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Nicole Navigates is a Lifestyle, Food & Travel blog based in Northamptonshire. I am always interested in working with PR’s and brands who are equally as interested in working with me and believe my blog would make a good fit.

I regularly work on blog collaborations and have been known to work on some successful campaigns and maintain good relationships with PR’s that fit into my lifestyle, food and travel niche.

I also have a passion for working with local businesses in the Northamptonshire area too and have worked with several local companies on campaigns and events.

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Who have I worked with?

I’m particularly keen to collaborate with local Northamptonshire brands and restaurants including The Proper Pub Co, Epic Heroic Pubs, Toby Carvery, The Albion Brewery, LUSH Northampton, Hibiscus Fine Dining and many more.

I’m also a HUGE foodie and love food festivals, where I have been lucky to have been invited to local one’s like Althorp Food Festival, Northampton Winter Food Festival and Towcester Food Festival.

I work with Royal & Derngate and OnStage Northants on a regular basis to do theatre reviews, which combines my two passions: theatre and Northamptonshire.

Lifestyle and Travel collaborations I have worked on with include hotel reviews for Kettering Park Hotel and Chicheley Hall Hotel, plus, I’ve been lucky to go on an AirBnB tour in Rome and work with Eurochange who gifted me a cash passport.

One of my biggest collaborations to date was with Debenhams when I worked on their party wear campaign, where I got to have a fabulous night out with bloggers, whilst creating some awesome content wearing their sparkly party wear!

So yeah… I’ve been lucky to have worked with lots of local and big brands! Fancy being added to this list? Let’s talk about collaborations!

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Navigating Northants is my monthly newsletter which is dedicated to all things Northamptonshire in life, food, travel and all the going’s on and happening’s in the county from events and more!

I interview a small business owner every month who I believe would be a good fit for my content and my readers. Previous interviewee’s have included Pink Clouding, MOOCH Northampton and The Vino Van.

Just drop me a message and we’ll get chatting!

Nicole Navigates

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] Thursdays need to start with something sweet and tasty 😋 am I right?

Throwback to when we visited @whittleburypark for their stunning Afternoon Tea. I got told the other day that I’m starting to become the “afternoon tea girl of Northants” after the amount I’ve tried and tasted 😂 I’ve still got a long way yet! But Whittlebury Park’s is up there as one of the best!

It was a mixture of traditional and modern, with a good balance between sweet and savoury all of which we enjoyed with our big pots of tea which our lovely waitress kindly offered to top up each time!

Did you see I have a full foodie guide on what you can eat and drink at Whittlebury Park? It was a really exciting collaboration which was an idea I thought of myself and was super pleased by the reaction! 😄 and you don’t have to be a guest to enjoy these! Head to the link in my bio to read the full guide!

Tell me what your favourite foodie occasion is: are you a breakfast, lunch, maybe even brunch, Sunday lunch or afternoon tea person? Let’s devour in our foodie faves 🍰🥂🥑🍓🥓 #NavigatingNorthants
  • But first... coffee! ☕️ happy hump day!

The best part of my job being so flexible is that I can literally work from ANYWHERE! Whether it be at home in my home office, in another office or at a coffee shop which means I get to navigate Northants best ones! 🙌🏻 it’s the best of both worlds!

As I found myself in Rushden after an awesome interview with @beatrouteradio, I thought I would use my time efficiently and head to @outofofficecoffee at @rushdenlakessc to get through my to-so list 👩🏻‍💻 In a sea of chains, it’s great to see a fantastic independent coffee shop thriving so well here!

I have visited their shop in Newport Pagnell before, but I must say this branch was stunning in terms of decor, the staff were incredibly attentive, they had very strong WiFi which was great for working and their coffee was the kick of caffeine I needed 👌🏼 thank you @thelisatype who first suggested I go here as it was definitely a great working spot!

Have you visited Out of Office Coffee before at Rushden Lakes? What’s your favourite kind of coffee or caffeinated drink to kick start your day? ☕️ #NavigatingNorthants
  • Abington Park Museum giving me all the decor goals ✨ oh to have nice days out again!

Feeling very glum about autumn and wanting it to be that lovely mixture of sunny, with a slight chill in the air with all the leaves looking pretty on the trees 🍂 right now, the dull, grey, rainy weather doesn’t do anything for my mood! But I’m reminded to think about things that make me happy and of which I’m looking forward to:

Things that are making me happy: cosy nights in, homemade soup, big cups of coffee, warm jumpers, my lovely house with my boyfriend of which we’ve made into a home ❤️ and I’m excited to appear on the radio this morning at @beatrouteradio and for a weekend of doing absolutely nothing, with a cheeky Gin Club tasting at @ginandtemple!

I’m also hoping my grid will have more autumnal photos soon as let’s face it, it’s not been great weather to go out and navigate!

Tell me what things are making you happy during the glum weather right now and let’s cheer everybody up ✨ #NavigatingNorthants
  • WHAT A SPREAD 😍 dreaming of all the food consumed over the weekend!

I’ve come back from a very foodie weekend in London with my best friend which consisted of exploring Portobello Market, Borough Market, a walk through South Bank and a mooch in Covent Garden ❤️ it was the weekend I needed with my bestie and then I came back to Josh cooking me a roast dinner 🥰 what a gem!

But back to Northamptonshire food... a few weeks ago, I contacted Amy at @spr.ead as I was looking for some party food for a surprise party I was hosting for Josh and o m g the food was good 😍 from the cheeses, olives and roasted tomatoes, to how she presented the bread and dips, it was outstanding and everyone really enjoyed having a spread to nibble at! I highly recommend Amy at Spread if you’re looking for someone to cater for a party or big function.

Pick ‘n’ mix food is definitely one of my favourites so let us start with telling each other in the comments what nibbly food we love 🧀🥨🥗 #NavigatingNorthants

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  • At long last, my overdue #LunchNbloggers video finally went live on my YouTube channel last night!

It took a while in order to edit, especially when my iMovie app tried to ‘clean’ itself then was reluctant to work thereafter... so, I had no other option than to delete the app and re-download it, causing me to lose all of my initial work on this vlog.

But, I am super happy with my outcome and I hope you enjoy it.

You can watch my latest vlogs via the link on my homepage 💕 .
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  • The view from the Atrium is beautiful, just like the lady in this photo from our photography competition, have you entered? 📷  Link is in the bio 
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  • Celebrating all things food with @nicolenavigates at Whittlebury 🍴
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  • Oh. My. Chocolatey. Goodness.....
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Who would face plant this? 🤣✌🏼😍

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