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Brunswick

Brunswick

We love Brunswick ❤️ It's home to fabulous shops all under one roof. Not only can you browse the shops, but Esquires Coffee also offers a great place to meet friends, have something tasty to eat and drink, (not forgetting the most delicious cakes.🧁) It is the perfect place to do your Christmas shopping this year, plus Brunswick is holding Late Night Shopping until 8 pm on the 9th, 16th and 23rd of December with free parking from 3 pm! Strolling from one shop to the other is a pleasure as the Christmas lights twinkle at this festive time.Nomination is…
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Dixons – Filey

Dixons – Filey

Has got the Bloomin lot! One of my wonderful friends had recently bought a house and was telling our group of friends, "if you are thinking of buying a present for me, can you get me a voucher from Dixons? I have seen the perfect oven in there; it's a SMEG oven", This was then followed by exciting tales of being able to whip up the perfect Christmas dinner and the obligatory pigs in blankets. Needless to say, her enthusiasm and multiple "it's amazing" made me chuckle because I'm not sure what my response would be if someone got me…
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The Promenades

The Promenades

We love the Promenades ❤️ When darkness falls, the Christmas lights come on, illuminating The Promenades with 1000's of Christmas lights. Once inside, the decorated Shopping Centre is filled with Christmas cheer. The shops are filled full of stock and the teams are all ready to offer great customer service and fantastic buys. The lights in the walkway under the atrium look stunningly beautiful. Located in one of the UK's favourite seaside destinations, the Promenades Shopping Centre is home to nationally renowned retailers.These include Bon Marche, New Look, O2, Argos and Poundland as well as independents.Ranging from fashion to food…
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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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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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