Silent Night at sketch London

There are many ways to start your morning. I usually start mine with a pole session, reading academic journals for my PhD or going to work. This morning however I was among the first Londoners that got to see sketch London‘s Christmas light installation to kick off the holiday season, and as you’ll see if you … More Silent Night at sketch London

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Why you’re better off going to a Bourne and Hollingsworth event

What a week. I’m spending a healthy, chilled weekend trying to recover from the latest Bourne & Hollingsworth antics. Here’s what went down from Halloween to Bonfire Night. Bourne & Hollingsworth put their own spin on the scariest night of the year last weekend with a Halloween party like no other. Their Victorian Terror on the … More Why you’re better off going to a Bourne and Hollingsworth event

Back in 5 minutes: worst kept secret, best restaurant ever

Who are we kidding: we all love hidden, secret restaurants. But Brick Lane’s Back in 5 Minutes, a bloody brilliant restaurant in the back of a shop with out-of-this-world-food, is so much more than that: it’s an incredibly thought-through dining experience you’ll never forget. Run by The Disappearing Dining Club, Back In 5 Minutes hides … More Back in 5 minutes: worst kept secret, best restaurant ever

Dining at the Mondrian’s Sea Containers with Damian Barr’s Literary Salon

On Monday I had the pleasure to try a marvellous two-course meal at the London Mondrian Hotel’s Sea Containers restaurant as part of my ticket for Damian Barr’s Literary Salon‘s seventh birthday, one of my favourite nights of the year so far. I was back in Sardinia spending a sad afternoon on Twitter, at home … More Dining at the Mondrian’s Sea Containers with Damian Barr’s Literary Salon

The view from Frank’s Café in Peckham

London has plenty of spots that claim they will make you feel on top of the world. Nothing works as well, however, as Frank’s Café in Peckham. On the tenth floor of Peckham’s Multi-Story car park, Frank’s Café is a feast for the eyes on a sunny evening. The destination of choice of many London hipsters, … More The view from Frank’s Café in Peckham

Believe the hype: Cahoots is awesome!

TimeOut London recently wrote: “Is it just us or it’s impossible to get a table at Cahoots?” Thanks to the lovely Colleen from KK Comms and to bartender Michele I finally made it there in record speed – and I would be happy to give up the view from my window to move permanently to … More Believe the hype: Cahoots is awesome!

Weekending in East London: Blixen, cocktails and Netil 360

If “Treat yo’self” is your motto, East London has plenty to offer you this spring. Here’s a round-up of my weekend of brunching at Blixen, sunbathing at Netil360, drinking Negronis at the #RediscoverRed Campari pop-up and seeing The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town. What’s the best way to start a weekend in Shoreditch? Easy. Go … More Weekending in East London: Blixen, cocktails and Netil 360

Out for cocktails in Chinatown’s best speakeasies

Ah, London’s Chinatown. At first glance, its loud rickshaws, the waiters begging you to eat at their restaurants and the hordes of tourists might make it look like the last place on Earth where you would want to spend your Friday night. But if you look a little harder, Chinatown has a speakeasy culture worthy of a … More Out for cocktails in Chinatown’s best speakeasies

Bistrot Bruno Loubet and Baranis

Last weekend was all about London’s obsession with France: read my reviews of Bistrot Bruno Loubet and the cocktail bar Baranis. After working in front of it for nearly three months, I managed to have lunch at Bistrot Bruno Loubet before it closes to explore pastures new on April 6th. The carrots, chickpeas, coriander, lime and … More Bistrot Bruno Loubet and Baranis