Thursday, February 9, 2012

Tour diary: I ❤ MCR

 Meanwhile, back on the tour... we caught an early morning flight from Ireland to England - Manchester, to be exact.
I wasn't sure what to expect from Manchester but luckily our hotel was pretty central and I was able to do a tiny bit of research once we got situated.  We headed for the center of town where I knew there were some shops and places to eat.
 We happily stumbled upon a vintage store called COW (Unit C1 City Tower,Parker Street)
It's funny how so many vintage shops in Europe and the UK are filled with American clothing. For example...
We then went to a few other places including Primark which proved a bit overwhelming for our Canadian friends (Lucette & her lovely Dad) but "the Brit" and I snooped around for a while (I spared you photos from that jam-packed mess of a store! but did escape with a couple pairs of tights!)
We then headed a few blocks away to what quickly became my favorite part of Manchester; the area known as The Northern Quarter.   We had heard about restaurant/bar there called Odd Bar (30-32 Thomas Street, Northern Quarter ) and wanted to give it a try. 
It did not disappoint. I loved the quirky interior and we had one of the best meals of the trip there. I had the Sweet Potato Veggie Burger which was beyond delicious.
After dinner we wandered up the street to a little bar called Apotheca (17 Thomas Street, Northern Quarter) for a drink.  Unfortunately, I did a poor job of taking any photos of it. But I would definitely recommend checking it out too.
The next morning we woke up to a very rainy city...
and headed back to our beloved Norther Quarter for breakfast.  We ended up at a little diner called Koffee Pot (21 Hilton Street, Norther Quarter) for coffee & eggs.
Then it was time to do some more vintage shopping since a few of the stores in the area had been closed the evening before.  My favorite was probably Pop Boutique (34-36 Oldham St) but there are at least 4 other vintage shops with in a two block radius of this one.
We spent most of our last day in Manchester shopping, wandering and enjoying our time there.
We played a show that evening at the Ruby Lounge - but this post is long enough already so I'll post photos from that gig on my Flickr page for those interested! However, here's a cell phone photo of me & "the Brit" post performance...
Hopefully I didn't bore you all to tears but we had such a great time I wanted to share as much as possible!

xo djrd

4 comments:

Giulia said...

This trip looks perfect. Ah I wish I could visit Manchester sometime...
Life is a romantic poem
 

BJO said...

the vintage stores.....the pubs..the travel.....the shows.....siiiiiiiiigh....dreamy..........

nataluya85 said...

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dusanabotswana said...

Manchester looks so pretty w/ all those brick buildings. You look adorable too- looks like such an exciting tour!
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