*a big think you to OPR and dr. marten's for inviting me*
a pretty photo heavy post - sorry if that's not your thing! the new dr. marten store opened on grainger street in newcastle on wednesday, so lots of people were invited down for the official opening night on thursday evening. me and rachael ventured down and met helen outside the store so we all went in together. two local companies supplied the evening; electric east with lovely street food, and anarchy brew with the alcohol. there was a variety of food on offer but i went for the vegetable curry which was amazing. i loved the packaging too. unfortunately the event got a little too packed so it meant i was unable to really chat and talk to any other bloggers but i did enjoy the event. my phone had died by the time me and rachael went to pleased to meet you for the after party which just took my food consumption to a whole other level. not only did we get champagne on arrival and a free drinks token, waiting staff were constantly going round with burgers, pork sliders, chicken liver paté and most importantly donuts. me and rachael definitely got a little too excited when it came to eating the donuts... oops. i wish i could have taken some photos as all the tables had a dr. marten boot with flowers as a centerpiece. overall i had a lovely evening and went home with a full tummy and a little merry. thanks so much to lauren and OPR and all of the lovely people who organised the event for inviting me down. i hope the store does really well, and luckily i'll be receiving an e-mail soon to say i can go pick up my tartan dress i was waiting to come back in my size. which i might add is bloody beautiful.