We’re Hosting The Imagined Things November Book Club

Georgia, Imagined Things Bookshop, Harrogate

It’s been almost 12 months since we published our ‘Spotlight’ feature on indie bookshop Imagined Things, and for owner Georgia Duffy it’s been a whirlwind year. From winning the Pan Macmillan Independent Bookshop Innovation Award and celebrating the shop’s first … Continue reading

Spotlight On…Thug Sandwich Co.

Thug Sandwich Co Harrogate

Ever peckish, in the latest of our features spotlighting the fantastic independents in our town, we make for the Thug Sandwich Company on Albert Street where Dan and Soph serve their sandwiches with a large helping of passion. Chat to … Continue reading

Baltzersen’s at Six Years Old

A blog by Paul Rawlinson. Birthdays come around quicker and quicker with age and this is as true for Baltzersen’s the business as it is in my own life. 2018 has been a challenging year for me personally with the … Continue reading

Announcing FredagsRamen at Baltzersen’s

Earlier this year we ran a series of events called FredagsTaco and they were legitimately grounded in the modern Swedish tradition of Fredagsmys and staying in on a Friday evening to enjoy tacos and time with your family.   We wrote … Continue reading

We’re relaunching Baltzersen’s Rewards on our 6th Birthday

Baltzersen's Rewards Scheme

Introduction This is a blog about changes we’re going to be making to the Baltzersen’s Reward programme.  It’s a little long because we wanted to make the necessary information available to you. In summary we’ll be pausing our reward programme … Continue reading

Spotlight On…Caine of Harrogate

Potted plants in Harrogate at Caine of Harrogate

Florist Caine of Harrogate has been creating bespoke floral arrangements for clients near and far for more than 19 years, we paid a visit to the John Street shop to learn the secret of its success. John Street has a … Continue reading

Spotlight On…Isles of Wonder

Stewart Aldred, Isles of Wonder

In the latest of our features on independent retailers, we head towards Isles of Wonder in Montpellier Mews where owner Stewart Aldred is passionate about creating a home for British craftsmanship and design. Work can be a drudgery but it … Continue reading

Spotlight On…Gather & Stow

In the latest of our spotlight on features, we return to the vibrant King’s Road to meet Ange Maughan from Gather & Stow and talk about cool interiors and quality coffee. Go to Gather & Stow and three things happen. … Continue reading

Dairy is Wary as Plant Based Milk is on the Rise

We have been stocking plant based milk options pretty much forever, but this year we’ve stepped up our game adding coconut and oat milk to our selection (to join soya and almond).   Manufacturers have done a much better job … Continue reading

Why Reviews are Important

In recent surveys 73% of people said that online reviews influenced their perception of businesses and 40% said they had used online customer reviews to research a cafe or restaurant – the joint highest response along with hotels. Asking people … Continue reading