Christmas Gift Guide 2019 | for her

There’s no denying it – ‘tis nearly the season! It will come as no surprise that we love Christmas at Local Life, we also love shopping so we’ve had fun compiling this year’s Christmas Gift Guide. From the fabulous to the fun, the stylish to the surprising – here is our choice of perfect presents…

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What is Chalk Paint

From novice DIY’ers to experienced artists, everyone seems to be embracing the use of chalk paint. But what exactly is it? And is it really as easy to use as everyone says? We spoke to Keith Milligan, owner and founder of 2nd Time Round to find out. No, it’s not chalkboard paint nor a pavement…

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Festive Living

Christmas is just around the corner, but you don’t need to fret if you’re feeling unprepared because there’s still plenty of time to get festive and break out the decorations. Jasmyn Hunter, Marketing Manager at Time and Tide shares her favourite pieces. Between preparing the food, attending Yuletide dos and buying your loved ones’ presents,…

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Forever Kitchens

Kitchens used to be hidden-away work spaces, but today they’re rooms in which we spend huge amounts of time. Not only do they need to offer the preparation and cooking facilities to suit all the home’s occupants, but they must also be a stylish space, we enjoy being in. Choosing a new kitchen is one…

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Dry Fusion Carpet Cleaning for Christmas

There’s more to cleaning a carpet than just a once over with the vacuum cleaner. Every so often you need to give then a deep clean, and with Christmas fast approaching, it’s time to call in the professionals. Our carpets have to cope with a lot – mud, food, pet hair and worse! Nothing that…

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Autumnal Treasures

Autumn is a season of transition and we’re all likely to feel a little unsettled by the global chaos going on around us at the moment! Find a little oasis of calm on your high street and, in buying from local shops, peace of mind that you are making a difference in your community. For…

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Focus on Sofas

Interior designer Emma Cross tells us the importance of choosing the right sofa for your home Given the amount of time you’ll spend sitting on a sofa throughout your lives, a good quality sofa is worth spending money on. It’s certainly not a purchase to make lightly, or in a rush. In fact, ask interior…

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Forever Bathrooms

The humble bathroom was once an afterthought – often contained in an outhouse in the garden. But now, after the kitchen, the bathroom is probably the most important room in the house. And, as we seek to make the most of precious downtime, its status has been raised and many of us are renovating our…

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