Posts Tagged ‘Holiday’

Exploring Lincoln

I felt like I was doing Wallace & Gromit proud when last weekend I set off for a mini break in Lincoln. It’s so lovely being able to explore England in a way that is usually reserved for European jaunts.

The reason for the trip was that 4 Uni friends, myself included, were long overdue a catch-up, especially considering we are now spread about the country. Lincoln was a totally arbitrary pick save it being more or less a half way meeting point, but when we arrived and took the 20min walk to our BnB we discovered that we’d struck gold – mini break heaven!

Lincoln town is split into the modern, flat part – the high street, the wharf and its stretch of restaurants (chains, pubs, the Odeon); the second half feels like another world – ascending up Steep Hill (it ain’t called that for nothing!) the modern shops dissipate in favour of antique shops, tea rooms, independent homeware boutiques and art galleries. The Cathedral and castle sit atop this part of the town and make for a gloriously scenic stay.

We stayed at the Goodlane BNB which I can’t recommend highly enough. Situated just outside of the Newport Arch (the old city wall) its proprietor Sue and dog Jack were incredibly welcoming, and it felt just like staying in a home rather than a hotel.

We could barely tear ourselves away – fave haunts included Bells tea room (Bunty’s is also highly recommended), Browns pie shop,  Roly’s Fudge Pantry, Lincoln castle (currently undergoing huge regeneration but still open in part), the square that connects the Cathedral & Castle (the Magna Carta pub looked popular, but we also liked the Wig & Mitre) and Shambles antiques centre where I fell in love with a £5 1930’s butter dish.

Springbreak

It feels like now Fashion Month is over everyone just wants to go on holiday. Not to sound like martyrs, but we do need some serious beach time! I am really craving the feeling of the sun on my skin. So it’s apt timing that Spring Breakers is out..

Tash & I are off to the ICA for Ultra Culture‘s screening of the movie + keg party later this month. Can’t wait to let loose Harmony Korine style.

Should the movie start me thinking about bikini season, I might have to go invest in this tank top by Harmony x Agnès b, (available in stores early April).

Doesn’t it look so cute with little denim cut-offs! Get me to the beach!

Posted: March 6th, 2013
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Holiday

I’ve recently been AWOL. I know. Back ASAP. In the mean time, listen to Madonna, she explains where I’ve been. Kind of:

Posted: March 24th, 2012
Categories: Music, Thought
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