Joe Browns Autumn / Winter 2016 Preview

Last night myself and Liz where reunited (and it felt so good) for the first time in a long, long while.

We had been invited and  made our way up-to Leeds to attend the Joe Browns Autumn / Winter Collection Preview 2016

I’m always a-bit nervous whenever I attend events / meet new people.

Liz …she was cool as a cucumber armed with her camera and keen to get taking some piccies!

I tend to ramble like a jibbering idiot and get a rash. It didn’t help that my BF told me I looked like a panda JUST as I was leaving the house . Too much Touche Eclat and a heavy hand with the old bronzer!! #makeupfail

I’ll not even mention my ‘DIY’ fringe …  (what a wonderful picture I’m painting)

I needn’t have been nervous as  Emily (PR & Social Media Manager) gave  both myself and Liz the warmest  welcome and made us feel at ease straight away. Plus the very first person we bumped into was Kelly ‘The Big Fashionista’ who I’ve never met before but follow on twitter and instagram. She is as friendly and bubbly a personality in reality as I had expected.

We were led upstairs, handed a glass of Prosecco each and told to make ourselves at home. To take a good look around, have a feel, take pics and try on any of the new Autumn / Winter 2016 collection.

We were in our element…

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If you’ve not heard of Joe Browns before they offer a unique  range of  clothing for both men and women.

Bold, bright prints and intricate little details like fancy buttons and quirky detailing make it instantly recognisable.

They believe that everybody is unique and encourage free-thinking individual style. They are not ‘trend’ led and make clothes that people can buy, style themselves in their own way and wear over and over again.

So Lets introduce you the Autumn / Winter Collection which will be available to purchase from August 10th … Continue reading

Champagne Afternoon Tea – Harvey Nix, Leeds

I was lucky enough to be invited out for Afternoon Tea last Saturday. The venue, Harvey Nichols in Leeds.

I had been to their restaurant and bar a few times previously but never experienced their Afternoon Tea. My friend, Karen had reached the ripe old young age of 50 on New Year’s Eve and one of her pressies included a voucher for Champagne Afternoon Tea for two. She took me 🙂

I would definitely advise booking as it does get rather busy, especially on a Saturday afternoon, pay day week!

Once seated in the bar area, we were quickly served with our glasses of champagne, which were much needed after the previous couple of hours shopping. The Fourth Floor Cafe & Bar has a buzzing, cosmopolitan atmosphere and is a great people watching spot!

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Yorkshire Tropics

So…what does one do on a dark, grey, miserable wet day in Leeds when the other half has promised his grandson a day out??? Hit the Tropics!!

Tropical World to be exact.

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Hurricane Bertha may have caused disruption in the Caribbean and she may be creating a bit of havoc up and down the UK but Roundhay’s Tropical World was our little refuge for the afternoon. OK, so lots of others had the same idea too but for a couple of hours we swapped Bertha’s storms for Yorkshire’s rainforest. Continue reading