The Local’s Guide To Clapton, E5

In case you missed it, I moved to Clapton/Hackney Central. Naturally, I’ve been spending the past month or so installing a pole in my house and trying out every possible restaurant, bar, café or event venue in my area. So here’s my local’s guide to Clapton, E5. Why I Moved To Clapton I can imagine … More The Local’s Guide To Clapton, E5

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Christmas Holidays In London

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed my Christmas in Sydney. Sun was out, bums were out, BBQs and beers were a must. But nothing screams “CHRISTMAS” like the London feasts, so here’s what to do during the Christmas holidays here in London town. Christmas Christmas Carols in Columbia Road I first ran into the Christmas … More Christmas Holidays In London

Found my fave Aussie style smoothies at Essence Cuisine in Shoreditch

I’m so stoked to be back in London town, but one thing I’ve been dying to have is one of those yummy, fresh Sydney style smoothies I used to get on my way to Coogee beach back in Sydney. Enter Essence Cuisine, in Shoreditch’s Leonard Street, which has now become my go-to smoothie and raw, … More Found my fave Aussie style smoothies at Essence Cuisine in Shoreditch

Sunday Roast at OSLO Hackney

God, I missed Britain. Sure, the perpetual clouds, greyness and drizzle will end up annoying me by the time Spring comes, but getting a Sunday roast at a pub in Australia just felt kinda wrong. All I wanted was smoothie bowls and poké. So what better way to embrace London’s perennial state of Autumn than … More Sunday Roast at OSLO Hackney

Supporting the sisters at the East London Strippers Collective

“We’re a bunch of feisty feminists who happen to love to take their clothes off,” said the MC from the East London Strippers Collective – a perfectly apt opening line to describe a raucous riot of a night, where talented performers were in charge of the stage and their body, the crowd was fun, young … More Supporting the sisters at the East London Strippers Collective

Drinks behind bars at Alcotraz London

Guard: “Lady, what are you trying to do? GET INTO THAT JUMPSUIT!” Me [wearing an awfully impractical tight pink dress]: “Sorry sir, just trying not show too much here!” My friend Mariola, who knows my pole dancer Insta feed all too well: “That is the first time I’ve ever heard here say that.” No, this … More Drinks behind bars at Alcotraz London

Hip tea at London Fields’ Wringer + Mangle

Back off Mayfair: London’s East End now has its own, hip afternoon tea – and it comes in a converted warehouse in London Fields. Here’s my review of Wringer + Mangle. Wringer + Mangle is the first real East End afternoon tea, and once you walk into the building you will have no doubt you … More Hip tea at London Fields’ Wringer + Mangle

Bowing down to egg mania at Foxcroft & Ginger… and The Gallery

London is going nuts for eggs. What with Bad Egg whipping up one of the best brunches in the City, Good Egg opening up in Stoke Newington, Egg Break scrambling it up in Uxbridge and an egg café setting up shop in Dalston’s Beyond Retro, I couldn’t help but bow down to the trend and … More Bowing down to egg mania at Foxcroft & Ginger… and The Gallery

Out in Broadway Market: Okko and the last days of Netil 360

The last rays of the September sun were the best excuse to spend an evening in the vibrant Broadway Market, bustling with excitement for the occasion. I started the evening at the slick OKKO, where healthy Japanese classics meet comfort food and a stylish LA look. Their Philadelphia sushi rolls were the best I’ve ever had, especially while … More Out in Broadway Market: Okko and the last days of Netil 360