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


  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

    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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  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

    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