It's been so long hasn't it? It feels as if the local pub is a distant memory, so much so, I've gone to check if they're alright and still exist! It's a tough time for anyone in the hospitality industry, bars, restaurants and pubs are all trying everything they can to survive in this tough time! All the local boozers where I live still have their doors firmly closed, not offering a take-away service or any kind of liquid refreshments, very sad times indeed!

Last year in the U.K one pub closed it's doors for good every 12 hours, which is insane if you think about it! When the locals are finally allowed to open their doors once again, we really need to get right behind and support them as much as we can, hoping our locals won't become another grim statistic. We all need to raise as many glasses as we can and celebrate the pub we love the most in our local area! Basically, we all need to drink as much as we can to keep them open, something I can definitely get right behind! This doesn't go for just the pubs, this is about doing what you can to support all independent businesses, this is such an important time to shop local, support small and do your part to keep as many of them alive!

The biggest miss I have about the pub however, is the social aspect, meeting and spending time with my mates! The lockdown has been tough, but not socialising is killing me, I knew it was high on my list to keep me feeling happy and positive, but I didn't realise how much of an impact it made to my life when I didn't have it. A simple chat, a pint and a laugh with others makes the world of difference, believe me. I've spent the last few days seeing and reaching out to my friends, it feels so good to finally get the chance to meet up and talk to them after the days and weeks that have passed. It's sometimes the simple things that mean the most and makes the biggest difference.

There's nothing better than heading to a bar or pub to catch up with friends and socialise on a Friday night. Something we've all not done for a very long time! Don't get me wrong the weekly Zoom quiz is a laugh, but nothing beats the real thing down the pub, drinking a nice, chilled, (on tap) pint with a group of friends in the sun in a beer garden! Perfection! Something I know will happen again after all of this is over! Here's a few simple ways you can support small business for free - like a post, share it on your story, comment some love, and tag a friend.

Take the time out to reach out, stay safe and do your best to spread the love x



I received these jeans from Tigha a few weeks back, these beauties are still on sale from last season, with only a few sizes left in stock and now have 30% off! These killer seventies style lace up jeans are well worth a chat feature across on my blog, as I know a lot of you will absolutely love them! I've been looking for a pair of jeans like this for years, so I was super lucky to grab one of the last pairs in my size from their website, when I collaborated with the brand a few weeks back.

I just love how these jeans look on, they really do make for a killer rock and roll look, the side lace up section is so damn cool and screams seventies rocker style. The metal ring eyelet's are such a sick detail, with the woven leather cord that runs through each one, in a criss-cross manner. These jeans also have the perfect silhouette, giving a sweet fit and super comfortable feel.

The jeans are pretty weighty, a little heavier to wear than your normal skinnies, all that metal & cord really adds up, however once you get them on, you wouldn't know the difference. The denim is also pretty thick, this added extra weight confirms the quality of this pair of killer lace ups, and they feel like the real deal. I'm also a big fan of this more urban location I decided to shoot the jeans at, this isn't my normal go to shoot backdrop, but I think it's worked pretty well!

I actually got up at 6AM to shoot this, firstly because heading out so early, you don't come into contact or see anyone at all - lockdown problems! Secondly, it's now super light so early in the morning, meaning once again my sleeping pattern has changed, another lockdown problem, but we're all trying to make the best of it right? So with that in mind, I thought why not get out there and shoot at this location, as I've been wanting to feature it for months!

Now let's talk a little about the top part of this outfit, I actually totally forgot I had this black leather waistcoat, it was a nice surprise to find it again and something I thought looked pretty sweet paired with this outfit. I also threw on a white deep V-neck underneath with the usual, classic accessories, plus a tiger print scarf for a hit of animal print!

I said across on my YouTube last week that I was going to feature my painted leather this week, but sadly I haven't gotten around to  taking the photographs just yet, but believe me, it will be on here very soon. I hope you guys are keeping busy and I super appreciate you checking in, as always, stay safe, stay sweet x.

Check these jeans out now by clicking the link - Tigha Morten Jeans



Evening guys, hope everyone is doing well! I've spent this week taking a little timeout of my usual creative outputs to pick up a brush and starting to paint again. Something I've not done in a very long time, I can tell you that! The new Rolling Stones track - 'Living In A Ghost Town' gave me inspiration to paint this canvas and the portraits of Mick, Ronnie, Charlie & Keith. Everyone is creating at the moment, so I thought I'd try my hand at it too! This really is the perfect time to channel your creativity into a project or a medium you've wanted to-do for years but never had the chance, preciously what I did with my canvas.

I really enjoyed painting, I can tell you it's as therapeutic as they say and has really taken my mind off things this week! I've felt genuinely fine throughout lockdown, keeping myself busy with setting myself personal tasks and of course, keeping in touch with friends.

Mental health wise, I've had my fair dose of down days like anyone at this time, but thankfully the good days have out-weighed the bad. I'm currently in a very lucky position, as at the moment I'm back living back at my parents house, this has its silver linings as I'm very grateful for the outdoor space, which has been especially nice in the warm, sunny weather of late, kicking back with a beer in the garden is something everyone needs right now!

I didn't put much planning into my painting, only by sketching out the text and the general positions of where I wanted the faces, everything else was free hand. I've not painted in years, but I am pretty happy with the end result. Believe me, I made a lot of mistakes, but the beauty of acrylic is I just let it dry and paint over them! My main goal with this painting was, to capture who the characters are and make it clear who is who! Standards were set pretty low! Jokes aside, I wanted to create my painting to remember this time in lockdown, what I achieved, what I didn't achieve and most importantly - what I've learnt in this time of self reflection and isolation.

I wanted to create something real, something I can actually physically see and to touch, rather than my usual digital film content. I plan to hang up this painting when I move out again, this painting will always remind me of lockdown and I hope it to be a good conversation starter, when we're all back living the dream!

Check tonight's YouTube out where you can catch up with me and where I show you guys what else I've created lately, as well as giving you my tips and tricks on staying positive during this time we all find ourselves in.

Cheers & stay safe,