Solita | Northern Quarter, Manchester

Solita, a bloggers fave and a hipster foodies Instagram dream tucked away on an unassuming back street in the thriving and trendy Northern Quarter of Manchester. Surrounded in the NQ by an array of new food joints catering to every palette imaginable, Solita means ‘South of Little Italy’ and is named for its location beneath Ancoats, which used to sport a thriving Italian community. Don’t judge this place by looks alone though, it may not look like much from its backstreet location or humble upstairs dining area, Solita Northern Quarter expands down into the basement with plenty of room to pull up…

Currently Loving | The QUARTER, Hanley

Have you ever wished you had an eclectic local hangout where you can drink great coffee, grab a muffin to go or enjoy a cookie over a cosy catch up on a couch with a friend?  Me too. Although fictional, Central Perk always seemed like the most welcoming and happening hot spot for a caffeine fix and had it served a large glass of red, a cocktail and bite to eat, I imagine it would look like Piccadilly’s latest foodie offering, The QUARTER. The QUARTER opened in December 2016 hot on the coat tails of Cultural Quarter favourites tsp, Rawr and Klay…

Dinner & A Movie at Manchester Printworks

You can’t beat an old school, lets get back to basics, mother of all first dates… dinner and a movie.  Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not as though I don’t like the planned in advance types date or the adventures, I love packing up a bag and disappearing with Dan for a night, even if just for a few days.  Waking up in another bed, away from the day to day chores of everyday life such as washing dishes and deciding between a colours and white wash is a great way to detach and just get away and make…

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