Alternative 2019 trends that are not to be missed

Go to Shenzhen, China 
A trip out of the ordinary. The city has seen an influx of creatives all eager to check out the buzzing indie music scene, cool cafes and craft brewers.  

Try Woodcraft 
Whittle some wood and be creative in 2019. Trust us, this sacred art form is due a valuable revamp in the year to come.  

Visit a brewery in London
Independent breweries have been opening ‘taprooms’ in London, a fresh adaptation of the much loved drinking social experience. 

Replace the iphone with a book 
One that many will say every year. There are not many more stimulating hobbies to take up than gaining knowledge. Visit Phaidon for some of the coolest books ready to get stuck into in the new year. 

Carry a camera
If you are creative and like capturing a specific moment in time, get yourself a camera. Whether digital or analog, we are sure your investment will pay off. 

Go and see The Lemon Twigs
Two talented young brothers from Long Island, New York are bringing their enchantingly quirky band on tour in February. Whacky, weird and wonderful we will see you there.  

Get into Fermented foods 
More kimchi, more pickles and less processed foods. Keep your eyes peeled on this European introduced trend in 2019.    

Sleep at the Cow Hollow, Manchester
‘Northern Quarter forever, cool since whenever’. This small scale, boutique hotel is the perfect place to rest your head. With chic rooms, cool staff and a fully stocked bar, the surprisingly affordable room rates are even more appealing. 

Grab Yourself some Hawaiian food
We think that Hawaiian’s fresh cuisine will cross over into the mainstream in 2019. A convient, nutritous, filling Hawaiian staple, we think a poke bowl could be a tasty lunch option to start the new year right. 

Mix a non-alcoholic beverage
Health conscious millennials are slowly moving away from alcohol, now enter premium tonic water and brands such as Small Beer Brew Co. who keep their ABV low but their taste unbelievably palatable.  

Words by Reece FEENEY