Fabric of my Life.

Tag: Manchester

A dog’s day out.

One of the things I’ve come to love most about Manchester is just how dog friendly a city it is! I noticed it long before little Paco came into our lives. The number of small dogs nestled at the feet of their owners in accomodating coffee shops, riding the tram, or taking a stroll along New Islington Marina on their way to the dog park. As a city with more and more pet-friendly apartments (and hotels!) popping up all around,

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We’re all in this together.

I know times are tough just now and a lot of people are anxious and worried for their own livelihoods – myself included. But even in these uncertain times, it’s been heartening to see so many people ask how they can help support those around them.  I’ve seen a few of my favourite bloggers share really informative and practical posts, such as Cate St Hill’s tips for working from home, Abi Dare’s how to make the most of your leisure

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Little Italy in Alty.

Cold winter nights always have me craving comfort food and —bar shepherds’ pie and apple crumble— pizza and roast chicken are both high up there on the comfort charts for me! So when I was invited along for a review meal at one of Altrincham’s most popular Italian restaurants, Tre Ciccio, I was instantly sold on two of their signature dishes: traditional Neopolitan pizza (the best in the city I’d been told!) and pollo scucchiato – marinated slow roasted chicken

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From Peru, with love.

It’s been a few years now since I embarked upon some serious wanderlust-inducing travel, but the beauty of living in such a vibrant and eclectic city like Manchester is that sometimes you don’t have to travel too far to be tantalised by the flavours of far-flung destinations.  Last weekend I was invited along to experience the new all-day South American dining concept at  Peru Perdu, the latest restaurant to take over at Whitworth Locke’s Cotton Factory restaurant space. The ethos

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Locke living.

Stylish multi-purpose boutique hotels seem to be a dime a dozen down in London, but up here in Manchester I’ve really struggled to come across a venue that rivals the likes of the capital’s Ace, Hoxton or CitizenM. Then along came Whitworth Locke.  Opened late last year, Whitworth Locke has become one of my favourite places to hang out in the city and I can’t believe it’s taken this long for me to share a full post on the space!

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Shop ’til you drop.

I know I have a few other shop local blog posts up, but thought it would be great to compile my definitive – and ever-growing – list in one central space, to serve as a directory of my favourite independent artisans, curators, makers (and shakers) in Manchester. This list comprises all the physical bricks-and-mortar stores that I love in the borough, with a list of further local designer/makers you can shop from online coming soon…. Moth If there were ever

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