Author Archives: tikichris

About tikichris

London-Based Writer/Photographer

Southern Comfort: Exploring the Atlanta Food Scene (Going Places)

Part of the reason Atlanta is such a stand-out city is its sizzling hot food scene. If you’re in town, you know you’re going to leave with a heaping portion of southern hospitality topped with a healthy slathering of southern flavor. Continue reading

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Bombay Sapphire: Destination Delicious

I hope you enjoyed reading about my experiences along The Grand Journey with Bombay Sapphire as much enjoyed sharing them to you. Continue reading

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Adam Rawson Launches Bite Me Burger Co

Chef Adam Rawson has launched Bite Me Burger Co, a mini-burger only eatery on Kingsway just a short stroll from Holborn Station. Continue reading

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Vintage Ales at the Chef’s Table

Vintage and Farmhouse Ales from Central Italy’s Birra del Borgo and Goose Island of Chicago were showcased and paired with dishes designed by TV chef and cookbook author Valentine Warner and Chef Isaac McHale of restaurant Luca at a recent one-off dinner hosted at Carousel in Marylebone. Continue reading

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All Aboard for The Grand Journey with Bombay Sapphire

The Laverstoke Express has arrived in London inviting passengers to climb onboard for an immersive and delicious trip round the world with a stop along the way at every destination where Bombay Sapphire sources its ten botanicals. Continue reading

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Joe Allen is Moving … But Only 25m Down the Street

Stalwart Theatreland haunt, Joe Allen, is leaving its basement home of 40 years to make way for a boutique hotel. Don’t worry though. Owners have already commenced work at a new location, only 25m down the street. Continue reading

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Get #BeachBookReady with the Kobo Pop-Up Beach off Oxford Street

The Kobo #BeachBookReady Pop-Up Beach off of Oxford Street is free to attend and runs from this weekend until 25th of July. Continue reading

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Recipe: Bombay Sapphire Cheesecake Cocktail

Should I have another cocktail or should I have dessert? Yes. And here’s how to have both. At the same time. In the same container. My Bombay Sapphire Cheesecake Cocktail takes this gin’s unique botanical profile and amps it up … Continue reading

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Win £500 and a Crate of Ale from 24hourlondon

Download an app (for free), tell the developers what you honestly think about it and win £500 plus a crate of craft beer? Where do I sign up?!? Keep reading for details about a fun competition from 24hourlondon offering the chance to win £500 and a crate of Tremethick craft ale. Continue reading

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Infographic: 22 Interesting Facts about Mallorca

Do you know how Mallorca got its name? Or when the first human inhabitants arrived on its shores? Got any idea how many restaurants are on the island or just how many glorious hours of sunshine it gets each year? Continue reading

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7 of the Best Secluded & Hidden Beach Destinations Around the World (Miles Away)

We’ve scanned the coasts of the globe to share with you seven of the best beach break destinations where you can truly get away from it all and not have to compete for a patch of sand to pitch your umbrella or struggle for elbow room when you take your dip in the ocean. Continue reading

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Comida Fest 2017

Did you miss Comida Fest at Cutty Sark Gardens in Greenwich this past weekend? Well then you missed a couple of days of foodie fun. But don’t feel too bad about it. There’ll be a couple of other opportunities to … Continue reading

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Spaghetti House, Argyll Street

It’s one of those places I’ve walked by a gazillion times and never actually entered. But I have been curious these many years there whether or not Spaghetti House was any good. A recent invitation to review the Spaghetti House near Oxford Circus provided the chance to find out. Continue reading

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Bombay Sapphire: A Gin of Ten Journeys

A gin of ten journeys, Bombay Sapphire is distilled from a recipe of ten botanicals: juniper berries, orris root, almond, lemon peel, liquorice, angelica, coriander, cassia, cubeb, and grains of paradise. The botanicals are sourced from across the globe – … Continue reading

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World Steak Challenge 2017

Best steak in the world? Here’s the answer from this year’s World Steak Challenge in London – where I got to help judge and have a taste of it and 16 of the other runners up. Last week I sat … Continue reading

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Joseph Beuys’ Boxkampf at Waddington Custot

Waddington Custot gallery in Mayfair brings context to Joseph Beuy’s famed 1972 work of art, Boxkampf für die direkte Demokratie with an exhibition running now until mid August. Continue reading

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Preview: Ales Tales Belgian Beer Festival at Oval Space, 21-22 July

Ales Tales, the UK’s first ever Belgian beer festival, is coming to Oval Space in Hackney. Continue reading

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Packing Hacks for Removals in Watford

The experts at Super Man With A Van Removal Services have gathered some of the best packing hacks that you can use for all your upcoming moves. Continue reading

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The Best Careers for World Travelers (Miles Away)

Do you dream of making a living as a globetrotter, visiting different destinations as a key part of your job? If you can muster the right amount of work ethic and combine it with ample wanderlust and enthusiasm, landing a decent job that allows you to live in amazing places and travel the world is definitely doable and a goal worth pursuing. Continue reading

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Stress-Free Summer Cooking with Chef Adam Gray

Chef Adam Gray’s recipe for grilled tuna steak with red cabbage coleslaw and stem broccoli is sizzling summer dish that’s super scrumptious and easy to prepare. Continue reading

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Come and Get Samoa (City AM)

Samoa has one of the South Pacific’s most beautiful and varied coastlines, complemented by a lush mountainous interior. Continue reading

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Interactive Map: The Best Sunset Spots in Ibiza

To help get you ready for your summer holiday, the folks at SkyParkSecure have shared this fun and interactive map featuring the best sunset spots in Ibiza. Continue reading

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Win a Lava BrightSounds 2 Bluetooth Speaker

Lava Sound & Vision has launched its new BrightSounds 2 Bluetooth Speaker, an ideal accessory for music fans on the go. I’ve been enjoying my BrightSounds speaker for a month or so. Quality and clarity of sound is high. It’s really come in handy around the house, in my back garden and on the road. Keep reading for your chance to win one for free. Continue reading

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Something’s Brewing: Pour Over Coffee Maker (espressoCrazy)

Following up from my last (and I’d say largely successful) attempt at brewing coffee with a drip coffee maker, I’m sticking with the same basic filter method but using different, more basic device: a pour over coffee maker. Continue reading

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Hej! Here’s How to do Stockholm for $100 a Day (Going Places)

Stockholm is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and a favorite destination for travelers seeking a friendly, clean, and virtually crime-free city where they can enjoy traditional Scandinavian charm mixed with contemporary cosmopolitan culture. Continue reading

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Good Stuff #67

Good stuff and lots of it! Here’s the low down on some fine things to see, sip, savour and more (though with respect to this particular post just to sip) – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought … Continue reading

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Win a Pair of Tickets to Brockmans Gin’s #PressForGin Pop-Up Bar

Love gin? Love a party? Love a unique venue? The next Brockmans Gin #PressForGin pop-up at the Victorian Bathroom near Liverpool Street on the 27th of July is for you. Continue reading

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24hourlondon Meets Social Media Influencer tikichris (24hourlondon)

I sat down for a cold pint and a cool chat with Emma Hartley of 24HourLondon recently. Emma was interested in interviewing me about being a “social media influencer” and such. Emma’s free to download 24hourlondon app for iPhone and … Continue reading

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Where and When Your Selfie is a No-No (Miles Away)

Here’s a look at some situations and locations when you’ll have to allow your own imagination or a postcard to provide the memories because a selfie would just be too rude or dangerous. Continue reading

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Graze Across Galicia: Benboa

Next stop on my Graze Across Galicia is Benboa at the pretty little port of Corrubedo. Continue reading

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Something’s Brewing: Drip Coffee Maker (espressoCrazy)

For my first look at different ways to brew coffee at home, I’m going to start with one of the simplest: using a drip coffee maker. Continue reading

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Graze Across Galicia: La Bodeguilla de San Roque

For classic Galego fare, San Roque in Santiago de Compostela is a safe and savoury bet. Continue reading

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The 7 Best Family Friendly Cities You Should Visit This Summer (Miles Away)

Here’s our roundup of seven of the most family friendly cities in the US. Continue reading

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Graze Across Galicia with Vaca y Marela

I spent the end of April grazing across one of my favourite foodie regions of Europe – Galicia – helping an amigo get a little closer to making his dreams a reality and discovering why this picturesque and verdant corner of northwestern Spain is an ideal setting for what he’s cooking up. Continue reading

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Summer Cities That are Great for Seniors (Going Places)

We took a look around the US and found these seven cities to be among the very best for chasing your dreams and enjoying your travels as a senior this summer. Continue reading

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