Grazia Local: Blogger Claire Reynolds On The Top Reasons Why Sheffield Rules!
SCROLL through for Grazia Local's Sheffield ambassador Claire Reynolds' view on her city...
In this week’s issue of Grazia you’ll find our latest Grazia Local feature – a whopping eight pages of the best places to eat, shop, hang, party, drink and everything in between in Sheffield, Leeds and Newcastle. Many of the places in our top ten lists that have been recommended by you – our readers in the know – you’ll find brilliant discounts and offers on them for a limited time only, so be sure to pick up a copy fast and get thee to city centre!
We’ve also recruited Grazia Local ambassadors – girls about town who know exactly where to pick up the best fashion buys or take your girlfriends to tea. First up is Sheffield gal Claire Reynolds of fashion and style blog [a target="_blank" href="http://www.thejazzpad.com/">TheJazzpad.com[/a]. She’s a graduate and keen Junior Account Exec in the PR world, with a big love for the Steel City. Scroll through the gallery above for her Sheffield weekend in snaps…
"Vintage Fairs in Sheffield always attract a huge turn out, and are arguably the best places to pick up clothes and accessories no-one else has. Lots of the stalls are owned by innovative fashion lovers who customise their stock for a more individual feel, and there's usually an area devoted to tea and cake after a shopping session!" For more info click [a target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/sheffieldvintage">here[/a].[a href="https://www.facebook.com/sheffieldvintage">[/a]
"When I first moved to Sheffield, I soon learned that like many other cities with large student populations, it has a great nightlife, and there are some fab places to have a bit of a boogie. One of my fave hangouts is The Forum, which serves yummy cocktails, and in the evenings resident DJs play to a packed audience."
"Another great place to shop for an individual look is A New Shop on Division Street. My favourite section is (of course) the shoes! Sheffield's style is pretty laid back, vintage, and androgynous, so these second hand Docs are absolute bargains to get the look."
"The thing I like most about Sheffield is how friendly and approachable people here are. Shopkeepers and people on the street always have time for you, a smile and chit chat. That might not be a reason to visit on its own, but along with everything else Sheffield offers, hospitality is definitely a bonus."