About Us

High Life North is a digital magazine for women.

Launched in 2019, HLN provides a one-stop-shop for women in the North East to consume everything from fashion to food, careers and challenging topics.

We’re inclusive, we’re real and we want to showcase and inspire women across our website, weekly email and social channels.

A message from our Founder and Editor, Laura Kingston

Who says we can’t have it all? High Life North is about celebrating women in the region. We all have different circumstances, different challenges and different situations. This digital magazine is about showcasing inspiring females, providing advice on careers, fashion, beauty, interiors, health and wellbeing. As well as our top recommendations on where to eat, drink and explore in the North East.

It sounds very broad but we know all women are multi-faceted and our ethos is that women shouldn’t be pigeon-holed into one category.

One of the things we’re really passionate about is showcasing inspiring women in the region, so every week we feature real women, with real voices. Women who are achieving great things, driving positive change or inspiring others.

Enjoy!

Team HLN

HLN is made up of our in-house team, our Experts in Residence and our contributors who work hard every week to bring you engaging, different and interesting content.

High Life North

High Life North

Digital Magazine

The one and only. The hub of all the HLN activity.

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Laura Kingston

Laura Kingston

Founder and Editor

She saw it, she liked it, she wanted it, she got it...

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Molly Ashby

Molly Ashby

Advertising Executive

Working in her dream job championing North East women...

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Rosie Harrison

Rosie Harrison

Head of Sales

Our first hire when we started to grow, she loves the NE business scene.

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Rachael Nichol

Rachael Nichol

Staff Writer

The latest addition to the dream team...

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Bridie Walker

Bridie Walker

Website Developer

Always ready to upload new content, ensuring everything looks fabulous.

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Becky Robinson

Becky Robinson

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Becky Hardy

Becky Hardy

Sub-Editor

With keen eye for what works in writing, she finds those little nuggets of gold in an interview.

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Gulshan Dhanoya

Gulshan Dhanoya

Associate Dentist at Honour Health

Gulshan is HLN's go-to queen of smiles and our source of advice about all things dental.

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Dr Helen Marsden

Dr Helen Marsden

Medical Aesthetic Practitioner

Combining her extensive medical and aesthetic training with the finest quality products and an experienced eye.

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Nickie Kilkenny

Nickie Kilkenny

Business Growth Enabler at NatWest

Working directly with the local business community to help them meet their business growth needs.

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Skye-Aexander Ferry

Skye-Aexander Ferry

Founder of Fire & Co.

Fire & Co. specialise in creating your perfect interior.

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Dr Rhian J Lewis

Dr Rhian J Lewis

Clinical Director at The Clearing

One of the leading providers of counselling and psychotherapy in the North East.

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Samuel Phillips Law

Samuel Phillips Law

Samuel Phillips Law

If you think lawyers are all male, pale and stale, then have we got news for you...

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Jenny Brownlees

Jenny Brownlees

Fashion and Lifestyle Journalist

For over six years, Jenny has written for publications including Stylist, Grazia, British Vogue online, ELLE, Glamour, Refinery 29 and more.

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Sophie Swift

Sophie Swift

Lifestyle Writer

Sophie is into a bit of everything in the North East, as well as being an avid content creator with her own bookish Instagram account.

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Mim Skinner

Mim Skinner

Writer

Renowned for her campaigning and writing, Mim has written for The Sunday Times, The Guardian and Huffington Post.

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Delilah Kealy-Roberts

Delilah Kealy-Roberts

Writer

Delilah particularly likes to write about how to look and feel great while staying sustainable.

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Sakshi Udavant

Sakshi Udavant

Writer

A freelance journalist covering mental health and wellbeing, business and finance, and culture.

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Iona May Todd

Iona May Todd

Writer

A freelance journalist, second-year journalism student at Newcastle University, and poetry enthusiast.

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Kristina Leikaite

Kristina Leikaite

Photographer and Videographer

Our resident content creator, she's worked with some of the North East's biggest influencers and celebrities.

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Sharon MacArthur

Sharon MacArthur

Menopause Columnist

Sharon is a “proud Geordie” who just happens to be passionate about menopause education.

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At High Life North, we aren’t fluffy, we’re real.

We pride ourselves on our integrity, working with brands that we know our readers will love. In return? Brands that work with us have access to a combination of PR and marketing specialists, skilled writers, social media gurus and best-in-class photographers to bring their brand to life for our engaged audience of women in the North East.

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