Friday, 4 December 2015

Beat Street | A Night At JunkYard Golf ♥


If your from Manchester, you may have heard of Beat Street in the Great Northern Warehouse (Where the AMC Cinema is situated)
They recently had a pop up Friday Food Fight which I went to in August - this is coming back for NYE - It was a lot of fun last time.
From the 24th November this year they have launced a pop up crazy golf park which is running till Sunday 13th December, priced at only £6.00 per person - TICKETS HERE .
  There are 9(ISH) holes which have basically been made from pretty much any rubbish they could find.
I saw all sorts which made up this crazy golf course such as a treadmill, slinky from Toy story, a train scalextric, a dog kennel, an ironing board, plates, teacups, a paddling pool, barbie, roof guttering and lots of other random bits and pieces - but it really worked and made this crazy golf course - WELL CRAZY.
I went with a few girls for some non competitive fun (we didn't even keep score) we had golf themed cocktails "Fairway to Heaven" & "Tee Diddy" the sweets on the side were a hit too.
Priced at £7.00 a piece, these cocktails were a pinch for what they were but we had a good night so it was worth it.
The food was quite yummy too, it's only basic - burgers, hotdogs, nacho's or fries - slightly better priced than the cocktails but.... it went down a treat after our crazy game of golf.

We stayed for a few hours here and had a good laugh, cocktails, crazy golf and burgers was a good combination for a good night and I had a really good time.
If you haven't got any plans in the upcoming week, buy tickets and go here with a few friends - It's a good laugh.
I can't wait to see what the creators have in store for 2016.
Here are a few photo from our night.


Have you heard of Beat Street or have you been here yet??
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Thursday, 3 December 2015

Our 2nd Wedding Anniversary in Paris ♥


I wanted to pop this post up sooner, but the day it was due to go up was just after the Paris terrorist attacks, it deeply shocked and upset me, like I am sure it did with others and I didn't feel ready to publish this post at such a sad time - however now I feel ready to share this post.

If you follow me on Instagram or regularly read my posts you will know I recently (over two months ago) went to Paris with my husband for 4 days, it was my second time back this year and I loved it just as much this time round - you can read all about my last visit HERE & HERE.
Paris is such a big city with so many things to do, places to see and plenty of food to eat.
Me and my husband literally did so much in the 4 days we were there, we walked that much we were out like lights every night when we got back to our hotel but I appreciated it even more this time round, mostly because of Paris's beauty. (I'm still trying to get my head round why someone would want to harm this city)
Paris is such a beautiful city and it's architecture and sights never fail to amaze me.
We had an early morning flight from Manchester airport and we stayed in the - CAMPANILE PARIS 15 - TOUR EIFFEL hotel - I stayed here last time as it was literally on the doorstep of the Eiffel Tower.
It's majorly basic but how much time do you spend in your hotel? Not a lot.

We got round everywhere using the metro or the train, it was so easy to use and the Rome2rio app which you can download on your phone was very helpful and told us exactly how to get to where we wanted to go and how much it was going to cost.
As I had been to Paris before, it was my turn to show my husband the sights and on the first day we headed straight over to the Notre Dame Cathedral and got some french crepes right away - when in Paris. 


Our first night was spent with a few drinks under the Eiffel Tower, we were quite lucky we picked this night as it rained the rest of the two nights we were here.
It was blissful just sitting under here and watching the Eiffel Tower sparkle on the hour and talking about life.

The next day happened to be our wedding anniversary so we got up bright and early and opened our anniversary cards before getting crepes for breakfast and heading over towards the Eiffel Tower.
We weren't queuing for longer than an hour which was lucky as it got busier towards the end of the week and we saw bigger queues.
We got tickets to go all the way up to the top and it was a little scary but the views were well and truly breath taking as you can see from the photos below.


After we had spent some time here we hopped on the train over to Montmarte which was a lovely little village on the top of a large hill, this place is worth a visit for a few hours while your in Paris.
They had the cutest little side streets and the Sacre Coeur church was beautiful, I thought this church was more beautiful than Notre Dame and the inside was so enchanting, their was something about it that made me want to stay in there for hours.
You can also climb the 350 stairs to the top to enjoy even more breath taking views - I will be honest the spiral staircase was a little claustrophobic and at one point I though I might have a panic attack but I got to the top and the view was WOW.


After a while soaking up the views from the Scare Coeur we decided to get a bite to eat, there was so much choice but we ended up visiting a little patisserie bakery and we picked up a baguette for our lunch.
The desserts were a little tempting but we had to save ourselves for our romantic meal up the Eiffel Tower later on.
We visited the Moulin Rouge too, it was quite busy on the road round this area - I'd of loved to have come up here at night and see it lit up, maybe have even caught a live show.

 

After an afternoon in Montmarte we got on the train back to Champ Elysee's and took a walk down the long street lined with all the designer shops and visited the Arc De Triomphe, before heading back up towards our hotel.
We were shattered by the time we got back after being out all day so we took a nap for an hour or so before our meal which we had booked for 9.00PM up the Eiffel Tower.
Our meal up the Eiffel Tower was a truly special experience and maybe one that we will only do once in a lifetime.
We had a fantastic three course meal and I tried food I had never had before.
 If your thinking of dining up here for a special occasion - DO IT!!!


On our third day we were up bright and early again, despite the weather the night before, it was a lovely sunny autumn crisp morning so we used this an an opportunity to get some photos outside the Eiffel Tower together before we hopped on the train to go and visit the Chateau of Versailles.
I'd highly recommend this place to go for the day if you want a trip out somewhere different or somewhere more remote.
It was such a tiring day as because we walked everywhere, I'd recommend a bike or a buggy for the day next time (I actually sprained my back from walking as much as I did in Paris when I got home, so be careful)
There are 4 areas to visit in the Gardens Of Versailles, 
As you walk in your are mesmerized by the Palace Of Versailles where the history behind it is, that three of the french kings lived here before the french revolution.
In here you can see some of the most amazing works of art painted on the ceilings, the paintings and the historic interior is so beautiful and the hall of mirrors was absolutely breath taking to walk through,
Nothing quite prepares you for how big this palace really is, it would take a few hours to properly walk round this to take everything in - we visited here last and I think I was that tired from walking I didn't take it all in as I had hoped.

 
Next are the magnificent gardens which stretch on for miles.
We walked beyond the end of this photo in the far left hand corner to get to The Grand Trianon which was a smaller palace with similar paintings and historic decor to the Palace of Versailles, this was also beautiful.


My favourite place of all while visiting here was The Marie Antoinette Estate where Marie Antoinette lived, it was very private and hidden away- I loved that.
It had such beauty about it and the gardens and the areas that surrounded it were beautiful. 
The vintage furniture inside was amazing and this estate definitely had the woman's touch.

Not far from Marie Antoinette's house was the Queens Hamlets, which looked like a storybook village straight out of sleeping beauty.
The cottages still in there glory were situated here, 5 of these were reserved for the queen and her guests while 4 others were occupied by peasants back then.
There was a farm surrounding it which was a home for goats, chickens and a small selection of other farm animals.


 We spent most of our day here so when we had finished looking around, we headed towards the train station, we got some lunch and then headed back towards our hotel for a much needed short rest.
We spent our final night in Paris by going up to the very top of the Arc De Triomphe.
The walk up the stairs to the top wasn't as bad as the Sacre Couer but it was still a tough walk for me.
We stayed up there till the lights sparkled on the Eiffel Tower at 9.00pm before heading back to our hotel and stopping for pizza and cocktails on the way back.


Our flight back home was early lunch time the next day.
We had such an amazing time in Paris and I'm so glad I got to spend it with my husband for our second wedding anniversary.

#prayforparis 

Lots of Love
Charlotte
x
 
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Monday, 30 November 2015

Feelin Festive Wishlist ♥



It is officially the 1st of December tomorrow and 25 days till Christmas and my Christmas tree is already up, you will have seen this if you have me on instagram - xxmrschaddertonxx.
To get in the Christmas spirit I wanted to share with you my top picks for Christmas, a few which I have purchased recently for upcoming Christmas celebrations.
Every year like Halloween the festive range gets bigger and I love some of the Christmas jumpers that have come out this year, especially the one pictured in my wishlist above.
Christmas to me is all about sparkle and glitter and I love all of these items pictured above that I have chosen to share with you, perfect for the party season - whether your going out or want to feel festive, all these above are my top picks.

1. Black Scallop Dress - Boohoo - £22.00 - LINK.
2. ELF "Sun of a nutcracker t-shirt" - ASOS - £28.00 - LINK
3. Harry Potter Christmas Jumper - Boohoo - £15.00 - LINK.
4. Gingerbread Man Sweat Top - ASOS - £28.00 - LINK.
5. Glitter highlight courts - Brantano - £30.00 - LINK.
6. Black Glitter Clutch Bag - Brantano - £55.00 - LINK
7. Sequinned Top - H&M - £7.99 - LINK.
8. Red Lace Dress - H&M - £19.99 - LINK.

Which are your favourites???
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Thursday, 19 November 2015

Polo Necks & High Waisted Skirts ♥


It's been a while since I did an outfit of the day post, maybe well over a year.
On Saturday I recently attended the Scotts Teenage Cancer Fundraiser at the Manchester United Football Hotel, it was a gig in association with Scotts and Liam Gallaghers clothing brand "Pretty Green"
There was a performance by Palma Violets and DJ sets by Peter Hook and Peter Hooton.
I went with my husband as he is a huge football fan so visiting the Manchester united hotel was a fun night for him in general.
It was a good night and I got to meet Katie from Gold Dust and her husband - It was really nice to meet you both and I hope to see you at more events in the future Katie - it was also nice to meet you too Bryony, thank you for inviting me along.

We couldn't stay to long, we left at about 10.30 as we were up super early the next day for work but it was nice to attend and at the same time give to Teenage Cancer Trust.

It was quite a casual night so I kept my outfit simple.
I bought this polo neck recently from a shop near me, it's by Glamorous and you can buy it online here - LINK.
It's a perfect Autumn staple and I just love the colour, especially with the gold pieces of lurex in the material.
It's also the second polo neck I have purchased in the past week.
The skirt is from H&M earlier this year, a black skirt goes with so many things so yet again it's another wardrobe staple.
My boots are from Primark I purchased them last winter for about £15.00 they are so comfy and I desperately want another pair this year.
My bag is an oldie from Miss Selfridge.

I'll share a few photos from the night below from the start of the evening.


You can visit Teenage Cancer Trust and donate here - LINK.

Lots Of Love
Charlotte x
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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

My A/W Make Up Product Go To's ♥


As the darker nights set in, I always find my make up tends to go a little darker too.
I love all the deep autumnal colours such as reds, coppers, nudes and bronzes too.
I thought I would put together a post of all the products I have been using for the past month or so since Autumn arrived.
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Friday, 30 October 2015

A Cocktail Masterclass At The Banyan ♥

 
You might have seen from my previous post this week that I attended the pre opening for the Banyan Bar & Kitchen in Manchester - if not you can read all about that here - LINK.
Well... yesterday I was invited along with a few friends for an evening of cocktails and canapes.
The event was hosted in one of the Banyan's private dining rooms downstairs, which would also make a fabulous function room for a birthday or any other celebration.

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Sunday, 25 October 2015

A Night at The Banyan Bar & Kitchen In Manchester ♥


On the 1st October I attended the pre opening night of the Banyan Bar and Kitchen in Manchester in Exchange Square.
In Manchester we do have a lot of  bars and places to eat and being only a 10 minute train ride from the city center, it is always quite tempting to hop on the train to dine in Manchester because of the convenience.
The pre opening of the Banyan was an opportunity to try what sorts of food and drinks they had to offer before it opened to the general public, me and my husband such a good night considering it was only a Thursday.
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Friday, 23 October 2015

Halloween Outfit Inspo ♥

It always feels like Halloween gets bigger and bigger every year.
The 31st of October is no longer the only time of the year when it's okay to wear something scary or Halloween inspired.
I've seen so many Halloween pieces of clothing that I just LOOOVE and NEED!!
Not to mention all the amazing Halloween decorations that seem to be in shops now.
I desperately want to have my own Halloween inspired party just so I can decorate the whole place in cobwebs and spiders.


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Friday, 16 October 2015

New Season New Boots ♥

I think it's a necessity to buy new boots each year and right now I have my eyes on 2 more different pairs here and here which I want all of - if only my bank balance would let me.
Last week I treated myself to these beauties from work at Peacocks.
Peacocks have come a long way with their fashion range and their designs have got a lot better I think.
This year, their have been a lot more designs to choose from.
 I couldn't resist this tan pair as they will go with everything and they are super comfy.
I love the zip and buckle detailing too.

You can buy them for only £26 in stores - they don't seem to be online at the moment - perhaps they sold out.
Peacocks do free click and collect to your local store though if another pair catch your eye.
You can see their full range here - LINK.


Have you bought any new boots recently or been tempted??
P.S Don't forget you can follow me on instagram above - xxmrschaddertonxx
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Sunday, 11 October 2015

The One Where I Went to #FriendsFest ♥

First all all I wanted to start this post with a little update, I feel like I've neglected my blog an awful lot lately and I think it's because I have struggled with producing content that I think my readers will want to read.
So I've decided to go back to my roots and the reason I began my blog.
I wanted a place to share the things I got up to, I can't keep up with fashion related OOTD'S it's not me and while I loved doing them sorts of post's I want to keep my blog original, after all it's my little corner of the web.
I may throw a wish list in here and OOTD post their sometimes but expect to see more posts about the things I have been doing and what I have been up to and beauty related posts - I still love writing these as they incorporate in my everyday life.

If you do still read my blog - thank you for sticking with me and still taking the time to read my posts, as with every blogger, it means a lot when people take time to read your posts.
 x

But enough blabbing back to my original post......



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Thursday, 10 September 2015

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Bingo: From Milan To The Streets Of London ♥

Bingo as we know is a game of chance which originated during the 1500s and became hugely popular among all the Italians, who are ardent fans of it even today. From Milan it spread across various places and eventually made their way to the streets of London.

Have you ever wondered, why do we shout ‘Bingo’ whenever we win? Then, let me tell you, there’s a very interesting story behind the origination of this epic word. It started from a carnival in Georgia, where a U.S toy salesman, Edwin S. Lowe came across a game, where a lucky participant fortuitously exclaimed ‘Bingo’ instead of ‘Beano’. Since then, Lowe started promoting this game of cards as Bingo all across the world.

The name bingo was so wonderfully branded, that people started relating to it in a massive way. This game became the most important medium of socializing and relaxing for most players world wide.
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24 Hours In Liverpool With Travel Lodge, Paper Towns and A Mini Primark Haul ♥


A couple of weeks ago Travel Lodge invited me and my husband to spend a night in Liverpool, due to work commitments we could only stay the one night, but it was still nice to spend some time together away in a different city for the night which we really appreciated.
Liverpool is a 60 minute journey away from our home town near Manchester so it was quite easy to hop on the train round the corner and see what there was to see in Liverpool.

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Wednesday, 26 August 2015

My Trip To Paris A Mini Guide | Part 2 | Tourist Attractions | ♥


Hello again, I thought I'd add part 2 of my Paris adventure back in May, it feels like such a lifetime ago since May and I'm super excited to be visiting Paris again in less than a month with my hubby.
This post is about some of the things I did during my weekend in Paris and what sights I went to see.
You can read part one of my Paris adventure here - PART ONE.

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