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Monday, 9 April 2018

Menagerie Manchester: Brunch Review

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Brunch - the one thing in the world that makes 20-somethings feel a hell of a lot fancier than they are (and allows us to be pissed by midday with a perfectly valid excuse).
In Manchester, we have TONS of options for boujee brunches, but all have their own little quirks that make them worthy of the latter end of your pay check. Personally, the only thing i'm getting out of bed for on a weekend is brunch - so when I was invited to chat all things phonecases with Ideal of Sweden last weekend at my fave place, Menagerie, I jumped at the chance.

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Social Media: Why Does It Matter So Much?

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Let's talk all of our fave topic.... SOCIAL MEDIA. We're all on it, even our nan's are on it (and probably their cats too), and some form of it the majority of us check daily (read: when we wake up, when we're on the loo, when we're on the train).

Just seven years ago, I was sitting in my uni room signing up to Instagram and trying out the 'Valencia' filter like it was the best thing since sliced bread. My first ever photo was a selfie of me taken on my Mac's webcam pouting before a shift at the pub in Ruby Woo (wow how times (and megapixels) have changed!)... Little did I know that the platform would be the core of my career right now - and the 'be all and end all' of the blogging community. 
When I first joined Instagram, it was treated like just another Facebook platform. We overshared menial shit and nothing about it was aspirational at all (read: nobody put avocado on their fucking bread because why would we?). I'd have probably never dreamt of following someone I didn't know and stalking their photos all day every day, because I wanted to see my friend's dog or what my aunty had for dinner. And not even in the most aesthetically pleasing way possible either, I didn't even care if it had a filter on... Nobody did. How mad does that sound? Today, we live in a much different world - where we definitely judge people for using the Valencia filter (it's clearly all about Lightroom and VSCO now, Instagram filters are SO over)... And on their follower count. Ouch.

Sunday, 25 February 2018

5 Things I'm Looking Forward To In Spring

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Spring is so close it's literally in sight and I know i'm definitely not the only one ready to be rid of this awful, cold weather! When I was younger I used to LOVE Winter, it was my favourite season by far. All the best occasions are in Winter. My birthday, Christmas, New Year's... All the fairs and events are the best, as well as the seasonal foods (it should be acceptable stuff your fave with Pigs in Blankets ALL year round lets face it). 
I've always loved cosy nights in all wrapped up and binge watching Netflix or watching a cute movie, and Winter is so perfect for that - I mean really anytime is perfect for that, but we're made to feel far less guilty for doing it on a daily basis when it's actually Baltic outside.
HOWEVER... In my older age, all gal wants is to be warm and in the sunshine - Spring, we're counting on you. So, i've already said what's fun about our current, sufferable season, now, onto the next...
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