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Thursday, 21 March 2013

Trinity Leeds Opening and Meeting Jamie Laing!

Trinity Leeds Opening

For as long as I can remember I’ve been walking through the city centre of Leeds and seeing signs for ‘Trinity 2013’, it seems like years ago that I heard about the plans for this shopping centre. I remember people saying that it was never going to open or that if it did, it wouldn't be for a long long time, but it seems to have suddenly just happened. Only a few weeks ago I was inside the building having construction tours, wearing my yellow high visibility jacket, building boots, glasses and gloves. But today, March 21st 2013, I was lucky enough to go to the press launch and see the opening day of something which will change Leeds forever, Trinity Leeds shopping and leisure complex…


Trinity Leeds






Now, there has been a lot of talk  about Trinity Leeds being something which will take trade from other sides of the city, however, I am extremely confident that it is such a good thing for the city of Leeds, it's a welcome extension to the high street and well and truly puts Leeds on the map. It’s been exciting to be a part of this historic moment, and this can only bring good things and more opportunities to Leeds. Lucky for me, Leeds Trinity will have finished building it's Victoria’s Secret very soon ahh! I think any negativity about this incredible addition to Leeds should be unwelcome, I cannot fault the centre in anyway and it still has so much to bring to the city, today we only saw a small percentage of what Trinity Leeds has to offer. If you're not from Leeds, hopefully this will make you want to come and visit (do let me know if you do, I can give you a tour!)


What’s different about Trinity Leeds is that it is situated in the heart of the city with 1 million sq ft of shopping and leisure which actually spreads across the city. I like the fact that it includes leisure as well, I will definitely be going to the restaurants, cinema and then for a drink after in Trinity. Trinity Leeds is something which no other city has, some people have asked me 'is it like Westfield' 'is it like the Arndale', you really cannot compare it to any other shopping centre, as this centre, which isn't actually even a centre as such, is just an extension to the high street, with open gates throughout the city which take you under Trinity’s spectacular roof.  You can walk from one side of the city centre to the other, under this roof. Trinity didn't want to take any trade away from the city centre, but instead, I feel that they've just opened up the city centre even more as it's so much easier to get from one side to the other now.



On Tuesday I was invited to the YoSushi launch in Leeds Trinity, and I’ve got to say, the restaurant quarter is amazing. I’m going to have to go every night to sample the different restaurants, including Cielo Blanco, Giraffe and Carluccios. I think these three are at the top of my list to try. The best is still yet to come, soon, we will see Trinity Kitchen open, which will be a quirky food hall and of course, certain shops are still being built. It's also worth a visit in the evening, just to see the beautiful lights on the ceiling.

Everyman cinema Leeds



Obviously, we can't forget the Everyman cinema in Leeds Trinity, it basically has the biggest, comfiest seats and a bar at the back. It's difficult to explain what an Everyman cinema actually is, but this should help: 'Roman Polanski once remarked that “Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theatre”. Somewhere can you enjoy a cinematic experience, where you can enjoy cupcakes and chocolate raisins or swap your soft drink for a nice glass of red wine, and where the cinema feels almost like a home from home? This is where Everyman steps in. We believe in creating a truly unique and memorable cinema experience that exceeds expectations and reaches the highest standards possible in quality,
comfort and entertainment.' I'm excited for this to open!


As most of you will know, I interviewed Henry Holland a few weeks ago, where he told me that he had built the worlds largest dress. This is what the public saw today, an acrobat danced out of a box and then came back up to the ceiling wearing the dress created by Henry Holland.




My dress is from ASOS, leather jacket from Zara, Bag from Zara, Boots from All Saints and jumper from Topshop. P.S I met Jamie Laing at the Leeds Trinity Launch... he was doing t-shirt signings at his Candy Kitten pop up shop in Trinity, but I decided to run in before the launch started and have a chat to him. He's such a nice guy and has always being really supportive of Leeds in terms of going to Leeds Uni's fashion shows etc. I bought some of his Candy Kittens merchandise at Clothes Show. I've decided I need the neon pink gym bag in my life that they sell. 

Jamie Laing Candy Kittens Opening
I can't wait to see what Trinity Leeds unveils next, first stop, Victoria's Secret. 
Lots of love, Em x

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41 comments:

  1. I live really close to Leeds so I'm going to check the new complex out tomorrow there's so many amazing stores based there, I cant wait! x

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    1. Eee def doo! you must let me know, xxx

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  2. Oh wowww, Leeds is so far away from me but I really want to go now!
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    xoxo

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  3. This literally looks exactly the same as Cabbots Circus in Bristol! :)

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  4. I remember when this was announced, seems so long ago, I'm definitely going to have a looksee, mabye when it's a bit more quiet



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  5. Ah I want to come and visit Leeds! This shopping centre looks lovely, excited that there is a Candy Kittens store - and a Victoria's Secret. I am obsessed with their sleepwear ha ha, so would be nice to buy it in store rather than online!

    Scar x x

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    1. Comeee!!! and stay with meee yipeeee! xxxx

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  6. All the more reason for me to LOVE Leeds. Best city in England!

    Also I love your dress :) xo

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  7. This looks really great! I only live in Manchester but I've never visited Leeds.
    Love your outfit, it's gorgeous! :-)xx

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    1. Aww as if you've never visiteeddd! Thanks lovely xxx

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  8. Wow that shopping centre looks amazing! Looking lovely as usuall Em, loving the dress :)

    F xx

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  9. I've never been to Leeds shopping, and this makes me want to go even more! The roof looks amazing. I really should go its only a tad more than an hour away!

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    Megan xxx

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    1. The rooof is amaaaazing, especially when it lights up at night! xxx

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  10. It looks amazing!! I wanna go!

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  11. i cant wait to go i live really near. going to wait till the storm of people calm down abit so i can have a good look around :) x

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    1. Yay, you must let me know when you go. Yep it's faaar too busy at the moment xxx

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  12. I'm so excited to go as its only like a half hour drive from me, maybe even closer! Xx

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  13. Woah!! I cant believe how many there are! The ribbon dancers look incredible too!xx
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  14. Great Post!
    Last time I visited Leeds - I have only visited once - I didn't get much time to hed into the city centre and do some shopping, but when I did have a very quick mooch around I didn't really notice anything great for shopping and haven't thought about a shopping trip there..
    However this looks amazing! I love that it is leisure too as thats one thing I love about Liverpool One, I will definitely be making an appearance!

    Jayde

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    1. Thanks so much, glad you like it! oooh you must have missed the best places, Leeds is known as being great for shopping. Yayyyy do xxx

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  15. I think I might have to visit Leeds very soon! This place looks great, and like you I can't believe it's finished already x

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  16. this looks so great and it looks like you had a great day.
    the cinema sounds amazing and bless jamie. you lucky lady getting to do all these incredible things, but you totally deserve it after working your socks off to get here :)
    keep up the good work,
    looking forward to your next post,
    laura xx

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    1. Thank you soo much, awww bless you. This made me smile, thank you xxx

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  17. so happy it has opened, can't wait till tomorrow to come and see it!

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  18. this looks like such a great event doll! you look so pretty!



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    xx

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    1. Aw thank you so much, bless you x x x

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  19. Wow looks amazing! Ive just got a job in Sheffield so will be sure to take a trip over to Leeds :) x

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  20. Looks lke you had a great day!
    So jealous you got to meet Jamie, I bet he's got a wicked sense of humour. :)
    Not too far from Leeds, so hope to check it out soon.. I've always stayed away from Leeds as I've never known where to shop.. I much prefer complexs/malls.. everything under one roof!lol
    Caroline.x

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    1. Thank you, i really did. Yeah, I love Trafford Centre, it's just easy to get around xxx

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  21. I was gonna go to the opening but I go into town every week so I thought I'd give it a miss because its busy! My friend met Jamie too, jel!!

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    xxxx

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