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Kopparberg Fruit Lager Live Series with Sofar Sounds

Kopparberg Fruit Lager, Lemon & Lime Fruit Beer

Last month I was invited along to the perfect midweek night out by Kopparberg to try out their new fruit lager and hang out at the lovely Duke Studios while watching some live music. It had been one of those weeks, you know, when you’re exhausted and insanely busy, but on those occasions we try to stop and say, “I want to act like I’m 29, not 69“.

It was a lovely evening. We arrived at Duke Studios to be greeted by an old warehouse building, decked out with cushions and fairy lights and a cute little beer garden out the back. In the corner a makeshift bar built from wooden crates was handing out free samples of Kopparberg Fruit Lager. Yeah, I could get used to doing that a couple of times a month (and I wanted to steal the crates to build our bar at home!).

Sofar Sounds Intimate Gigs In Your Living Room

Della Lupa, Kev Minney, Michael Keithson, Sofar Sounds, Leeds

I hadn’t heard of the musicians that were lined up to play before the show, but each were really great in their own way. Kev Minney, up first, was incredible on the guitar! Della Lupa‘s lyrics were quite unusual so curled up on cushions it was like listening to her telling us a story. My favourite of the night was Michael Keithson, who’s music was very ‘cute’ but he had such a fun on stage presence that really hooked the audience. His song, Life Lessons is a lovely uplifting story to his daughter. Definitely have a listen.

The headline act were announced to some excitement from the crowd, but again they were new to me. Skinny Living, a band from Wakefield, played us out with some very boy-band-esque tracks which were actually really great if you like that sort of thing. They did a fun cover of Dreams by Gabrielle though which I do have a soft spot for!

Kopparberg Fruit Lager Live Series with Sofar Sounds

I love the idea of Sofar Sounds, intimate gigs put on up and down the country and all over the world, often in someone’s living room. They explained to us the reason behind the concept being that they were sick of attending gigs where the crowd just get drunk and talk over the music, which is something I can definitely relate to, so if you have the same feels pop along to your nearest Sofar Sounds gig and see how it compares.

As for the Kopparberg fruit lager, it was really quite nice! It’s 5% which is stronger than a lot of fruit beers I’ve had and it’s not as sickly sweet as cider so that’s definitely a plus. We’ve bought it a couple of times since the gig and I’m looking forward to being able to get it in bars as an alternative to cider. I’m also challenging myself to remember the words that Duke Studios taught us in their beer garden, “do nothing”. I need more of that in my life! Loves x xx

Do Nothing Duke Studios Leeds

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Outfit Post – The Most Comfortable Brogue

Teapot necklace, tea jewellery, the best tea themed accessories

We had such an awesome time in London, the weather was incredible and we packed so much into such a short space of time – a real whirlwind trip. According to MyFitnessPal we walked about 17 miles over about 48 hours so comfortable shoes were essential!! I took some super comfy heels from Dorothy Perkins and these pastel pink brogues that were sent to me from Brantano, which are the cutest things ever!

Wearing denim with a cute summer dress

How To Wear A Denim Jacket

The weather was amazing so I needed to take some lightweight outfits with me and of course some layers as it is England, afterall. My denim shirt from Matalan has got to be my best purchase this Summer with all the benefits of a denim jacket, but less bulk and thickness for those hot days. I got this pretty cream dress in the sale at Forever 21 and it’s so easy to wear that I wore it twice during the trip and I’ll be taking it down to Cornwall next week for sure!

The Most Comfortable Brogue

#Pingame The best enamel pins on Etsy

My denim shirt is the perfect canvas for my tiny pin collection. I didn’t think I’d get into the pin trend, but I got the orange hands from Etsy as a little Christmas gift last year and then I bought the Good Vibes pin from Oh No Rachio when her lovely little kitty was sick. It’s funny how once you buy one, you want them all!

So onto my gorgeous brogues!! I had no idea that Brantano sold branded shoes, so I was excited to discover these Clarks beauties on their website. I was always brought up to think of Clarks to be the best quality shoes and my God, these shoes are well made. The soles are so soft and padded and really mould to the shape of my feet, they’re the most comfortable brogue. They are quite tough as they’re so new, so I definitely needed to wear socks or tights at first, but you can tell they’re going to last for years. I just adore the shades of nude and pink, they look so expensive!

Dusty Pink Brogues from Clarks

Cream White Summer Dress

I’ve been really, obscenely busy over the last couple of weeks, but although I feel a little wrecked today I’ve got a happy heart and a bug to fill up my to-do list!! We’re headed to Cornwall at the weekend so I’m crazily excited to get up to some more adventures! What are your bank holiday plans? Loves x xx

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Dress | Forever 21 // Shirt | Matalan // Tights | TK Maxx // Brogues | c/o Brantano
Good Vibes Pin | Oh No Rachio // Don’t Be A Dick Pin | Veronica Dearly
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