About Nicole Navigates

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Hey guys, it's Nicole

I'm a 20-something-year-old food, travel & lifestyle blogger based in Northamptonshire and this is Nicole Navigates.

Usually found with coffee (a flat white with vanilla syrup, thanks) flicking through social media like a geek, in comfy socks and pyjamas at home or comfy clothes whilst out, eating yummy food, pinning home interior stuff ahead of my house move whilst dreaming about my next adventure and then remembering, lol no, I'm buying a house!

What is Nicole Navigates?

If you've managed to find your way to my 'About Me' page, you're probably wondering who I am and what I write about. You will mainly find blog posts talking about Northamptonshire, as it's the county where I live in and it's the place I want to share my experiences with you!

You will also be able to find me talking about my favourite coffee shops, brunch spots, places to visit and what's on guides in Northamptonshire - I want to prove that the county has PLENTY to offer.

Other blog posts you will find here is general lifestyle posts where I give you monthly updates on what's happening in my life, travel guides and experiences I've had in Northamptonshire and beyond.

Who have I worked with?

I'm lucky that through Nicole Navigates I have worked with lots of local Northamptonshire brands, as well as some other cool collaborations that tie in well with my blog niche and content.

Some to name a few include Liquid Culture, The Proper Pub Co, Epic Heroic Pubs, Debenhams, We Are Little's Coffee, Lush Northampton, Toby Carvery, Kettering Park Hotel, The Copper Kitchen and many more!

I've also been heard chatting on BBC Radio Northampton a few times, I run my own blogging workshops with Pink Clouding Co and I am a columnist for local Northamptonshire magazine, Indulgence Magazine.

Get in touch

If you fancy having a chat or seeing more of what I get up to in Northamptonshire, you can find me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook where you can also message me/engage with me there. I love it when people come and say hi!

If you want to talk to me about working together, about upcoming events in Northamptonshire or you want to see something particular featured on the blog, please email me at nicolenavigates@gmail.com. My media kit is available upon request.

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Nicole Navigates

Hello! I’m Nicole, a 20-something-year-old food, travel & lifestyle blogger who is attempting to Navigate Northamptonshire bit by bit!

Nicole Navigates is my personal blog where I share posts on food & drink, lifestyle posts, favourite coffee shops, plus travel tips & guides in Northamptonshire and beyond.

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  • [AD - Gifted] I’d quite like to be at Sywell Country Park this morning on this beautiful sunny day please ☀️ that would certainly take away my Tuesday blues!

This is still one of my favourite shoots @thewishfulluxury has taken photos of me for and I’m still adoring this dress! It’s comfortable and perfect for the warmer weather which I’m really hoping we have this weekend 🤞🏻this girl needs more content and only has so much time!

I’ve just been posting some of your suggestions for photographic places in Northamptonshire that would be ideal for photoshoots, whether you’re a blogger, or just someone looking to see some pretty places, on my stories 🌸 we are so lucky to have so many lovely places in the county!

Hopefully, as we have an extra day off, I’ll check one or two out this weekend where I can show you my next gorgeous dress that was kindly gifted from @boden_clothing ❤️ there’s currently 25% off until Thursday, so make sure you use my link to take advantage!

Whether you’re from Northamptonshire or beyond, tell me what places around the country you find pretty and photogenic! 📸 #NavigatingNorthants #LoveNorthampton #BodenPartner #BodenByMe
  • [AD - Gifted] Oh hey, happy Monday! ✌🏼 let’s take a bite out of ya!

Soooo I took a wee break from “the gram” this weekend as you may well have seen, I I was in Liverpool with Josh having a wonderful time 😍 we visited specifically to take part in Josh’s belated birthday present which was a tour of the Anfield Stadium, home of Liverpool FC. We explored, we giggled and we ate and drank (lots!) 🤤 I’m feeling refreshed and replenished for a new week!

I’m sure I’ll be sharing some of my Liverpool snaps with you soon, but for now I’m keeping it in N-town as a new blog post is now LIVE and it’s all about the tasty Mexican street food summer menu at @thegaribaldihotel 🌮 I can’t stop dreaming about those Pork Tacos!

If you’ve never visited the Garibaldi Hotel, or you’ve heard things about it and aren’t sure, I highly suggest giving it a chance as it’s full of good vibes, good drink, good food and fun! 🙌🏻 you can even play Mario Kart on Wednesday nights!

Now because it’s Monday and I’m pretty sure I’ll be sticking to salad for the rest of the week, tell me something tasty you ate or drank this weekend. Let’s reminisce our guilty pleasures together 😜 #NavigatingNorthants
  • Celebrating because it’s the weekend and I have a half day today 🎉 let’s get the @saxbys_cider out!

I grabbed some of my favourite cider (in case you didn’t know) at the Towcester Mill Brewery shop at @bellplantationgc after we visited the @althorpfoodfest on Sunday 🍻I’m so glad we have a good brewery shop locally to us!

I’m very excited for the weekend as we are driving up to Liverpool this afternoon with Josh, as we are *finally* doing the Anfield Stadium tour which I got Josh for this birthday last year and yes, I’m actually excited 😂 obviously there will be lots of sightseeing and food too!

Question is: where should we go to eat? We want somewhere nice to go this evening as well as tomorrow! Give me your foodie recommendations! 🍴 #NavigatingNorthants
  • [AD - Gifted] This señorita needs a margarita 🍸 and on a school night!

Last night, I had the pleasure of visiting one of the coolest places I’ve visited in Northampton 😎 @thegaribaldihotel is known as being a “backstreet boozer” but it’s so much more than that!

If you love retro, hipster vibes, a friendly bar atmosphere with a great selection of drinks 🍹 a new summer menu filled with Mexican street food 🌮 and somewhere that hosts nights such as open mics, kitchen takeovers and retro games night 🎮 the Garibaldi Hotel is for you!

I’ll be writing a full review about the new summer menu and our experience which will be live on my website soon! I’m still dreaming of those pork tacos 🤤 highly recommended!

Are you a fan of Mexican food? Tell me what your favourite Mexican dish is so we can reminisce together 🌯 #NavigatingNorthants

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  • [AD - Gifted] I’d quite like to be at Sywell Country Park this morning on this beautiful sunny day please ☀️ that would certainly take away my Tuesday blues!

This is still one of my favourite shoots @thewishfulluxury has taken photos of me for and I’m still adoring this dress! It’s comfortable and perfect for the warmer weather which I’m really hoping we have this weekend 🤞🏻this girl needs more content and only has so much time!

I’ve just been posting some of your suggestions for photographic places in Northamptonshire that would be ideal for photoshoots, whether you’re a blogger, or just someone looking to see some pretty places, on my stories 🌸 we are so lucky to have so many lovely places in the county!

Hopefully, as we have an extra day off, I’ll check one or two out this weekend where I can show you my next gorgeous dress that was kindly gifted from @boden_clothing ❤️ there’s currently 25% off until Thursday, so make sure you use my link to take advantage!

Whether you’re from Northamptonshire or beyond, tell me what places around the country you find pretty and photogenic! 📸 #NavigatingNorthants #LoveNorthampton #BodenPartner #BodenByMe
  • Still time to sign up if you want to come along to this event! If you’re a woman in business and need some support... One week tomorrow I’ll be meeting all the lovely ladies that have signed up to this so far! We have such a great time chatting, getting to know each other, eating snacks and learning new things from EACH OTHER 🙌🏻 we share our experiences and help each other 💕 since the last one we have shared opportunities, given advice, shared successes and failures but most of all, we’ve made friends!! Some of which I know will last a lifetime 💁‍♀️💁🏻‍♀️💁🏼‍♀️💁🏽‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️ @kiah_slack Will be chatting to us about SEOs and @victoria.maskell Is a money mindset coach 💕 can’t wait to hear these girls share some advice and knowledge and hopefully learn something themselves in the process! #girlpower 👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻
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  • Really enjoying these early morning walks #NavigatingNorthants 😊💖
  • Happy Monday beautiful people 🧡 -

Today has been a crazy one in the sense that I’ve been chasing Archie around ALL day! I don’t know what’s gotten into him since I’ve been back, but he’s been go go go and I love it, keeps us both entertained. -

In the moments of madness it’s nice to look back on those little moments of calm and this shot we took at @delapreabbey yesterday is one of my faves. Archie’s favourite animal are ducks, so he was quite happy for a few minutes duck spotting. It was long before he was running around again though. -

Tomorrow is child free Tuesday and I have so much to catch up on and I’m hoping that I’ll finally be able to get my blog post up for you all, which I’ve been working on all last week. Keep your fingers crossed for me 🧡 -

How has your Monday been?

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