For me, the hardest part about moving to a new city is having to find new places to have dinner or drinks or a good pint. However, I think I've struck gold with Cielo Blanco. I first went with some work friends (we work in the centre of Leeds so it's about five minutes away) on the recommendation of another co-worker. I was a bit apprehensive as I absolutely HATE disappointing food. I needn't have worried though, as I have now been five or six times, with different groups of people and they have all LOVED it.
I love homeware. That's pretty much a fact. If I won the lottery I would go on a shopping spree around all of the homeware departments in all of the stores. I just love buying new things for my flat, I guess it's quite a girly trait and could be related to some sort of nesting I'm sure haha.
I'm pretty late to the fact that Next has been making some superb and beautiful homeware over the past few years. I only have to spend a couple of minutes on their site or in my store (which also has a Costa in, what? Absolutely brilliant idea there) to see how they make me feel like I need everything they have right this very minute. Much to the dismay of the SO who doesn't want to carry anymore stuff up the concrete stairs to my flat.
With my Christmas and Birthday fast approaching I thought I'd start looking at things that I may put on my wishlist (or that might sneak their way into my home before).
Me and the SO have been on a mission to try new things and new places to eat, which is pretty easy to do when you work in the centre of Leeds. So last night we decided to go to Loch Fyne and try their set menu. The SO has been keen to get more into seafood (I think he's having a small crisis about nearing 30) so we tried it out.
Happy Monday everyone! I'm feeling very proactive today, and thought I'd share some of my favourite links I've stumbled upon across the internet this week. Hopefully this will bring a smile to your face and go someway to cheering up your Monday.
22 Photos that will make you love foxes
I always have some kind of fondness of animals that most other people seem to hate, (apart from spiders and rats but I blame Harry Potter for the most part) but foxes have a special place in my heart. I just think they are the most beautiful creatures ever and they are part of British culture. I understand how people can be annoyed by them if they kill your livestock or whatever but we're on their patch not the other way around, and I don't understand how anyone could hurt them. And yes, I would love it if there were foxes at the bottom of my garden.
When I first moved to Leeds I found it hard as I had never even visited the city before and it felt miles away from everything I knew at home. However, over the last two years I've been determined to make the best out of the situation and now I'm a little bit in love with Leeds.
You'll never go hungry in Leeds
Over the past year or so I've noticed how many places to eat and drink there is in Leeds. From quirky places like the 1920's prohibition bar and Friends of Ham, to street food restaurants like Barburittos and Cielo Blanco, you will never struggle to find somewhere to eat an drink in Leeds. (I may do a top ten for my favourite places to eat in Leeds later).
Trinity Kitchen is also a diamond and such a brilliant idea. If you haven't been (why not?!) it's like an indoor food festival with new places popping up all the time. I'm a lover of trying as many new things as possible and Leeds is perfect for that, though I do struggle to not go back to the same place because they are all so delicious.
As we all sit around and feel shocked that we are already welcoming in September, I thought I'd do a recap of things I've loved over the past month. August was fun and I thought I'd show you what I was pinning throughout the month.
This weekend I went along to Sheffield's first Film and Comic Convention and it was pretty much the best thing ever. We paid an extra £3 or £4 per ticket to get Early Bird access, which meant that we had to leave the house at 7:30am (ON A SATURDAY) to get into Sheffield for just after 9am. It was lucky that we all left early as there were issues with the trams etc getting to the Arena.