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London-Based Writer/Photographer

Wild Turkey Lodge at The Ten Bells

The upstairs bar at classic Spitalfields pub, The Ten Bells, has been transformed into a Kentucky hunting lodge for the winter, compliments of Wild Turkey Bourbon. Continue reading

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Experiencing “City Zen” in London on an E-Bike

For the past month or so, I’ve been enjoying the hell out of riding around London on a gorgeous Cityzen C8 HMB e-bike on loan from Royal Dutch Gazelle. As my time in possession of it comes to an end I’m trying to eek out as many chances as I can to ride it before having to return it. Continue reading

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Everything You Need to Know About TSA PreCheck (Miles Away)

Hate to wait, love to travel? TSA PreCheck might be just the thing for you to gain more time relaxing and having fun by shrugging off the long lines going through airport security. If you dread dealing with security everytime your fly or just hate waiting in line, then you’ll probably be interested in this program. Continue reading

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An Essential Guide to Visiting Pearl Harbor in Hawaii (Going Places)

Planning a dream vacation to the Hawaii? Make sure to save time for a visit to historic Pearl Harbor to honor the more than 2,000 Americans who died during the surprise attack by the Japanese on the naval base that … Continue reading

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Win a Bottle of Amarula Cream Liqueur

Have yourself a smooth and silky Christmas with the chance to win a bottle of Amarula Cream Liqueur. Continue reading

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5 Benefits of Yoga in a Busy World

These 5 benefits of yoga in a busy world may have you considering giving it a try, even just for a few minutes each day. Continue reading

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Understanding Rye with Karaway Bakery

Among the yummiest things I’ve had this year and definitely some of the tastiest breads I’ve come across in London are the ryes baked by Karaway. Continue reading

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#TCTalks | Episode 6 | Chocolate Ecstasy

For Episode 6 of tikichris Talks I share a hot chocolate with Jennifer Earle, a self-confessed chocoholic, internationally recognised chocolate expert, judge for the International Chocolate Awards, the Academy of Chocolate Awards, the Great Taste Awards, the Quality Food Awards and Which? Magazine and founder of Taste Tripper, Chocolate Ecstasy Tours, and Ice Cream Ecstasy Tours. Continue reading

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5 Tips on Choosing a Candidate for Power of Attorney

According to the solicitors at SCL Wills & Probate, specialising in lasting power of attorney advice in London, there are two options for LPA; one includes health and welfare, while the other involves property and financial affairs. Continue reading

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Stax Diner to Give Away 200 Free Cheeseburgers from Noon on Thursday 7 December

Bea Vo’s Deep South dive, Stax Diner, will celebrate its upcoming relaunch by giving away free cheeseburgers to the first 200 customers visiting the Kingly Court eatery just off Carnaby Street from noon on Thursday 7 December. Continue reading

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Cold Comfort: The Coolest Destinations for Winter Lovers (Miles Away)

Bundle up with a warm cup of cocoa and enjoy reading about where to go for the most chilled out and coolest trips to take before the onset of spring! Continue reading

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Hotel Chocolat: Christmas Gifts for Her

Luxury British chocolate brand, Hotel Chocolat, has a delectable range of luscious treats “for her” including boxes of chocolates, bottles of bubbly, hampers, gift cards, “bean to bar” experiences and more! Continue reading

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25% Discount to “Adopt an Olive Tree” and Enjoy Delicious Ethically Produced Pomora Olive Oil

I’ve been a fan of Pomora olive tree adoption/olive oil subscription service for a few years now. I love the founders’ goal to create a community of food lovers and food producers who share an ethical vision – and I … Continue reading

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10 Ultimate Ski Destinations Around the World (Going Places)

Can’t wait to head to the mountains for ski season? Before you go, make sure to have a look at our list of some of the planet’s best winter sports resorts and most powdery slopes – from the ultra famous to the next to unknown. Continue reading

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Fantastic Services/Fantastic Christmas Tree

Fantastic Services – a “one-stop shop for all home services” in London and much of Southeast and Northwest England – has added a new seasonally fantastic service available in all London areas within the M25: Christmas tree delivery, installation, and disposal. Continue reading

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Konditor & Cook: Best Mince Pies in London?

Have you tried Konditor & Cook’s mince pies? Spiced right with an ever so flaky crust, they’re a perfect treat for seasonal snacking and Christmas celebrations. Continue reading

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Win the Complete Range of Chutneys and Pickles from The English Provender Company

Here’s a competition to relish! I’m offering the chance for one lucky tikichris reader to win the complete range of award-winning chutneys and pickles from The English Provender Company. Continue reading

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Top Five Used Vehicles for Keen Teen Drivers

When picking an automobile for a young driver, it is essential to buy a reliable, good model which will ensure your child has a safe transport for many years to come. This is important because teens are at a higher … Continue reading

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Daisy Green Collective Launches Darcie & May Green

Daisy Green Collection has launched its latest venue: a pair of city barges moored outside Paddington Station and featuring vivid exterior designs by famed artist Sir Peter Blake (best known for co-creating the cover art for the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. Continue reading

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Momos and More Himalayan Inspired Dishes at Madame D

I was at Madame D’s in mid November taking up the restaurant on an invitation to have a taste of its recently launched menu, featuring a new range of gorgeous momos (Tibetan style dumplings). I loved every ferociously flavoursome bite. Continue reading

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#TCTalks | Episode 5 | Hot & Chilli

Episode 5 of tikichris Talks finds me sitting down for a chat with my good friend Rosana McPhee, an amazing cook and photographer and the mastermind behind the award-winning food, travel and luxury blog Hot & Chilli. Continue reading

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Thanks!

As I’ve done on this blog every Thanksgiving Day since 2011, I’d like to take a quick moment to reflect upon the year and say a few words of thanks. Continue reading

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Where Should You Buy Gifts Online?

Here are some of the things for you to keep in mind when you are looking for a place to do all of your online festive season gift shopping. Continue reading

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Shop Till You Drop at America’s Best Cities for Holiday Shopping (Going Places)

If you’re wondering which US cities are the absolute best for taking a holiday retail wander then check out this all nice/not naughty list of the choicest shopping destinations in America. Continue reading

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Leica Launches CL Compact Camera

Legendary premium camera and lens manufacturer Leica added a camera to its portfolio today: the CL, a digital APS-C system camera that’s elegant and discrete. Continue reading

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Winery Weekend at Three Choirs Vineyard in Gloucestershire

Among the standouts and best established of English wineries is Three Choirs vineyard and winery in Gloucestershire. Continue reading

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Preview: Meow Meow and the London Philharmonic Orchestra at Royal Festival Hall

Cabaret sensation Meow Meow returns to Royal Festival Hall for More Pandemonium with the London Philharmonic Orchestra following the success of last year’s one-off performance. Continue reading

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Good Stuff #71

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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Preview: Immerse Erotic Storytelling at House of Kittens’ Menagerie

Immerse erotic theatre company House of Kittens is to host Menagerie, an evening of conceptual vignettes with an aim to “delve into the endless expression of pleasure to engage people in a new liberated theatrical movement.” Continue reading

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Chris Levine Laser and Sound Installation at sketch Gallery

In celebration of the festive season, sketch has partnered with artist Chris Levine to create Silent Light – a laser and sound installation in its gallery. Continue reading

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Must See Places in Auckland

In 2015, Auckland welcomed a record breaking two million international travellers, an increase of 5% from the previous year. This reflects Auckland’s charm as a popular tourist destination, with unique attractions and experiences. For any country, more visitors means more … Continue reading

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#WokFor1000 with Chef Jeremy Pang at Borough Market

Wok for 1000 is a behemoth of a cookery class (there were literally hundreds of participants filled into the Market Hall of Borough Market) with the aim of cooking at least 1,000 meals for people in need. Continue reading

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Make the Most of Winter With These 6 Budget-Friendly Breaks (Going Places)

What does a winter break mean to you? Is it a chance to embrace the season, bundle up, and go outside to play in the snow? Or does it mean make for warmer climes and avoid the chill at all costs? However you prefer to spend the colder months of the year, winter is a great time to travel.

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Pizza Express Presents Leggera

Pizza Express has brought its range of Leggera pizzas from the pages of its restaurant menu to the aisles of your local supermarket. Continue reading

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Top 10 Choices for Pre and Post Theatre Food and Drink in London (Trainline)

Grabbing drinks or having a meal at the right place and for the right amount of time can help set the tone to commence or end any theatre outing on a delicious note. Continue reading

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