The Creatives Coffee Club

The Creatives Coffee Club
Porter and Cole Manchester Coffee Lounge and Lifestyle Store
Porter and Cole Manchester Coffee Shop Cakes
Samio coffee shop shot by Manchester Photographer Rosie Ann Butcher

A Change of Scenery & Creative Gal Pals

Working as a blogger can be quite solitary at times and I’ll admit that it can quite easily leave me lacking motivation when left to my own devices. Whilst I’m glad to have the balance of a more social working environment when on modelling jobs, when it comes to the days spent at home blogging and creating content, it can sometimes feel a little bit stagnant. Don’t get me wrong, some days I absolutely love those days that I have alone to work with no interruptions, especially when I’m in my creative zone and I can film, edit and write all day, happily in my element. Other days however, I can feel so unmotivated and just need to get out of the house and find inspiration in something other than the same four walls.

As much as I like to find inspiration and ideas online, sometimes I need something tangible and a bit of human interaction, just to stop me from going mad in my own confinement. I feel lucky to have a few close friends who are also self employed, with a similar unpredictable working schedule too. To be honest now I think about it, I don’t know what I’d do without them…probably end up going mad, that’s for sure.

Sometimes a change of scenery can work wonders too. I have a few of my favourite go to coffee shops in Manchester but on Tuesday when I met up with L’Orรฉal, Onyi and Rosie, we wanted to try somewhere different to one of our usual haunts and decided to try Porter + Cole. It’s such a cool little spot with comfy sofas, aesthetically pleasing interior, and coffee served in a proper mug (yes it’s the simple things that please me). I can see this becoming one of my new fave places. They also have a little home wear store with a bunch of stuff that goes perfectly with the colour schemes in my house (dangerous) and I quickly fell in love with an Elephant cushion that I knew I had to purchase.

An afternoon spent with fellow creative gal pals always leaves me feeling super motivated and a simple change of scenery can give me that spark of inspiration I need. Whatever your working environment, it can often be useful to try something new to help you get back in the zone and you can’t beat some girl power encouragement to help motive you along the way either.

Samio x


Rosie Ann Butcher and Onyi Moss

Manchester coffee shop vegan cakes at Porter and Cole

Tea and cake at Porter and Cole Manchester
Manchester Lifestyle Blogger Samio
Elephant In Suit Cushion


  1. July 27, 2017 / 12:50 am

    I know exactly how you feel as a blogger. I find my best ideas come from living everyday life as opposed to online although it is quite nice to create at home.
    Great post!

    • Samio
      July 28, 2017 / 3:50 pm

      Yes it’s surprising where inspiration can come from sometimes isn’t it, even in the most random things when you’re out and about and not evening looking for it.

      Samio x

  2. July 27, 2017 / 8:18 am

    I know that feeling, and I agree! Sometimes getting out of the house is the best thing you can do for bringing back your motivation!

    Jovita from Black Vanilla

    • Samio
      July 28, 2017 / 8:34 am

      Yep, I guess we all have it at times and it really is! ๐Ÿ˜€

      Samio x

  3. Pam
    July 27, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    looks like a great space to work! love your outfit and I am loving this new blog layout (which probably isnt that new but hey I’ve been gone a while)
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfiโ™ฅ

    • Samio
      July 28, 2017 / 8:29 am

      Hey Pam! Haha, yeah it’s just the same old one with a few things removed, so it’s a bit more basic now. Having one of those ‘not sure what I want’ moments at the moment. Anyway, nice to see you back, I’ll be heading over to your blog swiftly to catch up on the new stuff! ๐Ÿ˜€

      Samio x

  4. July 28, 2017 / 9:18 am

    You`re right, blogging is such a solitary experience. I recently took a long break from it because I felt that I wasn`t living my life fully. Stuck in front of a computer all day can get really depressing. But I`m trying to find a balance. That place looks really cool, I love the decor.

    • Samio
      July 28, 2017 / 3:40 pm

      Yes it’s so important to find the balance and scouting out cute little locations like this definitely helps. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Samio x

    • Samio
      July 28, 2017 / 3:39 pm

      It really is isn’t it and it feels so nice to have a change of scenery. ๐Ÿ˜€

      Samio x

  5. July 28, 2017 / 1:28 pm

    Love these photos <3 Nothing like getting creative with the help of delicious food hehe

    Enclothed Cognition

    • Samio
      July 28, 2017 / 3:38 pm

      Exactly! The cake was sooo good! ๐Ÿ˜›

      Samio x

  6. July 29, 2017 / 6:07 pm

    This is the ultimate creative stop. Totally Enjoyed my time here. Looking forward to our next session xxx

    • Samio
      July 30, 2017 / 9:33 am

      Yes can’t wait! ๐Ÿ˜€ xxx

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *