Monthly Archives: January 2017

Surf & Turf Wars at The Blues Kitchen Shoreditch

For three days only, The Blues Kitchen’s Shoreditch outpost is hosting Brooklyn restaurant Extra Fancy for a one-off collaboration and friendly “surf vs turf” competition. Last night (Monday 30 January) was the first of three nights of Surf & Turf … Continue reading

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Significant Civil Rights Sites & Destinations You Need to Add to Your Bucket List (Miles Away)

Here’s a list of 15 historic sites in Washington D.C. and across the South, representing a few of the most important Civil Rights sites and landmarks Continue reading

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Leetchi.com | What’s in Your Money Pot? Birthday Party!

Raising funds for a big party or a special gift? Leetchi.com is the ideal platform for group giving. With Leetchi, collecting money online has never been easier, safer or more manageable. Happy birthday? You betcha! Continue reading

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Bagel Burgers from The London Bagel Co

It’s a burger. It’s a bagel. Oh my God, it’s a burger on a bagel. The London Bagel Co has launched a menu of bagel burgers ranging from rather healthy to extra indulgent. Continue reading

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Win The Valentine’s Sleekster from Hotel Chocolat

British cocoa grower and chocolatier, Hotel Chocolat, has launched its 2017 Valentine’s collection with a delectable range of chocolaty gifts to share with your special someone. Fancy a taste for free? Continue reading

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Chris Osburn, a UK based Travel Blogger Talks to Jumia Travel Nigeria (Jumia Travel)

Jumia Travel Nigeria interviewed Chris Osburn, an American travel blogger. We asked about his travels and experience in Nigeria. Continue reading

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Coffee Beans and More TheCoffeeMate.co.uk

New online shop, TheCoffeeMate.co.uk, aims to be “your friend for all coffee needs.” A rep from the site got in touch with me before the end of last year with an especially friendly offer to give the site a look to see if there was anything I might like to sample. Continue reading

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Leetchi.com | What’s in Your Money Pot? A Good Cause.

Looking for a way to raise funds for your favourite nonprofit, community project or charity? Leetchi.com is a smart, safe and easy way to collect money online for your worthy cause. Continue reading

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Surreal in South London? Check the Plum Guide

Love street art, high ceilings and lots and lots of space? You’re going to go ga-ga over this giant two bed/three bath loft conversion in Battersea. Continue reading

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‘HELP! I Lost My Passport!’ A Short Guide on What to Do (Miles Away)

It’s probably one of the most terrifying scenarios that any travel lover can imagine. There you are, enjoying that international trip you’ve been looking forward to for months (or even years) — maybe you’re strolling along the canals of Venice or shopping in Hong Kong, when you reach into your pocket or bag and realize (to your horror) that your passport is GONE! Continue reading

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Good Stuff #62

Good stuff and lots of it! Here’s the low down on some fine things to see, sip, savour and more – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy. Continue reading

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Just Too Cheesy: Europe’s Best Destinations for Cheese Lovers (Going Places)

Join us on a journey to a land where the cheeseboards are never boring Continue reading

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Sous Vide Cook School with Great British Chefs

I had a fun and informative time at a recent sous vide masterclass hosted by Great British Chef at Le Cordon Bleu with Master Chef Eric Bediat of Le Cordon Bleu and Head Chef Russell Bateman of Colette’s at The Grove sharing instruction and recipes. Continue reading

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Secret Marmite Menu at Bill’s

On now until the end of January at participating Bill’s Restaurants is a Secret Marmite Menu. Continue reading

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Win a #LevantineValentine Dinner for Two at Ceru

Would you like to have a tasty dinner with a special someone at Ceru? I’ve teamed up with the restaurant to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a free dinner for two with welcome cocktails and carafe of wine at this new restaurant with a gorgeous menu Inspired by the flavours of the coastal eastern Mediterranean. Continue reading

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Leetchi.com | What’s in Your Money Pot? Group Holiday!

One smart idea for putting Leetchi to work for you is to use the platform to raise money for a group trip. With Leetchi as your interface you can avoid pesky IOU situations while monitoring progress, encouraging participation and sharing motivation about the good times to come. Continue reading

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Cinnamon Bazaar

About a month old but well on its way to super scrumptious stardom, Chef Vivek Singh’s Cinnamon Bazaar near Covent Garden is a smart place for a full-flavoured meal. And with a bar boasting a list of signature cocktails created with master mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana, it’s a clever destination for drinks as well. Continue reading

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BFI Brings Back GoodFellas to the Big Screen

The British Film Institute is rereleasing the classic 1990 gangster film, GoodFellas, in cinemas across the UK on 20 January. Continue reading

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Infographic: When is the Best Time to Book a Flight?

The travel wise folks at Opodo have dipped into their 2016 average flight price database on return flights from the UK to answer to the age old question: when is the best time to book your flight? Continue reading

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Win the Complete Range of Craft Sodas from Dalston’s

For those wanting to stay clear of the booze – or just looking for a tasty soft drink – I’ve teamed up with Dalston’s all-natural craft sodas for a very refreshing giveaway competition. Continue reading

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Shaya, New Orleans (espressoCrazy)

One of the best meals I had – and not just in New Orleans … or America … but this year – was at Shaya. Continue reading

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10 Travel Bloggers & Instagrammers You Need to Follow in 2017 (Miles Away)

Looking for some hot travel intel and ideas for 2017 destinations? Or maybe you’re just craving something good to read and some new folks to follow on Instagram? Continue reading

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Leetchi.com | What’s in Your Money Pot?

Leetchi money pots offer an easy and secure way to collect money for groups. Over the next few weeks, I’ll share a few of the most popular reasons people are coming together for crowdfunding and how Leetchi helps them save time and energy while making the process fun and engaging. Continue reading

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Coffee Lover’s Workshop with Sage Appliances at Prufrock Coffee

Supported by Sage Appliances, the Coffee Lover’s Workshop at Prufrock Coffee “celebrates the sensory and manual aspects of brewing by hand” and takes attendees through “a complete set of recipes to get the best out of all the brew methods” that Prufrock endorses – “from Aeropress to espresso, French press to V60.” Continue reading

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Beyond the Reef | #TCTalofa

Talofa! Thanks for joining me in remembering the amazing time I had in Samoa. Continue reading

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Savai’i | #TCTalofa

Midway during my week in Samoa I spent two full-on days of fun in the sun on the island of Savai’i. Continue reading

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Exploring Upolu | #TCTalofa

My Samoan adventure continued as I headed out to explore the island of Upolu. Continue reading

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Around Apia | #TCTalofa

Samoa’s only actual town, Apia is a small but bustling port with a population of around 36,000 people. It served as a great base for me to revive and acclimate myself to island life after my long haul journey from the UK. Here’s a look at the best bits from my time there. Continue reading

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Talofa from Samoa | #TCTalofa

Hey y’all, listen up. I think I might have discovered paradise or, at least, a super close approximation of the ideal tropical island getaway. I’m talking about Samoa, where I spent a magical, wet and wild week back at the beginning of November. Continue reading

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Dining in with La Belle Assiette

La Belle Assiette is an online booking service for private chefs. It invites people to “rediscover the pleasure of entertaining at home” by leaving the cooking and cleaning to professionals while freeing up time focus on having a good time at home with their guests. Continue reading

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8 of the Hottest Places on the Planet You Can Visit … and What You Can Do There (Going Places)

Consider making a break with a vacation to one of these sizzling hot destinations where it never gets too cold and sunny days are a given most days of the year. Continue reading

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Eneko at One Aldwych

I could taste with each bite how Chef Eneko Atxa earned his three Michelin stars at his Bilbao restaurant, Azurmendi, with intriguingly flavourful and beautifully plated food and how his London restaurant’s Head Chef, Edurne Martín Delgado, executed Atxa’s vision with craft and precision. Continue reading

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2017 Resolutions

Typos. I’ve got ‘em – and far too many for me to be blasé about. My number one resolution of 2017 (as it pertains to this blog and my work as a writer) is to type right and improve my proof reading. Continue reading

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