Support Small and Local

As I try my best to support small and local businesses wherever possible, I wanted to dedicate a space on my blog to all the amazing and hard working businesses we have.

Holmside Coffee
Sunderland Eats

If its food you are after, then check out my Sunderland East page, completely focussed on Sunderland restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs.

The Stack Seaburn
The Stack Seaburn

One of the best developments at Seaburn seafront, we are so happy to have this in our city!

Piece of my Bakes Valentines Giant Cookie
AD|Gifted Piece of me Bakes Giant Cookie

Piece of me bakes were kind enough to send me one of their giant valentines cookies which was absolutely amazing!

Sunday Lunch from The Albion Ryhope
Takeout Restaurants and Cafes in Sunderland during Lockdown

During lockdown, we can still enjoy some of our favourite cafes and restaurants now operating as takaways!

Fausto Coffee
Best local/independent coffee shops in Sunderland

Coffee is my favourite. And we are so lucky to have some incredible coffee shops in the city. Come check them out!

Small and Local Mothers Day Gift Guide

Mothers Day is just around the corner. Check out this post to see all the bsuinesses that can help you make this year a really special day!

Small Business Valentines Gift Guide

If you are looking for a special gift for someone, then you should have a look at this small businesses gift guide – not just for Valentines Day!

Local Business Christmas Gift Guide

If you are wanting to support local or buy someone some North East themed gifts, then this post has everything you need. Not just Christmas themed!

Want to feature on Mackemlife? Whether it be my blog, facebook page or instagram, I am always looking for new businesses to work with. If you are interested make sure to have a look at my Work With Me page and get in contact with me!

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