AFTERNOON TEA AT SKETCH, LONDON


For my 26th birthday, my best friend took me to the one place we have been talking about for years. Sketch. 

Sketch is flawless and magical and out of this world. You walk into a powdery pink room with plush chairs and pristinely decorated tables. They bring you a platter of miniature bite sized foods (that are unlimited!) and pots of decadent tea. Sugar lumps are on the side and plates of all sizes scatter the table. The employees are dressed to impress, in top hats white suits and expensive dresses. Violinists play in the corner, serenading the room whilst we try to elegantly stuff our faces.

We had the most amazing time and would do it all over again.

Sketch is what pink Disney princess dreams are made of.





BOTANICAL GARDENS, BIRMINGHAM


Who knew Birmingham had the most ~gorg~ Botanical gardens hidden right in the city? Not this girl!
Joe and I ventured up North to Birmingham to see Titanic the Musical, which I got as a present for his birthday. We had the afternoon to kill so we decided to pop into the botanical gardens but ended up wandering around in the beautiful scenery for two hours! 

Gorgeous plants and flowers everywhere, and large sprawling grounds with majestic peacocks roaming around. It was a unexpectedly wonderful place we stumbled upon and would recommend anyone in the area to visit and enjoy the view.

The gardens also host Cult Screens, which is an open air cinema, showing some iconic films right on the grounds - they are showing The Greatest Showman in July so I will be back and front row!







THAILAND, ASIA

At the beginning of the year, I booked a one way flight to Bangkok and 3 nights in a hostel. I packed my bags and travelled around South East Asia and Australia for four months and had the most incredible time! I couldn't even begin to count how many beautiful, amazing people I met throughout my trip.

It is a trip I will never forget.

So lets start at the first destination: Thailand. I roamed the famous streets of Bangkok and found paradise on the beaches of the Southern Islands. I ate copious amounts of green curry and swam in salty seas, sailing on boats and finding a few monkeys here and there.



OH WONDER


I discovered Oh Wonder whilst flicking though the music channels a few years ago.
I stopped on the song, but what had me hooked was the music video. It was beautiful and interesting and I felt like I was watching a film that no one had discovered yet. The song was Drive, and it quickly became one of my favourite songs ever.

So when I found out that they were going to be coming to my hometown on their world tour I had to be there no matter what! It was hands down one of the best concerts I have ever been to; it was intimate, alive and real. I was front row and sang along to every word I knew.

They sang so many songs I genuinely lost count. The electronic pop duo danced their hearts out and dripped in sweat from the first note on Josephine's keyboard. They performed Livewire, All We Do, Dazzle and Body Gold to name a few, from their 2015 hit album self titled and brought old and new fans together with High on Humans, Lifetimes and Heavy from their new album Ultralife. They also encored with Drive which made the crowd go wild.

Oh Wonder are my go-to band when I'm sad and need cheering up, when I need some awesome inspiration or when I'm high on life and so happy. They are a band you can play in your room alone, at a cool house party or cruising down the road with the top down in LA. 
Give them a listen, you won't regret it.