The Sunday Project

A rarity – I did something at the weekend, I took my camera out, and I’m blogging about it. I don’t want to scare you guys off, but I’m blogging about it on the same day it happened (barely, but it still counts).

I popped into town today to meet up with Sarah and her husband, and after a little nose around an antiques fair at the Forge where they had their wedding, then we headed to the inaugural Sunday Project at Hart’s Bakery.



We headed down about half 12ish, so it looks like we missed most of the food – the weather was so good so it had been super popular already! There were still some interesting little stalls, I took a few pics of some of the stalls, but it was so busy, I couldn’t get pics of them all!


These cards were made by de Winton Paper Co, who are based near Exeter. The cards were so beautiful!


Lily Violet May can usually be found outside the entrance to Temple Meads


Loof Terrariums were there as well, with cute little terrariums with succulents in. We also checked out the STRANGE stall, who have beautiful homeware, and had a cider from the Birch stall.

For more details about the next one, you should follow @sundayprojectbr on Twitter

Swooning over Swoon

Oh Swoon. One of the more dangerous openings in Bristol this year has been Swoon Gelato, a gelato shop on College Green who make all their own gelatos and sorbets in house. It’s literally the most delicious sweet place in town. It’s the new #puddinglunch place. It’s where we go after we eat dinner somewhere (because lets face it, most places pudding menus just aren’t as good as this) It’s just GOOD. My favourite is probably the Bacio (hazelnut and chocolate), but I also really loved the lemon and basil sorbet from my last visit. Here are some of the Instagrams I’ve made from my various trips to Swoon, just incase you were thinking of not going. Seriously. Go. Go now.

… then we popped to @swoon_gelato for a sweet treat and followed it up with a cocktail at Red Light.

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Accidentally a @swoon_gelato. (Thats how it works @waiyeehong, right?)

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A @swoon_gelato in Queens Square. Of course. (Digestive and Chocolate/Hazelnut, amazing)

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Bath in Fashion 2016

Every year, Bath in Fashion puts on various events around the city and for the third year (check out the posts from 2013 and 2014 here), I was invited to go on their bloggers preview day to see what various retailers would be doing.

First though, we got to check out the new exhibit at the Fashion Museum, A History of Fashion in 100 Items. It only opened on the 19th, so we were one of the first groups who got to see the new exhibit. It’s another excellent exhibit, taking you from the early 1600’s to the present day. Here are a few pics from the exhibit, but you must go and see it for yourself!

Open and closed robes from the 1700's. Beautiful patterns. #bifloves

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This is a day dress from 1865 – crazy to think this was considered casual #bifloves

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I would wear this Dior dress now #bifloves

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After a bit of lunch at the museum (and a very messy muffin!), we split up into teams and went around the city hunting out items that showed off some of the latest trends. I was with Josephine, Kate and Clair as Team Rhodes (since Zandra Rhodes is going to be giving a talk at Bath in Fashion), and our task was to find tailored, fringed and tassled items. I found it much easier to find the tailored items, since that’s the sort of style I normally go for! We visited so many lush stores, but in order, we hit up Hobbs, Chanii B, Ezza, Phase Eight, Joules, Seasalt, Crew Clothing, Flock and Next.
Click on the images in the grid below to go to the Instagram pages for each item…

Shoe from Chanii B Shoes Leather bags at Ezza Dress, necklace and bag from Phase Eight Jacket and dress from Joules Shoes from Seasalt Cornwall Short and jumper from Crew Clothing Jacket and necklace from East Necklaces from Next

After hunting down lots of gorgeous items (and creating a bit of a wishlist!), we headed to Jollys (which is actually a House of Fraser) for a makeover with Nars then we were let loose in the store to find items to try on. It’s pretty rare for me to go and try clothes on when I’m actually looking for something, but even more so when I’m not looking for something in particular, so I thought I’d try things I wouldn’t normally go for. I loved this jumpsuit from Phase Eight – it was so comfortable! I also tried on this pleated dress from Biba and a pretty pink dress which I think was from Phase Eight again, but I can’t find that on the House of Fraser website!

We ended the day with cocktails at Be At One and some amazing goodie bags (I especially love the cashmere handwarmers from Brora and the glasses/phone case from Chanii B – I’m wearing the handwarmers now, and the case is great for finding my phone in my bag!)

Bath in Fashion is from 18th – 24th April and there are events for everyone – from watching Breakfast at Tiffanys to craft beer tasting at Hunter and Sons to a wearable technology masterclass (which sounds seriously interesting!). You can see all the events on the site here. Thank you to the Bath in Fashion team – it was such a fun filled day!