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What to Buy Her for Valentines Day

It's less than a week until Valentine's Day so its time to get gifting. I picked a few of my favourite Valentine's gifts from places like Urban Outfitters, Etsy, Lush and ASOS. My favourite gifts are the Jane and Serge card and the Lush gift set. I hope this list help you find something special for your gf :)

1. Valentine Bra - Urban Outfitters
2. Rose Gold Love Balloon - Urban Outfitters
3. Boohoo Heart Print Pyjamas - ASOS
4. Jane and Serge greeting card - Etsy
5. The Old English Company Big Spoon and Little Spoon Pillow cases - Not on the High Street
6. You're my Lobster Card - Etsy
7. Valentines Cupcake kit - ASOS
8. Lots of Love giftset - Lush
9. Hubba Hubba greeting card - ASOS

1. Gucci Flora Eau de Toilette - Feel Unique
2. Too Faced Sweetheart Blusher - Debenhams
3. David Bowie greetings card - Etsy
4. Chanel No. 5 - Feel Unique
5. Tiffany Mini Double Heart Tag Pendant - Tiffany
6. Mac lipstick in Impassioned - Mac Cosmetics
7. Cupid Bath Bomb - Lush
8. I Choo Choo Choose You Simpsons card - Best Player Ever
9. Red Satin Suspender - Topshop

Bristol Event Guide February

I've made another alternative event guide for February. Although Kate Nash, Cabbage, Two Door Cinema Club and The Blondie Tribute at the Fleece are sold out this month, there are still lots of cool things to do ...

The Beatles Eight Days A Week

When: Monday 6th 7:30pm - 10pm
Where: The Louisiana
How Much: Free!

The Louisiana are screening The Beatles documentary Eight Days a Week for free next Monday. It really is a fantastic documentary so I'd catch this opportunity to see it if you can

Record Fair and CD Fair 

When: Saturday 4th 10pm - 4pm
Where: Colston Hall
How Much: Free :)

The biggest record and cd fair in the South West takes place tomorrow in Colston Hall. There will be bargains and rarities from every genre you can think of. Its the perfect event for a record collector or music lover.

There Will be Blood Live with the London Contemporary Orchestra

When: Tuesday 7th
Where: Colston Hall
How Much: £25.50 (student) £45.50

Although this event is a little bit more pricey, its an amazing opportunity to see the oscar-wining film There Will be Blood accompanied by a live orchestra.

LA Witch

When: Wednesday 15th 8pm - 11pm
Where: The Crofters Rights
How Much: £6 (before) £7 (at the door)

As part of the Bristol Psych Fest, La Witch are playing at The Crofters Right with support from Taos Humm and Umi. La Witch are a psych rock band based in LA. For fans of the Dum Dum Girls, Bleached and Best Coast. Check out there single Get Lost.

These Smiths and Transmission (The Smiths and Joy Division Cover Bands)

When: Saturday 18th 7pm -11pm
Where: The Fleece
How Much: £13

The Fleece are hosting two cover bands of Manchester finest The Smiths and Joy Division. Its a perfect chance to hear some of your favourite songs from the eighties indie scene

Bristol Vintage Weigh and Pay

When: Sunday 19th 11pm - 5pm
Where: Motion
How Much: £1:50 entry £15 for 1kg

Probably one of the biggest vinatge fair this month. Hosted in Motion Bristol, you can pick up 1kg of vintage goodies for £15! If you pay an extra £1.50 for entry you can gain entry an hour earlier and get a pick of the best.


January Photo Diary: VU Vinyl, Dream Wife and Bass Practice

January as usual was a slow month but some of the highlights included picking up some velvet underground vinyl, going to Dream Wife and learning to play bass

I wore my Hades jumper a good few times this month, its still one of my favourite fashion items :)

I bought a few dvds this month, the Marlon Brando documentary was really interesting, it included recordings of Brando himself and different pieces of footage. I haven't gotten around to watching the Godard movie yet but I can't wait because I've heard good things about it

I finally bought Loaded by the Velvet Underground. I don't know why I left it so long because I love Sweet Jane, Rock n Roll and New Age

I also bought this Velvet Underground live record in shop in Bristol called Repsycho, its mostly a vintage shop but in the basement they sell records too. I think the vinyl sleeve is amazing and its a double Lp so theres lots of live recording from 1969 in New York and Texas
using up my Christmas lush goodies - this one is the Christmas Pudding bathbomb
I went to see Dream Wife again this month. They played the Crofters Rights and it was completely sold out. I wore this silver cropped jumper from Urban Outfitters featuring a Dream Wife sticker
Dream Wife <3
as part of my New Year's resolution, I'm learning how to play the bass. I using the game Rocksmith to teach me some songs but I really should buy a book to learn some of the basic technical stuff (or maybe I'll try and find a good youtube tutorial)
I went a jam session in a warehouse in Bristol on the 28th. Its organised by an art collective called Jam Jar and its on the last Saturday of every month

I was also went to see Trainspotting 2 this month and I really liked it. I'm such a big fan of the first one and the second one really suprised me because it wasnt really about heroin this time but its based more on the characters, as always its really funny and Danny Boyle has some really creative shots in it

Thanks for reading :)