Sunday, 13 April 2014

french riviera photo diary

I just got back from a trip to the South of France this week and thought I'd share a few photos of my time there. I was visiting with my boyfriend who lives near Cannes (but studies here in Glasgow) and had the most amazing week visiting the area. We managed to visit Antibes, Cannes, Gourdon, Valbonne and Monaco. I completely fell in love with the area - it's incredibly beautiful and the weather just made it all the better. 

Now, back to uni for exams :( looking at these pictures again is making me very sad that I'm studying and not exploring the Côte d'Azur anymore. 

Sunday, 9 March 2014

This Week..

This is a new little post I want to put up every Sunday just to summarise what I've been getting up to that week. This week was rather busy for me...

On Monday night I went to see my favourite band - Bombay Bicycle Club (for the 5th time.. hehe). They were incredible as usual, I love love love the new album. It's really worth a listen if you haven't already! Afterwards my friend Rachel and I headed out, and thankfully there is no photographic evidence of our exploits.. 


On Tuesday it was pancake time.. and puppy time! My friend Nicole just got this little cutie and so of course we all flocked round to her house to meet her. Obviously I was too busy with the puppy to take any pictures of our pancakes (which were pretty good!)

Then on Wednesday it was off to Edinburgh. I went up to visit my friend who goes to University there but also because we were going to see Disclosure that night. 


I headed up in the afternoon and we spent the day wandering around the city and eventually taking a pit stop in the Elephant House - the cafe where JK Rowling wrote the first Harry Potter book. 

I, of course, took the hugest piece of cake on offer and a cappuccino. The cafe is nice - full of light and little trinkets. There is also a very nice view of the castle! 

This is the inside of the bathroom.. It is covered in Harry Potter quotes and messages from fans. 
"There is both light and dark inside of us. What matters is the part we choose to act on." - Sirius Black.

What I loved about this picture was that someone wrote "LOTR 4 EVER" on the wall (I am a LOTR girl at heart..).

We then headed up to the castle where I attempted to get a nice picture, but my pointy hat decided to kinda ruin that.. 

And of course no trip to the castle is complete without a selfie. 

Disclosure was an amazing, amazing gig. We were right at the front and things got pretty intense.. My body was aching from being pushed around so much! 

As for the rest of the week, I chilled out as I was exhausted after all these gigs! A lazy Sunday today with a rather large roast rounded things off nicely. 

Friday, 14 February 2014

Student Room Decor Tips

I moved out from my parents house into student halls this year and let's be honest, student accommodation isn't the nicest place to stay! However, I've tried to make my room a bit more homely and add a touch of personality to it. 

I've seen a few pictures of people stacking magazines in their bedrooms and really liked the idea. I have so many fashion magazines piling up in my room back home so I only took a few to university. I store my perfumes on top of them and I think it looks quite pinterest-esque. The flowers are a birthday gift from my dad but they really brighten up the room. As for the candle, I'm a blogger. Of course I have candles.

This is my little windowsill which it probably the main point of decoration in my room. And yes, that is a milk carton which I have turned into a vase. Student life. 

The flowers are a nice way to cheer up an otherwise blank space (and Aldi flowers are very affordable!). I brought a few things from my old room like the little Eiffel Tower and my owl bookends to give a more quirky feel. Also, I study French so there had to be a touch of Paris in my room!

I also brought some of my favourite books with me to university. The mask is from my Christmas ball which was a masquerade, but I like the way it looks in my room.

And of course, no university room is complete without a picture wall. 

This part isn't quite finished yet, but I've started a little fashion collage wall above my bed. I just cut up some old magazines and I think it's quite effective. 

This is just my bedside table, which I brought with me to halls. Can you sense that I like flowers quite a lot?

Oh and the cardinal rule of a student bedroom. Fairy lights..

Lots and lots of fairy lights. 

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Brunch & Vintage Shopping

With the stress of January exams over, the ensuing weeks before term beings again means only one thing: boredom. Stuck in my little student flat myself, there was only one thing to do.. Brunch and shopping of course. 

Getting up a lot earlier than I have been for the past few weeks (10am.. usually a lie in, now painful) myself and my good friend Fergs headed to TriBeCa in the west end of Glasgow..

It's a New York themed restaurant that has become quite famous for it's all day breakfast..

And ridiculous portion sizes.
French toast really is one of my favourite things to eat. However I could only get through about 1 and a half slices of this - you'd have to be famished to be able to finish this!

Afterwards, we took a walk down Great Western Road to look in all the vintage shops (and work off the brunch..). 

This is a great little vintage shop we found - very reasonable prices and everything is easy to browse. They had a great selection of pieces and they do student discount! I may have ended up leaving with a watch and a fur coat..

It was incredibly cold and that it why I am buried underneath this scarf.. 

Coat: French Connection
Scarf: Zara
Bag: Mulberry


And doesn't Fergs look nice too?

It was a pretty foggy, grey day when we went but I promise you when we do get a little bit of sun in Scotland, this area is really pretty!

We then retreated back to the city centre, where I ended up looking like this after 'having a little look' in a few too many shops. I blame Fergs, she's a terrible influence on me.