Monday, 9 January 2017

Seven Alternative Events in Bristol This January

In a bid to get to know the city of Bristol better this year, I've been scouring Facebook events to find some fun things to do this month. I thought I'd compile this list for you too because sharing is caring and all. If you are looking for an alternative night out, then I've got you covered

Twin Peaks Night


Where: The Louisiana
When: 10th January (tomorrow) at 8:30pm
How Much: £5

The Louisiana are screening of the first two episodes of Twin Peaks tomorrow with a side of coffee and cherry pie (not sure if they are serious about the pie). Its the perfect event for Twin Peaks fans anxiously waiting for the new series or the perfect introduction to one of the biggest cult shows.

Facebook Event

Taxi Driver


When: 10th of January 7:30pm or 13th January 10pm
Where: Showcase Bristol Cinema De Lux
How Much: £8.10 (student), £10:30 (general)

If Twin Peaks isn't your cup of tea then you can catch a screening of Taxi Driver this week in any Showcase cinema. Taxi Driver is a critically acclaimed movie directed by Martin Scorsese about a mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran who works as a taxi driver in the seedy streets of New York.  I am very excited to see Taxi Driver on the big screen tomorrow, its been a few years since I seen it and I know Ill be blown away again.

Book Tickets

Dream Wife



When: 19th of January at 7:30pm
Where: The Crofters Rights
How Much: £8.00

I seem to becoming Dream Wife's PR lady because if mentioned them quite a few times on this blog already but I will be heading to this event in Bristol next week. I'm sure it will be an awesome night filled with music, dancing and craft beer.

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Les Demoiselles De Rochefort



When: 19th January 8pm
Where: The Cube
How Much: £5

As fate would have it Les Demoiselles De Rochefort is showing at the Cube the same night as Dream wife :( As a lover of French cinema, this movie has been on my watchlist for a very long time and I'm disappointed that I want be able to go. However, if you are free you should go! Les Demoiselles De Rochefort or The Young Girls of Rochefort (en Anglais) is a French musical featuring Catherine Deneuve and Francoise Dorleac who play two sisters who leave their seaside town of Rochefort in search of romance. It is the follow up to The Umbrellas of Cherbourg which is also a must see of French new wave cinema.

Book Tickets

Lou Lou's Vintage Fair


When: 21st January 11:am to 5pm
Where: The Passengers Shed
How Much: £3

Lou Lou's are hosting a January Sale special at the Passenger Shed which is right beside Temple Meads Station. There will be over 80 vintage stalls, a tea room and a live performance. There is even a vintage beauty salon where you can get victory rolls, pin curls and beehives.

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Trainspotting Party



When: 27th January 9pm-3am
Where: The Lanes
How Much: £3 (before 11pm) £4 (after 11pm)

If you are heading to the opening night of Trainspotting 2 then you should pop over to the Lanes after to hear that amazing soundtrack one more time. They will be playing nineties indie and rave anthems all night with lots of drinks specials. The Lanes are part bowling alley/part night club so you also have to option to throw a few bowls while you down a few shots.

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Supersonic Britpop Club Night



When: 27th of January 11pm-4am
Where: The Fleece
How much: £4 (advance) £5 (on the door)

If you didn't get enough nineties anthems at The Lanes then you could head to The Fleece's Nineties Britpop Night. The Fleece have a britpop club night on the last Friday of every month. Its probably the only place that play bands like Oasis, Pulp, Blur and The Stone Roses all night.

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Friday, 6 January 2017

Dream Wife Live at The Louisiana Bristol


I finally got round to making a video from some footage I took at the Dream Wife and Black Honey gig at the Louisiana in Bristol on the 3rd of October. The footage of Black Honey was too shaky because the crowd went so crazy when they came on so I only included the Dream Wife footage.In this video they are playing Lolita, F.U.U. and Hey Heartbreaker. 

I have tickets to see Dream Wife again on the 19th of January in the Crofters Rights in Bristol and I cant wait! They are such a fun live band so you should go see them on their UK tour if you can. They are also playing at SXSW in the US in March :)

Thursday, 5 January 2017

December Photo Diary: Festive Celebrations

I'm a bit late since its now January 5th (oops) but I thought I'd share some pictures from December.

at the start of the month, I got this cute jumper from ASOS which I absolutely love

I also got the new Last Shadow Puppets EP which I haven't stop listening to

I bought the Warpaint Ep Exquisite Corpse which I've been after for years

I got my hair cut into a bob again, it hasn't been this short since 2013

me and Chris had a pre-Christmas at our flat a week before actual Christmas because we were going home for Christmas and we didn't want to miss out on having Christmas together so we put on our best Christmas jumpers, gave each other presents and had a Sunday carvery 

I got so many amazing things including a ticket to Warpaint in March, the coolest velvet bomber and a boxset of velvet underground singles on vinyl :)

look how cute and christmassy

I went home for Christmas on the 19th and got to see my family, mum really aced the Christmas decorations this year 

I also went out with friends and wore this sparkly tinsel dress that I featured in this outfit post

I got this amazing Nars x Andy Warhol makeup palette which I've loved since it was released a few years ago, I cant wait to use it

we celebrated New Years in Cardiff this year and as tradition I got a picture in front of the fireworks. Chris and I also celebrated our three year anniversary on New Years Eve so it was a special night :)

Monday, 2 January 2017

New Years Resolutions 2017



Looking back on last year's new year's resolutions, I realized that I achieved a lot of my resolutions but not always in the way I thought I would. I finished my degree but then I decided that I would do a Masters in a different subject. I found a job in Bristol but its part time along side my degree. I moved to Bristol like I planned and I went to lots of gigs including one of my favourite bands The Kills, twice! so overall 2016 was a good year. Like last year, this year's new years resolutions is more of a do to list with lots of goals that I want to achieve during 2017.

Finish my Masters


The most important goal of 2017, is to finish my masters. I'm doing a Masters in Marketing Communications which is a change from my undergraduate degree in English and Film. I'm really enjoying it and learning a lot about an area that I'm really interested in. I think the hardest part of this goal is writing the 15,000 word dissertation before September but I know it will be an amazing achievement.

Get an Internship


I really want to get an internship in marketing early this year or during the Summer. It would be amazing to be able to work in marketing part-time alongside my degree. I don't have much marketing experience and these days its what employers always look for. I'm going to get my CV looking sharp and start looking this month.

Pass my Driving Test


I really want to pass my driving test. I've been taking lessons on and off for about four years now but I've been away from home so much that its been hard to practice. I am considering taking my theory test in England and doing my test here instead of Ireland. It would be amazing to have the freedom of being able to drive and I feel like it will be necessary when I get a full time job.

Get a Job in Marketing


This is the hardest goal of the year and the one that is on every one of my new years resolutions lists. I will be looking for a full time job in Marketing in August and I hope that with a bit of luck I will find a job. I hope to have a job in time to move into a new flat in September so fingers crossed.

Learn the Bass Guitar


I'm looking forward to this one a lot. I really love music and I've decided that its not to late to learn an instrument I really like. The bass feels a lot more me that a guitar and plus I can play alongside my boyfriend. I will be teaching myself along with a lot of help from my boyfriend so it will take some serious practice but hopefully I will be good enough to play at an open mic night by the end of the
year!

Blog More Regularly


I really want to blog more regularly but I've found it hard towards the end of this year to find the time because I've been working in a restaurant and doing my masters. This year I will try to take some outfit pictures, some lifestyle posts and write a lot more. I want to use my blog to show that I can create more creative content. I miss the satisfaction of posting something different or putting together something you've worked hard on.

Travel


I really want to travel more this year, not only abroad but around the UK too. I really want to take a trip to Manchester, visit friends in Dublin and maybe travel to Europe. I would love to visit Rome or Venice.

I hope there will be a lot less celebrity deaths this year and a lot more positive news. I hope you achieve your goals this year too, happy new year :) 

Monday, 26 December 2016

My Boxing Day Sales Haul

I was thinking of making a boxing day sale wishlist but I decided to show you what I bought already instead. As you can see I've done quite a lot of damage. I bought most things online and a few things in store today. I went to Derry and I popped into Topshop and Boots. Boots have such a great sale, all their gifts sets are half price or more so its the perfect time to buy Christmas presents for next year or just treat yourself (like me!) Some things are now sold out online but there could be available in store so I've included them. Did you buy anything in the Christmas sales? :) 

 pleated long sleeve shirt - topshop (sold out online) - £22
over the moon selecton box - boots - was £15 now £7.50
sparkle and fade metallic rib jumper - urban outfitters (sold out online) - was £39 now £22
navy velvet mary jane heels - office - was £55 now £33
gold leaf plisse playsuit - topshop - was £36 now £22
velvet lace romper - topshop - was £46 now £20

looking glass sequin dress - sister jane - was £79 now £45
pins and needles velvet dress - urban outfitters - was  £59 now £30
limelight ruffle blouse - sister jane - was £59 now £39
mae mid heels in black - topshop (sold out online) now £18
sanctury spa lather up - boots - was £20 now £10
laurie buckle boots - office - was £64 now £48

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Topshop Festive Look


velvet bomber - topshop
tinsel dress - topshop

Merry Christmas Eve!!! I thought I'd post some pictures of what I wore last night. I love all things glittery and velvet so the Christmas season is one of my favourite times of the year. I got the velvet bomber as a Christmas present and I absolutely love it. As it was so stormy last night I ended up wearing a heavier coat but I cant wait to wear it. I love this glittery dress that I got for the festive season. Both items are from Topshop and both are on sale!

  I hope you have a nice Christmas :)

Friday, 2 December 2016

November Photo Diary: Paris, Pins and The Damned

this month I went to Paris for a weekend as a last minute birthday present for Chris, it was so nice seeing Paris in the autumn even if the weather wasn't great, the autumn leaves made up for it
we went back to the restaurant we loved last time, Zero Zero Sevres in Saint Germain des Pres, and it was just as good :) 
on our first night we visited Serge Gainsbourg's house which hasn't been changed since his death in 1991 with his collection of art, furniture and instruments still intact. You can read more about it here

it is covered in lots of graffiti like this one of Jane and Serge


the next day we went to Montmartre because we didn't get a chance to see it last time, I really loved this area and its possibly one of my favourite spots in Paris now. We visited the Moulin Rouge and then had lunch in a cafe beside it



we also went to a market that morning and bought this France Gall record, there were so many cool ornaments and anitques, I would have loved to had an extra suitcase and the ability to haggle in French 😄

near the Sacre Coeur there is a square called the Place Du Tertre where you can buy art or get a portrait made for you

there are really create views from the Sacre Coeur, I would love to go there again in the Summer when its not as cloudy
Montmartre is full of cute little scenes like this one (btw you can tell Im freezing)

we also went to the Arc de Triomphe, it was remembrance weekend and the commemoration of the Paris attacks that took place last year so there were extra flowers laid underneath


it rained a lot that evening but the streets still looked pretty, we walked past the famous Cafe De Flore on our way to a metro station (a lot of the stops were closed for renovation so finding our way around was difficult)


on the last morning we went to see the Eiffel Tower again, this time we wanted to view it from the other side - here is me badly imitating this Francoise Hardy picture 


we also accidentally found the bridge that is featured in the film Last Tango in Paris

I picked up a few souvenirs this time :)
another great thing that happened in November was the release of Johnny Marrs book. I started reading it on the way to Paris but I haven't been able to finish it because of uni work :( I can't wait until the Christmas break to finish it
I pre-ordered the copy from Waterstones so its signed too !!!

I also picked up a few things from Lush this month, I love the Christmas collection, I just want to try everything
its starting to feel a lot like Christmas, I havent totally gotten into the Christmas spirit yet but I've started buying presents for people and Im getting excited now, I really need to go ice skating or something to get in the festive spirit

we also went to see Pins this month at the Fleece. They were supporting Honeyblood and there set was so good. If you haven't heard of them already you should totally look them up because they are one of the best UK bands out there

I really loved this outfit I wore to Pins - the leopard print coat is from pull and bear, the mesh top from river island, the velvet bralet from new look, the velvet jeans from topshop and the boots from office (so much goes into an outfit 😅)

I also went home this month for the first time since the 5th of September, it was really nice being home and I made good use of my time by eating four meals a day hehe

I got my Christmas present early this year because I'm going home for Christmas soon and I wanted to set up the record player before I go. The turntable is by Audio Technica and the speakers are by Logitech, I'm really happy with them and I can't wait to play the records I bought when I didn't have a record player. I've been using my Dads record player for years so its so cool to have a new one :)


I went to the Damned for the first time on the last day of November. I seen them in Motion in Bristol which was absolutely freezing but there were so much fun and we had a great night :)

This post is so long, I should really start doing these updates weekly 😛 (the new emojis are weird but I still intend on using them)