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My Live Music Bucket List

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With wish lists pouring into my blog reader by the bucket load, and the final (and let’s face it, best) month of 2013 rearing its sparkly little head, I’ve been doing some “retrospecting” of the music variety, and realised that I’ve not fared too badly on the live music side of things this year *go me*. However, there are still a fair few to tick off my “bucket list” of must-see shows. Through blogging and … Continue reading

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An Afternoon With Liam Fray

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This week, I was given a special invitation to an acoustic session with Liam Fray, frontman of The Courteeners, at the XFM studios in Manchester. I’ll admit it. Back in the day, Manchester-hailed band The Courteeners only took up a small portion of space on my iPod – ‘Acrylic’ and ‘Not Nineteen Forever’ were the two put-on-repeat winners for me, both recommendations from my best friend. Five years on, and I haven’t really thought about … Continue reading

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Outfit Post: Foxy Feels

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A few weeks ago, I bought this cute smock dress, and posted it on Instagram. Lots of you have asked me where it’s from, so I thought I’d be super useful to you all and provide you with a link and everything! The dress is from ASOS and it’s now only £21 (link!). I bought it for £28 so grab it now whilst it’s reduced! It’s such a pretty print, and the shape is really … Continue reading

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The November Playlist

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When there’s nothing but minus temps and red-cold hands to come for the next few months, I’ve found two remedies that work well for me: 1) “fuzzy feeling” tunes and 2) an endless supply of salted caramel hot chocolate. Both tasty, and both positively necessary. “Fuzzy feeling” tunes are pretty self-explanatory, but here’s my take: songs that make your tummy feel tickly on the inside. Bright, major chords need not always apply; a song with … Continue reading

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The Q Awards 2013!

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Ever since their inception in 1990, the Q Awards have become the UK’s go-to event to celebrate upcoming and legendary indie darlings and rock royalty. So, attending the Q Awards, one of the many, many highlights of the music calendar, was something I never in a million years, thought I would have the opportunity to do. Last week, however, me and Jenna somehow found ourselves at the Grosvenor House hotel, blocking the paparazzi from a … Continue reading

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Things I’ve Learnt At 23

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I don’t tend to celebrate my birthday in a huge way; for me, Christmas is by far the superior occasion on the calendar. Being such an introvert, I really hate having all the attention on me, especially at the dreaded present-opening time. That’s one reason why Christmas wins over birthdays – everyone opens presents at the same time! However, I thought I would mark the occasion this year by listing a few things that I’ve … Continue reading

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The October Playlist

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I always like to have a mix of old and new in my monthly playlists, and this month is no exception. Spanning from the 1973 right through to 2013 makes this a mix of true old favourites, and a pick of my new obsessions. Download the playlist on Spotify for on-the-move music goodness! 1. HAIM – GO SLOW Last month, Cali sisters Haim dropped their debut album Days Are Gone, and within hours of listening, … Continue reading

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Getting Inked Up, Pt. 1

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Ink is my latest obsession – the evidence is in my search history. It goes a little something like this… #tattoo #hearttattoo #startattoo #musictattoo #ryangoslingtattoo That last one is to be expected by now, but from the other searches and from the images above, you can gather that I’m drawn to petite and girly designs. Somehow, I don’t think I’d look quite right with a full-on sleeve! Getting a design permanently etched onto my skin … Continue reading

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The September Playlist

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This month, the Romeo playlist has taken a decidedly unabashed pop route, stretching from the 80s with a smattering of Prince and MJ, right through to 2013 with Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. It is, after all, the end of summer, and there’s no time more appropriate for a jam and a boogie than when the sun finally sets. As you can probably tell, last month’s Reading festival inspired the majority of this playlist. ‘Always … Continue reading

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It’s here. The 1975′s debut album.

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Like so many others today, I’ve been waiting for Mr Postman to come and deliver a CD that I have been dreaming of since the beginning of the year. For an album as anticipated as this, I thought, a digital download just wouldn’t cut it, and this will be the first time in years that I have forked out for an album in hard copy form. The reviews from Clash, TMRW, The Guardian and the … Continue reading

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