"There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars."
Jack Kerouac

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

The Vintage Cupcake Kitchen

I spent a lovely Sunday afternoon with my friend Kim at the Vintage Cupcake Kitchen in Uppermill, Saddleworth (for the uninitiated/ non Northerners this pretty little village is located somewhere between Yorkshire and Manchester). As the name suggests, this place does two things very well - vintage and cupcakes. The tea shop is decorated beautifully with floral fabrics, bunting, fairy lights and vintage furniture, and everything is served on delicate vintage china which is also available to rent for your own vintage tea party! And the cakes... moreishly moist and spongy with deep and distinct flavours, liberally draped with light and fluffy cream cheese frosting and hand decorated with fruit, chocolate and sugary treats. Needless to say after sampling the gingerbread and double-stuffed oreo flavours I left with a goodie bag of four adorable mini cupcakes to take home. Oh, and they make a decent brew as well. Check out their lovely website here 

Friday, 18 May 2012



A few shots from the last couple of weeks - the happy little things in life. 1. The day my hair finally did as it was told 2. Raspberry cream sorbet 3. Peony fairylights 4. Summer nails 5. Veggie heaven 6. Vintage record player at a cafe I visited - inspired instant lust! 7. Topshop fringed fan print kimono jacket 8. Summer sunset