La La Land x Prism of Starlings

La La Land x Prism of Starlings Fox Cameo Tee

La La Land started off in 2010 as a small boutique in the West End of Glasgow, selling founder Sarah Graham’s favourite independent labels. In 2014 La La Land became an online-only store, selling quirky and cute designs.

Last month, La La Land launched their first own-label collection in collaboration with Scottish artist Kirsty Baynham of Prism of Starlings.

La La Land x Prism of Starlings Diamond Cat Vest

The collection is in three parts – Basics, Luxe and Embellish. The Basics range is out now and features bodysuits, sweaters, vests, t-shirts and bags, all with distinctive animal designs from Prism of Starlings. Oh, and did I mention there are crowns in the range? CROWNS. I want.

The prints on each item are all animal-inspired with a geometric design and are so, so pretty. The Fox Cameo is probably my favourite design, but the Hexagonal Horses is just beautiful!

La La Land x Prism of Starlings Fox Cameo Bodysuit

The Luxe range will launch next month and will feature dresses, tailored tops and bottoms. Following that will be the Embellish range, with jewellery inspired by Kilmardinny Loch in Bearsden, the location of the Basics photo shoot.

I get so excited by talented Scottish designers and it's great to see such beautiful collections coming from my home city. I know this collection is going to be a huge success so if you want to get your hands on any of the pieces I'd act fast. I'll race you to the Forest Queen crown!

All photos courtesy of La La Land

European Travel Diary #1

Adam and I have decided to go inter-railing this summer, which means that we'll buy a pass which lets us go on any train in Europe in 22 days. I'm so, so excited about it - it's going to be an amazing adventure and I'll get to visit loads of places I've never seen before.

Since it's all very exciting, I thought I'd share it with you all so I've started this series and will blog about every step of our adventure, such as planning, packing and of course the journey itself. We won't be going til around July but there's lots of planning involved so I thought I'd start the series now.

So far, I've bought a lovely notebook from Paperchase to do all the planning in (with a matching pen of course). We started by writing down all the cities we were interested in, then done some research into each place as we had to narrow the list down a lot. This is one of the most important stages in the planning as it's deciding where we're actually going to go so it's taken a good few weeks. This isn't 100% but we've pretty much decided on our list of cities now:

  • Amsterdam
  • Brussels
  • Paris
  • Zurich
  • Rome
  • Vienna
  • Prague
  • Berlin
  • Copenhagen
  • Stockholm

If you have visited/live in any of these cities, I'd really appreciate some tips on things to do and places to visit so please let me know in the comments! The next steps for us will be to plan our route and then do more research into each city and decide what we want to do/see when we're there.

Hopefully you've found this post interesting and I'll update you when we've done some more planning!

Have you been inter-railing? Share your advice! 

Munro's 1st Birthday Party

A few weeks ago I was invited along to Munro's to celebrate their first birthday with them and Adam and I had a great night. Munro's is a cosy bar in Glasgow's West End, specialising in craft beer and cask ale, while also serving great food.

Unfortunately, I forgot to take my camera with me so sorry for the lack of photos!

We were given a glass of champagne on arrival which was a lovely touch, and we were able to try some of the food throughout the night too. We had onion rings and a pizza which were both really nice, but they do serve main meals too if you're looking for something more substantial.

The bar has a really homely feel to it, with comfortable couches, rugs, candles and even a box full of board games which you can help yourself to! It's a really lovely place to spend the night in.

The drinks were great - there's a huge selection and the craft beers are perfect for those who are looking for something a bit different. Amongst other things, I had a French Martini which I feel can be quite hit or miss, depending where you go. Munro's was perfect, with just the right balance of each ingredient so that's always a sign of a good bar for me!

The staff were all lovely and friendly, making sure we all had a great night, and there was a DJ playing soul and disco so if you're into that kind of thing you have to pay Munro's a visit!

I'd definitely visit Munro's again as it has a good atmosphere and high quality food and drink. It would be ideal for after-work drinks or on a Saturday afternoon after exploring the West End. I love finding new places to go in Glasgow so thanks to Munro's and Toni at Dada for the invite!

Have you been to Munro's? What's your favourite bar in Glasgow?

February Favourites

February Favourites

It's been far too long since I last done a monthly favourites post so here's some things I've been loving for the past month. After reading this back I realised there was a definite theme - moisture. My hair, skin and lips are all dry at the moment (sexy!), so I've been loving any products that give me some much-needed moisture.

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor
At the start of February, Tesco had a 3 for £10 offer on all Aussie products. I'd been wanting to try some new hair products for a while so took this opportunity to try Aussie's famous 3 minute miracle. I tend to use this twice a week, and I leave it on for more like five minutes as my hair is very dry so it needs the moisture. I have noticed a definite improvement in my hair - it's not so dry, it's shinier and it's healthier. What more could I ask for?

Hask Keratin Protein Strengthening Oil*
In keeping with the theme of hair and looking after it, I've been using the Hask Keratin Protein Oil after every hair wash, just on the ends. I received this in my goodie bag at the Scottish bloggers Christmas party but only started using it last month. I wish I'd tried it sooner! This isn't a miracle oil and I'm not sure if it matches the quality of argan oil, but it's far cheaper (you can pick it up for a few pounds in Primark) and it has definitely improved the usually very dry ends of my hair. It's supposed to strengthen the hair too, so hopefully my hair is getting better!

Lush Santa's Lip Scrub*
The winter (yes, it's still absolutely freezing in Scotland) has really dried my lips out so this scrub has been a godsend! I use it every night before bed, massaging it in to the lips then applying Carmex once all the sugar is gone. It definitely works and it tastes like cola cubes too! This was a limited edition Christmas lip scrub, but I'd highly recommend trying out one of the other ones - the popcorn one is next on my list!

Simple Smoothing Facial Scrub
Exfoliation is super important for dry skin, but my skin is also very sensitive so I rarely used scrubs prior to this one. I wanted to stick to Simple as their products are formulated for sensitive skin and they're very gentle. This scrub contains multi-vitamins and rice granules, so it's really kind to the skin and helps to brighten the complexion. I use this 1-2 times a week and I've noticed that it's done wonders for my pores so that's an added bonus!

February wasn't the best month for me as I spent the last half of it ill, hence the lack of posting. I'm feeling better now though, and am going into March with a positive outlook. This month I have Adam's birthday, Fall Out Boy and the Easter holidays to look forward to so I think it'll be a good one!

What were your favourite things about February?