CELEBRATING NATIONAL APPRENTICE WEEK

CELEBRATING NATIONAL APPRENTICE WEEK

A former Leeds City College student who is now Demi Chef de Partie at Leeds Marriott Hotel is returning to his old classroom during National Apprenticeship Week to help train the next generation of chefs. Luke Hudson, who was recruited by Marriott after the college’s 2015 careers event, will be returning to the classroom on […]

CALLING ALL FOOD AND WINE LOVERS

CALLING ALL FOOD AND WINE LOVERS

If you fancy a spring treat then the exclusive Louis Roederer Wine Pariing Dinner at Harvey Nichols Four Floor Cafe is for you. The Fourth Floor Cafe has joined with Louis Roederer for an exclusive five-course dinner available only on Thursday 31st March. Guests can expect to be showered with a tantalising line-up of exciting […]

GREAT EXPECTATIONS

GREAT EXPECTATIONS

I have never really been a fan of the works of Charles Dickens, only reading, or to be honest scanning through, a couple of the obligatory novels at school. Yet his work, if it doesn’t depress you to read it, reflects the dark side of the era in which it was written – miserable, cruel […]

LEEDS FASHION FESTIVAL

LEEDS FASHION FESTIVAL

Paris, Milan, London and New York and now LEEDS! Leeds Fashion Festival is now officially launched. This  most exciting venture for Leeds will take the form of a 10 day festival in October. Its aim to put Leeds once again on the map as a fashion capital. Once the home of ready made clothing, in […]

FEELING BLUE

FEELING BLUE

London Fashion Week once again bought us some very memorable shows, and while the designers gave us new wardrobe ideas, Georgia May Jagger gave us inspiration for a new beauty trend. She was spotted at a Marc Jacobs dinner sporting statement blue brows. Will blue brows be the next big make-up trend? Boutique’s creative consultants […]

THE DARK SIDE OF THE LAKE

THE DARK SIDE OF THE LAKE

When it comes to ballet I am a purist. I was nearly three when I was taken to the theatre to see Alicia Markova and Anton Dolan dance. Since then I’ve seen different ballet companies perform literally all over the world and had the mind blowing experience of seeing Nureyev and Fonteyn and other great […]

289 BEAUTY SLEEPS UNTIL CHRISTMAS

289 BEAUTY SLEEPS UNTIL CHRISTMAS

Leeds is preparing for another festive frolic as this year’s famous Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto is announced. City Varieties Music Hall is delighted to present Sleeping Beauty the Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto for Christmas 2016 which goes on sale on Friday 9th March (which means 288 sleeps from then). “Our Rock’n’Roll Pantos have been popular […]

THE INNOVATIVE STORY OF M&S

THE INNOVATIVE STORY OF M&S

To celebrate British Science Week from 11-20 March there’s a  special event to discover how Marks & Spencer’s unique innovations throughout its 132-year history have revolutionised retail. ‘The Innovation Story at M&S’ talk will take place on Wednesday 16 March at 12.30pm at the M&S Company Archive, based at the University of Leeds and will […]

PASSION AND GRANDEUR

PASSION AND GRANDEUR

Following critically acclaimed tours of Madama Butterfly, Traviata and Rigoletto, award-winning opera producer Ellen Kent brings two new productions to the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford this April. With magnificent new sets, international soloists, highly praised chorus and full orchestra, the grandeur and power of Rome is recreated in Tosca on Tuesday 26 April while the heat […]

FRAGRANT MOMENTS

FRAGRANT MOMENTS

Take a walk in the Victoria Quarter and you can’t help but be spellbound by the windows of British fragrance house, Jo Malone London. Jo Malone London is renowned For its elegant scents, luxurious candles and indulgent bath and body care. Since the launch of pioneering Lime Basil & Mandarin, they have remained at the […]