This weekend I ventured up north for the first time to Leeds to visit my boyfriend. I was so excited to go up, not only to see him but to actually just be in another strange, new and exciting city - I was not disappointed. On the Friday we walked down to Headingley which was about a 20 minute stroll from where his halls are, and we found such a nice little cafe, decked out in vintage pieces of furniture from Antelope skulls to wooden skis. To top it off, breakfast with two lattes came to £3 - absolutely amazing for a student who has basically been living off canned beans. After that we headed into the city centre for a bit where we embraced our Devonshire heritage and had a chilled pint of Magners outside on the decking of Spoons. That evening, we went for some drinks then to a restaurant called Browns which again, didn't disappoint on the food front. The décor in there is amazing - it feels as if you are wining and dining at one of Gatsby's parties. Saturday, we had a more cultural day as we went to the Leeds City Museum, The Henry Moore Foundation and the Leeds Art Gallery. The pictures are all of the museum as the historic clothing particularly took my fancy, oh and the Cher shrine...? After being tourists for the morning, we headed for a shopping area called The Victoria Quarter, which for a student already in debt, isn't the best place to go. However, that didn't stop up from looking, and trying on in some cases. We visited Vivienne Westwood, Reiss, Paul Smith, Harvey Nics, Neal's Yard, Zara and many more to list. That evening, after mingling with his other flat mates, we walked to a place called Bierkeller - a traditional German themed beer bar where you drink in steins and dance on the tables. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and can't wait to explore some more when I go back in November.
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