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Urban Makers East Christmas Market

Some of you may be wondering why I haven’t posted on this blog for sometime?  I’ve been super busy organising two Christmas Craft Markets in Bow. Along with my fabulous friends and colleagues Jo and Julia, I’ve designed the website, flyers, social media graphics, banner and more. I didn’t realise just how much work this … Continue reading

A Dirty Burger in Whitechapel

Chicken shop hot sauce

After a very boring start to our Sunday (a visit to Topps Tiles -yawn) we went for a rather messy burger at Dirty Burger in Whitechapel. With a pared back menu of just a few burgers and chicken from a spit, it’s a great place to go if you’re hungover and struggling to make those … Continue reading

Mondrian Hotel London

I would love to stay in this hotel. Even though I live in London I covet a number of hotels in the city.  I walked past a few weeks ago (as close as I’ll probably get) and thought it looked very slick. The Mondrian London has been created at the old Sea Containers House, a former … Continue reading

Aqua Shard restaurant

Another foodie post… My friend Ruth announced to me recently that she had still not given me a present for my birthday – it was in July. I quickly forgave her when she announced she was taking me to the Aqua Shard restaurant located on the 31st floor of the iconic Shard building. The view from … Continue reading

The Old Crown

Last weekend The Old Crown invited me and a friend to dinner. I spend so much of my time in the East End so it was a refreshing change to jump on a bus and head to Holborn. The Old Crown is an quirky London pub that serves mean burgers and cocktails to stay out late for. … Continue reading

INK Bethnal Green

Here’s a post for the foodies. A new and fabulous restaurant has just opened and luckily for me it’s just around the corner in East London.The setting is as stunning as the food. Overlooking Regents canal INK offers seasonal Nordic cuisine. Just about everything served from Lithuanian chef Martyn Meid’s kitchen was delicious and beautifully presented.  And the prices are … Continue reading

Festive tipples

We’re hosting Christmas at our house this year and for the past week I’ve been pondering the menu. I’ve not decided on the food yet (first things first!) but I am really keen to try my hand at some of these festive cocktails. Here are some of the best and yummiest I’ve found. Cranberry ginger … Continue reading

Street Feast

Really hoping to make it down to Street Feast in Dalston this weekend.  Just check out some of the food they have on offer. It all looks amazing. Street Feast is London’s pioneering night market. Thousands of people gather each week to eat from London’s best street food traders, chefs and restaurants, and drink festival-style pint-sized cocktails, craft beer … Continue reading

Food DIY

I love a good cookbook and this one is definitely on my list to buy. Rather than a book full of recipes this book shows you how to make your own produce – like pickled walnuts, gin, and even how to smoke salmon in a gym locker (best not try this at Fitness First!) I … Continue reading

Barcelona

I’m back! Well we got back last Friday but I’ve been busy filling orders for my Etsy shop and for SNAP store.  We had the best time in Barcelona. We divided out time between the local swimming pool and trips into the city. Here’s just some of our photos. It was HOT but this just … Continue reading