Are you wondering where you can go pumpkin picking in Hampshire this Autumn?
Here’s a handy guide to the wonderful farms and fields across the county, where you can pick your own and live your best Autumn life!
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Looking for Portsmouth street art? As an area of growth for local and national street artists, Portsmouth is becoming increasingly more decorated. Yet, there’s not many places online sharing where these beautiful artworks are!
This guide is a great starting point to help you hunt down the places where you’ll find new pieces and old favourites.
Lace up your comfy trainers and grab your camera, there’s some stellar art to be found.
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The Bee Hive describes itself as ‘Portsmouth’s smallest department store’. An online shop full of lovely eco-friendly homeware, clothes, art and jewellery.
Once a great addition to the independent scene in Albert Road, the shop has moved online to cope with the challenges lockdown and coronavirus have presented.
Support The Bee Hive selling local Portsmouth and Southsea wares online…
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Coastal Remedy has a carefully curated a selection of lifestyle, travel, food and literature products that promote wellness. It stocks some really great wellbeing items, that travel, cooking, yoga and interior fans will love.
A shop is a little switch up from my normal travel and food content. But, rules are made to be broken, right?
The shop channels all those travel and wellbeing vibes that connect with what I do here on the blog making it a good fit. Plus, it’s really important to shop locally and support independents. All the different independent business ventures is what make our towns and cities fun and vibrant places to shop, eat, drink and travel to.
Head to Marmion Road in Southsea, to find Coastal Remedy and products that help promote a balance lifestyle.
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There’s not many places after school and University where you can go to learn, grow and find your identity.
I don’t know about you but I’m still evolving, I don’t ever think we stop. Weirdly, some people think this stops as we get older? And, there isn’t many spaces to explore your interests or who you are.
I’m so pleased that a new creative space for women has opened in Southsea – I’m so here for this!
It’s called The Liberty Lounge and, using their words, they’ve opened a ‘mind-gym’. I love this concept and can’t wait to see what they do with the space, how they’ll support women and what classes and workshops they’ll hold.
Take a look at The Liberty Lounge…
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ᵃᵈ Love Southsea is an established independent market scene in Portsmouth – one well worth popping by if you’re visiting the city!
Take a look at the brand built by Pompey born and bred, Lulu, who’s championing Southsea across Portsmouth and beyond.
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ad* This year the Victorian Christmas Festival returned to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard to celebrate 20 years of the iconic event that’s become a landmark event in the countdown to Christmas.
As November drew to a close and the first day of advent dawned I knew it was time to get a hearty dose of festive spirit.
And, what better way to capture some of that seasonal magic than with a little bit of Christmas cheer, historic attractions and plenty of entertaining characters!
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Well, well, well Gunwharf Quays is pulling it out of the bag this winter and we’re only in November.
Last night I caught the first public showing of the new Light Show Spectacular at the outlet shopping centre in Portsmouth and I’m so glad I did!
Pull on a cosy coat, grab family and friends and go and see this great free show that’s going to spark the start of those festive feelings.
Here’s a slice of the magic to give you a sneak peek…
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Is there anything better than a long, lazy brunch by the sea?
I’m all about the slow Sundays, catching up on my favourite reads and chatting with the best people.
One of my favourite places is Southsea Beach Cafe, it’s bang on the seafront in Portsmouth and its food is fantastic. This post is long overdue!
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Becketts is the restaurant in Southsea that’s been recommended to me over and over again. It’s been a Portsmouth staple for the last 30 years but came under new management in 2016 and is thriving in the city’s vibrant food scene.
It has an excellent reputation and now I’ve finally managed to visit I totally understand the hype.
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