10 favourites this week (#109)

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Happy Monday everyone! I'm in a chipper mood today because this week has been AWESOME. It's contained all of my favourite things - holidays, blog events, shopping and loads of lovely family time. It doesn't get much better than that, right?! How has your week been? Do you have anything fun planned for the week ahead? I'm spending the whole week in Leeds which I don't think has happened once yet this year!

Anyway, before I get carried away, here are my 10 favourites this week...

1) Celebrating our friend's birthday in Berlin

We started the week in Berlin and on Monday evening we headed out to celebrate our friend's birthday. We had a SUPER yummy dinner at Transit (like seriously, everything was amazing!) before heading out for cocktails and lots of German beer. It was a really fun way to start the week - I wish all Monday evenings could look like this!

2) Visiting the East Side Gallery

One of the things that was high on our bucket list for this trip was visiting the East Side Gallery. We went on our last visit to Berlin and absolutely loved it, and this time was no different. It's such a cool place to head for a wander and gives you a unique view of the infamous Berlin wall. Wandering along and taking in all of the art was a fun way to spend a Tuesday morning.

3) Brunch at Silo Coffee

brunch silo coffee berlinAll great weeks should include a great brunch in my opinion, and the one we had at Silo Coffee in Berlin was a total cracker!!! The interiors were amazing and the food was incredible - probably one of the best avocado toasts I've ever had! Plus the coffee was pretty great too - you definitely need to visit if you're in town.

4) Drinks at the Michelberger Hotel

We spent our last night in Berlin supping delicious cocktails at the fabulous Michelberger Hotel - a few people had recommended the bar there to us and it didn't disappoint! In fact, we loved the place so much that we vowed to stay here whenever we next visit Berlin.

5) Wine tasting at Veeno

On Thursday night Sam and I headed to Veeno after work for our very first experience of wine tasting. We got to hang out with some other fab bloggers while eating yummy food and trying tasty wines - what better way is there to get the weekend off to a good start?!

6) Young Voices concert

young voices concertMy little cousin was singing in the Young Voices concert at the MEN arena on Friday night so I went to watch it with my family and it was ACE. All of the kids were amazing and they covered Dead Prez and Taylor Swift, so I was basically in my element. Plus little Darcey had so much fun!

7) Shopping with my Mum and sister

On Saturday I headed into Manchester with my mum and sister for a day of girly shopping and lunching. We managed to find my mum a fab outfit for our wedding and we indulged in lots of yummy food and cocktails at Las Iguanas - these are my favourite kinds of days and always make me feel so lucky that we're all so close.

8) My fave films on the telly

This weekend two of my all time favourite films were on the telly - Bridesmaids and Mrs Doubtfire! I thoroughly enjoyed watching both and having a good old belly laugh - I wish there was always this much goodness on the TV.

9) A little Zara haul

While we were shopping on Saturday I popped into Zara and ended up picking up a couple of new dresses - I'm supposed to be on a spending ban but they were both so gorgeous that I couldn't resist! One of them makes me look like the red lady emoji which I am definitely on board with - I'm planning on saving it for our New York minimoon.

10) Our first Blossom's Legacy charity meeting

Many of you know that last year my little cousin Blossom sadly passed away, and ever since we have been trying to raise money and awareness in her honour in order to raise awareness of water safety and reduce accidental drowning. Thanks to plenty of generosity and support, our fundraising efforts have been very successful