Tuesday, 18 November 2014

eat : Byron Burgers comes to Bristol

The other week I was lucky enough to be invited for a meal at the new Byron Burger on the Clifton Triangle in order to review it for WesternEye. This is Byron's first Bristol location but it's already a popular chain across the capital.

As a vegetarian I am aware that I am not exactly the target audience for a burger restaurant, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that Byron not only catered for us veggies with an option on their burger menu, but also with a couple of salad options. 

I chose the burger, which consisted of a grilled Portobello mushroom, roasted red pepper, goat’s cheese, baby spinach, tomato, red onion and aioli nestled inside a soft bun with a gherkin on the side. The combination was absolutely delicious. Unfortunately, even with chips on the side, it definitely wasn’t filling enough and not worth the long wait and £8 price tag. However, I thought the staff were lovely and the rustic, American diner chic feel was charming and sophisticated. I would definitely consider going back to try something else.

You can read the full review, including what Madalina thought of it on the WesternEye website here.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

weekend away in bournemouth.

Bournemouth, beach huts, rainbow, photography, beach
Bournemouth, beach
Bournemouth, beach

Last weekend my glitter partner Oriel and I went to Bournemouth to work at The Block Party for a fellow glitter company, Miss Lippy. We'd never been to Bournemouth before so we decided to see the sights in the afternoon before work and we braved the wind and the rain for a walk down the beach.

Bournemouth, beach huts, rainbow, photography, beach

Monday, 10 November 2014

Shop Dutty, photo shoot & feature

Shop Dutty, Bristol, graffiti, Puckoo Couture,

A few weeks ago I helped to organise a fashion shoot to go with an article I wrote for WestWorld about the ladies who run Shop Dutty in Stokes Croft. Here is my selection of favourite pictures from that day and you can read the full feature on the WesternEye website. It includes some words of wisdom about how Joh & Louisa got into the fashion industry and what to do if you're thinking about starting your own business.

Shop Dutty, Bristol, graffiti, disney, dungarees, fashion, 90's
Shop Dutty, Bristol, graffiti,  fashion, 90's
Shop Dutty, Bristol, graffiti, phone box, fashion, aztec, Bitching & Junkfood

The photographer for the shoot was the very talented Merryn and the model & stylist is my gorgeous friend Jahdine, go check out their blogs! You can also see what other delights Shop Dutty has to offer on their website.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

lady crush : Kate Nash X The Pulp Zine

Came across these pictures the other day and I had to share them with you!

The wonderful photography/collage mash-up is the work of photographer Natalie Neal and artist Pamela Loredo Sustaita for The Pulp Zine which is run by a collective of super talented babes and covers fashion, art, music and everything in-between.

What's more, this newly blonde bombshell is Kate Nash!! I used to be the biggest Kate Nash fan ever ever ever... to the extent that in year 10 when we had to do presentations to the class on a subject of our choosing - mine was on Kate Nash. Here's my favourite old song of hers so you can have a little reminisce.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Larmer Tree '14

decor, festivals, Larmer Tree 2014, pegasus, wishing tree, sculpture, woods, forest, installation
festival fashion, feather headdress, dulcie's feathers, pink, larmer tree
Wearing; headdress by Dulcie's Feathers, patterned ASOS dress, H&M jumper & pink Converse

This summer was my tenth time at Larmer Tree festival! Its one of the first festivals that I ever went to and I love it for its great family atmosphere and ridiculously clean site. It has definitely got a different vibe to most of the festivals I visit but the crowd is super friendly and there's a massive array of workshops and fun activities to get involved in.

Beans on Toast, Frank Turner, Larmer Tree, garden stage,
feather headdress, Larmer Tree, family, festival
Crown and Glory, dulcie's feathers, Larmer Tree, festival style

Larmer Tree also boasts a really eclectic line-up spread over several different stages. This year I really really enjoyed it and got to see some of my firm favourites from the festival circuit as well as being introduced to some new artists. Amoungst my highlights were Frank Turner, Gentleman's Dub Club, Hudson Taylor, Peggy Sue, Dreadzone, The Selecter, Steve Knightley, Beans on Toast & Will Varley. 

dulcie's feathers, feather headdress
Larmer Tree, peacock,