Have you ever heard of crochet ice cream? Me neither. At least not until I came across this ice cream spot tucked away in Affleck Palace in Manchester city centre. Craig and I discovered it while trying to hide away from the frosty cold that has become January. You see, we both love ice cream. Even though my three scoops always consist of the same flavour. Vanilla, vanilla and vanilla. While Craig goes for anything that doesn’t contain nuts. Ginger’s it was called. The name of the ice cream spot. After spending a little while looking at the menu, we quickly realised it was the best ice cream spot in town. However, it was too cold to enjoy one of Ginger’s special. We opted for hot drinks instead which was very sensible given the weather we escaped from. I went for a nice cup of breakfast tea and Craig a delicious latte.

Sitting rather pretty on the ice cream stand was a well made crochet ice cream that seemed to match my outfit really well. I couldn’t resist shooting with it. It wasn’t quite my triple vanilla favoured goodness, but it was perfect for the shoot. It got me pondering on life in general. Many at times we don’t get the things we so desire, but sitting in front of us could lie many other treats that might be just as good and in some cases even better than what we asked for. But in order to see these things we always have to keep an open mind. That’s how I’ve learnt to find inspiration. Knowing that somehow life has got my back just like this crochet ice cream in winter.

ONYI / COAT – TOPSHOP / KNITWEAR – FRENCH CONNECTION / JEANS – NA-KD / SHOES – HUSH / BERET  – ASOS***If you want to edit like me, you can! Get my Lightroom preset or grab a copy of my eBook here.***

January 17, 2018
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Ever since I’ve known Craig, he’s always had a thing for New York. I remember him telling me lots of stories about the city like he had been there. He’d say things like “I can’t wait to go to New York or “I wish we lived in New York. I don’t mind living in cities, but my true dream would be to live in the countryside. Quite different from the big city vibes which is everything Craig loves. When we finally had the chance to visit New York, he was even more certain about his love for the city. His passion became renewed. And I completely understood why. It’s hard not to be inspired when living in a city as magnificent as New York. But when you don’t live there, you just have to make the most of what your surrounding. Yes, New York is for lovers, and so is Manchester.

Given what we do for work, we’ve learnt to discover the beauty in our city. Take for example the day of this shoot, we came across steam emanating from a corner of The Midland Hotel, which was very reminiscent of the streets of New York. We also discovered some hidden spots in a place we’ve been many a times and took some pictures there. We might not live in the big apple, but there’s still much to explore of our city and we do so everyday because somehow its become our passion. It’s safe to say Manchester is definitely for lovers.



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January 4, 2018
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