There are certain bars and restaurants in the North East that I see people talk about and praise a lot on social media, and Lola Jeans is one of them.
I don’t know about you but when I was a kid I absolutely LOVED soft play areas and ball parks. I remember when I was a little too old to play in them, I’d still go along with my younger cousins and pretend I was ‘looking after them’ in order to go in and have a turn myself!
When I got the email inviting me along to the VIP launch of Inflata Nation in North Shields my eyes lit up. An indoor inflatable theme park for children AND adults?! Count me in!
So last week I was lucky enough to be invited along to a VIP evening at intu Metrocentre and oh my goodness, it was amazing!
A number of North East bloggers and influencers gathered at Exhibition Square where we were greeted with a glass of fizz and some lovely food from Fattoush Lounge before hopping aboard the intu Metrocentre express and checking out some of the brand new store openings that have been happening lately.
Just over a week ago, I was lucky enough to have been invited along to the launch of El Nido Latin Kitchen – the new pop-up at No28 in Newcastle.
The quirky bar, which resides just above the Grainger Market, have teamed up with Kaltur, a Spanish restaurant and supplier, to create the pop-up kitchen and I was very excited to tuck into some plates from the menu!
We were greeted with a glass of complimentary fizz, then made ourselves comfortable in a cosy area of the bar with the rest of the North East bloggers and social media influencers who had been invited along to enjoy the evening.
It’s no secret that PizzaStorm is one of my favourite places to grab food in the North East, so when they invited me along to sample some bits from their menu – I was well up for it!
Usually when I visit the restaurant I like to pick my own toppings and create my own pizza, but PizzaStorm have some new additions to their Signature Range, so this time I was looking forward to trying one of those.
A few weeks ago I was invited along to Y Salon in Newcastle for a very special and inspiring event.
The salon, which is located in Eldon Garden, teamed up with Kevin Murphy and CoppaFeel to help raise awareness and spread the word to get people to check their boobs and pecs regularly for any changes…because knowing your body could save your life.
You know what we don’t talk about enough? Money.
I personally find it a tough subject to talk about. I’ve ALWAYS been bad with my money! I’ve never really been good at saving, I’m terrible at impulse buying, and as a freelancer it can be a worry when the next wage is coming.
I use money as a way to make me feel better, buying myself a new record or treating myself to a trip away when I’m feeling down, however it’s only recently that I realised – money is a part of why I feel down in the first place. It’s one of the biggest triggers of my anxiety.
Recently I was invited along to the giffgaff gameplan life goals workshop at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead, and I jumped at the chance. If there’s one thing I need, it’s tips on how to get my finances in order!