Monthly Archives: April 2015

London Daily Photo: At the Press Preview

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Walpurgisnacht: When the Witches Celebrate Spring! (OneTravel)

Half way to Halloween and itching for some good natured but kinda creepy fun? Well then, it’s high time you got into the spirit of Walpurgisnacht and welcome spring in an especially witchy way. Walpurgi-what? Walpurgisnacht. Or Wapurgis Night in … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Morning View

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Give Me Space: Make Room | Save Money | Win Big

Here’s a recap of the posts I’ve written over the past few months while taking SpaceWays for a spin … plus a reminder of the big competition for six months of free storage … and even a discount code for your first time using SpaceWays! I’m really pleased with my SpaceWays experience and am happy to recommend this urban storage service to anyone looking for affordable and convenient solutions for finding some breathing room in the big city. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Fins

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The Ultimate Foodie Safari in Sabi Sabi (City AM)

The streets of Mayfair may seem a world away from the remote South African bush, but for discerning gourmet travellers the metaphorical – if not physical – distance between the two has just become smaller. A new initiative at Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve invites some of the world’s top chefs into the kitchen at the area’s renowned Earth Lodge. The partnership was launched in February, with Michelin-starred Eric Chavot making the inaugural visit, taking a week-long break from his eponymous Mayfair brasserie (at The Westbury on Conduit Street) to share his experience with the cooks at Earth Lodge. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: New City Days

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4 Sites to Visit for South Africa’s Freedom Day (OneTravel)

27 April is Freedom Day, a national holiday in South Africa that commemorates the day in 1994 when the first democratic election was held in the country. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Brixton

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Preview: The Goblin King’s Masquerade Ball 2015

The Goblin King’s Annual Masquerade Ball is a themed costumed ball “of mischief and revelry” exploring the darker side of fantasy through promenade theatre, live music and DJs, cabaret, interactive creatures, puppetry, art installations, goblin markets, hot tubs, “hidden experiences” and loads more surprises in “suitable goblin habitable locations.” Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Soho

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Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House

There’s a whole lot of photography on view now at Somerset House with the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards exhibition with a good assortment of eye catching and poignant works to see. Continue reading

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A Simple Space at Udderbelly Festival: No Frills Just Thrills and Simply Amazing Acrobatic Stunts

Wow! I was blown away at last night’s press preview performance by A Simple Space, a no-frills show direct from Australia which “champions the incredibly artistry of the human body over traditional circus gimmicks.” Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Dragons and Lock

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The George Foreman Grill “Evolves”

The George Foreman has grown up; the new “Evolve” model is described as “the next generation”. New features such as a deep bake pan mean you can easily create so much more than the toasties, paninis and grilled meats associated with the earlier versions. It’s now possible to cook small stews, casseroles and even pizzas using the grill. Continue reading

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Win a Variety Pack of Jaz & Jul’s Origin Mixture Drinking Chocolate

Award winning independent chocolate makers, Jaz & Jul’s, are launching a new Origin range of drinking chocolates. Featuring three single-origin dark hot chocolates made with cacao grown in a different region (Madagascar, Peru, Brazil) for a collection of subtle yet indulgent flavours. Keen to find out how to get a sneaky peek taste ahead of all the other choco-fiends? Keep reading, my cocoa loving friends. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: The Strand

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Review of Moët Academy

Last week Maddie Salters embarked upon an adventure in London’s Southbank that would take her into the heart of France’s Champagne region. Celebrated brand Moët & Chandon re-created the vineyards and wine cellars of its lush estate at OXO along the … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Deep in Dean Street

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7 Eco-Wise Travel Tips to Celebrate Earth Day Everyday! (OneTravel

Happy Earth Day! But why should we celebrate this planet we call home only one day a year? And how can we make the most of our travel and leisure time while still keeping a clean and green conscience? Keep … Continue reading

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Piadabar: New Italian Takeaway in the Heart of Soho

Piadabar is a new Italian takeaway on Bateman Street in Soho that serves authentic piada (Northern Italian flatbread), traditional cheeses and cured meats, amazing homemade desserts, excellent espresso and more. It’s a brilliant spot to drop by for a quick sandwich or snack – whether on your way to work in the morning, during lunch or even after a late night out playing weekend warrior (Piadabar is open until 1am on Friday and Saturday nights). Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Gatekeeper

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Taking it Easy with an Overnight Spa Break in Bath

Easter week, Kemey and I made a quick overnight trip to Bath for a bit of rest and relaxation with a dash of history and scaled down but nonetheless urban ease. Both of us had been to Bath before but ages ago and not together. We had so much fun during our brief stay in this compact and attractive city. It’s a great place for couples and super easy to get to from London. Of course, more time to explore Bath and the bucolic countryside nearby would have been ideal, but our overnight visit proved to be an amply replenishing pause before having to head back to the London grind. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: London Light

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Sponsored Cocktail Recipe: The Last Word

In comparison to many other drinks, cocktails are mainly drinks for connoisseurs. When you go to a bar or a pub, first things that you have in mind is beer, wine or whiskey. Only a handful of people are willing … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Hungerford Bridge

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Record Store Day in Kingston, Jamaica (OneTravel)

Long gone are the days when the streets of Kingston, Jamaica were chockablock with record shops. And with most folks listening to music by digital means and piracy all too often used, the days of many music retailers still in … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Brixton Market

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‘Hot & Chilli’ Coffee Break with Rosana McPhee (espressoCrazy)

Ready for a quick cuppa friendly food blogger advice? Then kick back, relax and enjoy the latest instalment of my Coffee Break series of interviews. This time round, I’m finding out about Brazilian food and learning a few tips for cooking with coffee from Hot & Chilli blogger, Rosana McPhee, a Brazilian expat keen to share Latin kitchen expertise with the wider world. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Blackfriars Bridge

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My Simple Italian by Theo Randall – Book Review (Great British Chefs)

Fellow alum of the kitchens at Hammersmith’s fabled River Café, Jamie Oliver likes the book and reckons it’s the “most deliciously gorgeous Italian cookbook I’ve seen in a long, long time.” Enough said? Maybe. But please indulge me in my own humble rave about this book featuring “100 inspired recipes from one of Britain’s best Italian chefs.” Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Marylebone

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Tredwell’s by Marcus Wareing

Often before heading to a restaurant for the first time I’ll have a look online at existing reviews about the place to know what to keep an eye out for and maybe to avoid. For my Sunday lunch visit to Marcus Wareing’s “Modern British” Tredwell’s, I should have just avoided reading the reviews all together and let my gut (which is now a good bit larger after my Tredwell’s meal) guide me in the right direction. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Oxford Street

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Give Me Space: Stowing (It) Away

Got a gap year coming up? Longing for a long holiday abroad? Or maybe you’ve got guests coming to visit and you need to make some room for them? Whatever your particular travel-related situation, finding a short, convenient and affordable way to stow your stuff while you head off on an adventure (or when BFF adventurers beckon at your door) can sometimes mean all the difference between being a carefree wanderer or gracious host and having to stay put and lonely at home. Continue reading

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