Friday, 29 November 2019

Lush Christmas Gifting Event

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There's a real place in my heart for Lush events, the Halloween launch in Chester Lush was one of the first blogging events I ever remember going to. So, when Katy invited me to go to Liverpool Lush for their Christmas gifting event, I jumped at the chance to be back at some of my favourite events of all time. Luckily this time, because he's currently doing my photography, I could take Josh and so we got to spend a night last week smelling bath bombs, chatting with some old (and new) friends and just generally getting into the Christmas spirit. I have to say it's been a while since I've kept up with Lush releases or even actually been in the new Liverpool Lush store, and so it was definitely nice to see what they're offering for Christmas 2019.

The event started with us getting a rundown of the perfume consultation that Liverpool offer, and though the perfume at Lush really isn't the thing that catches my eye for the most part, it was quite interesting that you can go in and give an essence of the person that you want to buy for via answering some questions and come out with the perfect scent. We got to discuss how the consultations work, how you can go about picking out your own scent, and we got to smell some of the iconic fragrances such as Lord of Misrule, Rose Jam and American Cream. We also got to see the black label range of fragrances that Liverpool Lush offer, and it's definitely something I plan on looking at a little more in the coming months when I get the time to revisit to do so.

The ceiling of the Tales Of Bath treatment room

A really cool part of this event, however, was that we also got to visit the spa as nobody was booked in and so we weren't going to interrupt their treatment. The spa is honestly one of the coolest things that I've seen in a long while; set out like a comfy kitchen, you can sit and have your consultation to make sure that you're getting the best of your treatment and then head into the consultation room itself. We got to go and see the consultation rooms for both The Comforter and Tales of Bath and truly, if I had £115 to spare I'd be booking Tales of Bath just to relax in a room that pretty! I don't, however, though I am considering booking in for The Energiser in the new year, because I can definitely spare £45 to relax and get more motivated. The staff took us through a good few of the treatments, let us smell the spa exclusive products and then sent us on our merry way feeling a lot more relaxed just from being in the space (which is sound proofed so you can't hear the noise from the rest of the store, by the way!)

Finally, we got to see the Christmas floor. That's right, currently the top floor of Lush Liverpool is nothing but Christmas products, and I'm absolutely living for it. Not only are the products all fantastic, but we got to speak through their environmentally friendly changes (including recycling their bottles into their knot wraps, as well as saving on water waste by changing demos to their app and on screens available within the store) and also got to see some knot wrap demonstrations. When we had talked through all of the products, we got to pick some to take home for ourselves and so I picked Snow Fairy bath bomb for Josh's sister, Yog Nog Shower Cream and Snowflake Body Lotion (potentially reviews to come if I like them!) and we had them knot wrapped for us with new personalised tags that you can opt for in the store if you're buying from Liverpool.

All in all the event was great fun and I actually felt like I'd come away knowing much more about Lush, so good work, Katy! Also if you've ever been to the Lush Spa let me know if it's work me dropping that amount of cash on a treatment because I really do want to.

Sammy xo.

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

[AD] Manchester Challenge - The Ultimate Date Night

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Manchester isn’t too far away from home for me but it’s somewhere I don’t really tend to head to often. That said, when I was offered the chance to go and write a post about how to spend a date night in Manchester (and if you're headed yourself from further away, there's some great hotels and serviced apartments in Manchester), I jumped at the chance to explore with Josh and see just what the city has to offer that we might have skipped over in past trips. So, with no real plan but food and cool things, we head off on a Monday afternoon to see what gems that we could stumble upon in the city. The coach to the city took us about 40 minutes and so our starting point was Manchester coach station, just for reference.

1st stop - Salt and Pepper, Arndale Market

We initially intended to head to Northern Soul Grilled Cheese, however it was closed for training across all the branches, and so we just decided to wander and see what took our fancy. Luckily for us, literally just across the road was The Armadale Market and just inside the door a smell hit us in the face and had us straight into the queue - Salt and Pepper. This tiny little booth offers all variations of salt and pepper food, and we opted for crispy chicken flatbreads and the classic salt and pepper chips. The flatbreads were subtle, but tasty and filling (plus 2 for £6 which definitely isn’t something to stick your nose up at) and crinkle cut salt and pepper chips are a game changer and a definite highlight. With the flatbreads coming as two in a portion and a portion of chips easily shared, lunch came to just £9 for the both of us. 

2nd Stop - Manchester Markets, and a general wander

We got a little caught up in the beauty of the Christmas markets in the city centre and so we went for a quick walk through them and to see if we could stumble upon anywhere else we fancied visiting. We didn’t, but there’s plenty of cool little places to see on the way to the town hall in Manchester, and there’s ton of cute little Instagram spots, so definitely worth the ten minute walk. After a few google searches, we quickly decided on destination number 3. 

3rd Stop - NQ64

This was one of my favourite parts of the whole day, it’s a little bar downstairs that looks like very little from the outside, but inside it’s a neon wonderland of graffitied tables, and so many old school arcade machines. I got an Irn Bru, Josh got a Camden Pills as recommended by the girl working on the bar, and we got 15 tokens between us. Including the tokens we spent just over £12 and lost an hour to playing shooting games, bad Simpson’s arcade games, and watching countless rounds of Mario Kart. This is a little hidden gem and it’s really affordable for what it is, and so if you want to get competitive or old school gaming is your thing, it’s definitely worth the visit. 

4th Stop - Crazy Pedro’s

After quickly nipping to Outhouse (possibly the most famous street art location in Manchester) and it’s surrounding graffiti spots, we headed back to NQ64, and then straight next door to Crazy Pedro’s for pizza. As it was happy hour between 5 and 9pm, we grabbed a cocktail each (Candy Skull Collins for me, and Ped’s Meds for Josh) and ordered four slices of pizza at just £2 each. We went for a mix of classic and a little more unusual; Can’t Cook, Won’t Cluck was a vegan pizza with potato waffles, vegan chicken, vegan cheese and tomato sauce (great taste, very weird texture), and Chippy Tea which was mushy peas, sausage, chips and curry sauce (mushy peas on a pizza is... an experience). Looking for something more classic? The Margherita and Pepperoni were well worth their £2 per slice price, and with 2 slices and a cocktail each, we paid just £18. 

5th Stop - Central Perk

You may all know that me and Josh can’t function long without coffee, and so the next stop fit nicely - with Josh remembering Manchester Primark has a Central Perk inside, and me needing caffeine. This is actual a really lovely little coffee shop, with it’s false exterior nestled in the back of the busy first floor of the huge Primark. The infamous sofa is outside if you want a photo opp, and inside there’s surprisingly nice coffee available; for a Vanilla Frappe and a Mocha we spent just over £7, and sitting in the cafe was definitely a lovely way to lose some time just people watching.

6th Stop - Manchester Cathedral Fountains, the bridge behind The Lowry Hotel

Reinvigorated we decided to head down and see some of the bits of Manchester that we, as a couple, love. Our first trip away together after we got together was Manchester, and we fell in love with the dancing water fountains with their coloured lights opposite the Manchester Cathedral. Last time we visited we couldn’t get a good picture because of the sheer amount of people there, but this time the whole place was ours and so we took some photos before heading off to the Bridge behind The Lowry Hotel, another favourite spot of ours with some beautiful views across the canal. Definitely a nice spot if you have some time to wander there.

7th Stop - The Liar’s Club

Luckily for us when we came off the bridge we were actually facing a bar we’d talked about visiting but didn’t know if we’d actually have time to go to - The Liar’s Club. This is a beautiful downstairs Tiki Bar which is definitely my favourite place we visited the whole day. The atmosphere is so, so friendly, the bar staff were so happy to help us pick drinks and the extensive list of rums is definitely something to behold. I opted for a TLC cocktail and Josh opted for Captain’s Grog and one of the nice things here is that their menu is helpfully laid out from less alcohol options to more, which is definitely good when one of you (me) can’t handle your rum that well, and the other one of you (Josh) is nothing short of a rum connoisseur. This is definitely the type of bar that you want to take your friends to, and it’s easy to see why it’s gaining more and more popularity. We also managed to hit happy hour here, and two cocktails of this calibre for £10 is definitely a bargain that can’t be sniffed at.

8th Stop - Yates

If you come in on the coach pretty much the first sight you see, and pretty much the last sight that you see when leaving, is Yates - and something about the sight of aYates just makes you feel at home wherever you are. We stopped in here for a quick Diet Coke for me, and a quick rum for Josh whilst we waited for our coach.

The total price of our date came to just over £65, and I don't really think that's something you can complain about - Manchester has plenty to do, see and eat and so why not try it for your next date night?

Sammy xo.
Most, if not all, photos taken by Josh

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Pattersons Baker House Review

When you live in or around Liverpool there are certain places that everyone seems to have been to except you, and you just sort of never get around to changing that. For me and Josh, at least for the past year or so, this seemed to be Pattersons. People continuously told us how good it was, we always said we would try it, but it sort of fell by the wayside and we never actually got around to going. So, when we decided on a whim with Ruby last week that we wanted to go for food and we couldn't decide where we should go? We finally bit the bullet and made our way to Pattersons Baker House. Though Gradwell Street is dubbed their OG, and it's definitely the branch that people always rave about, there's something really charming about the newer addition to the family that just makes it a lovely place to grab a bite with friends.

Walking in this is the perfect mix between a cool restaurant and a dive bar, it's unpretentious and welcoming, with off kilter picture frames, beatles caricatures and friends playing on the TVs dotted around the spacious bar. It's strangely beautiful decorated, with metal tiles making a decorative ceiling and wood panelling all through the area towards the toilet. When you're inside, you could easily forget you're in one of the busiest streets in Liverpool, it's cosy, aesthetically pleasing and it just generally feels like a pleasant place to be. One of the highlights of the restaurant for me is that the drinks menu really feels like one from a takeaway, with Rio, Irn Bru, Tizer and more gracing it's pages. Little touches like this just makes the whole restaurant feel like an upmarket takeaway, and it's charming in it's own little way.

For food we felt a little overwhelmed looking at a menu with so many choices, and so we opted for the Ultimate Sharer (£15.95), containing Chicken Strippers, Mac 'n' Cheese Bites, Cajun Halloumi Fingers, Salt & Pepper Chicken Wings, Coleslaw and Onion Wings. We then asked the guy taking our order what he would recommend and so added 250g of Pattersons Famous Fried Chicken (£5.95) and Piggy Smalls Loaded Curly Fries (£5.45) which were curly fries with cheese, bacon and BBQ pulled pork. We weren't really sure how much food was going to be enough food, so we decided to run with this and then see if we needed to order more afterwards between the three of us, but it turned out to be more than enough to go around.

The food is exactly the type of comfort food that you want it to be, it's tasty, filling and just all round good. The highlights for me were definitely the loaded curly fries and salt and pepper wings, but there was genuinely nothing that I tried that I didn't like. For a restaurant that focuses primarily on their famous fried chicken, it doesn't let down the quality of the rest of the sides; it's all tasty, wholesome and beautifully presented. What I would say, and this is really nobody's fault but our own, is that we really didn't make the most of the menu, but it's honestly just made us want to go back. Every single piece of chicken was as tender and (for want of a better word) moist as the next, every piece of food had a new flavour that the restaurant has perfected, and it comes together to make a really nice meal, for a really affordable price.

Overall, for the food and drinks we got (3 soft drinks) came to £33, and just over a tenner for an entire meal in Liverpool is definitely nothing to turn your nose up at. Throw in friendly staff, the food being genuinely fantastic, great decor and a good choice of drinks? It's easy to see how Pattersons have such a cult following, they've definitely created such a special thing with what they have.

If you've been to Pattersons I'd love to know what you'd recommend for next time!

Sammy xo.

Friday, 8 November 2019

Liverpool River Of Light

Liverpool is beautiful at all times, I will maintain this point until I die, but this week I found the time to go with Josh (all photos in this post by him by the way, because he's a legend) to the River Of Light Festival, and it gave the city a whole new edge. The River of Light is essentially a collection of artwork based on, you guessed it, lights all around the city that you can visit, play in and interact with - these are predominantly placed across the docks, but there's some further into the city, too. It's freezing, especially being so close to the River, but it's also good work, you'll see some beautiful artwork and it's definitely worth seeing Liverpool in a whole new light (pun intended).


Run Beyond

I'm fairly sure that Josh and I managed to see all of the installations on offer, but the one we started at was one that we could actually see on our side of the water, Spiders. From our side of the water we can see the lights on the Cunard building, but they just look like cubes flashing, so I was really intrigued to see that when you get closer these are actually each individual spiders running across the windows of the building to music. This was one of my favourite installations of the whole day, and though we didn't stay for the light show on the Liver Buildings (Flight) because we'd seen it from Woodside Food Village the week earlier, you can hit both in one go on some of the most iconic buildings that Liverpool has to offer.

There were also some beautiful spots to take pictures; between the giant rabbits of Intrude in Exchange flags, or in some of Josh's favourite spaces of the whole night; Whole Hole, a continuous moving tunnel of white lights you can walk through, and Submergence, a beautiful room full of dropping coloured lights that change and transform under the music in the room. We spent a long time at all three of these, just taking different pictures, playing around with the lights in Submergence, and watching other people take photographs in Whole Hole. Though we didn't stop to take a photo at them, there's also a beautiful set of lit up wings on the top of the steps by Chavasse Park called Flock, which is a beautiful take on the famous 'For All The Liver Birds' graffiti that's so popular in The Baltic Triangle.


Globoscope/Whole Hole

One of the surprising pieces that we both really enjoyed was Globoscope, set in the beautiful gardens of Liverpool Parish Church. This was filled with white balls of light that lit and dimmed to loud music that was really lovely to watch and though it seemed completely out of place in a church garden, I almost think this added to the experience. We've seen the light bench in Liverpool One a few times before this and it's literally just a lit up bench, we really wanted to stop here and take a picture but there was a queue of people waiting to do just that and so we skipped ahead, similarly Cetus (depicting poetry using light under water, set to music) and Portal (a geometric show projected onto the Albert Dock) were both beautiful pieces, but we seemed to hit them in the middle of a cycle and so head off without seeing the whole of them.

Intrude/The Liver Buildings

A joint favourite, and probably the piece that we spent the most time looking at, was Run Beyond which was set at the centre of the Albert Dock, depicting a man running across the water and ending in a forward roll, each light lit up individually so it looked the figure was running, and then all lit up together to make a beautiful piece in itself. The location of this made it beyond magical, and overall I would definitely recommend this. If I have one piece of criticism, I would say that Submergence is set inside and there seems to be no limit on people in the room, which means that when we went it was very very busy, and very difficult to see the whole piece, though it was nice to see the photographs other people were taking in there.

If you are headed to The Liverpool River Of Light I'd love to see your photos so send them to me on twitter, and if you haven't been yet you still have a few night left as this finishes tomorrow (November 9th 2019) and light installations are available to view between 5pm and 10pm!

Sammy xo.

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

The World's Most Convoluted Love Story

When I was a teenager there was this guy with a bright coloured fringe that used to do the opposite paper round to mine, and without fail on a Wednesday when I was putting leaflets into 200 papers I’d see him. Every single week he would jump off the wall of the house next to me onto my path and every single week it would shit me up and he’d laugh and wave and I’d probably scowl and wave back because that’s the type of person that I am. He was on my radar as a friend of friends but after we stopped doing our paper rounds, I mostly forgot he existed until we were in our twenties and he matched with me on tinder. Then I got a girlfriend. Then I broke up with said girlfriend and we matched on tinder again. Then I got back with said girlfriend. Then said girlfriend and I broke up, again. We matched on tinder again, three separate times because he kept deleting the app (or unmatching me because I wasn’t funny enough, jury’s still out).

Then I started drinking in a new pub and I’d see him there and we’d share a tinder message exchange of ‘Is that you by the bar?’ ‘I can’t see you who are you with.’ ‘I’m in the back booth.’ There’d be an awkward wave and we’d move on with our lives - though I did ask him to five separate pub quizzes in one message once and he never replied, I’m not bitter though. Then one night he was in the right place at the entirely wrong time and came over to chat to me whilst I sat with two people I really didn’t want to be there with, then I saw him the next night and introduced him to my friends, then it quickly became me going to that certain pub because I knew he’d be there but we weren’t brave enough to actually hang out. Then I started asking him to plans outside that pub, and in 3 short weeks I had myself a best friend. We spent 10 months growing together, there was new jobs and pushing each other to start the things we wanted to do but never got around to, there were a lot of those pub quizzes he never replied to my messages about, there was some casual kissing, there was a lot of meeting each other’s friends.

I’m going to be honest, I really didn’t think 2019 was going to be my year. I threw myself into it by working a lot, by not doing much other than going to the pub, by crying even more than I do now. He was there every step of the way, we spent every single night walking round our (very small) town centre and chatting, or drinking in the pub, or going on late night tesco trips with my best friend. Slowly but surely, we got closer and to literally nobody’s surprise except my own, he told me he wanted this to go somewhere, and five months later it is somewhere, it’s so good. I take the piss out of him every single day but he is honestly one of the best things to come into my life. He’s pushed me to be a better person, he makes sure I get out of bed to at least walk to the shop even when it feels like it’s the last thing I want to do, he appreciates me for everything that I am, he steals my clothes and eats my snacks, but I’ll let him off with those ones. 

It’s been a lot of time to get here (ask my group chat, they’ll tell you just how long) and it’s a place I never thought I’d be lucky enough to be. I’m so grateful to be with someone who makes sure I make time to do things I want to, not just things I need to, I’m so grateful to have someone who pushes me every day to be the person I want to be, I’m so grateful he finishes the last bits of my food when I inevitably don’t finish a meal. It might have taken nearly a year (or 9, depending on how you look at it) but we got here, finally. It's felt like the world's most convoluted love story, and I'm sure my friends will back us up on how long it seemed to take, but I'm truly grateful for every single step. Plus he's a boss photographer, and he pushed me to make sure I actually did start my blog again (and he's put up with every meltdown about it since).

How did you meet your partner? I'm really nosy and want the stories!

Sammy xo.

Monday, 4 November 2019

Cowfish Smokehouse At Woodside Ferry Village Review

Living on The Wirral comes with its perks - the biggest perk is, honestly, how close to Liverpool and Chester we are, both of which are fantastic for food. When it comes to food on our doorstep though? The options can be a bit lacking, that was - until Woodside Ferry Village came along. Before we even get to the food, I need to say that the Ferry Village is using the hashtag #foodwithaview and it's definitely not hard to see why. Me and Josh walk past the building most nights, and with it's amazing view of Liverpool's skyline and you being in the building of the iconic ferry across the Mersey, it's not hard to see why Josh always says it's the spot he'd pick if he was showing someone Liverpool and they'd never seen it before. But, location isn't everything when it comes to a restaurant, and so let's get to the bit you actually want to hear about; the food. By the way; typically, after specifically picking a place with multiple vendors to ensure everyone got something they wanted without compromise, we all ended up eating at Cowfish Smokehouse anyway, which honestly, is very on brand for this friendship group.

We sat upstairs with a beautiful view of the Liverpool skyline, it was fairly busy for a Friday night, but definitely not packed, and upstairs seemed the logical place to sit as the only vendor up there is The Tipsy Duck bar, which gave us time to chat and get drinks before knuckling down and deciding what we wanted. Ruby opted for a mocktail which they were trialling for launch the day after and so they didn't charge her, and a lager top and a pint of Diet Coke came to £7.30 - not cheap for our area, but pretty fair for restaurant pricing. After a brief catch up and some photographs, we head downstairs to check the vendors out and though there are some great vendors there at the moment (Sukothai, The Refreshment Rooms, Caffe Cream, and Slow Low and Dough) we all opted for Cowfish Smokehouse.

The Notorious P.I.G

I'm entirely sure Ruby opted for the Notorious P.I.G (£8) purely for the name, but this is a Bratwurst in a New York Roll topped with 8 hour oak smoked pulled pork, texan slaw, onions and BBQ sauce, which she swapped out for mustard. Ruby said this was amazing, and the general consensus between those who had the slaw (aka. not me) was that this was a real big highlight. There was a lot to eat here and it was really messy, but I have to admit that it looked incredible. Mine was definitely the most manageable meal of the night which was The Peggy Sue (£9), a red seeded beetroot brioche bun, Southern Fried Chicken and Halloumi, slaw, tomato, lettuce and mayo. I have a real thing about soggy vegetables and so opted to leave the salad and the slaw off, which was absolutely no problem, and this was great tasting, though definitely not the most exciting meal of the night. The red brioche bun definitely looked cool in photos, but if I'd have eaten it in the dark I definitely wouldn't have identified it as beetroot, so if you're not a big fan, don't let that put you off, and the chicken was moist inside and crispy outside, with that bite of salty halloumi really adding to the flavour overall.

The Peggy Sue (front) and The Pitmaster (back)

Josh went for the Pitmaster (£9.50) which was a seeded black charcoal bun, an Oak Smoked Aberdeen Angus burger, slaw, lettuce, tomato, 12 hour smoked brisket, smoked bacon and melted cheddar, aka. a lot of food on one plate. For me, the brisket on this burger was the highlight of the entire meal, it melt in your mouth, it's taste was smokey without being overwhelming, and though everything we had was fantastic, it was just definitely the unexpected star of the show. The burger itself was tender and fell apart, and the bacon was fantastic, but did get lost underneath the brisket a little for me, personally. We also got two baskets of cheesy fries (£4 or £2.50 when added to a meal) which were great, though eat them fast or that cheese sauce does get a bit claggy. Realistically, we ordered way, way too much food, and we did manage to finish nearly all of it, but it's worth knowing that the portions are definitely big enough to share, especially the sides.

Inside The Pitmaster

We wanted to go back for the weirdest offering on the menu, the Willy Wonka Rainbow Bagel (£9) which consists of an Aberdeen Angus patty, melted cheddar, popping candy, marshmallow, a mini Wonka bar and a candy cane skewer on a rainbow bagel purely because it sounded appalling and I knew I'd probably like it, but despite opening hours saying vendors serve until 9pm, the stall did tell us they stopped serving at 8:30 and so do bear in mind that some vendors might close earlier, and take that into account when you're looking to go, especially if there's one vendor in particular you really want to eat at. Overall though? The food is well priced, and beyond good quality, the view is worth it alone and it's definitely nice to have something better than a McDonalds right on our doorstep.

The view (photo by @joshparkersnaps)

If you've been to any of the vendors let me know if the food was good, I'm planning another trip and so I'm definitely looking at what to hit next.

Sammy xo.

Saturday, 2 November 2019

Museum Of The Moon

There's very few things that I love more in the world than space, I like to look at the stars, I like it when people can tell me the constellations, I love reading about the moon - and so, when Josh asked me if I wanted to go to the Museum Of The Moon in Birkenhead Town Hall this week, I jumped at the chance. For those of you that don't know, Museum Of The Moon consists of a number of touring moons, all of which are pieces by UK artist Luke Jerram. I'm going to quote the next bit straight from the site so I don't miss anything integral;

'Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface.'

I'm going to start this honestly and say this is one of the coolest things that I've been to see. Nestled in a back room on the third floor of Birkenhead Town Hall? There's a huge moon, suspended in the middle of all this ancient wood and cool architecture. This is literally a scaled down moon, which would be incredible anyway, but you can also head round to the back of this to see the dark side of the moon that you would never normally see. Even if you weren't a big fan of learning more about space, the skies and the universe? It's hard not to fall in love with how intricately beautiful this piece is as a whole, pictures do it justice to an extent, but until you've stood in front of it I don't think you can genuinely understand just how fantastic this piece actually is.

I will say, that as beautiful as this is in Birkenhead Town Hall, compared to some of the locations on the tour I do think that this seems a bit underwhelming overall. The intention is for the pieces to be displayed both indoors and outdoors in various places, and I really wish I had been there to see this when it was hung in an abandoned church, or when it was hung over a swimming pool, or even when it was hung in the centre of Liverpool's cathedral. Though the location is never going to let this piece down as such, I definitely think there are going to be locations on the tour that make it even more awe inspiring, and so if you have the chance to see it somewhere amazing? Definitely take the chance and go.

Photograph of me taken by @joshparkersnaps

The moon we saw is one of a few currently touring and so if you want to see one you can see dates here. If you're close enough to Birkenhead to visit it whilst it's here you can book tickets for free to secure a time slot between right now and the day the exhibition finishes, on November 15th (there's also autism and sensory friendly viewing slots available, or for £10 you can attend a yoga class around the moon on Wednesday November 13th). If you go for nothing more than the really cool Instagram pictures, I honestly wouldn't blame you.

If you've been in another location definitely send me your pictures on twitter, because I'm obsessed!

Sammy xo.