your favourite shows and collections. There may be less fuss and frills this year, but we’re still celebrating bringing the FROW to our front room by rounding up a few of our favourite local designers and boutiques to support now.
All scheduled shows will air at LondonFashionWeek.co.uk

 

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