Matthew Bourne, pick & mix and Paradiso

Clinique freebies, pick & mix, ballet, Paradiso & designer handbags (although Katy's is much more impressive than mine)...

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I've been a little bit lazy lately, especially on the blogging front. I've been spending the last couple of days enjoying having time off and catching up on my reading. Last night I went to see Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker with the lovely Katy armed with huge bags of pick & mix (well mine was huge.. Katy wasn't so greedy..).

After seeing Bourne's Dorian Gray back in 2008, I was really looking forward to his reimagining of The Nutcracker, especially after reading rave reviews in the local press,(Journal, Chronicle & Sunderland Echo). And I was definitely not disappointed. Offering a fresh take on the classic tale, the story is moved away from a middle class parlour into a dreary orphanage, from which Clara and her young friends escape to the fantastical Sweetieland. Think Katy Perry's California Girls video meets Tim Burton. In a word: brilliant.

After the ballet we went for food at my new favourite, Paradiso. For those in Newcastle, it's tucked in a little alleyway next to Popolo just off Pilgrim Street and is definitely worth a visit (the lamb in particular is AMAZING). I've now convinced myself that I want to learn Italian after chatting to Palmiro, one of the owners, who told me and Katy about the free classes they run there on a Wednesday night. Free!! I'm so gutted that I work on Wednesday evenings.. although it's probably for the best because I imagine learning French and Italian at the same time would be quite difficult.

9 comments

  1. j'aime la video!!!

    Angela Donava
    http://www.lookbooks.fr

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  2. Matthew Bourne is a genius! xxx

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  3. woooow amazing bags!!!
    it's normal to be lazy sometimes on the blog front ;)
    xoxox

    Syriously in Fashion
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  4. Wowwie, the youtube video of the nutcracker looks amazing! I've never been to see one of those types of shows but I'd really love to!

    Good luck in learning french, I did it at school but I've forgotten most of it now :-/! xo

    www.almostdelightful.com

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  5. I love that Chanel bag! :)

    - Victoria
    www.Vickkitas.blogspot.se

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    Angela Donava
    http://www.lookbooks.fr

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  7. that paradiso poster got my attention. it's both sublime and repulsive. it's interesting.

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