Amsterdam

Why Ticket Touts Made Me Plan a Trip to Amsterdam

Back before I was @charliedistracted, my online name was @charlienin. For years, I used my love of the band Nine Inch Nails to define who I was on social media, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it…

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Being a Collector

Since I can remember I’ve always collected something. At a small age it was badges and pressed pennies, then from the age of about 10 it was anything with Eeyore on it. Bags, clocks, notebooks; I had a rug in…

2014 Review: Culture

I started compiling the list of cultural things I’ve done this year and was really surprised by how much I’ve done. As with my 2014 Review: Eating and Drinking post, living in London makes it really easy to take advantage…

The ‘Wrecking Ball’ Necklace

      I’m rather a fan of a statement necklace. You may have seen my amazing haul from the Tatty Devine sample sale over the summer which backs up that statement perfectly too! I think they perk up an…

London

Field Day Festival

I’m wearing: Coat – Uniqlo Sunglasses – Tatty Devine Tshirt – Finders Keepers (bought Amy Valentine on Depop) Necklace – Vintage Shorts – Beyond Retro Boots – Doc Martens   I always feel like I’m kind of done with festivals,…

Nine Inch Nails: A Ten Year Love Affair

 It’s been a week since the good people of the UK enjoyed their last Bank Holiday until August. I chose to spend mine in a slightly less conventional way, sat on concrete floors outside two of the UK’s biggest concert…

Banks – Koko, London

Source Banks is a name that only came on to my radar at the very beginning of 2014 when she featured on a Spotify playlist of ‘upcoming talent’. Her song Waiting Game was unlike anything I’d heard before, and that…

Goodbye 2013 (and good riddance!)

Finally, 2013 has come to an end!   This year has been full of huge ups and downs, and frankly I cannot wait for it to be over.   On the downside, I’ve had to deal with relatives and friends…

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros at Somerset House

Every year, on top of London Fashion Week, an open air cinema and the city’s most famous Christmas ice skating rink, Somerset House is home to the #AmexSounds Summer Series – a number of gigs from a wide range of…