Coffee and Cocktails With Currys

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In my house we like coffee. But that's where the easy cohabiting ends. How we like our coffee divides us into two camps; the half who can be arsed to grind beans...
tom ford newcastle fashion blogger

NE1 Fashion Futures 2015

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Last week saw some major names in fashion flock to the North East to celebrate the regions evolving sense of style. Still slightly tainted by the Geordie Shore image, Newcastle has been fighting back for some time now in an attempt to show that not all who…

The Botanist – Newcastle

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I’ve now been to The Botanist in Newcastle A LOT. From their first opening night in December, through their big swanky launch party in January and more recently, as a place that already feels at home on the Newcastle restaurant scene. I’ve taken some time…

Harvesting Brunch At OCC

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A lazy brunch is my favourite perk of having a day off. If it’s a work day I’m shoving hastily scrambled eggs in my face at 7am to fill me up til my lunch break, but on a free day I tend to just grab a mug of coffee when I first wake…

Cocktail Tasting At The Coach House

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You know when you jokingly make up your perfect job title? Like Biscuit Inspector or Kitten Snuggler. Well last Thursday night I was offered the chance to be a genuine, bonafide Cocktail Taster and you just know they’ve got the right girl for the job….

How Important Is Networking, Really?

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Inspiration has come at inopportune times this week. I’ve suddenly felt very inspired, for example, in bed or at the checkout in Sainsbury’s. I felt extremely full of genius and wit at work, on my own, the other day but was obviously unable to suddenly start bashing away…

Eating With Gusto

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An invitation to any event that stops me spending all of my hard-earned money shopping in the packed-out city centre on a Saturday afternoon is probably worth attending. Especially one that offers food and wine. But the success of the combined Gusto summer menu tasting…

Belsay, Barbour & Bella

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It’s Sunday morning, a morning of blazing sunshine and endless blue skies, and I find myself tearing along country lanes in Northumberland, with Hannah Layford in the passenger seat and my iPhone’s ‘Official Choons’ playlist in full swing. We’re heading for a 10am start at…

I Just #CantHelpMySelfie

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There’s currently an uncomfortably large picture of me in the window of French Connection in Newcastle. It’s not the most attractive picture I’ve ever taken and it’ll be appearing with a few equally massive snaps of other people until next Tuesday I believe. Hundreds of people will have…

Fenwick Beauty Week

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Happy Beauty Week Sarah Fans! No, I had no idea either but luckily Fenwick are on the ball and sent across a thoughtful bag of goodies in celebration. Between Monday May 12th and Saturday May 17th they’re hosting a week of special offers, daily live…

Screenage Kicks Right Through The Night

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So, what were you doing last Thursday night? Oh, really? That’s cool. I’m not really interested, I just want to tell you what I did. Last Thursday I suited up and went to drink wine, eat some (more) Fat Hippo burgers and watch one of…

Bonbar & The 467 Club

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It’s official, Bonbar know how to throw a party. The new and exclusive private members club unrolled the red (actually it was black) carpet this weekend and hosted a launch bash to be proud of. Described as “Newcastle’s most decadent playhouse”, the aspirational new venue…

Fat Hippo: Going Deeper Underground

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Those of you who’ve been paying attention may remember a time, not so long ago, when I wished for Fat Hippo to open a place a little closer to me. Well perhaps you should all start crossing my palm with silver and call me Madam Sarah because lo…

Music SLASH Art

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Something’s going down at MSA tonight. I know this because there’s always something going down at MSA. Currently Newcastle’s favourite venue for drinks and dalliances, you’re pretty much guaranteed a good time when you head underground on Hood Street. Music Slash Art is your friendly…

Fat Hippo: Spreading Burger Happiness Since 2011

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Talk about ‘late to the party’! I think I must be the last person in Newcastle to eat a famous Fat Hippo burger. Probably. It’s my old excuse of city dweller forgetting to ever actually leave the city. Lame. Don’t worry Sarah and/or burger fans,…

NE1 Restaurant Week

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You would’ve been hard pushed to get a table at any of the decent joints in Newcastle this last couple of weeks. Everywhere in town was full to bursting of people trying something new, tucking into a good meal after work, happily instagramming their meals and…

Six Ways Sundays

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Since The Herb Garden opened their doors (and positioned a life-size fake horse on rollerskates outside them) there has been plenty of buzz surrounding the new restaurant, based under the bridge arches at the bottom end of Westgate Rd. They are primarily a pizza restaurant, and…

A Storm In A Teacup

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Winter and Christmas may be getting a little close for comfort but don’t for a second think that this means the elegant afternoon treats have to come to an end. In fact, now that we’re going to be spending more time hiding indoors as the…

Party At Cal’s Place

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Living in the city centre you sometimes get lazy. With everything on your doorstep, why travel to get anything? I mean, occasionally we’ll make a proper journey up into Northumberland for a Sunday roast or similar but we very rarely drive to, say, Heaton for…

Happy 5th Birthday Pan Haggerty!

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No doubt you’ve noticed that one of my favourite things to do is eat. If this has somehow passed you by I refer you to any of my previous food-related posts or, in fact, my Instagram or twitter feed. I get genuinely excited about good…

Clarins Carry On

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I love it when a plan comes together. This weekend I jetted over to Dubai again for a weekend of silliness, cocktails and partying and, just when I’m considering what to pack in the way of skincare (I was actually debating not taking anything and…

Urban Night Feast 2013

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All of the best things come but once a year; Christmas, birthdays, the Urban Night Feast… That last one there is, in fact, happening this very weekend so if you’ve not been yet, get your arse down there and commence stuffing your face to your heart’s…

Jack Wills Comes To Town

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Last weekend saw the grand opening of the beautiful new Jack Wills store on Blackett St, in Newcastle. This being only the second store to open in the newly renovated Monument Mall means that we’re yet to see what the Mall as a whole looks…

Dinner At Six

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Combining a whole host of my favourite things, Six at the Baltic recently sent me an invitation I couldn’t refuse. Dinner, drinks, intelligent company and arguably the most beautiful views of the city I now call home. All in celebration of the impending re-launch of…

Desserts Delivered

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I don’t know about you but I sometimes find myself with an extremely strong urge to eat cake, in large quantities, at really awkward times of the day. Most often a Sunday afternoon or evening, when the shops (even the ’24 hour’ Tesco in town)…

Tea on the Tyne

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As you probably know, I lived abroad when I was younger and, although I’m now safely nestled back in the northeast, I have very fond memories of being a kid in warmer climes. One of my favourite memories is of going with my parents to…

Big Brunch at the Mal

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It seems that the Newcastle Malmaison’s exceptional hospitality knows no bounds. A couple of weekends ago I was invited by the Mal and the lovely Hannah Layford (of Raspberry Kitsch fame) to while away my Saturday afternoon sipping prosecco, picking at canapés and schmoozing with…

Tea on the Quay(side)

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Exciting event alert! Girls and gays of Newcastle, look lively! The lovely jubbly folks at The Teashed* are throwing a party and you’re all invited! On September 8th The Teashed* will be hosting a delightful open air Afternoon Tea on the Newcastle Quayside. Think clashing…

The Boiler Shop Steamer – June 2013

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Well, well, well. It’s turns out that we now have a regular and very popular event within walking distance of my kitchen that will provide food, drink, music, company and good times. My kitchen doesn’t do that. Not even for £5 per portion. The Boiler…

The Pleasure’s All Mine…

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There’s a new kid on the block. Pleased To Meet You has finally opened it’s charming doors (or rather the dashing doorman opened them for me upon arrival) to the pleasure of all the gin junkies in Newcastle. This May – June weekend saw the…

Rock Down To Electric East

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Yes chaps, yet more song-lyric butchery. All in the name of love. The love of food. Sometimes the food, and service, somewhere is so good that these reviews practically write themselves. Electric East is one of those places. I’m obviously aware that it’s not new….

A Naughty Martini Monday: Newcastle Fashion Week Day 3

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You could probably drink me through a straw right now. I have had so many cocktails and glasses of champers over the last few days, in a constant stream from midday ’til midnight, that I have to assume I am mainly made of alcohol at…

Wear Your Sunday Best: An Official NFW Fringe Event

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As I write this I am still feeling the effects of last nights martinis, or ‘Flirtinis’ to be precise. I was lucky enough to receive a press ticket to yesterday’s VIP showing of Wear Your Sunday Best, an official Newcastle Fashion Week fringe event held…

Newcastle Fashion Week 2013 Begins

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Up until (too late) last year I didn’t even know Newcastle had a Fashion Week. Just goes to show that you can live in the heart of this city and still miss it’s hidden depths, sometimes not seeing things that are happening right under your…

Redhouse: A Taste For Trendy Pie

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The Redhouse website implies that if you’re sick of stupid salads and couscous you will enjoy their pies. I actually quite like a nice big salad and believe that various foods do in fact taste nice with couscous, however much of a dick that may…

Taking Tea In The Teashed

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Last week myself and my favourite Afternoon Tea Buddy (every girl needs one) went along to check out the pop-up teashop in Fenwick’s dept store, Newcastle. I missed the launch bash so was playing catch up a bit. Everything’s feeling so hectic at the moment…

Highbridge Quarter Festival 2013

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Last Saturday saw the return of the fiendishly popular Highbridge Quarter Festival, down on the little winding, cobbled street between Grey Street and the Bigg Market. Each year this tiny street party seems to grow and grow, with festival goers travelling from near and far…

A ‘FABB’ Saturday Afternoon

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I’m not generally one for talking about sarahbosson.com. Except to my ever-patient boyfriend, who sorts out any technical problems I can’t overcome alone. I’m also not normally one to put myself out there, complete with a name badge, and go to an event that means…

9Bar Coffee Heaven At The Theatre Royal

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Where have I been?! What have I been doing?! It certainly hasn’t been writing things on here, that’s for sure. Ah life. Life is so busy sometimes and then, just when you don’t think you have time for anything extra curricular, you get a stomach…

Brunch at The Butterfly Cabinet

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Was there ever a more perfect place for brunch than the hungover student’s favourite, The Butterfly Cabinet? Even though the achingly mismatched decor won’t help if you do actually have a hangover, the food is the very epitome of Comfort with a capital C. From…

A Newcastle City Retreat

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Having my sister over last weekend seemed like an excellent excuse to try out the City Retreat spa in Newcastle centre, in the middle of the Bar 55 roundabout. Actually I don’t think the roundabout is actually called that anymore. (Cue googling…) It’s not, it…

A Luxury Spa Afternoon In Northumberland? Just What The Doctor Ordered…

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My lady-pals are such little gems. They really are. It seems not to matter when, where or how we last saw each other, and how infrequent these visits are, when we get back together it’s as though we were back in middle school again. But…

Propping Up The (Nail) Bar

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I was having A Shit Day last week and, for one reason or another, had a day off work that was being wasted so I thought I’d have a mooch down to John Lewis and check out the Jessica Nail Bar in The Beauty Retreat…

A Standing Ovation

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The Stand, Newcastle, is the newest addition to The Stand family of comedy venues. Since opening in October 2011 it seems to be gathering quite a following of both homegrown Tynesiders and those from further afield. Yet, even though it’s just round the corner from…

Highbridge Quarter Festival

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Dear Loyal Followers, both of the North East England variety and beyond. Please find enclosed some quick photos from last weekends Highbridge Quarter Festival. I’m sure a great many of you were there in person, it certainly seemed like most of Newcastle turned out on…

Designer On Our Doorstep

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Rumours are once again rife that there may be a Selfridges department store opening up in Newcastle city centre. It’s enough to make a girl put down her wine glass (a nice Chilean Cab Sav since you asked) and pay attention. I say ‘again’ because…

Street food: Newcastle Mela 2012

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Today many of Newcastle’s inhabitants braved the rain and flocked to Exhibition Park to soak up some Indian culture at the Mela. And rain it did, of course, being a bank holiday in the UK. But thankfully it didn’t seem to put too many people…

Sunday at The Sage

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A couple of Sunday mornings ago we found ourselves down on the Newcastle Quayside. We had my partner’s son with us for the weekend again and like to take him out of the house when the weather suits, just to keep him off the computer…

Paris Upon Tyne

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As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, The Big Eat, there’s a new bakery on my radar. The French Oven can be found baking up a storm in the Grainger Market in Newcastle. How this escaped me for so long I do not know, but…

Mexico Moves In

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Well I think we’re all a little excited about the fact that a new Mexican restaurant has opened up on Tyneside, no? I certainly am. I mean, obviously it’s no real replacement for the much loved Blue Coyote (RIP) but at least now we have…

The Big EAT

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Last weekend the North East Newcastle & Gateshead Big EAT! Festival drew to a reluctant close. That’s the NE’s culinary celebration, running from July 13th-29th, across the region, for those of you not in the know. We went along to a couple of the final…

City Living

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I’d planned on writing this post from a slightly different angle but, sitting here, on a day like today, it’s easier than ever to appreciate the fortunate inner city location of my house. The rain is alternating between lousy drizzle and insane downpour, drumming on…

Tea For Two.

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It being summery now and all, I thought I’d take a little inspiration from the weather and do a bit of a review of some of the afternoon teas, the ones I’ve sampled, on offer in Newcastle. No, I’m not 64 years old, thank you…