Browsing 29 posts tagged with Coffee.

 
 

Laboratorio Espresso

Glasgow’s city centre has always lacked a decent espresso bar, in my opinion, being largely occupied by ‘coffee’ chains. I hate coffee chains. I mean, they don’t even sell coffee. The past couple of times I’ve been in the city centre and in need of a coffee, I’ve headed to the newly opened Laboratorio Espresso on West Nile street. The decor is nice, and so is the coffee!

 
 

Leeds

Leeds is a city I knew nothing about. Needing to escape for a couple of days, my friend – Harry – spent 48 hours introducing me to its array of indie coffee shops, great restaurants, and getting me into beer (albeit fruity, cherry flavoured beer) and gin. Not a particularly healthy few days, which is why I spent some money I’d earned on a Jawbone Up (already hit my 10,000 steps by 10am today. YALDI).

My favourite spots in Leeds;

 
 

Kym ‘Krispy Kreme’ Ellis

Yesterday – after spending the weekend in England for a wedding I was shooting – I had the pleasure of trying my first Krispy Kreme doughnut and meeting Kym Ellis. Kym and I have tried to meet on a few occasions, but something always gets in the way (like January’s crazy blizzard). It was great to finally meet as we both love cameras, coffee and  – now that I’ve finally tasted ’em – Krispy Kreme doughnuts. I want to try them all. ALL OF THEM, I TELL YOU.

 
 

Another Blog About Coffee

The other week I was approached via Flickr regarding purchasing a license for one of my photos. For anybody who uploads original photographs to the internet, there will be many unfortunate instances where you see your photo being used without credit. So, when somebody not only seeks permission to use a photo I’ve taken, but offers to pay me for a license, it makes me feel a certain gratitude towards that person. Therefore, I gave the person in question permission to use the photo for free, provided they linked to my blog. Little did I know that the photo would be used for EightPointNine, a shop offering fresh, personalised, coffee blends. And as a thank you, they sent me my very own blend of coffee. Then I took photos of it.

Get yourself some, too!

 
 

Coffee Splash

I love coffee as much as the next guy, but I had some out of date coffee lying around and decided this was the best way to use it. I had seen these coffee splash photos doing the rounds on Flickr for a long time and wanted to try it.

 
 

Rick Nunn Visits Glasgow

…And there was a horrendous downpour of torrential rain. Typical! A friend who enjoys shooting as much as I do visits and we can rarely leave shelter. I had made a list, too, and most of it involved being outdoors. Oh well, I guess this means he has to come back. Muhaha.

As you can imagine with Rick visiting (if you follow him at all), there was food, there was coffee, and there were photos with flash (and my lightbulb moment of realising I have to get away from ISO 100 when shooting with flash). Oh, and a wolf thrown in for good measure.

 
 

Ethiopia Shakiso from Has Bean

Mmm, my coffee from Has Bean arrived today, recommended to me by my friend, Rick Nunn. My cafetiere had a chunk of glass break from it (I have no idea how), so it’s now been replaced with the dripper pot you see in the photos. My house smells so perfect right now!

 
 

Travels

I clocked this amazing journal on The Paperie whilst I was casually browsing stationery (does anyone else casually browse stationery?). Last year I got bit by the travel bug after getting on my first flight in 5 years (which followed with a trip to New York, then Florida and onto Belfast, all in the space of 4 weeks!). This year it looks to be a busy one with work, though I plan on getting away at some point, even if it is to a European city for a long weekend. Owning my camera has definitely surged an interest in travel for me; not the relaxed, beach holidays that you typically go on to recharge your batteries, but the rich-in-culture adventures that make me and my 5D explode with excitement. I’m going to fill this journal with notes and postcards and everything else.

Be sure to check out The Paperie if you’re into “casually browsing stationery” and use discount code girlwithacamera to get 10% off.

 
 

Coffee break at work

A much needed caffeine boost during my last shoot that I’ll be sharing with you soon.

 
 
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