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Life Leeds December/ January is coming soon!

By November 25, 2016 Blog-Leeds, Blog-Manchester

The extra special new issue of JLife Leeds should be hitting your doorstep and appearing at key outlets in the area in the next week. Here is a preview of what’s coming up in your December/ January issue, which also happens to be our birthday edition (cue balloons, hats and party blowouts)…


Chanukah Celebrations
We bring you gift inspiration, find out how to prepare the yummiest food from our very own Yummy Yank, and uncover the meaning behind the festival of Chanukah, which this year is taking place on 24th December.


It’s Party Time!
Party season is upon us, so we’ve got everything you need to throw the perfect soiree, from top kosher wine picks to glitzy fashion ideas.

Plus, JLife Leeds is 10, and to mark the occasion we hear from contributors old and new, advertisers and the JLife team itself. We’ve received some wonderful comments – so many that we couldn’t fit them all in the print edition! To see more, check back at next week and if you’d like to add your own thoughts before then, email


Happenin’ Harrogate
Journey with JLife to the spa town for food, arts and culture. We bring you competitions for afternoon tea at Harrogate’s scrummy Mama Doreen’s (check out our thoughts on the tea offering to whet your appetite), a preview of some forthcoming events, plus a mouth-watering review of Sukhothai to make you want to head up the A64 right away.


Winter Wonderland
Snuggle up in your new-look home, filled with the colour of the moment that is aubergine. If you’re braving the outdoors to make sure your garden is in tip-top condition, be sure to take a look at our winter garden guide first – oh, and pop some gloves on! We’ve got some snuggly winter accessories that will protect you from the elements.


Educating Yorkshire
For our education special, we chat to Dr Simon Hinchliffe, the head teacher of Bradford Grammar School, who discusses some of the hottest topics. We also round up the forthcoming open days, and detail the latest news from around the schools.


JLife meets…
…lots of people. We have a very special interview with music legend Merrill Osmond; chat to Leeds-born film maker Danny Sangra; and get some business ideas from Jon Sumroy and Martin Port. Plus, we caught up with Steve Best, the comedian and photographer, ahead of his recent UKIB talk.


Oodles of competitions
You can tuck into afternoon tea for two at Mama Doreen’s Emporium; get your hands on a Yorkshire hamper from Haley & Clifford; and for those on a health kick in the New Year, we have a membership at Cookridge Hall up for grabs.


Up Next: JLife Manchester

We are currently working on our January edition for Manchester, which will be packed with news, reviews, and interviews, plus exciting events for the season ahead. If you have any community stories that you would like to feature in the issue, email and we’ll be in touch!