Posted on: Sep 7, 2014,  Categories: Lifestyle & Events

Simple Skincare have been investigating the best and worst cities to live in the UK for skin, looking at everything from pollution, UV exposure and stress. Liverpool came out worst overall but sadly Newcastle came second for high stress levels. Apparently Geordiees stress about our social lives more than anyone else in the UK. Apparently the Toon scored stress levels for 39% of the day. That means that we spend a third of the day feeling frazzled!

Here’s the full UK chart with the findings

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What a shocker! Simple have recommended that we can combat this extra stress by following a skin care regime but paying extra attention to our senses.

For your own free personalised skincare Sense Routine, visit the website.


Posted on: Aug 31, 2014,  Categories: Fashion, Lifestyle & Events

HURRAH! Unbelievably, one of my favourite shoe designers of all time – Terry De Havilland has opened up his own store in Newcastle!


I previously met Terry De Havilland, known as the ‘rock and roll cobbler’ when I visited him and his lovely wife Liz down in their studio in London, during London Fashion Week (previous blog post here). Since then he’s opened a store in London, with a launch party attended by Kate Moss, Noel Gallagher & Sadie Frost and now he’s opened up his second branch in Jesmond, Newcastle!


The store is just the right size and showcases his new collection plus a few sample sale gems (ahoy there bargain!). I headed there after-hours to take a sneak peek (oh and maybe try on some shoes, of course).


The store features some incredible show stopping shoes (including these AMAZING boots) as well as some of his classics like the silver Margaux wedges.

With a matching dog (specially made, all the way from France), these pink Zap wedges stood out a mile for me. The yellow heels in the collection were originally made for Amy Winehouse and are just spectacular.


I’m always of the opinion that if it’s the last pair of shoes and in your size, well it’s fate…. PLUS they matched my nail polish!



Their new boutique is located on Clayton Road in Jesmond and is well worth hunting out. Watch out for some very special events coming soon too!