Little Black Book

Welcome to High Life North’s Little Black Book.

This will be your go-to guide for making the most of living the High Life in the North East. We have curated a list of the best of the North East’s independent and small business scene, from hairdressers to hotels, cafes to co-working spaces.

Have a look to discover our top choices for places to eat, drink, stay, shop and explore. Make sure you subscribe to our e-letter as we’ll have a dedicated Little Black Book section in each issue, with ideas, tips and offers for the week ahead.

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Lucie in the Sky Art

Lucie Clark is a mixed media artist and illustrator based in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Laconic Fracture Silver Necklace

Laconic Jewels

Laconic; minimalist statement jewellery to express your true self every day. Handmade in the UK by British jewellery designer and goldsmith, Lindsay Forbes.


Bespoke patterns of tiles designed with care to create an eye-catching feature wall, splash-back, headboard or more. 

WC Newcastle

A subterranean Wine and Cocktail bar in the heart of Newcastle City Centre.

Mimi's Edit Rock n Roll Shacket

Mimi’s Edit

Mimi’s Edit aims to help you take the overwhelm out of online shopping by giving you a curated collection that stands out from the usual high street pieces.

Op & Tom

OP & TOM is an independent emporium of individual eyewear in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Toasty Candles

Rapeseed wax candles and reed diffusers hand-poured in Newcastle in small batches.

Lily & Faith

A family run business with a passion for creating high quality fragrance products for your home.

Guinot Salon Gosforth

Guinot Salon Gosforth

The home of salon-exclusive Guinot skincare in Gosforth.

Dobson & Parnell

Right in the heart of Newcastle’s vibrant quayside, Dobson & Parnell offers casual fine dining in an elegant setting.

Bash Academy

Bash is Newcastle’s leading beauty academy with 100% 5 star reviews across all platform.

Bun Bun

Bun Bun is a fantastic Mediterranean restaurant, focusing mainly on Greek food – bringing a wide range of flavours to the heart of South Shields.

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