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Friday, 28 August 2015

Cirque Noir at Trapeze

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Last week was my birthday and so I wanted to do something fun with a couple of friends. 

Now you know me by now, I like things a little different, so when Ruby Deshabille and Joe Morose from High Societease that I went to a while back, were performing at Trapeze Bar I couldn't resist. More burlesque and cabaret? Yes please!

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I very much appreciated the sentiment. 

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Trapeze bar is a circus themed bar- no prizes for guessing that.

With hanging trapeze bars from the ceiling, and carousel booths, it's the home of some all out fun nights. 

Oh and the menu's are just as inventive. Visually and taste wise. 

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The meat platter is a good choice. Oh the sausage was darn tasty. And no that wasn't some kind of innuendo for what was about to begin...

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Once again Joe Morose was our host. This time for Cirque Noir. I want to be his best friend. Cheeky- OK down right filthy sometimes- and utterly hilarious. 

He thinks and reacts on his feet to the audience and whips everyone into a good mood.

But talking of whips- I'm sure this guy wouldn't look out of place with one. Just look at that outfit! 

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It's a little bit darker than High Societease was. 

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Again like last time, I had primarily come to see Ruby perform. She is just enchanting. The way she moves is so seductive and yet fierce.

Now as it was incredibly dark in the bar, apart from the orange lights, when Ruby came out wearing red, my camera had a bit of a fit. So the pictures looked... well... all very flat and orange. However with a little help from Sepia, I made them look rather good again. 

And well what better use of Sepia than a burlesque photo? Very fitting I say.

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We had more fire acts, plus this woman actually stapled stuff to her body. I didn't get any pics as I was too shocked. But if you saw my snapchat, there was a video on there. 

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Finally the show ended with a very mysterious performance from Ruby.

As I said previously, I love the art of Burlesque. There is something so captivating about it- the way it tells a story visually. 

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Now tell me that's not bloody amazing?

After the show ended, the tables are cleared away and the party starts, 

Of course there are no photos beyond this point as I was too busy dancing and having one of the best nights out in a long time. Get yourself down here asap. 

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Wednesday, 26 August 2015

V Festival with Sure

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Over the weekend, a teeny tiny festival took place. You know that V Festival?

This year Sure were the official sponsors and thought I’d like to come hang out with them, so on Saturday me and Dan drove to Essex to let the good times begin.

We had a little mission though. Sure had teamed up with FitBit, the makers of the activity tracker bands, to prove how much people really moved during a festival and why it is important to then stay fresh. No one wants to be THAT person in the middle of the crowd. That’s why Sure has created the world’s first antiperspirant that is activated directly by movement using Motionsense freshness technology. The more you move, the harder it works. Simples.

So popping my FitBit on, we headed (danced in my case) into the festival. 

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Backpack: Cru // Bodysuit: Milk and Diamonds // Shorts: New Look // Shoes: Converse

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The Fitbit is really lightweight, and I completely forgot I was wearing it. If you don’t like the band style- say if you are going to a fancy dinner and that lovely blue plastic didn’t quite go with your cocktail dress, you can pop out the little data store bit and put it into your handbag. Perfect.

Make sure you download the app onto your phone though to check how you are doing.

Looking at my data made me realize I needed to move more. Too much sitting on the grass and not enough dancing to Jess Glynn- my girl crush right now. 

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Chilling to the Corteeners

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The comedy tent

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After a while we decided to retreat to the VIP area for some downtime away from the mayhem that often occurs.

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Everything is just a lot more chilled... and less messy

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I was a little in heaven when I saw the food line ups. Some of London’s best street food vendors were here. Well it is important to have energy for all this moving about I needed to do.

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If you haven't heard of Saucy Chip yet, you need to check them out. I don't know what they do, but they taste amazing. 

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I also discovered Generator Hostels food collaboration with Chef Luke Thomas

Chorizo and apple relish hot dog. Oh boy. 

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I soon found hammocks though, and all food was forgotten... OK not really. This is me we are talking about. I ate the food ungracefully balanced on the hammock. 

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Who has time for matching socks?

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I was actually really surprised how long Sure Motionsense deodorant lasted. I only had to top up once, which when you’re out and about, no one wants to keep whipping out a canister. 

Soon we were back out into the main area, where we headed to the Sure Arena to get down to some serious DJing. 

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My steps had smashed the 10,000 mark, even hitting 15,000 which considering a day in the office usually results in about 5,000 I was pretty happy. It just proved how much you really moved at a festival.

Which was lucky then that Sure kept me fresh through out the festival.

Oh and if any of you want to add me as a friend on FitBit so we can compete then I'm at heroineinheels@gmail.com on it.

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We danced on until late, until we decided to call it a night.

V Festival, you’ve been a ball.


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