Laura Pipes - My Yorkshire Weekend

PUBLISHED: 00:00 25 October 2019 | UPDATED: 15:42 28 October 2019

Laura Pipes (c) Matt Anderson

Laura Pipes (c) Matt Anderson


The weekend means a parkrun for the founder of Wild & Westbrooke womenswear in Lendal, York

Friends round, takeaway or cocktails - what does Friday night bring?

Both? I love having friends around but rarely have time to cook so a takeaway is my go-to. But you have to celebrate Friday with a few drinks, don't you?

Saturday morning - papers or parkrun?

Parkrun! Although Saturday is normally a busy day for me, working in retail, I always try to squeeze in attending my local parkrun first thing. I love the feeling of finishing and feeling like you've started the weekend off well.

Feeding time - brunch, lunch or picnic?

Picnic, I am definitely an outdoors person and love to get some fresh air whenever possible. I especially love this time of year when the weather is changing - last week we got lots of chunky knits and coats delivered and it is making me want to wrap up warm ready for winter.

Retail therapy - where would you head? Favourite shopping haunts

Owning my own clothing store means it is important to me to shop independent. Personally, I think you get such a better shopping experience in smaller shops who really care about what they are selling.

I love finding unique shops selling things that you can't get all over the high street and there are plenty to choose from in York where I live.

I know the hard work and passion that goes into running a business, so I always try to support that.

Saturday night perfection is ….

Anything with friends. Meal out, night in, few drinks, I am easy as long as it involves catching up with my friends after a busy week.

Sunday chills - what's your relax

My ideal Sunday is a long dog walk with my family and Cocker Spaniel, Winnie. Followed by a Sunday roast either at home or a local pub.

Fresh air favourites

I love finding new exciting places to walk my dog - thankfully North Yorkshire is full of them. Recently I have been working my way around the Cleveland Way which goes around the North York Moors. There are some amazing views and 110 miles of walks to choose from.

Sunday night rituals

I am always super busy, so I like to prepare for the week ahead on a Sunday night. I make sure I have outfits ready to wear, meals planned and check my diary for the week ahead. Once everything is done, I can relax usually by watching a film or catching up on TV. 

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