Lifestyle

The latest lifestyle features cover home, interiors, public interest stories and news around the Manchester area to entertain and inform our readers.

Bluedot 2019 Lineup Announced

New Order and Hot Chip are joining Kraftwerk as headliners at this year’s bluedot (18-21 July 2019), the fourth instalment of the award-winning music, science and culture event at Cheshire’s iconic Jodrell Bank Observatory.

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Living A Life Of Luxe: The Best & Cheapest Locations Worldwide

We share our top dreamy travel destinations to move to if you’re looking to relocate, from the beaches of America to the views from Asia.

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How to prepare your Home for Christmas

Here are some tips that will help both you and your festive guests feel at ease over the festive season with a guide to prepping for Christmas.

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The best flooring for every room

Whether wooden, carpet or lino choosing flooring for your home can be tricky. We advise the best options for bathroom, bedroom, hall and lounge.

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Reasons to buy an Old Home

New builds may be tempting with the ready-made aspects but the charm of older houses can still appeal to many. We weigh up the reasons to buy an old build.

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Dream Destinations to add to your list

We all have a bucket list or an ultimate travel destinations list, right? And the more we travel, the more destinations that we add to the list, as we have new things that we want to discover and experience. But even if you have some dream destinations, it can be a struggle to decide where to go to next.

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4 Steps Toward A Low Maintenance Lounge

We’ve got some contemporary home suggestions to make your lounge the most low-maintenance space you could imagine living in.

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How much to spend on an engagement ring?

In the run up to Christmas and New Year it’s odds on some partners will be planning on making it a most memorable affair with the perfect proposal. But when planning the ideal time to pop the question and make a life changing commitment how much should you be spending on an engagement ring to ensure she says yes?

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Plastic Pollution top priority for Eco aware Brits

Plastic was named children’s word of the year for 2018, which came as no surprise considering the increase in awareness and action being taken against plastic pollution across the globe. But how has this awareness impacted perception and attitudes? STYLEetc discusses.

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Reasons to go to Bluedot Festival

With the recent announcement of Festival No.6 on hiatus our attentions turned to a festival of other sorts this weekend, with the return of bluedot for 2018. Set at Cheshire’s famous observatory Jodrell Bank and a stone’s throw away from Manchester, bluedot taps into it’s venues theme for a festival focusing on Science and Music. Read our review of bluedot 2017 for a round up of last year’s antics. The festival itself stays true to form year on year, albeit mixing up the array of performers and talks available. It is this consistency which makes it so enticing to return year on year. STYLE etc has rounded up the reasons not to miss it next year. 1. The Consistently Good Music 2018 saw headliners The Chemical Brothers launch their new show within the UK, alongside other top music acts including The Flaming Lips and Gary Numan. What’s perfect about bluedot is it’s commitment to a theme, all music flows consistently to the beat of an electronic over arch, providing a nice synchronicity as you wander from tent to stage. 2. The Science Talks This years talk with Richard Dawkins saw a huge line of revellers queuing up as the event…

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What Love Island says for body diversity

We know, you’re probably sick of hearing about it and it’s only been 24 hours, but as Love Island returns a more important issue has been raised on social media as the new islanders were revealed. That is, of diversity within body image and the lack of it that the ITV hit has shown thus far.

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UK’s most successful names revealed

 Some of the UK’s top jobs go to people named David, research has found, with David emerging as the top name amongst British MPs, lawyers and millionaires.

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Things we take for granted as Teenagers

They say the teenage years are the best years of your life, but for those of us past those days did we really take the time to stop and appreciate what we had? STYLEetc discusses.

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Doubletree by Hilton Hotels Chester Review

A quick travel from Cheshire Oaks outlet stores and Chester Zoo, the Doubletree hotel by Hilton is perfectly situated for a week of indulgence and fun. STYLEetc headed down to try the facilities and stay overnight for review.

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Interview: Carol Smillie launches new products for Women

TV presenter Carol Smilie takes on a new venture; Pretty Clever Pants and we caught up with her to find out all about her new take on period pants.

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6 Celebs we love this Galentines Day

We’d hate to segment out our single readers by only appealing to those loved up this Valentine’s Day (we’ve already got the gift guide for all covered) so thought we’d use this day of love to spread positive vibes for our favourite female role models. 

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The Best Twitter Reactions to Lady Doritos

Equal rights for women? Not in Doritos latest Lady Crisp campaign it would seem. We round up the best reactions on the newest snack to market.

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Valentine’s Gifts for Everyone

From your partner for Valentine’s Day to your friend for Galentines, we have you covered with all inclusive gift suggestions this February.

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Why you should put your Christmas Tree up in November

It’s the time of year where the UK becomes divided between Christmas lovers and festive haters so we’re making the case for decorations in November.

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The Key to Gaining Confidence in your Twenties

Confidence can take time to gain in any area of life. Fortunately as you get older it gets easier, with your Twenties being crucial to defining confidence.

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