Digbeth Autumn Market and Frock On Vintage

I had an excited Saturday plus Halloween, food market and shops opening were all happened on the same day! Seasonal market is one of my favourite in every 3 months, they have so many stalls with international cuisines, a perfect lazy food tour in one place. The photos below were taken in Spring Market and Autumn Market, I didn't eat that MUCH in one day........

萬聖節加星期六,又food market又開幕可以想像有幾忙。Seasonal market係一年四次既季節性market,有好多唔同既攤擋,所以我每次都黎食好野,一次過食晒想食既野。D相係夾埋Spring Market 同 Autumn Market,唔好以為我一日食咁多野喎。

Everything was great, independent food stalls and friendly people, I love the atmosphere how food brings people together haha! Personal favourite is pizza and pumpkin brownie by Peel and Stone - the best bakery in Birmingham. They do epic sourdough and cakes, if you know me well I can't resist cakes :) The sourdough ahhhhhhh, it was so good! You can get toasts from Peel and Stone in Faculty as well, where is much closer than Jewellery Quarter for me. 

全部都好好食,因為大家都係獨立生意仔,自己做自己煮,小社區咁好親切。個人最愛係石爐pizza同麵包 brownie by Peel and Stone,最正既bakery係Birmingham。佢地整sourdough麵包同蛋糕,萬聖節同時當然唔少得咩都關南瓜事,pumpkin brownie 真係不得了。如果唔想行咁遠去Jewellery Quarter,可以去 Faculty係city centre都有Peel and Stone既toast食。

After that, I went to Frock On Vintage opening, my favourite vintage shop in Custard Factory, Birmingham. Frock On Vintage is a delicate vintage studio, expect to see rare gems like Moschino bags and Versace belts. Started from 2011-2014 stocked in Topshop and now own her little shop! All items are handpicked 80's and 90's vintage pieces, you can find very decent sequinned jacket and high-waisted leather skirt, which are essential pieces for my wardrobe. 

之後去左我的最愛既vintage shop係Custard Factory。Frock On Vintage 係間好精緻既vintage studio,所有產品都係店主親自細選,你可以搵到超級好野,好似Moschino bags 同 Versace belts。之前Frock On Vintage係2011-2014 Topshop寄賣,但而家自己開鋪啦!一間鋪內可以搵到稀有既80/90年代既珠片衫同高腰皮裙,真係一次過滿足幾個願望唔洗四圍藤。

The Custard Factory, Birmingham // Open Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm

Week 4: Life is all about culture - Vintage Fair, Music and Food (again)

It is Week 4 already! I have been working on several fun projects about clothing, music and food. On Tuesday, Mazz brought a record player with her coffee hosting at Impact Hub. You can have a lucky dip form the record box, and listen to it while waiting for your coffee. I never use a 7" record player before, this is very interesting and a chance to experience how people listen to music in the past. Another day, a member of Impact Hub carried a pan with him, this is a music instruments called 'Tongue Drum'. It sounds very similar to 'Hand Pan' but in smaller version. I love it so much, such a cute pan to play with wherever you are! After playing those music through out the morning, I have a great vegan lunch at The Warehouse Cafe - Halloumi Fish and Chips, this is heaven! Of course afternoon tea afterwards as well. 

話咁快就第四個星期啦,工作上做緊幾個唔同類型既project,有關於時裝/音樂/飲食。係星期二,Mazz帶左個7"黑膠唱片機,我地等佢整緊咖啡時可以任意抽一隻聽。大既12"黑膠就成日見,但我第一次真係攞上手播7"既唱片。之後另一成員就帶左個鍋返黎,銀色一個大鐵波原來係樂器叫 'Tongue Drum'。聽落既聲同原理都同 'Hand Pan' 好似,只係體積細D咁解,好過癮帶住佢去邊都可以玩。之後午餐就去左間我們俗稱素菜館,Fish and Chips 但個魚既由希臘芝士Halloumi做成。Halloumi神奇地好味一試上癮,如果未試過又鍾意芝士一定要試,好多pub都有Halloumi Burger。最後仲有個afternnon tea - cakessss。

Then, I worked in a vintage fair at The Night Owl on 25th October Sunday. There were different vendors of vintage clothes, vinyls and home accessories. People who came to the vintage fair dress very 60s/70s, such as Mod / patterned dress and bohemian style. It just like an afternoon party full of the best bits back in there, people are friendly, unique gems, nice music and good food. What more can you ask for on a cozy Sunday?

You don't have to feel gutted if you missed this, there is another one coming up on 29th November Sunday, just make sure you drop it down in your diary!

到星期日仍需努力,係The Night Owl 有vintage fair,當日好彩有師妹黎手set up,很好多vintage衫,黑膠唱片同復古家具。參與人士好多都著得好襯既主題,主要係60/70年代既style,好似Mod,花花裙同波希米亞款。氣氛同參加既人都好好,比起平時係街既人有善得多,可能因為大家係同一係興趣人都和善D。


That's the end of this week, let's have a whole box sushi from Wasabi for weekend ;) 

咁就又一個星期啦,食下壽司先,Birmingham終於有Wasabi 啦!!

Off the Scale Clothing Opening

I went to Off the Scale Clothing's opening party on Friday 9th October, modelling clothes and doing live social media as well. Off the Scale Clothing is a non-profit enterprise in Kings Heath, it aims to help to raise awareness for people with depression particularly amongst the young who have not been diagnosed. The shop supports and hires these people, in order to help them to get back into the community. It is a great concept to combine social benefits and enterprise into one place, sustainable fashion is a big trend which can keep the shop running. 

9/10 星期五我去左Off the Scale Clothing 開幕,咁我就去幫手做下model,搜集資料做social media。佢係一間慈善機構幫助d 有抑鬱症既人,幫助有需要既人重新投入社會。間鋪係Kings Heath,離Birmingham市中心大約20分鐘巴士,呢一區隔離幾分鐘Moseley 係被列為英國最好住既地方,因為係完善既小社區,大家人際關係都好好。

The shop has a nice range of recycled and upcycled clothes. Recycled clothes are 'buy the weight', which means however cool the top is, you just pay by the weight. For example, at £18 /kilo - here is a very nice silky Emporio Armani dress just £4 because of the light weight!! Another collection is up-cycled fashion, it make use of existing clothing to redesign as fashion items. Every up-cycled item of clothing is handmade by people who have had depression, which makes the pieces more unique and meaningful. Also, Craig Charles, supporter of the concept, attended the party, he has been interviewed by Mazzy Snape and http://dontfretmedia.co.uk , shown below. The party went very well, more fun elements brought to the community, it was a great start for Off the Scale! Congratulation!

大部分既衫都係計重量,無論件衫咩質地咩牌子都係 £18/ kilo,仲有另一系列係循環再造,係由抑鬱症康復人士整,買靚衫之餘又做善事一舉兩得。工作同時我都不忘尋寶,我就汁到筍野,呢條Emporio Armani連身裙 £4咋! 抵到爛,簡直平靚正!英國著名藝人Craig Charles都有黎,下面個訪問係由 Mazzy Snape 同http://dontfretmedia.co.uk 做既。Kings Heath而家愈黎愈多元素一定會更加好。新鋪開張大吉!

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Website: http://www.off-the-scale.co.uk

Address: 2 Waterloo Road (47 York Road), Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7SD

Opening hours: Mon CLOSED / Tue - Sat 11 - 7 (Thurs 11 - 8) / Sun 11 - 5/