16 November 2017

Female spirits at Courtesan


Nope, this post is coming your way three weeks late... "Spirit" refers to the alcoholic kind, and "female" to the fact females are the ones behind the spirits offered at newly-refurbished Courtesan, a dim-sum restaurant in Brixton.
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12 November 2017

You can't go wrong with a cheeseboard


I'm not sure why we only really associate cheeseboards with Christmas in England. If I had it my way, I'd indulge year round - but then maybe I wouldn't appreciate them so much? The combo of cheese, crackers and chutney is my weakness; once I have one, I can't stop.
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24 October 2017

Little Shuffle Club, Shoreditch


I'm kind of crap at sports. Actually, strike that... I'm terrible at sports. I only become competitive when I'm doing vaguely well, and then I get overly enthusiastic, lose focus, and er, lose. So the launch of London's first permanent table shuffle club, The Little Shuffle Club, peaked my interest. 
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12 October 2017

A few from Lisbon


My trip was well timed. As the season changed, I said goodbye to the last quarter of the year and what it represented to me, and hopped on a plane. Three hours later, in Portugal, I felt lighter. And as the warmth hit my skin, I could breathe deeper too.
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1 October 2017

Dating diaries: my three week relationship


Sometimes the things I want to write about the most take the longest to write, and are the hardest to write. I've written this in my head more times than I can count, but as soon as I tried putting fingers to keyboard, the words dried up.
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18 September 2017

Living it large at The Lighterman


It's fun to win, isn't it? When my bezzie and I tagged each other on an Instagram post to win a meal and cocktails at this rather fancy gastropub near Kings Cross, we never actually thought we'd win. But we did, and the excuse of free food and booze came at the perfect time.
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12 August 2017

A Midsummer Night's Dream Afternoon Tea


I'm weary of defining any activity on my blog as 'masculine' or 'feminine', suitable for men or suitable for women. So I won't. But what I will say is that The Swan at The Globe's Midsummer Night's Dream Afternoon Tea (bit of a mouthful in more ways than one) is unashamedly pink, sweet, sugary and beautiful. 
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6 August 2017

Spectrum x Mean Girls


Mean Girls is a cult classic, and one my generation goes back to time and time again. Even now, about 13 years after it was released (it was the first 12-rated film I saw when I turned 12, pre 12A era), people - myself included - use particular lines in everyday conversation. 
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28 July 2017

A Curiously British Brunch at Mr Fogg's Tavern


Mr Fogg's Tavern has been on my list (you know, the one all Londoners have, of places to visit, eat or drink, which is as long as their arm?) for ages. AGES. What a joy it was, then, to be invited to try their new brunch - launching next Saturday - complete with bottomless punch.
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23 July 2017

Dating diaries: It's okay to not enjoy being single


This post is inspired by an article I read on Refinery29 a week ago. It was written by a journalist I love and usually agree with - the title and intro had me nodding enthusiastically (on the inside) - but by the middle I was lost, and at the end I was like, 'oh, right.'
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18 July 2017

Rum-tinis with Pirate's Grog


Okay guys, my apologies, I did bring my camera with me to this event but - classic - the memory card wasn't in there. So I apologise profusely for these grainy photos. But here's what went down at The Jam Tree's Rum-tini Masterclass with Pirate's Grog rum...
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30 June 2017

Fiz Bar, Lights of Soho


My first thought when I heard that Fiz Bar, London's first sparkling wine pop-up, had acquired a ten week residency at Brewer Street's Lights of Soho was "...really?" As in "really? how on Earth did they manage that?"
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26 June 2017

Croatia with Medsailors: Bol, Stari Grad, Split


The morning after what was a late one for many in Hvar, we had a quiet breakfast before setting off to our next destination. We'd heard whispers that we might not be able to visit Bol, but nothing had been confirmed yet, so we were left waiting, waiting...
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12 June 2017

Croatia with Medsailors: Vis, Palmižana, Hvar


I'm currently suffering with a severe case of the holiday blues. This time last week, I was on a yacht, exploring the islands of Croatia. The hardest choice I faced was do I sunbathe, or do I go for a swim? So in an attempt to relive my experience, here's what I got up to with Medsailors
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3 June 2017

Hanging out at Oslo, Hackney


I live and work in south west London. It suits me fine. I like the pace, the greenery, the pilates studios and the suburban feel of it all. But if I want to go out and explore, I always look to east London. There's always something new, something kooky, something interesting to experience.
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28 May 2017

Skyline delights at Skylight


I'm pretty basic when it comes to spending summers in London. Give me a rooftop, give me fairylights, and put a chilled drink in my hand. Ticking all of these boxes is Skylight, a new venue in Tobacco Docks. It also happens to have a 360 degree skyline to die for, and croquet.
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1 May 2017

Dating Diaries: Mr Big


We weren’t compatible. At least that much was obvious. In fact, if I wrote a list of things I did and didn’t look for, he’d tick most of the latter...
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24 April 2017

Star Wars Identities


What do you do when you get the chance to enjoy a Star Wars experience on a Bank Holiday Friday? Accept, of course. I brought along my Stepdad, a huge fan, and myself - a huge fan of Yoda, Carrie Fisher and Natalie Portman...
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3 April 2017

Chi Kitchen, Oxford Street


Did you know Debenhams on Oxford Street has restaurants in it? I didn't. But sure enough, hidden towards the back, on the right, on the ground floor, sits Chi Kitchen. It's a contemporary, Pan-Asian restaurant, with a new Laksa offering. 
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19 March 2017

A Royal Afternoon at Kensington Palace


In an attempt to prolong our birthdays, my Mum and I took to celebrate with a girly day in London. Afternoon tea was the order of the day, so we went to Kensington Palace - The Orangery to be exact - to kick things off. 
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11 March 2017

Dating diaries: Are we all looking for Luke Danes?


Luke wears the same shirt, day in, day out. And he never got the memo that wearing a baseball cap back to front stopped being cool at some point between 2001 and 2007. Or even if he did, he ignored it.
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7 March 2017

Exploring northern Mauritius


On our penultimate day in Mauritius, we explored the northern part of the island. My friend, who spent her summers in Mauritius as a child, said we simply had to visit the botanical gardens and the surrounding area, so we did.
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27 February 2017

My 25th in Mauritius


Fun fact: my Mum and I share the same birthday. Yep - as she celebrated living on this Earth for quarter of a century, she also happened to give birth to me. Last year we agreed we wanted to celebrate me turning 25 and her turning 50 (sorry, Mumma!) with a special holiday. 
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12 February 2017

Dating diaries: Silent Speed-dating


In terms of alternative dating in London - and by 'alternative', I mean dating that doesn't rely on apps - there isn't much out there. As an anti-app representative, I see it as my duty to explore what's on offer for single Londoners. So when I came across Shhh Dating (silent speed-dating), I had to give it a whirl.
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4 February 2017

Who What When Where How & Why


The Newport Street Gallery is one of my favourite galleries in London (joint first with the Saatchi Gallery). It's still a relatively hidden gem, in Vauxhall, of all places. Currently, it's playing host to Gavin Turk's 'Who What When Where How & Why'.
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28 January 2017

Misery loves company


Last week was Blue Monday. And blue, it was. Even if you didn't know it was a *thing*, you probably knew about it from the dozens of emails from companies telling you to BEAT THE BLUES with 20% off, or a free burger, etc.
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17 January 2017

Pottery fun at Emma Bridgewater


The time between Christmas and New Year is usually spent on the sofa, eating, drinking, and getting up only to get refills. You lose track of time, and fall into a lethargic state. But towards the end of the year, my mum had other plans.
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9 January 2017

Dating Diaries: See ya, Tinder


If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that yesterday I did a bit of a caption word splurge and confessed to struggling with a few things in my life. If you don’t, then in short: I’m not happy, I want to make some positive changes, and I’ve deleted Tinder.
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