London Things To Look Forward To In 2018

Ready to wave goodbye to 2017 but not sure what to expect from the new year? Here’s my list of London/UK things to look forward to in 2018. IT’S GONNA BE OUR YEAR GUYS I FEEL IT. New Restaurant Openings  A New Vegan Destination in Peckham I’m not quite sure if I’ve had more friends … More London Things To Look Forward To In 2018

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Falling for the Courtesan in Brixton

Everyone who has met me at least once knows I’m a woman of many obsessions, often food or entertainment-related. Chances are you’ve probably heard me babble on about steamed buns, finding pieces of my homeland of Sardinia abroad, burlesque and David Lynch’s quirky, mind-boggling and symbolic TV show Twin Peaks. So imagine my face when I … More Falling for the Courtesan in Brixton

Bootleg fun at Bourne & Hollingsworth’s Prohibition Party

A warehouse in London Fields became a 1920s speakeasy for a night last weekend, throwing the best dance night I’ve been to in a while: none other than Bourne & Hollingsworth‘s glamorous Prohibition Party. Here’s what you can expect from a night of bootleg fun. As I have already told you in a previous post, B&H’s Prohibition means live … More Bootleg fun at Bourne & Hollingsworth’s Prohibition Party

Interview with Giacomo Smith from Kansas Smitty’s, the jazz man from London’s hottest jazz bar yet

If you read this blog you’ve probably already heard about my passion for Kansas Smitty’s crazy-fun jazz raves, discovered first at the Dead Dolls Club in Bethnal Green and then brought to one of East London’s greatest jazz bars, the band’s own Kansas Smitty’s bar. Today I interview Giacomo Smith, the incredibly busy and uber successful Italian-American jazz player from the … More Interview with Giacomo Smith from Kansas Smitty’s, the jazz man from London’s hottest jazz bar yet

Summer Tales & Kansas Smitty’s opening weekend

I like to show my couchsurfers a good time, so this weekend I took advantage the most talked-about new openings – Summer Tales in Old Street and the coolest new speakeasy in town, Kansas Smitty’s Bar on Broadway Market – to give him a glimpse of what you can expect from East London. Summer Tales … More Summer Tales & Kansas Smitty’s opening weekend

In Perugia for the International Journalism Festival: timeless architecture, breath-taking views and foodie treats

What better way to spend the weekend than walking around the dreamy Italian city of Perugia, listening to engaging talks about the future of journalism? Here is my account of my(very touch and go) weekend at the International Journalism Festival 2015. SPOILER ALERT: I didn’t couchsurf this time. … More In Perugia for the International Journalism Festival: timeless architecture, breath-taking views and foodie treats

Sunday Roast at the new Dead Dolls House

The Dead Dolls House‘s just-launched venue in Islington has a new menu and I had to try it. Sunday at the new Dead Dolls House means jazz with Peter Horsfall and a lush, massive plate of Sunday Roast. The options are many, but I went for the parsnip, apple and hazelnut wellington with duck fat roasties and … More Sunday Roast at the new Dead Dolls House

Things to do in New Orleans

New Orleans is one of America’s most beautiful cities. Here’s a summary of things to do in The Big Easy with an eye on safety. If you fly into New Orleans, the safest way to get to the centre is taking a cab. The city has just started implementing Uber, but a normal cab into the … More Things to do in New Orleans