What Jen Did

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Life through my Instagram lens…

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My view across the lake at Roundhay Park // Betsy standing proud

I didn’t want to mention the amazing weather we’ve been having over the last week as I’m sure you’ve all heard it a thousand times before… but seriously, the weather! Temperatures in the 20s meant a trip to Roundhay Park on the bikes. Before getting Betsy I hadn’t ridden a bike in years so I was seriously impressed that I managed 8 miles in the blazing heat, with a stop off at the park, a bowl of curly fries and a large Coke in between.

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Dark and Stormy // Bubble Burger

For the last few months, every trip to London has involved an attempt to visit Meat Liquor. Unfortunately the huge queues and weird opening times (closed on Monday? Why?!) mean I’ve always missed out, so when I heard a pop-up Meat Liquor was coming to Leeds, I was first in line. Well, not literally, but after a short wait Rob and I enjoyed burgers (I went for the Bubble Burger, him the Dead Hippie) and cocktails. Yum.

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Duke Studio kitchen camera wall // Amazing illustration by Tiger Tea

Working in Duke Studios is truly inspiring. Last week I walked into a newly refurbished kitchen and gave a squeal when I saw the amazing vintage camera wall. And then later in the week, my hunt for biscuits ended with this amazing illustration. So many talented people in one very stylish place – amazing!

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Rob and Travis // Dude

I went a bit Cat-stagram mad on Friday night, but what can I say… when he’s this cute, it’s hard to resist! I snapped my two favourite guys having a cuddle on the sofa (and thanks to Emma’s suggestion, I am *so* sending this photo to Cute Boys With Cats) and then caught the fluffy one in an intellectual moment. I think he was inspired by the scientist guy on Independence Day, which we were watching at the time.

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Colourful, casual outfit // Sunshine shoes

I wore this simple outfit for a meal with my family to celebrate my sister’s birthday. The jumper is Uniqlo, striped tee is H&M, jeans and scarf are Zara, the bag is a Cambridge Satchel and the Converse (as featured in this outfit post) are c/o Sarenza.

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Teacup cocktail // Nando’s win

Last night Rob and I headed to Munro House, the building that houses Duke Studios. There was a pop-up restaurant on the top floor where we, along with the Duke residents and freelancers and their respective partners and friends, ate Moroccan food from a huge round table, drank far too much wine then went back to Duke for beers, dubstep and conversation. This pretty teacup contained a cocktail which tasted like pure alcohol – delicious! A Nando’s was seriously needed the next day and luckily, it was free! Yes, the two of us ate it all.

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Fifi Lapin iPhone 4 case c/o iconemesis

*COMPETITION CLOSED*


Finally, this adorable iPhone case was sent to me by the lovely people at iconemesis and because they’re so generous, they’ve got one for you too! If you’d like to win a Fifi Lapin ‘Cupcake’ case of your very own, just leave a comment on this post including a way to contact you. A winner will be chosen at random on Wednesday 4th April. You can also follow iconemesis on Facebook and Twitter to see the latest designs first.

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47 Comments

Apt Pupil

Jen, you are seriously making me want to buy myself a pair of converse! Travis is adorable too!
You look fabulous, as always ๐Ÿ™‚

Nicola xx
nicolabooklust.blogspot.com

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Kate

Oooh, isn’t Travis growing! I’d love to hit up a Meat Liquor soon, you reminded me. Loving the colourful, casual outfit! Just my style.

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Jen

I did! Thank you for suggesting, I’ve just edited the post to give you credit for your recommendation ๐Ÿ™‚

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Jade

Ooh, that burger looks yum! Reminds me of Shake Shack in New York, the fella has been dreaming of a similar experience in the UK so maybe a little trip to Meat Liquor is in order ๐Ÿ™‚

That case is also yum, would love it to replace my scratty old pink one!

xx

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Rose-et-Violet

That is the cutest photo of a cat, ever. And I’m not a cat person, at all. But I love those sunny converses…

Wow, a sneaky giveaway, I don’t really have an iPhone, so I guess if I win, I’ll just give it to someone as a gift.

-Rose

(laboutiqueverteblog@gmail.com)

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Helen

How have I not heard about Meat Liquor? It looks amazing!

I’d like to enter to win the case, mine is getting close to being selotaped ๐Ÿ™

helenlouise82(at)btinternet(dot)com

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northwest is best

Looks like a splendid week! I’m currently searching for a studio space to rent in Manchester. A lot of spaces seem to be for artists only, not general creatives/freelancers.

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Alice

What a gorgeous phone case! It would make my phone much better looking than it is now – it needs Fifi Lapin to inject some cake-based style into it.

I wish Meat Liquor would do a pop-up in Newcastle..dying to try their food.

info@alicemarybarnes.com

Alice xx

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Jazz

Ahhhhh the photos of your cat are amazing! So cute.
& love love love your bike! Been after one with a basket for ages.
Love your scarf, too ๐Ÿ™‚

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Kira Walker

That is some epic nandos win! I love the kitty wearing specs, such a cutie. Thanks for filling my daily dosage of cute internet cats. You should check out catvshumans if you don’t already, kitties doing funny cute things in a comic strip.

I’d love to enter to win the phone case if that’s ok ๐Ÿ™‚

kikizilla@hotmail.co.uk is my email.

Thanks for sharing this on twitter, was looking for more affordable and cute fashion blogs.

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