I’ve been a huge fan of Independent Liverpool for ages. In fact they’re one of my favourite things about Liverpool. If you haven’t already heard of them (where have you been?!), they’re two best mates dedicated to supporting, promoting and helping independent Liverpool business grow – from the smallest ones to the ones already standing on their own two feet and rocking it. They have a website which lists a ton of independent businesses who have got involved with their Independent Liverpool card – a super cheap (£15 for one or 2 for £20!) card that gives you all kinds of wild discounts at said independent businesses. Super cool, right?
As well as a really useful website and a nifty card they also do a ton of very cool events themselves and promote other independent events within the city. What one of my favourite things about Independent Liverpool is, is that they continually innovate and announce new, exciting things…the newest and most exciting of which is the Baltic Market!
I love a bar with some big light up letters!
Confession time: although I live in them now and did for most of my teenage years, the very first band t-shirt I ever bought was a Blink 182 shirt. It was black, with blue and white graphics of the rabbit on it, and I wore it all the time over a long sleeved white t-shirt with a backwards baseball cap because I genuinely thought Tom Delonge was an absolute bloody fashion icon.
To conclude, Blink 182 were an absolutely pivotal band in my teenage years. They were, by miles, my gateway band. I listened to every band they said had influenced them, every band who toured with them, every band who they had a link with, to the point that they were personally responsible for at least like 40% of my iPod. And yet I’ve never actually seen them live! They’re actually one of the last bands left on my music bucket list, and I got to tick this off this weekend.
Some of you will already know, but if you don’t, I turned 24 this week! I’ve had a wonderful week of celebrations with family, friends and work pals, but one of the highlights was a big family meal that we had at The Quarter in Liverpool City Centre.
I confess, I love a good Celeb collab collection. I love being able to steal the style of someone I always think looks bomb, and I love how you can take these awesome statement pieces that are so very reminiscent of the celeb who worked on them, and make them your own. The last collection I really got obsessed with was the #NickGrimshawXTopman collection, which despite being designed for boys, had been absorbed into my wardrobe very successfully. I absolutely adore it.
My Grimmy paint splatter shirt is a favourite work outfit with black leather look skinnies and killer heels.
I’ve never really got on board with the online dating hype. The closest I’ve got to Plentyoffish.com is the month I spent obsessing over Lady Gaga’s Telephone video and the one time I downloaded Tinder the first message I got (20 minutes after downloading the app) was so sexually explicit I prompted deleted the app in shock and have never gone back, despite my friends swiping like their lives depend on it and heading off on Tinder dates left, right and center.
The closest I ever got to POF.