Monday, 25 July 2016
I'm slowly working my way around the different restaurants and bars in Manchester, and a couple of weeks ago I visited The Alchemist on New York Street with my friend Clare. We hadn't caught up for ages so it seemed like the perfect excuse to indulge in a few cocktails and way too much food on a school night!
Despite living in Manchester for 5 years, I'd never actually eaten in The Alchemist before so when they invited me in to taste the menu, I couldn't book a table fast enough. I'd heard so many good things about the scientific cocktails and comfort food so it would have been rude not to try a little bit of everything...
Sunday, 24 July 2016
I've been a bit AWOL from the world of blogging these past couple of months, not intentionally at all, just general life has taken over. Nothing major has happened, but lots of little things are adding up to mean that I've had very little time to spend on Tweet, which I am not a fan of and aim to change as soon as physically possible.
But I just wanted to post a quick update about bits and pieces that are going on in my life at the moment, consider this a bit of a diary entry!
Friday, 22 July 2016
Clean lines, flattering silhouettes, and strategically used colours and patterns are the foundation of most minimalist wardrobes. They also happen to be great picks for summer weather. Choosing billowy clothing versus clingy items will ensure that you stay cool, instead of sticky. And opting for simple pieces during hot temps appears unfussy and chic. Along with summer minimalist style comes several trends to try, and I would recommend incorporating at least one into your rotation this season.
Sunday, 10 July 2016
Gin is something I discovered late, I didn't have my first G&T until I was about 25, then quickly realised I was pretty allergic to tonic meaning that I dodged it from then on. But that one weekend of G&Ts really got me hooked on gin and I've loved it ever since, sampling different gins that we can get our hands on, though I'll never be as much of an expert as Emma!
So when Gin Explorer got in touch to ask if I'd like to try out a box, I of course said yes, an easy way to broaden our gin horizons! The Gin Explorer subscription is a monthly box of four mini bottles of different gins to explore delivered to your door, along with other treats and vouchers to keep you in steady supply of gin. It's powered by the people who run The Gin Festival so they definitely know their stuff.
I used it as an excuse to host a gin tasting (read: I made lots of fancy drinks and made Joe try them all while he tried to watch the football) because, why not?
Thursday, 30 June 2016
I'll be honest, this post was originally about my lovely new Kate Spade stationery but instead it's descended into a little bit of a rant about the EU referendum and the prospect of a floundering property market for those of us who are trying to buy our first home. The title was originally from one of the pieces of stationery but works quite nicely as a little bit of irony. But if you do fancy having a look at some lovely stationery, just scroll down to the bottom.
We're in the fun process of buying a house, well, not quite. We're in the process of trying to find a house to buy, but with the recent turmoil that our country has been thrown into we've been left in somewhat of a pickle.
Before the referendum we were in a place to buy, we have our deposit (just about) and we know which area we want to live in, but all of a sudden, everything has been surrounded by a sense of uncertainty. Do we carry on with our search naively assuming house prices won't be affected? Do we wait to see what happens to the housing market and put everything on hold racking up months of potentially unnecessary rent payments? Will renting prices be affected? Or do we sack it all off and move to Stockholm?
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