As Featured

So I've been featured in a few places other than my blog!

As a Northamptonshire blogger, I have been lucky to have spread my horizons into other media outlets and websites. That's why I thought I would dedicate this page to all the things I've been in and on in no particular order...

As Featured | Nicole Navigates

Reviewer for OnStage Northants

I am a huge theatre lover, so I am delighted to sometimes get the opportunity to review local theatre shows for OnStage Northants, an online website dedicated to all the latest Northamptonshire theatre news – from professional through to amateur dramatics.

Click here to read my reviews.

Columnist in Indulgence Magazine

I love talking about Northamptonshire, so it was a great fit to be asked to have my own column in Indulgence Magazine, a publication based in Northants/Bucks, for their County News section.

Each edition, you can read how YOU can navigate Northamptonshire by my bi-monthly what's on guides.

Read the latest editon here.

As Featured | Nicole Navigates
As Featured | Nicole Navigates

Workshops with Pink Clouding Co

It's been a cool experience getting to deliver blogging workshops to female small business owners, thanks to Emma at Pink Clouding Co for setting up her 'All Girls Meet Up'.

Find out about the 'All Girls Meet Up' here.

Appearences on BBC Radio Northampton

Yes, I've even been heard on local radio - THREE TIMES!

I had the pleasure of being interviewed twice on Shaz's evening show, as well as Helen Blaby's women's hour talking about my blogging journey, my influence in Northamptonshire as well as any other exciting updates to do with my blog and how I'm trying to showcase all that's good in the county.

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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] The most colourful of Afternoon Teas!

Happy Monday! National Afternoon Tea Week may be over, but I’ve got a review that went live yesterday from when we visited @sundialhighgate for my birthday and had this lovely spread 😍 I even got a little ‘happy birthday’ treat too! It’s definitely up there as one of the best!

My schedule has been a little shifted this weekend due to being unwell, which I may add I’m still trying to get over now 🙈 so you’re getting two blog posts in 2 days which means the Afternoon Tea Guide is coming today! 🙌🏻 and then I’ve got one more review to share some point this week and we can say goodbye to Afternoon Tea for a while 😂 but I hope you have loved it as much as I have!

Did you enjoy all the content I shared last week? What was your highlight of National Afternoon Tea Week? ☕️ #NavigatingNorthants

Dress is gifted from @boden_clothing as part of my partnership with them 👗
  • Let’s spill the tea... Happy Saturday! Though I’m not feeling on my best form this morning 🤧 full of cold, a sore throat and a banging headache which has come out of nowhere, but Josh has ran to the shops to get me some Lemsip and chocolate 🍫 so I’m pretty sure their vital ingredients to get better with, right?

I’ve got one more Afternoon Tea review to go live hopefully today, before I release my Northamptonshire Afternoon Tea Guide! 🍰 I’ve got 10 places on my list, which is the biggest guide I’ve ever written for the blog! I’m excited to share it!

For now, it’s bed rest for me and plenty of tea. I wouldn’t mind having a lovely big teapot like I did when we visited @goodloafuk for a pot of tea! ☕️ I’m usually a coffee person, but there’s something about tea that is great when you’re not feeling 100%

Tell me what makes you feel better when you’re not well? Does sugar and tablets help or are you into natural remedy’s? #NavigatingNorthants
  • [AD - Gifted] Did someone say Afternoon G&Tea? 🍸 chin, chin!

Happy Friday everyone! If you’re looking for an Afternoon Tea with a twist and a boozy element, @ginandtemple have got it covered! ❤️ not only is there cake, finger sandwiches and traditional scones, but you get a personalised teapot of gin that suits your exact liking and taste preferences - how utterly British does this tea set up look? 😍 I want to drink @ginraw gin and other gins from a teapot more often!

The food is provided by The Sandwich Bar on Bridge Street, which is so nice to see two local businesses collaboratively work together 🥰 everything tasted great and was all enjoyed in a super quirky place!

I’ll be adding this to my Northamptonshire Afternoon Tea Guide which is coming this weekend 🙌🏻 and I’ll be sharing a full review probably sometime next week as this week, we are 100% Afternoon Tea MAD! 🤪 totally okay with it if you guys are!

Would you like me to host another foodie National Week sometime in the future? If so, let me know which ones and I can certainly make it into a regular thing and tailor it to Northamptonshire! 💛 #NavigatingNorthants #NationalAfternoonTeaWeek
  • [AD - Gifted] My facial expression when you get Afternoon Tea in front of me 😍 especially if there’s cake!

This delightful set up was courtesy of @rockinghamcastle1 when we went to explore their castle grounds and were treated to a splendid afternoon tea in their Walker’s House Tea Room ☕️ its one of the many places included in my Northants Afternoon Tea Guide!

Today’s blog post is now live and it’s from mine and my best friends visit to @fawsleyhallhotel where we experienced our first vegan Afternoon Tea 🌱 there wasn’t much difference but the blog post goes into detail on both

It’s opened my mind into trying more vegan eats in the area and I know I can rely on @cooking_it_vegan and @clarissaxfood for foodie inspiration! Where else should I check out in the area? 😋 #NavigatingNorthants #NationalAfternoonTeaWeek

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  • [AD - Gifted] The most colourful of Afternoon Teas!

Happy Monday! National Afternoon Tea Week may be over, but I’ve got a review that went live yesterday from when we visited @sundialhighgate for my birthday and had this lovely spread 😍 I even got a little ‘happy birthday’ treat too! It’s definitely up there as one of the best!

My schedule has been a little shifted this weekend due to being unwell, which I may add I’m still trying to get over now 🙈 so you’re getting two blog posts in 2 days which means the Afternoon Tea Guide is coming today! 🙌🏻 and then I’ve got one more review to share some point this week and we can say goodbye to Afternoon Tea for a while 😂 but I hope you have loved it as much as I have!

Did you enjoy all the content I shared last week? What was your highlight of National Afternoon Tea Week? ☕️ #NavigatingNorthants

Dress is gifted from @boden_clothing as part of my partnership with them 👗
  • NATIONAL AFTERNOON TEA WEEK!

For the final day of afternoon tea week, we thought we would share a picture of our greatest showman themed tea! We had so much fun doing this!

The concept of a themed afternoon tea is something we really love - we love working with a theme and letting our imaginations run wild. If you are having a themed party/event, and would like a themed afternoon tea, please get in touch ❤️ #nationalafternoonteaweek #afternoontea #vintagechina #teaparty #greatestshowman #weddingplanning #weddingideas #navigatingnorthants #northamptonshire #kettering #vintage
  • Happy 1st Wedding Anniversary to my beloved Husband 💕

This man is my everything. I love how much we compliment each other, how well we work as a team, how much we laugh together, and how much we dream together.

I love you with all my heart, Mr. E. Thank you for being you xxx .
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  • National Afternoon Tea Week!

Very late in the week to be posting about this but have been busy supplying sandwiches, sweets and savouries for nearly 150 afternoon teas at 2 weddings this week! That’s also on top of entertaining 25 8-14 year olds all week doing a holiday cookery activity course!

These are some beautiful new pieces I’ve recently added to my afternoon tea collection. We really are a family business as even my mother in law was out scouting the charity shops whilst on her holiday and found the beautiful glass bowls perfect for scones at bigger parties!

Have you managed to squeeze in an afternoon tea this week to celebrate?

#NavigatingNorthants