Even though I live in one of the busiest cities in the world it’s always nice to get a breath of fresh air (literally and figuratively) and venture back to Yorkshire, a county full of history and until last year a place I called home. I’ve returned to Leeds a number of times in the past but during each visit it’s rewarding to find new areas to explore or even find new perspectives around everyday places people take for granted.
Leeds, West Yorkshire
My love affair with Leeds started in 2012 when I was a lone graduate with no clue about the world or even blogging for that matter. With an expensive piece of paper from an international university under my belt I decided to take my chances and make the big move up north. Settling in was surprisingly easy although it does help that Yorkshire residents are a friendly bunch. The city itself is surprisingly small although where it lacks in size it more than makes up in fun and character.
Leeds Kirkgate Market
Leeds Kirkgate Market holds a special place in my heart as this was the place I came to every Sunday looking for fresh produce, chatting with the loud locals and grabbing a crepe with chocolates and bananas. Sometimes you just gotta treat yourself, unfortunately my ‘sometimes’ was becoming ‘oftentimes’ and I had to kick the habit no matter how much my stomach pleaded. If you do find yourself in Leeds do yourself a favour and visit this magical place, you won’t regret it.
Bellroy Leather Goods
It wouldn’t be a Style Division post without a mini lookbook thrown in 🙂 Recently I’ve been enjoying the leather products from a company called Bellroy who manufacture leather accessories such as wallets, passport holders and phone cases.
As someone who tends not to carry a wallet I’ve become fiercely attached to mine. The attention to detail and immaculate designs instantly separate them from the pack and of course there’s the undeniable durability factor that makes these accessories perfect for unfavourable weather conditions.
Leeds, West Yorkshire VSCOCAM
I’ve had a few questions from people asking me about filters that I put on my photos. The truth is that VSCOCam has saved me time and time again and their darker, grungier filters give my photos the look that I’m really proud of. Minimal, dark and understated although I would advise you to play around, you never know what your eye might like.
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