About Us

High Life North is a digital magazine for women in the North East.

Launched in 2019, HLN provides a one-stop-shop for women in our region 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 Managing Editor, Laura Kingston

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.

Every week we feature real women, with real voices. Women who are achieving great things, driving positive change, or inspiring others.


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

Digital Magazine

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

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Laura Kingston

Founder and Editor

Our founder...

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Molly Ashby

Advertising Manager

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

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Rosie Harrison

Head of Sales

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

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Beth Williams

Senior Digital Executive

A born and bred scouser, Beth moved to Newcastle six years ago and has found a home away from home in the North East.

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Rachael Nichol

Creative Solutions Manager

A whizz with words, bringing her fun-loving personality to HLN.

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Steve Underwood

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Becky Hardy


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

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Louise Wilson

Nurture Wellbeing

Helping huge hearted women to squash anxiety and overwhelm to live joyfully.

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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

Founder of Fire & Co.

Fire & Co. specialise in creating your perfect interior.

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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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Dr Charlotte Gooding


Dr Charlotte Gooding graduated from Newcastle Medical School in 2008, later qualifying as a GP.

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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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Mim Skinner


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

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Sakshi Udavant


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

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Iona May Todd


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

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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

Menopause Columnist

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

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Jo Dunbar


A journalist with over 15 years experience; ranging from online outlets to national newspapers via glossy magazines.

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Chris Kingston

Entertainment Writer

The font of all knowledge when it comes to TV, film and books.

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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.

Check out our media pack