Our Thoughts on Anti-Social Behaviour Outside Baltzersen’s

I’ve been writing this post for about a week now and working out whether it’s something I actually want to publish because tackling homelessness and anti-social behaviour on the streets of Harrogate is a divisive issue. I do want to … Continue reading

Spotlight On…Jarfull

Jar Full at Ilkley Market

The more you listen to Rebecca Lodge talking about JarFull and the care for the environment that underpins her online shopping scheme, the more you hear the quiet determination that underpins her ambition; “One-stop plastic-free shopping,” she says simply. The … Continue reading

Spotlight On…Fine Fabrics of Harrogate

sandra fine fabrics of harrogate

One day, nearly fifteen years ago, Fine Fabrics owner Sandra Browne was in the shop as a customer buying material for a wedding dress. She was so taken with the business she joked with the owner about calling her if … Continue reading

Introducing Tarts at Baltzersen’s

We’ve been pretty quiet over here on the blog over the last few months but it’s not for the lack of activity, we’ve been beavering away and we’re now really excited to be able to announce a project we’ve been working … Continue reading

Spotlight On…The Disappearing Chin

the disappearing chin harrogate

Jack and Hannah Woodruff from newly-opened The Disappearing Chin were travelling and the conversation, as it always seemed to do, turned to the name they would give the bar they were planning to open. The way Jack tells it makes … Continue reading

Spotlight On…Tiger Fifty 7

Tiger Fifty 7

Tiger Fifty 7 co-owners Anna Lockwood and Georgina Simpson describe their shop as “edgy”. It’s possibly not the first adjective you would actually use to describe a baby and children’s clothing store but it will make sense. Cold Bath Road … Continue reading

Spotlight On…GoodGym Harrogate

A common theme that comes through in our Spotlight features is about the sense of community that exists in Harrogate. That sense shows itself in many ways; the support and encouragement that the indies receive from local residents who value … Continue reading

Spotlight On…The Harrogate Vet

Harrogate Vet team

Stepping into the calm of The Harrogate Vet’s surgery from the busy Leeds Road, pet owners might wonder for an instant if they’d come to the right place. They will get a warm greeting from the receptionist and be offered … Continue reading

Introducing: Bakeri Baltzersen

Ever since we opened Baltzersen’s, just over 6 years ago, we’ve baked everything we sell from scratch right here at our cafe in Harrogate. Our bakery, located underneath the cafe, is where all of our pastries and cakes are created, … Continue reading

Spotlight On…Head in t’Clouds, Harrogate

Becky Head in t'Clouds

Becky Farmer’s wedding day last year turned out to be life-changing in more ways than one. As she has a degree in fashion design and loves using her clever hands to make gifts for friends and colleagues, it was no … Continue reading