As the glorious spring weather greets us with lighter nights, and Easter brings plenty of goodies along too, we’ve got the low down on all the coolest people and creations you need to know about this month.
Decorate: Be Entertained
The idea of eating al fresco is hugely appealing (even if the weather is not always kind). We love this garden furniture set from Neptune, simply add festoon lights for atomsphere and rugs for warmth! For more ideas on how to make the most of your outside space this year, head to our dedicated Gardening tab.
Wear: Street Smart
Local fashion rental company Hirestreet has won the prestigious Recommerce Award 2021 from the fashion industry’s leader Drapers, thanks to its focus on affordable pricing, making sustainable fashion choices accessible to all. The business adapted at speed to stay competitive during the pandemic and introduced more casual pieces to remain relevant in lockdown. Now gearing up
for the return of parties, weddings and holidays, you can discover why renting your wardrobe is the sustainable (and fun) way forward in our interview with founder and CEO Isabella.
Eat: Gather Round
The Big Fat Donut Co is taking to the road in their lipstick pink customised Donut Caddy, where you can catch a Biscoff Bunny donut just in time for Easter. Hop to @bigfatdonutco for times and locations.
Care: Nursem, the Gosforth-based caring skincare brand developed by a nurse (for nurses to counter the harsh effects of constant hand washing) made a prime-time TV appearance on Dragons’ Den on 1st April. Missed them? Read all about it here.
Sky’s new sci-fi adventure show, Intergalactic, is set to be a hit this spring. Esteemed police officer and galactic pilot Ash Harper (played by Savannah Steyn) is wrongly convicted of treason and exiled to live in a distant colony – but something goes wrong while she’s in transit…
Listen: Thinking with Opera
Explore the thrilling world of opera in this new series of podcasts, produced as part of the DARE partnership between Opera North and the University of Leeds. Poet Laureate Simon Armitage and composer Gavin Bryars are in conversation about their respective art forms, and what happens when they are brought together.
Travel: Off-Grid Escapes
Living North is delighted to have teamed up with holiday cottage company Kidlandlee, in the heart of Northumberland’s National Park, to offer one lucky reader a short break worth £595 in one of their beautiful self-catering cottages. Enter our competition this month here, and visit our travel pages for all the coolest staycation inspo.