Life on the coast

The owl and the pussycat

The owl and the pussycat

A step back in time. I was mesmerised standing outside the Owl and the pussycat shop in Whitby.Whoever had dressed the window had a natural talent for creativity and flair, and I couldn't wait to step inside. Wishing you a Merry Christmas As I browsed, I overheard a lady who was purchasing her items waxing lyrical about the window display and how she and her husband were due to go home the day before, however, they had stayed an extra night to enable them to visit this shop as it was closed the previous day.How wonderful, I thought, and I…
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Eastfield Garden Centre – A Magical Place ⛲️

Eastfield Garden Centre – A Magical Place ⛲️

A Christmas wonderland 🎄 If magical is what you are after this Christmas, then you won’t go wrong making a trip to the Eastfield Garden Centre. As I entered, I could see a selection of delicious cakes and scones, in the café area and I thought “well it would be rude not to”!  After tea and scone which was so very yummy, I moved slowly down each aisle and was met with mouth-watering treats to fruit flavoured teas perfect for Christmas stockings. Bottles of Gin and Spiced Rum filled the shelves with a festive feel, a local Whisky tasting experience is…
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Top 10 NYE Celebration’s Across the Coast

Top 10 NYE Celebration’s Across the Coast

Dust off your dancing shoes - we're getting ready to party here at Team LYC, and to save you the trouble, we've put together ten perfect places to celebrate and welcome the New Year in style! The Plough, Scalby This one is for the foodies! Enjoy a delicious 6-course menu with family or friends & raise a glass (or a fab cocktail) Places are limited so don't miss out! Brid Spa Are you ready to DISCO? Journey back to the '70s with a sensational live band and cast at Brid Spa. Enjoy classics from Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Earth, Wind…
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Christmas Decorations

Christmas Decorations

I feel it necessary to warn you; I am definitely more of a ‘Buddy the Elf’ than an ‘Ebenezer Scrooge-(pre ghosts)’ type of person. It’s fair to say I LOVE Christmas decorations; I have five giant boxes full that somehow keep multiplying each year! These decorations range wildly from classic paper robin chains – that wouldn’t look out of place in a Victorian house to a 4ft high sparkly illuminated penguin called Percy. You can spot my house on the street – it’s the one with the animated snow that falls daily from 4 pm till midnight. I appreciate there…
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Electrodec

Electrodec

Twinkling lights in the dark! If ever there is a time to stop a minute and think about a remarkable retailer, it's now. Walking down Victoria Road in Scarborough, I can see the lights in the window at Electrocdec, and I know I'm in for a real treat.Electrodec’s original founders Peter and Margaret also lived above the shop it has been family-run ever since.  The shop has changed with the times. However, it's clear excellent customer service has been at the very heart of this place and still is, nothing is too much trouble. They have given us a truly…
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Kemps on the Coast.

Kemps on the Coast.

Don't miss this hidden gem! … There are so many things to see and shops to shop in the beautiful town of Whitby it's hard to know which direction to take.Walking across the swing bridge over the River Esk, admiring the views of the harbour and town I was feeling excited about finding another perfect gift and happy with myself for being so organised this year! As I stood at the crossroads, I noticed a sign which indicated that Kemps on the Coast was down a winding street to the right of me and today, this is where I'm heading.…
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The Gentleman’s lifestyle Store

The Gentleman’s lifestyle Store

With a twist…… Furbellow & Co is a Gentleman's lifestyle store with a twist, nestled on Sandgate in the old part of the town of Whitby. Everything about the visual merchandising in this unique store is perfect.It is clear that hard work, creative skills and artistic design are at work at their very best in this beautiful shop. As I entered the shop, I felt immediately that it would be a truly unique experience, and It definitely was.The beautiful delicate aroma, coupled with the smell from the wood burner, filled my senses which were divine.I could see a big leather…
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Lilly’s Treasures

Lilly’s Treasures

Lilly's Treasures Handmade Gift Boutique Some of my family will ask me what I want for Christmas? I always answer this question the same way, and here's how. "I would love a surprise", I hear a quiet sigh, this does not seem to sit quite right. So I'm asked to give a clue as to what I need or want? I sigh this time, " a surprise would be lovely", the conversation will continue until I stop and think, mmm, do I need anything? Should I answer with "save your money, I'm ok" or "how much are you spending on…
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The Perfect Gift. 🎁

The Perfect Gift. 🎁

From Perfect Places 😍 As a lover of independent retailers, I have always had a soft spot for Whitby and fancied a trip out to start off my Christmas Shopping. I think it's the charm of the cobbled streets and being able to discover unique gifts that I know would be perfect for my loved ones. I started off down Sandgate and the fabulous window displays at Doorstep Adventures caught my attention. On entering the shop I received a warm, friendly greeting that instantly made me feel welcome. Everything in the shop is displayed beautifully to inspire you, I knew instantly…
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Team LYC’s Top Ice-Skating Tips

Team LYC’s Top Ice-Skating Tips

Christmas 2021 will see several ice-skating rinks coming to the Coast this winter. But, of course, we know that it's a sport where some people are naturals, and some end up black and blue with bruises. So whatever your skill level, just read our top ice-skating tips below and let's all pretend we're the next Torvill and Dean and take to the local ice rink to waltz into winter! Dress for successIce skating can soon make you hot and bothered, so it's important to wrap up with layers that can be put on and off. You want clothes you can…
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