Archive for April, 2013

Floral Dreams

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Last week Boyfriend had Friday off work, so I worked on some projects in the morning and took the afternoon off to spend some time with him. We went into the city to take his guitar to the repair shop and I just wish I’d never been up those stairs now! The repair man works in a studio several flights above a guitar shop. As we walked up the creaky bare wooden stairs, old posters climbing the walls, the sound of the guitars being played below echoed through the building. I was surprised to walk into the repair shop and be greeted by such a bright, white and airy space. I was immediately in love. It was the perfect size for a design studio and in such a great location in case anyone wanted to pop in and buy some pieces.

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I know I am years away for being able to afford the luxury of having my own studio, but I can’t stop thinking about that place and it’s endless closed doors – wondering what, if anything is behind them.
I’m at a crossroads where I’m running out of time to work on all my projects, but I’m so desperate to seek out more. I’m still unable to give up my ‘day job’ and become the full time designer I’ve always dreamed of, but some day soon something is going to have to give. I’m bursting to do more and I’ve completely outgrown my current living/working situation. Where do we go from here when it’s a little too early to take that leap of faith?

Floral, Navy, Red, Lime Outfit Post by onetenzeroseven

Floral Dress | Cath Kidston // Lime Green Cardigan | Aerie at American Eagle // Red Platform Boots | Debenhams // Wishbone Knuckle Ring | Shop Dixi // Chunky Ring | Vintage

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Record Store Day, 2013

Yesterday was Record Store Day, an event created to support independent record stores across the world. Each year musicians release exclusive products for sale on Record Store Day and music fans unite in pre-Sunrise, bad coffee drinking, four hour long queueing outside their favourite indie store in hopes that they get their hands on a shiny record from their favourite band.

Every year we attend Crash Records’ festivities in Leeds. They run an excellent system where the first 50 attendees (and often a couple extra!) get to reserve their first choice record and then they operate a queue system, which usually snakes all the way around the block, of first come first serve.


This year I managed to pick up:
Brendan Benson – Swimming/Oh My Love
Jeff Buckley/Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah
Eric Burdon & The Greenhornes
And an Upstairs at United edition of Willie Mason & Brendan Benson

I only missed out on one record from my wish list which was a Hello=Fire split 7″ also featuring a band called Moistboyz. The latter caused many a giggle throughout the day and I had a great time catching up with my bestie and hanging out with Boyfriend. If you’re a music fan, you should wholeheartedly take part next year. It’s a great event and a fantastic opportunity to support your favourite record store. It’s not for the fainthearted, though. We got up at 5am and by the time we made it out to Crash Records, we were already 50th in the queue. Eesh.

Record Store Day 2013, Music, Records, Vinyl

It’s all worth it when you head home, put the kettle on and curl up with a blanket and the record player and the people that just get you. Favourite!!

Loves x xx

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