Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Day Trippin' to York

My favourite season, Autumn, is finally well and truly here! So I decided to wrap up, ignore the typically Yorkshire weather, kick my anxiety in the arse (another post for another day) and the boyfriend and I headed to lovely York for the day. I thought I'd share a few of my favourite pictures! If you don't know, York is a beautiful, walled city in North Yorkshire, full of one off shops, cobbled streets, pretty awesome museums & the Shambles (the loveliest shopping street EVER)

 Something I love about York is the mixture of old and new that work so well together. Plus it's a total must for anyone who loves hand painted signage and typography.

York Cocoa House, this place is an absolute chocolate lovers dream. An amazing cafe & shop, It also runs chocolate tasting classes, birthday parties & hen do's. I think I'd just settle on living there?!

SO many bikes everywhere in York! Makes for a happy Steph (I love bicycle pictures!)
 More great signage for The Evil Eye Lounge.


 This is my absolute favourite painted signage in York, plus it's a shop too, selling the most gorgeous Steiff Teddy Bears. Well worth a visit if you're nearby (ppst, they do a mean cinnamon teacake)

A view of York Minister from the main road. You can climb to the top of one of the towers of the minister which has some of the best views over Yorkshire. Not for the faint hearted though.. There's lots of tight spiral staircase to navigate.. Not the best for someone who loves heights but suffers from some weird kind of spiral staircase-induced vertigo!

Where are your favourite places to go? My check list usually has to include; Tea rooms, a Fudge or Sweet Shop & plenty of vintage shops to poke around in.

Steph xo

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

The Land of Nod

Hello everyone! I hope you're all enjoying Autumn / Fall.  I think it might just be my favourite season. I am know that I start possibly 96% of my blog posts in this way.. but I REALLY am trying to get into blogging more. I feel like I have lots to chat to you guys about, but I have no idea how to go about putting it all down into one blog post. Do you have any tips? I think I just sound like I'm babbling away..

Anyway - onto what I wanted to post about. Now, I'm fully aware that in my life I'm at least maybe, a year behind everybody else in, well, everything. So if you're reading this and thinking "Dude, srsly?" Then I'm sorry. BUT YOU GUYS. THE LAND OF NOD! I just recently discovered it, and I may have fallen completely, hopelessly, palms sweaty, heart racing-ly in love with this online shop. Have you had a look through the site before? The Land of Nod is an online boutique selling lots of lovely things for kids and babies (although really most adults, lets be honest) They stock carefully sourced products from independent designers, crafters and illustrators - such a refreshing change from mass produced stuff that you can find anywhere. I've already spotted a couple of my favourite illustrators with work on there; Allison Cole & Michelle Romo of Crowded Teeth.

Here are a few of my personal autumn favourites. I'll post some links to the individual items at the bottom of the post.

Which online shops are you favourites? My other current favourites are Fred Flare & Me & Zena

Steph xo

P.S. Images taken from the The Land of Nod website. The photographs are not mine, only the added textures / text etc.

P.P.S. This isn't a sponsored post.. I do just really love that shop.

1. Crowded Teeth Art Print - Tall Together Now
2. Hangin' Around Woodgrain Pendant Lighting
3. Keep it Together Wall Hook
4. Clip it Good Desk Lamp
5. Hedgehog on Forest Time Wall Clock
6. Oliver Elephant Plush Toy by Hillary Lang