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.
(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.
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 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!
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.
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.
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...