A Perfect Vue of The Gentlemen: Our Trip To Vue, Cheshire Oaks by Fashion Du Jour LDN. Vue Cinema, Film, Guy Ritchie

A Perfect Vue of “The Gentleman”: Our Trip To Vue, Cheshire Oaks

* Contains gifted experience. All opinions are our own as always though fillies.

January Blues is hitting us hard here at FDJ LDN! After a joyous time gallivanting with gay abandon through the festive season, we have landed hard in “New Year Realness”. But fear not, the perfect escape comes in the form of a trip to the movies, courtesy of Vue. We decided to check out the newly refurbished Vue Cheshire Oaks, in order to watch Guy Ritchie’s latest big screen offering, “The Gentlemen”, in what promised to be the best big screen experience. So, did we get the perfect Vue? Click this way to find out, ladies and gentlemen…

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A Perfect Vue! Our Trip To Vue Cinema, Altrincham. Vue sign, exterior shot, sky

A Perfect Vue!: Our Trip To Vue, Altrincham

* Contains gifted experience. All opinions are our own as always though fillies.

With the British “summer” actually not being very…well…summery, there’s only one way to spend those rain-filled days or nights – a trip to the flicks! Yes – our date night would not be dampened (both metaphorically or literally) because escaping into the world of the movies is always the perfect destination! We had been after seeing Disney’s Aladdin for some time, so one particularly inclement Saturday, one of our 3 wishes was to experience it in the best possible way. And the perfect venue to do so? Well, that had to be Vue, Altrincham. Small but perfectly formed, this is no “diamond in the rough”, but a “whole new world”of entertainment, comfort and quality. So jump aboard our magic carpet and see if our trip was everything we had wished for…

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Marvellous Manchester: A Local's Guide To Hidden Gems by Fashion Du Jour LDN. Manchester. Street Art. Girl. Denim Jacket

Marvellous Manchester: A Local’s Guide To Hidden Gems

Hotels.com have gifted me spending money, but all views are our own.

Manchester – damn you are marvellous! As dwellers of this fine city, we are huge ambassadors of its hidden gems. And in order to really, truly experience a city, it is always wise to seek local advice – insider information if you will! For those that live and breath the town, they usually experience all the secret delights that can be hidden from the average tourist. Stepping off the train at Piccadilly station and checking into one of the many fabulous hotels in Manchester, it is easy to stumble into the trap of “chain smoking” – the habit of jumping from one brand named restaurant to another brand name bar on repeat till the end of your trip. Sure – there is comfort in the familiar, but heck, great things come out of stepping out of your comfort zone! So click this way and discover the hidden gems of Manchester, as us two locals take you along to our favourite places…

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Lover’s Retreat: What To Wear On Your Valentine’s Getaway

Breathe in and yup, you guessed it – the heavily perfumed whiff of all things “Valentine” is distinctly in the air. Now I don’t know if you are like us when it comes to contemplating what to get your special someone, but we just love to give memories, rather than chocolates and flowers. It seems we are aren’t the only ones as apparently getaways, especially quirky ones have never been so popular as lovebirds look to fly away to places that are more for an experience rather than a place to nab a tan. And with Valentine’s Day just a cherub’s arrow flight away, there’s no greater better time than to get thinking about where to go for your lovers retreat. Whether you are doing the surprising or you are the surprised…that age old dilemma is sure to come to mind: what DO I pack?! Well, fear not – click this way and discover that packing for unfamiliar location needn’t be the biggest dilemma…

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Feeling Festive - Our Top Festival Getaways That Won't Break The Bank by Fashion Du Jour LDN

Feeling Festive: Our Top Festival Getaways That Won’t Break The Bank

Festival season is officially in full swing and it has us dreaming of hot sunny days, boho chic, chilled ciders and enjoying the best music, fun, food and frollicks. And if the beautiful British summer doesn’t guarantee you those hot sunny days, why not consider running away abroad? Combining your festival trip with a holiday as well means a foreign festival getaway needn’t break the bank! So click this way and discover our top festival getaways that will have you feeling festive in no time…the beers are on us!

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Happy #VanLife Happy Van Wife Top Places To Escape To In The UK - by Fashion Du Jour LDN. VW Camper Van

Happy #VanLife, Happy Van Wife: Top Places To Escape To In The UK

Due to imminently moving house but still needing a break away this year, Leigh and I are looking closer to home and instead of a week in Spain, we’re discussing a week or so in the UK, hiring the classic VW Camper van and touring around to spend time in places we’ve always talked about but never been! We get to spend quality time together and go on an adventure with everything we need travelling with us! So, why don’t you be our backseat passenger and come along…

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How To Take Your Passion And Make It Happen!

Inspired by the lyrics from one of my fave films “Flashdance”, or as I like to call it “Flashy-Pants”, you too can take whatever it is that sets your soul on fire career-wise – and make it happen! Yes, your passion CAN be your paycheck – you just have to be smartly sussed up, be prepared to work hard…and have a little leap of faith!  So click this way as I share my top tips on taking your passion and making it happen career-wise, leg warmers optional…

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