Friday, 30 June 2017

Cocktails, Brunch and Bookshops


So the other day me and my family headed down to Bath for a cute little day trip out. From previous posts, you'll all know that I love going to Bath because its just so bloody lovely in so many ways! 

On our way down to Bath, we decided to take a detour to Hallatrow to a place where I've been dying to visit for some time now.. The Book Barn. Ok, so basically The Book Barn is honestly the biggest book store that I have ever stepped in and for a bookworm like myself, it was an absolute dream. As soon as I stepped through the doors, I was surrounded by books; bookshelves from floor to ceiling brimming with oh, so many books. What I loved though, is that they're all second hand, vintage books, you know them good ol' books with broken spines, that smell like moth balls, well..I love them!  For me as much as I love going into the likes of Waterstones to buy a new book, there is nothing I love more than purchasing ones that are previously owned. There is just something so lovely about flicking through the tea stained, worn, moth eaten pages of a second hand book; title pages scrawled with notes from previous owners; the musty aroma, I just love everything about them! It just feels so nostalgic and romantic to wonder about who this book in your hands used to belong to and what this meant to that particular person. I know, I know... you're probably thinking, it is just a book right? Well not to me!

Ok so as well as housing the most books I've ever laid my eyes upon, they also have the most charming little coffee shop in there which means you can sit down and have a cuppa whilst having a read of one of the many books that you're surrounded by. We ended up having coffee and brunch before we headed into Bath and it was just oh, such a lovely setting to sit and enjoy my cup of coffee.


We shortly headed into Bath to do a bit of shopping and later on ended up going to Turtle Bay for food and cocktails. But overall, it was just such a lovely little day out, full of book shopping, cocktails and Caribbean food and I forget to mention I also picked up some of my favouriteeee flowers (peonies) from the cutest little florist in Bath. I'm definitely a happy chappy now we're in peony season as it means that I can have lots of cute little jam jars full of them in my room!

On a final note, you should definitely check out Bath if you haven't done so before and if you have already, I'd love to hear about your favourite shops, restaurants and places to go there!


The Clueless Blogger

14 comments:

  1. Looks like such a fun day!
    www.windlasse.com

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  2. It definitely was, such an amazing city! X

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  3. great photos,seems like you had a good day x

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  4. omg giiiirl talk to me about preowned books! i absolutely LOVE picking up a book covered in scribbles, and i religiously highlight and sticky note all of mine too. they're like my little babies haha.

    i really want to visit bath this year too, your photos have made it look so pretty!

    katie xx lacoconoire.com

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    1. Thank you lovely! Finally someone else who is on my level of literary obsession!! X

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  5. This is such a lovely post, I also wanted to say thank you for the lovely comments on my blog! I have only just seen them because I had my settings all wrong (oops!). Thanks for your support and keep up the fab content xo

    Holly from The Art of Being Holly

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  6. Thank you so much, that is so lovely to hear! X

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  7. Your photos are beautifully taken! I'm looking to go to Bath and this has given me serious inspo!

    Jordan | www.jdkay.com

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    1. Thank you so much dear! You definitely should, it's such a lovely city!! X

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  8. Your blog is absolutely amazing. I've always been to England, but have never been to Bath before, and these photos definitely persuades me to visit the city on my next trip to England.
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    Tasheeni | https://tasheeni240300.wixsite.com/iamtxsh

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  9. Thank you so so much, that is soo lovely to hear!! You definitely should take a visit if you get the chance, thank you for the lovely comments! X

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  10. I really want to visit Bath! It always looks so cute and picturesque, your photos are lovely! I love how you've described that book shop, sounds so lovely! I've also never been to Turtle Bay for food (many a cocktail though when I was back in York!) which definitely needs to change soon - it always looks and sounds incredible! Glad you had such a lovely time!

    JosieVictoriaa // Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle

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    1. Thank you so much! You should definitely visit Bath, its so lovely and quirky! xo

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