Hey guys, it's Nicole

Welcome to Nicole Navigates! I'm Nicole, a 20-something Northamptonshire blogger on a mission to inspire people to navigate what's on their doorstep here and everywhere, whilst supporting local independent businesses.

Nicole Navigates is your guide to navigating Northamptonshire and loving everywhere local. You will find local eating inspiration from restaurants, food festivals and my Northants Food Guides, to independent shopping, things to do in Northants and much more. When I'm not blogging, you'll find me navigating the county, enjoying my cosy new home with my boyfriend and going on local adventures!

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Navigating Northants is a community of people that want to be inspired to discover more in Northamptonshire through independent eating, navigating and supporting local businesses.

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We have worked with Nicole twice and couldn’t be happier. Firstly her social media posts bought us an array of new followers to our pages, all of these were a relevant and authentic audience, people living and eating in the Northamptonshire area. Nicole also wrote a blog post for us about our all-day dining, her photos were excellent and the blog was very detailed. This helped with our marketing strategy of appealing to a more local audience and awareness of our restaurant. Nicole is very professional and you can trust that she will be honest and provide quality content. We would recommend her to local businesses looking to reach out to the local markets or boost their brand awareness.

- April Groves, Highgate House Hotel

Nicole came and did a tour and review of the Albion Brewery Bar. We asked only that it be an honest one - which indeed it was. Too many bloggers post stuff just to get freebies but not Nicole. She provides good honest reviews! Thank you for an amazing job!

- Steve Reid, Friars Farm

I love following Nicole Navigates and discovering new places to try around Northampton that I either I never would have heard of or hadn't given a chance. I highly recommend her page to discover somewhere new to try!

- Lorraine Lewis, The Lewis Foundation

I love following Nicole’s navigations around. Northamptonshire. There are so many amazing hidden gems around the county and it’s great to be able to take a shortcut via her blog to the best of them! Definitely worth a follow (if you like eating, drinking and shopping)

- Rachel Roberts, MOOCH

I love Nicole's regular updates on "What's on" in Northampton, esp on Bank Holiday weekends when I'm in need of entertainment. Alongside that, her foodie reviews are a great way for me to discover new venues to try! It feels like Northampton has so much more to offer than I realised.

- Katie, Cakes vs Scales

Thank you for reviewing our café and blogging it, letting others know about us but also a source of finding new places too

- Bing, Matchbox Cafe

Nicole came to do a blogging workshop with my learners. She was a true inspiration to them all. I can't recommend her enough. The feedback was amazing.

- Laura Taylor, Starting Off

I had been following Nicole for a while on Instagram and thought her to be the ideal blogger to invite to review my restaurant. I find her style of blogging/reviewing really inspiring and she has a great eye for detail in her imagery. I wasn’t disappointed when I met Nicole in person, she is just as lovely in real life! Chatting with her made me want to get out and explore Northampton with her!! Would most definitely recommend, and hope to work with her again in the future!

- Kellie Griffin, La Terraza Tapas Bar