A little bit about my background; I have been heavily involved in publication writing for food and lifestyle magazines, had various marketing and PR roles, been involved with social media content marketing for various businesses in B2B and B2C and blogging for myself, for clients and guest blogging.
The blog started out as a hobby when I was fresh out of my Musical Theatre degree and was looking for something creative to fill my time. My blog started to slowly feature eats and local adventures in the Northamptonshire area which came from genuine curiosity to navigate my local area from when we first moved to the shire when I was 13.
I wanted a place to document everything and when I started working for a local business magazine, I ended up navigating to lots of places in Northamptonshire which inspired me to share all that I was eating and doing.
Zoom forward to today: Nicole Navigates has built a local presence where people trust my advice and has become a go-to for all things Northamptonshire from things to do, where to eat, businesses you should support and guess what… I don’t work with big brands or chains, so everything you will see on here is 100% independent.
ON THIS BLOG, YOU WILL FIND…
Dedicated Northants Food Guides from Afternoon Tea, Brunch, Vegan food to Gin Distillers, Coffee Shops and Coffee Roasters, Bakeries and many more food guides featuring independent businesses from Northamptonshire. You will also find restaurant reviews, takeaways & deliveries and food festivals & markets such as Towcester Food Festival & BiteStreet NN.
You will also find inspiration on places to navigate to in the county, from experiences & things to do like a Saxby’s Cider Tour, a spa day at York Cottage Spa and cocktail making at home with The Occasion Bar. I’ve evenb taken my love of supporting local further by managing a food stall at a local producers’ food fair!
You will also find Navigating Northants Guides which feature villages and towns in the county (and a bit further) including Market Harborough, Towcester (my homeland here in Northants) as well as seasonal guides for spring, summer, autumn and Christmas!
You may have also seen me on some offline stuff too which include writing various foodie columns in local magazines, appearing on radio and even being a judge for independent food & drink awards! You can find out more on what I’ve been featured in here.
You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Come and say hello, I’m more than happy to chat and if you require any recommendations on where to eat or navigate in the county, give me a buzz!
You can also find out how you can contact me whether you just fancy saying hello, popping me a review or if you’re a company or brand that is interested in working with me or would like to see what social media services I offer, you can find out details on how to work with me here.