Saturday, 29 December 2012

Reminiscing About Summer


Christmas has come and gone so quick - it was lovely having some of my family celebrating together here, but most of our loved ones had their white Christmas in Lithuania. They sent us lovely greeting cards, and the best part is that we received a whole lot of photos from my cousin. These pictures sent us right back to that one very hot weekend in beautiful Lithuania. Lovely.


My cousin got married on a beach, and it was so hot that I think everyone were wishing they wore a bikini or shorts.





Wish I was on a beach right now!

Monday, 17 December 2012

Digmas


I already did a post about Digbeth Dining Club, but there is something else and very special arranged for the two weekends before Christmas. It's called Digmas. Digbeth Christmas, get it? 
It's a pop up event with great street food, warming cocktails, vintage clothing, jewellery, art, music, and everything else you need for a different day out in Birmingham. My mum and I visited it on Sunday, but it's on next weekend too, so don't miss out and get yourselves down there, you can thank me later.




Mulled wine and boozy warm cocktails (I'm sure they have some sort of healing qualities), are served at the bar.




 
One of the main reasons I had to be here on Sunday, was Original Patty Men (follow them here) and their Krispy Kreme Patty - yes, a juicy burger, crispy bacon and melting cheese in a Krispy Kreme doughnut. Look at it.



Let's just say, I wish I could have this burger every day. And I'm extremely sad for everyone who hadn't tried it, but I'm sure we will see more of this filthy goodness from Original Patty Men next year!

Digmas is on next Saturday and Sunday in Gibb street, from 12pm until late. Follow Digbeth Dining Club for updates.

 


Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Washi Tape Gift Wrapping


I've been seeing lots of great gift wrapping ideas on Pinterest recently, and I'll be honest, I like wrapping presents for others as much as unwrapping mine. Here are my favourite ones:

Source for 1, 2, 3, 4.

All of these are easy to do, don't cost much and I just love the pop of neon colours. As weird as it sounds, the deep neon pink stickers/washi tape/gift tags are impossible to find in UK (I found lots of pink, but its not as bright as I want). 
So I had to move on and do something different, and this is what I came up with.





All I needed was brown kraft paper, washi tape and string - you can make every present look different by trying out a range of patterns and colours.