I’ve only ever been to Manchester once before, years ago when my sister went to Manchester University. So after planning a trip back up to the Northern city as an adult, I ended up staying at the INNSIDE hotel. Continue Reading
I love London; I always knew I would and even now I can’t believe it’s my home. Sometimes, however, I get the urge to be outside of the busy and polluted lifestyle thanks to my Oxfordshire roots. With a close friend of mine currently living in Rochester, it made sense to leave the capital and venture outside, and where better for fresh air than the beautiful cliffs of Dover? Continue Reading
EDIT: I wrote this post a while ago, last month in fact after heading up to the beautiful, vibrant city to meet friends. I had it scheduled this week and thought to remove it in light of recent events but then realised, no. Manchester is still a great place, full of kind people (more than any other place I’ve experienced in the UK) and still a wonderful place to travel to. So I’m going to post this because I had an amazing time in the warm city, eating my way through locally created and lovingly built cafes, from Brits to Aussies that are welcomed in the city, and I hope it inspires people to go and experience the place for themselves be it the first time or the fiftieth time. I also hope you enjoy it and can feel the love that I felt when I was there. And hey, nothing can stop us Brits from brunching and carrying on with our day as we power on and don’t let fear stop us doing what we love with people we love.)
I’ve heard Manchester be called the ‘Shoreditch of the North’. When I think of Shoreditch, I think of a modern place with forward-thinking people, as well as some of the most exciting and new places to eat. Manchester is definitely all that, especially when it comes to finding the perfect place for brunch.
A few months ago, as I was browsing the monthly magazines, I spotted a little guide to Witney in Glamour Magazine. As my hometown, I was both surprised and proud. When you grow up in a place, you take it for granted; I just saw it as the town where I went to the Odeon every Orange Wednesday, drank at the pub at the weekends and mooched around the Boots on my school lunch break. Continue Reading
I spent three amazing years at Plymouth University, and the majority of friends I met were the best kind of people for adventures. Regularly woken up at 6am for a drive down to the coast for the best surf, or bundled into a van with ten other people to a remote campsite on a cliff edge were some of my fondest memories. Continue Reading
As always, I forget how long I’ve been in London and realise it’s been a while since I’ve left the city. So after four years of my best friend living there, I decided to make my way to Norwich to explore the beautiful city just two hours north of London. Continue Reading
Wildlife Festival is only in it’s second year, so I headed to Brighton for the day to experience some of the best acts including SG Lewis, Flume, Busta Rhymes and headliner Disclosure. Continue Reading
Vintage shopping is always something I’ll check out when I’m in a new city as many have the best hidden gems for a perfect one off piece (as there’s nothing worse than passing someone on the street with the same top). And after my lovely friend Liz who has one of the best vintage wardrobe selections, she gave me some tips and advice for the best in Nottingham vintage.
As much as I love London and travelling, I’m an Oxford girl through and through, so afternoon teas and quaint cafes are something I’m still not immune to spending hours in. And with Lewis Carroll, famous writer of Alice in Wonderland, studying in Oxford, I was eager to try the quirky cafe White Rabbit in Nottingham. Continue Reading
What with it being my last few days at Aurora Fashions with the girls, we decided to try out our local tapas bar Kazbar. We’d only heard good things about it (great food, hot men) so thought, where else would we go? Continue Reading
Despite being a busy bee with attending fashion shows and writing till god knows when in the morning (it’s a hard life), my days were free for exploring and discovering shops and cafes in Brighton! Continue Reading
It’s been a long week, what with birthdays, day trips and work. However, it also means I have lots of new clothes/places to share! I went to Bath for the first time on Wednesday to do a Jane Austen tour. A bit geeky, yes, but I love the woman and it was really interesting.