Thursday, 17 April 2014

Coffee With Art & The River

Between clumps of revision, I've had a rather lovely Easter break. I've been cycling, had several coffee shop visits, visited family up North for a weekend and taken on the role of hairdresser for both my best friend & sister (no idea why I'm cutting hair all of a sudden, but it's really fun!).

Yesterday I had another break from revision, meeting the lovely Anam in Bedford for the afternoon. After a little shop for necessities (hooray I now am the owner of some very exciting treasury tags!!!!) and a little Topshop distraction, we made our way to one of Bedford's newest coffee shops; Coffee With Art.




That impressive wall of books is not wallpaper, its literally piles of books. Awesome. And they have the pretty lightbulbs with spirals of wire that I always lust after in John Lewis. The whole design of the place was amazing. The many books scattered around the room were also great, particularly for Anam who is a budding writer herself (you can read a bit of her book here). After a long coffee break, we set out to find the sun along the river.





It was so pretty. Anam picked up an ice cream as we explored the pretty part of Bedford in bloom. There is something about ice creams that makes a place a hundred times more summery. And flowers. And the sun. It was a very summery day.



And then that's me on a bridge. It was so nice to catch up and get away from revision and work. 'Coffee With Art' is also my new favourite coffee shop, I definitely reccommend it.

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A beautiful cover of Beyonce's 'Single Ladies' in the style of Sara Bareilles.
'Down' by the Kooks (lovelovelove this song)

21 comments:

  1. 'Coffee with Art' looks fabulous!!

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    1. It was so lovely! I'd love to design places like thatxx

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    2. Please do... there needs to be more places just like it!

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  2. I cannot get over that incredible Wall of Books. Can I have that in my house, please?!

    Lovely photos. I want to print them all out and hang them on my fridge.

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    1. I'm tempted to make my own! Aha thank you Heather, means a lotxx

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  3. That wall is complete genius! I love it.
    And what stunning tulips too. Looks like such a lovely day. Revision breaks are essential! X

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    1. Agreed, they are what keeps us sane! And discovering pretty areas of town along the way is definitely a great bonusxx

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  4. This looks like such a lovely day and that wall of books! It's amazing!

    Bxx
    b-jolly.co.uk

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    1. It was looovely! Such a genius ideaxx

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  5. I cannot get over that wall. I want to visit this place!
    Gorgeous floral photography too!
    x

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    1. Thank you Meg! Definitely worth a visitxx

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  6. Beautiful photos and that cafe looks right up my street! I love the wallpaper so much :)

    Steph xo | Influence Blog

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    1. Thanks Stephanie, it was lovely, and they were actual books piled up! Crazy but brilliantxx

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  7. Beautiful photo's. The cafe looks amazing. I love little places like that.

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    1. Me too, it's so lovely discovering little gems like these, thank you Moniquexx

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  8. That wall in the first photo looks incredible!

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    1. The design is so creative I love it!xx

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  9. Beautiful photos Joanna, the quirky coffee shops are always the best aren't they?!
    The first photo looks just like an odd book shelf!
    Emily xx
    My Ginger Bread Journey

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  10. All my love for quaint places, such as this! xxx

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  11. That coffee shop is incredible. I now want a wall of books in my house!! Lovely photos as per usual!

    Katie <3

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  12. I thought that first photo looked familiar! I went to Coffee With Art for the first time this month for a creative networking evening. It's so lovely in there!

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