Friday, 18 April 2014

Brit Stitch Pop-Up Store

Brit Stitch Pop Up Britain Store in Birmingham Bullring
On Tuesday night I rushed from work into Birmingham city center for the launch of the Brit Stitch Pop-Up Shop in the Bullring.
I met Jen, Claire, Gem, Sarah and Lyzi at the gorgeous Pop-Up Britain store and we all snapped some photos before being introduced to the brand.

Britstitch Pop Up Store Birmingham Bullring with Vintage typewriter and What Olivia Did Lookbook (can you spot a tiny little Liv, looking spectacular as always, in that pic above?)

Brit-Stitch are a handbag brand, with everything lovingly handmade in Britain, using the finest leathers in a rainbow of colours.
I love the story of the brand, it all started with a milkman, which is why the bags are named 'half-pint', 'full-pint' etc. Anyway, go and read the whole story here, they tell it far better than I ever could.

Red Leather Brit Stitch Satchel Backpack

The pop-up store is on the second floor of the Bullring, in between Next and Oasis.
Pop-Up Britain is an initiative that gives promising new retail brands access to the high-street. This Birmingham store houses Brit-Stitch along with 11 other gorgeous brands, but only until Monday 21st April, so hurry down there!
If you do go along, mention "The Dress Code" when you're buying a beautiful new bag and Brit-Stich have very kindly agreed to give you a little something extra.

Brit Stitch Monchrome Black Leather Satchel Backpack

Brit-Stitch were nice enough to gift us with the bag of our choice at the event. Obviously, I had to be awkward and pick the one that wasn't stocked at the pop-up shop so mine is on it's way in the post. But here's what I chose, the Full Pint in black.. it'll be perfect for my camera, I can't wait to get my hands on it, look how preeettty!
Brit-Stitch Fullpint Leather Satchel in Black 
Check out the Brit-Stitch website for all of the beautiful leather goodies.

After a cheeky glass of wine and a good look at all of the bags, plus some of the other stalls, we all headed down to Jamie's Italian for some grub and a good natter... I love getting together with other bloggers, no one quite gets the online-world we live in, unless they live in it too, so it's amazing to have a good chat and gossip every once in a while.
Crispy Squid Starter at Jamie's Italian Birmingham
I skipped the starter, as I knew I'd have to go for the Crispy Squid which would result in some very swolen lips (yay for seafood allergies!), but I settled for taking photos of Gemma's instead.
Turkey Milanese at Jamie's Italian Birmingham
For my main I had the delicious Turkey Milanese with free range fried egg and truffles, plus a side of 'funky' chips. It was delicious but I think the stand out at Jamie's is the drinks.. I need to make it my misson to try every cocktail on the list, but for now I recommend the Bramble, or if you're going non-alcoholic the Refresher is amazing too...
Refresher mocktail at Jamie's Italian Birmingham

Monday, 24 March 2014

Music Monday - Jungle, Bear's Den & Hjaltalin

Music Monday - Jungle, Bear's Den & Hjaltalin

Jungle - Busy Earnin'
I have been absolutely obsessed with this song for the past week. You know when you hear a song for the first time and within 5 seconds you know you love it, yep that's this one!

Bear's Den - Writing on The Wall
I saw Bear's Den supporting Matt Corby about a year and a half ago and they were fantastic! I'm so glad that they're with Communion records now and are putting out amazing songs like this one! Check out Sahara Pt.II too.

Hjaltalin - Lucifer/He Felt Like a Woman
I seem to have developed a thing for Icelandic music just lately. They've got the 'folk with a good beat' thing down!

I've recently re-joined Last.Fm. Can't say I remember what to do with it, but if you want to check out my profile or add me you can find my profile here.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Most Wanted - George at Asda

It's hard to believe how good the clothing ranges have got at Supermarkets, they seem to be indistinguishable to most high-street stores yet the prices tend to be so much better. I love the G21 collection from George, especially this season, they have some great prints and shapes, plus it's all really good quality!

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