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4 superb spots that’ll have you prepped for Autumn

From cosy cardigans and moisturising facials to prime beef that’s just perfect for a Sunday roast, we've got your back as those darker days creep closer...

Written by High Life North
Published 30.09.2021

Mimi’s Edit

It’s the season we’ve all been waiting for… Autumn is here! That means it’s also time to pull on those cosy, woolly jumpers, zip up your chunky boots and treat yourself to a new Winter coat. And we know the perfect place  to do it all – Mimi’s Edit. 

From cosy cardigans and sheepskin slippers to luxurious loungewear and statement sequins, Mimi’s helps busy women like us to look good, feel great and access affordable clothing that doesn’t lack in style or quality. Always wanted to stand out from the crowd? This unique collection will help you do just that with their stunning Autumn/Winter staples.  

HLN TOP TIP: If you buy something from their ‘Charity Edit’ collection, all profits will go to Children’s Cancer North!

Nicholson’s Butcher 

Cold, Autumn days aren’t complete without our comfort food faves, right? Tucking into a warm Sunday dinner after a chilly walk in the countryside is all the autumnal vibes we’ve missed. And after being in the business for over a century, we trust that we’ll not find higher quality meats for our next roast than at Nicholson’s Butcher. 

Sourcing top-quality prime beef, lamb, pork and poultry from long-established local farmers, Nicholson’s go above and beyond your ordinary butcher. This family-run business offers a home delivery service and freshly baked goods, meaning you don’t have to leave your home in the cold and miserable weather and giving you more time to focus on cooking the goods.

The Guinot Salon Gosforth

As the windy, rainy days draw ever closer, we’re dreading the thought of how dry and pasty our skin will become. But worry no more: the friendly beauty professionals at The Guinot Salon have got our backs, giving expert advice, treatments and prescribing us with the best products to help protect our skin during the harsh weather that will soon be upon us. 

From a personalised beauty glow treatment facial that gives us our radiance back, to a foot peeling treatment to soften and rejuvenate our flaky, dry feet, Guinot’s treatments are unique to each individual to suit our skin type and achieve all our beauty goals. Time for some well needed TLC, ladies! 

HLN TOP TIP: Give the Detoxygene facial a go to detoxify and restore your skin’s natural radiance.

Toasty Candles 

Nothing beats a dark, rainy evening after work with a glass of wine in your hand with the smell of a gorgeous candle burning with autumnal scents – oh, so toasty! 

Speaking of toasty, our friends at Toasty Candles have got us well and truly covered on the cosy Autumn vibes front. By using rapeseed wax candles and reed diffusers hand-poured here in Newcastle, Toasty Candles don’t just help you be more eco-friendly, but give you real value for money too – as their wax burns slower than your typical paraffin candle. 

From the ginger and nutmeg scented rapeseed wax candle, to the spiced apple pie vegan reed diffuser, here you’ll find all the autumnal aromas you need to get your seasonal fix.

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