Outfit post- Museum Morning a new Joules dress

Hi there readers! Today I’m sharing an outfit post with you as I’ve bought a couple of things recently that I hope are going to be wardrobe staples (instead of frivolous purchases!!). We went to Manchester Museum recently on a family morning out. It’s one of my favourite places to go in the city and I’ve been coming here since I was a small child, its full of artefacts, dinosaurs and Victorian taxidermy and has some…

The Vintage Beauty Parlour Opening

Walking into Bethany’s vintage beauty parlour in Chorlton is like walking into a dream. Well it is a dream- one of Bethany’s, that she’s worked so hard to realise.   And what a dream it is. If any of you have visited Bethany before for vintage hair and beauty you’ll have been into that divine room in her house, perfect powder pink a recreation of a 50s salon. Find some images of the previous place here. She’s…

Damn good coffee!

Are you a Twin Peaks fan? If so you might have got my Agent Cooper quote above. If not then stop reading right now all I can do is suggest you get your hands on the boxed set immediately and begin watching the coffee and pie driven Agent Cooper try to solve a mystery. When I’m at home its all about the Earl Grey or even a decaf tea, but when I’m out and about its…

The Gincident- A boat full of gin in Manchester

You may remember back in 2012 I went on a little cruise from Castlefield along to Media City and there was a LOT of gin involved, aka the Gincident. Well I’ve been lucky enough to have just been on another one- what’s not to like about a boat full of gin? The Liquorists run these jaunts. Er. stop reading now if you dont want to hear more good things about why I love these guys… Ok,…

Mississippi Blues Cruise

So after having littlest four months ago, I thought it was about time I went out for a few drinks. Handily an invitation to try out the Liquorists new booze fest landed in my inbox and the date was set. You may remember my previous Liquorists adventures on the Gincident and the Rum Trail, both brilliant nights out so I knew I would be in for a treat. This time we were back on the boat on…

For Sale- Northern Quarter, Manchester Apartment

Like the love-child of Phil Spencer, Kirsty Allsopp and one of my guilty pleasure websites, WowHaus, I’m going to tell you about a stunning property that we have currently for sale on the property market in Manchester. Imagine living in Manchester city centre, so close to everything that a car was optional. Imagine living in the thriving and creative part of the city- the Northern Quarter. Imagine living on a Square in the Northern Quarter earmarked…

Pinspiration- Hallways

I’m about to move into a new home and its fair to say I’ve gone bonkers for Pinterest. Here’s some of my hallway ideas…   I’m so excited about moving, its just the packing that’s so tedious. We are in the midst of packing now so I’ll probably schedule some posts about other rooms in the house and my Pinspiration for them. Hope you find it interesting! All credits for these images are on my Hallways…

Rough Guides- Vintage London Book Review

Ah London, the big smoke. Some of you know I went to university in London. Vast, cosmopolitan, ever-changing, densely populated, and with a huge variety of different neighbourhoods. Like any large city it has its good points and bad points, the tube on a hot summers day for example… But one of the best and most exciting things for me personally is the sheer amount of vintage goings on in the city. The vintage scene is…

Thrifty Thursday- Imperial War Museum Summer Day Out

I do hope you are keeping your cool in this heatwave we are experiencing in the UK? I’m not great in the heat and am feeling it even more at the moment carrying another human being around with me so doing days out that are actually” in” are more than welcome for a change in temperature. Recently I was invited to the Imperial War Museum North for a preview of their new exhibitions for the summer-…

Vintage Interiors at MOSI

I’ve been very sporadic in posting recently which I apologise for, I’ve had some health problems recently which I’ll talk about in due course but not just yet. Anyway I wanted to tell you about the Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester, I’ve been loads of times, but it is so big that you can never get around it in one visit. Today, with the family, we stumbled on another part of the museum we hadn’t been…

The Gincident!

Well what happened? It got a bit sunny here in Manchester and I got a bit lot drunk over the weekend, so I kind of fell off the metaphorical blogging horse. I’m well and truly back in the saddle again now though and need to tell you all about Gin. Actually I cant do that as I cant remember that much (hic!) something about duch courage…? Anyway what I can tell you is that The Liquorists are absolutely ace. They…

Dressing & Stressing

What a weekend! A brilliant night out and a purchase to die for from one of my favourite vintage fairs! The Whim Wham Cafe was our choice of venue on Saturday evening, a recently opened Gin Saloon, owned and managed by the people behind monthly Manchester night The Whim Wham Club– a excellent club night I’ve talked about in previous posts. I was having a wardrobe crisis though- we’ve all been there- its not that I’ve not got…