Monday, 11 June 2012

Laura Loves Birmingham

As you may or may not know I am from Birmingham, although I do a lot of fairs around the country and I love lots of the cities I have visited.   I recently took the time to take in some of the sights of my home city.    

The Birmingham Bull in its Jubilee finest.

I like spending time in places such as the Botanical Gardens which is such a lovely time to spend the day especially if the sun is shining.   One of my other places to spend the day is just outside Birmingham in Stratford Upon Avon.  I spent a lot of time there when I was at university as it was a great place to gather inspiration and to work.  I particularly love the Butterfly Farm in Stratford and a pub called Cox's Yard.  I was lucky enough to trade there last year with the team from Sutton Vintage and Arts Fair. 

A view from the Bullring.
 Another favourite of mine is The Custard Factory in Digbeth which is home to a number of fantastic independent retailers and business including The Frock On Vintage Studio a celeb favourite, GET A GRIP printing studio and The Vintage Salon to name a few.  

The Custard Factory

Have you ever been to Birmingham or any of the places featured in the blog? 

Laura xxx



8 comments:

  1. I've never been to Birmingham but you've sold it to me! Would love to visit more places in England, considering I've lived their my whole life, I haven't seem much of it! xx

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    1. Its worth a visit, got its ups and downs like every city but there are lots of hidden gems around the place x

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    1. thank you the wonders of good old instagram x

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  3. We went to the Bullring recently this year, I love the shops there. It's nice to shop somewhere different even though Bristol has good shops too! x

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    1. I went to Bristol last year and I was really impressed with the shops, they were really tidy! also you have a/wear one of my favourite shops, I can only usually shop there when I go to Ireland so it was a bonus to find it in Bristol x

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