Posted on May 29, 2014
“Can you take me shopping”… words I always like to hear because, although I don’t really get excited over the thought of going shopping, I’ve realised I’m just genuinely good at it… isn’t that funny…! Some hate it and I admit, if it’s crowded I can’t abide it, but little and often seems to be a good way to go!
It is lovely helping people spend their hard-earned pennies and then seeing them so happy in their new attire – ah joy! My muse for this weeks’ post agreed to me snapping away as it was too good a photographic opportunity not to make the most of, so off we went!
We only had a small window of two and a half hours (I like short and sweet shopping) and on the day we went it rained so hard….all day (did I say it rained?!!) so went to a nearby newly-opened shopping mall, The Trinity Centre in Leeds.
Although not looking for undergarments (at all), we spent a lot of time in Victoria’s Secret where, amongst other things, this shirt below was purchased. It has a fabulous Moroccan-type print, is slim-fitting and perfect over jeans or if you dare, with a longer slip underneath and just with sandals.
The below garment placed on the back of the fitting-room door was just so ‘ah are you kidding’ subtle…not. But the one thing I kept saying during our shop was “just try it on” . Nicola was so open to trying new things which made it a dream and the result, she now has so many new pieces she would never have dreamed of trying had she been shopping alone.
Had to feature some of the pieces at Ted Baker here because although very loud and bold which isn’t for everyone, it amazes me the prints, colours and fabrics the industry is now able to use… I cannot help but be amazed!
You can check out Typic here and if you fancy going on a shopping trip with me, The Butler, do get in contact or have a peek at my website to find out more here. Meanwhile do leave your thoughts below, it’s great when you guys connect and say ‘hi!’.
Posted on March 20, 2014
The very smell of toast says ‘comfort’, ‘home’, ‘more-ish’ so although I don’t even eat bread/ toast (crikey- it’s carbs!) … I do here!
toast house Ilkley is the brainchild of Natasha Byers and Lisa Jenkins. Opened just 6 months ago it is still a relatively new coffee house on the Ilkley scene but whereas Starbucks’ goal is to be third place (i.e 1.home, 2.work, 3.Starbucks) – this place for me is that… and then some. Everything you experience from the menu to the neon pink handwritten tags is their idea, it is absolutely 100% their STYLE OF LOVE. Oh do we LOVE those places!!
toast house is a place you feel. Everywhere you look there is ingenuity, creativity and quite frankly, fabulous kookiness! There are photographs of grandparents working in the mills, an old bench for kids to play at, sackcloth-covered old cinema seats… and for the love of all things ‘ahhh’ fairy lights that connect with that inner, year-round Christmas!!
The menu, quite simply is toast + a plethora of toppings, amazing cakes and the best coffee! You can buy the jam, the bread and (oh we have one) the hand-printed tote bag! toast house is a place we love because it is clearly two local girls having a blast and inviting the rest of us to join in the ride. I don’t know about you but I’m on board!
Love to hear what you think about toast house… your kind of place?!
Posted on February 13, 2014
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