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Sausage and cider festival comes to Bristol

3rd July 2016

Bristol and cider go together like Dolce & Gabbana. When you add sausages into the mix, the whole thing becomes perfect, so I was delighted to be invited to the launch of the Sausage & Cider festival, which will be officially opening here on 5 – 6 August.

Photo by Nina Allwood

Photo by Nina Allwood

The launch was held at the quirky Playground Coffee House which, if you haven’t been there, is totally worth a visit. Not only does it serve some of the best coffee in Bristol, but you can enjoy said beverage whilst sitting on your own swing!

Photo by Nina Allwood

Photo by Nina Allwood


The Sausage and Cider festival itself will be taking place at the Passenger Shed near Bristol Temple Meads station and, although I’m not able to partake in the fruity delights of the cider (for at least another three months!) I did get to try some wonderful sausages cooked up by the genius meat masters at Buckland Venison. Alongside, Sausagenius, they’ll be supplying the eats at the festival. It promises to be a tasty weekend.

Photo by Nina Allwood

Photo by Nina Allwood

Festival organiser Crispin Slee is no stranger to the circuit, having organised several similar events around the country and he has high hopes for the Bristol one, being, as we are, a city of cider lovers. He’s managed to assemble an impressive array of ciders including Saxby’s Rhubarb Cider, a 14% Appley Ever After, and Kentish Pip’s Wild Elderflower Cider, all of which will be among the wide variety on offer at the event.

Big thanks to my mates Nina and Dan at Lifestyle District for inviting me to the event and for most of the lovely photos you see here. Sausage I up, Bristol!

If you fancy going to the Sausage & Cider Festival, tickets are priced at £6, which includes entertainment on both days, and can be bought online here.

Bristol Fashion Week SS16

15th March 2016

It’s that time of the year again, Bristol Fashion Week will be back at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway on 6 – 10 April, presented by Denise Van Outen and Mark Heyes.

Bristol Fashion Week

For those who haven’t been before, it’s a fantastic event that brings together the best of high street fashion – so whatever your budget, you’ll definitely find something you can afford! And, like those Burberry catwalks where everything goes on sale right away, all the items shown on the catwalk are in stores immediately after the show, which means you can watch and wear it on the same day if you want to!

For such a vibrant and cosmpolitan city, there are actually very few fashion events in Bristol and no others on this scale, so for me it’s always a  highlight! Take a look at what happened last time here…

If you’re a blogger and would like to apply for a blogging pass for Bristol Fashion Week, email pr@mallcribbs.com.

If you’re not a blogger, you can buy tickets for Bristol Fashion Week here.

Disclosure: I am PR & Social Media Manager for Bristol Fashion Week.

Merry Quizmas!

18th November 2013

Bring your friends and pit your wits against the West’s finest bloggers at our fabulous quiz night! 


Last year we hosted a South West Bloggers Christmas quiz, which was really popular, so we’ve decided to make it a more regular event. We’ll be hosting the first one in December and we hope to continue it throughout next year if we can.

This time, it’ll be a more casual affair – so there’ll be no need to buy tickets, you can just show up on the night and bring friends/colleagues, etc.

There’ll be five rounds of questions, with a break in between so you can mingle and buy drinks.

It will cost £1 per person to enter the quiz, and the winning team will take home the entry money, plus a bottle of wine to share

When? Tuesday 3 December 2013, 7.30pm

Where? The Greenhouse, 37 College Green, Bristol, BS1 5SP

Tweet us @SWBloggers use the hashtag #SWBloggersQuiz

Find us on Facebook: Facebook.com/SouthWestBloggers

 (Thanks Hayley for the graphic above!)

Events: Dress4Dignity

3rd March 2011

Are you stuck in a style rut? Not sure what suits you or what colours you should be wearing? Then head down to Dress4Dignity at The Forum in Bath on 19 March, where you can get expert advice, enjoy a treatment or two, or even find your new look in a speed styling session.

It’ll be jam packed with fabulous things to do and see, including:

  • Demonstrations from top stylist Vicki Brant (who has worked on Sex & The City 2 and The X Factor), and colour expert Jane Fardon on how to look and feel great.
  • A series of workshops including make up tips, bra fitting advice, weight loss and posture perfection techniques.
  • Fashion and beauty stands chock full of fab products to try and buy.
  • Treatment areas for hair styling, mini-makeovers, manicures, and threading.

As well as transforming your look in the most fun way possible, you’ll also be making a huge difference to the lives of other women by coming along. The event is in aid of anti-trafficking charities The A21 Campaign and Treasures of Darkness, both of which aim to fight against human trafficking and help women regain their confidence.

The Bristol Fashionista girls will be there, so come on down, bag yourself a few tips and bargains and don’t forget to smile for our Glam Spy who’ll be out on another style spotting mission with her fashion cam.

See you there!


Stylish happenings: Fun Fair

11th February 2011

Love vintage fashion? Make a date this Sunday (13 February) for the Gimme Shelter Vintage Fair at Bristol’s retro bowling alley The Lanes, where more than 20 vintage shops and traders will be opening their dressing up boxes and selling their wares. There’ll be vintage clothing, jewellery and accessories from the 1930s – 1980s, so whatever your style, you’re sure to unearth some treasures. The fair runs from 11am – 5pm, it’s free to get in and best of all, bargain hunters get a discount on bowling afterwards. Strike!