Last week the NY Times singled out Manchester as the one place to visit in the UK for 2015, so it only seems right that this post goes up now.
The city of Manchester holds a very big place in my heart. Not only is it where I chose to spend 3 crazy, wild and unforgettable years at university, it's where I decided to set up home with my other half. It's been 8 years now, I have watched it change, watched it grow and each year I fall in love with the city just that little bit more.
Those of you who have visited the city I'm sure would have been bowled over by the eclectic mix of restaurants, bar, eateries, shops and hotels that are on offer. From the hustle of bustle of Spinningfields with its mismatch of architecture to the criss-cross of quirky lanes & colour in the Northern Quarter, Manchester is brimming with culture and excitement. In 2015 alone 22 new bars and restaurants are tipped to open in the city with pleases me no end.
Apart from the abundance of amazing food on offer, one of my favourite things about Manchester is the fashion. Every corner you turn you are met with such a mix of style and individuality. Put me in a window on market street and I could sit there all day and watch the world go by (and rack up an extremely long wish list of clothes that I wish I could afford!!!).
To celebrate everything that has made Manchester the incredible place it is today, The Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) have collaborated with designers RUDE and produced a Manchester collection called 'we do things differently up here'. As a proud Manchester Blogger I was more than happy to spread the word about this awesome collection. I was gifted the notebook in the first picture but there are plenty of other fun and colourful items available on the website. Those of you who haven't already, should also make some time to visit the museum it's so much fun and the best part is it's free.
What is it that you love about Manchester?