Life through my Instagram lens…
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Fifi Lapin iPhone 4 case c/o iconemesis
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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