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Christmas Gift Guide by Pretty Shiny Shop in Stroud Green North London
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A Very Pretty Shiny Christmas Gift Guide

Magical gifts, wonderful gifts, marvellous gifts, beautiful gifts, gifts, glorious gifts glo-ri-ous giiiiiifts. Please Sir, I want some more. It’s that time of year again and whether you love it or loathe it gifts will be purchased and presented into expectant hands. Stroud Green's very own Pretty Shiny Shop have compiled a gift guide to help ease the shopping shock. Imagine only having to trot to your local gift shop and tick off your entire shopping list in one fell swoop. Done, finito, terminado! To make it that little sweeter, it's also all very affordable... so you won't even have to pick a pocket or two.

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Top 4 'Christmas is just a bad excuse for a' Winter Markets

By gum there are a lot of winter markets this year. Fueled by sickly sweet mulled wine and overpriced pulled pork sliders, we’ve managed to wade our way through the murky waters of winter markets and find some decent looking ones round this here part of town. Don’t let our Grinch-esq vibes put you off (I’m more of a Pancake Day person myself) because, if you’re into markets, you’ll probably like these. Read on, if you’re merrier than us.

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Top Five "It's That Time Of Year Again" Things To Do This Winter

Why was the snowman sad? Because he had a meltdown. Much like us, every year, when winter comes. It’s cold, it’s dark, and we know Christmas is on its way. But hey, it’s not all bad – the events round this time of year can be pretty swell. So don your scarf-shawl-blanket and get your frolic on, it’s time for fairy lights, scarfing mulled wine and stuffing your face!

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Top 4 ‘Eat, drink and be scary’ All Hallows haunts

Brush the cobwebs off your sexy banana costume; it’s that time of year to make a tit of yourself in fancy dress again. We’ve rounded up the most spine-chilling Halloween happenings in North London and, trust us, they sound horrendous. Be afraid, be very afraid.

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Top Four “Hold My Phone I'm Going In” Cocktails

London cocktail week is upon us. To be honest I can think of nothing worse than strapping on a wristband, carrying around a guidebook and queuing up for something that just needs to be brought to my sorry, tired old lips immediately. Apparently this year however, Drink Up London have released an app that eliminates all of the above nonsense. Get your ticket, download the app and get enjoying your £6 cocktails all week long. Just remember to flash your digital pass to the bartender first.

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Top Four "Keeping it ?" Workshops

If there's anything the new moon today has told us, it's that it's time to be our true selves. That's what my horoscope told me today anyway. But what does that mean exactly? It means that if you want to eat honey loops for lunch, you 100% can. It means if you feel like learning how to make a bouquet instead of working on your tax forms, you 100% can. It also means if you want to learn how the deep throat (singing technique) you don't have to explain yourself. You're keeping it .

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Top 4 Weird Things to do This September

Sound baths, pit parties, fake cheese and nipples, these are a few of our favourite things, said no one ever. Bored of drinking down the pub every evening? Unlikely, but bare with me. Sometimes you just want to let down your hair, shake it off and do something down right odd of an evening... followed by a pint at the pub.

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Top Six “Have You Heard Them Live Though” Music Nights

The last time I checked it was March 18th and I was watching someone drink green beer in a big hat and wondering whatever happened to Boxing Day. But someone has informed me that it is August and we need some kind of plan for the month because all logic has flown out the window and nobody knows what anything means anymore and I can’t remember if I had breakfast yesterday no but thanks for asking. Time for some live music to zone out to and tap along blankly while we gather our thoughts.

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Top Four ‘What the Deuce!’ Wimbledon Screening Spots

You’ve got your socks pulled up but no Cliff Richard in sight. You’re all white shorted up with nowhere to go. It’s time to find out where your white headbanded self will fit in. Here's our top four Wimbledon screening hang outs to try this Summer.

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Top Four Ways to Survive the London Heatwave

Today Londoners will relish (moan) in their fair share of sunlight. It’s set to be another scorcher in the capital and the longest heatwave in twenty years. I for one am going to need all the help I can get not to disappear like the wicked witch of the West into a sticky puddle on the Northern Line. Here’s our Solstice-worshipping, Pagan inspired tips for surviving the hottest and longest day of the year in London.

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The Emotional Lives of Cucumbers: World Cucumber Day

The gin enthusiasts down at Hendricks have decided to take these cucumber celebrations a slice further with their Cultivate the Unusual campaign. Encouraging gin fans to grow their own cucumbers over the last few months in preparation, Hendricks are asking us to bring said veggies to participating pubs and bars this Thursday 15th June. The Canonbury Tavern for example, will light up if you walk in with a cucumber and will proceed to exchange it for a free gin and tonic. Can you imagine?

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Oh Snap! Top Five Free Election Night Covfefe

Oh snap! Another general election looms. Whether you’re hopeful for a landslide win or a surprising wild card outcome, wipe the bitter disappointment from your tastebuds with some gins, ales, burgers and strong covfefe. Because let’s face, it will be neither of those results will it really? Find the perfect place for you to receive the bad news in good company.

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Top Four "Imma Get Greedy" Second Helpings of Bank Holiday

For some, a second bank holiday brings with it an extra day of anxiety as you wonder how to fill the 24 hour void that desk bound coffee fuelled typing usually fills. If you’re not content to lie horizontal letting gravity slide pizza down your throat, here’s our plans for your second Bank Holiday of the month.

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Top Four "What to do When You're Not in a Cave" Weekend Plans

So (hopefully) you’ve found yourself with four days off work. Charlotte from accounts has been banging on about her shit plans all week and Pete's brutal description of his abhorrent weekend agenda has made you vom more times than you’d care to remember. If most of the usuals are off home for Easter, what are you going to do with yourself? Hide away in your man/she cave scrolling through pictures of the ex and accidentally liking a photo from 153 weeks ago? None of that. Here’s some last minute suggestions for the less organised and non trogladitey among us.

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Top Five Sláinte Yourself St Patrick’s Weekend Plans

If you don’t want to traipse all the way down to Trafalgar Square for the parade but intend to do more than simply sink a stout in your local, have a scroll through our top four St Patrick’s Weekend plans. Time to quit olagonin’ and acting the maggot - sláinte to yourself on the lash instead you bunch of stooks.

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Top Six ‘Thank You For Birthing Me” Mother’s Day Plans

Whether your mum’s in the same city (or planet) as you, you should be celebrating her existence daily. But this March 26th is your excuse to really lay it on thick if she’s in North London with you, and show how much you care that she birthed you all those many moons ago. It’s not easy to raise you, you know?

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Top Six “Heck No” Reasons Not to Live in Stroud Green

We asked Alex from Davies and Davies Estate Agents why he thinks Stroud Green is such a great place to rent or buy. He sat back in his leather chair, took a surprisingly large swig of hot coffee, regretted it, then gave us a stern look. What followed was an unrelenting onslaught of negativity that we have conveniently compiled into a list for you.

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Top Four 'Don’t Make Me Sell My Kidney’ Wedding Necessities North London

Getting married, as it transpires, is a massive pain. Just as you tick another seemingly pointless task off your endless checklist, another will leap out of nowhere and bite you on the arse. It may seem like all fun and games and first, but if you can come back to me six months before the Big Day without having had a nervy b, I will eat my aforementioned list.

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Top Four Ways to Avoid Love and Happiness this Valentines

It’s true, love has twins and they're ugly as sin. Love also has a sister called Truth who had a son called Neville and he was a right two faced knob. They had a cousin called Happiness and he was such an unrelenting chasm of tedium, but then we didn’t get close enough to know him properly. Here’s how to protect yourself from the evil that is Love and Happiness this Valentines.

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Top Six 'I Could Do With A Laugh' Comedy Shows, North London

January. It’s laugh a minute at the best of times. We think it’s high time we ignored January-instigated misery, threw caution to the wind and our heads back in favour of laughing it off. From a snigger to an unrelenting roar, here's our top six mood enhancing venues to work your stomach muscles.

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Top Four 'I'll Do It My Way' January Plans

New year, new you? Or have you ripped up your resolutions and realised you're fantastic just the way you are? Now that January is here and we’ve dragged our lumpy bums back into work, let’s celebrate our own uniqueness. Here’s our top four suggestions to celebrate January in your own way.

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