Category Archives: Blogs

#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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#TCTalks | Episode 3 | #365LDNCafes

Did you ever wonder if it would be possible to visit a different independent café in London for every day of the year? It’s doable – and indeed has been done by Alexandra Kalinowski. I sat down recently with Alexandra for a conversation over coffee about her #365LDNCafes project and more. Continue reading

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Bloggers, Make Money with blogfoster UK

Make money blogging with newly launched blogfoster UK. Continue reading

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CookeryBox: Online Low-Cost Recipe Cookbook from Voucherbox

Voucherbox has published a free online cookbook featuring “22 scrumptious low-cost recipes from your favourite bloggers,” including one from me. 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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A Decade Down | Ten Years of tikichris

Before 2016 comes to a close, I thought I’d take a moment to recap the 10 team ups I co-hosted over the year in celebration of my blog’s tenth anniversary and – more importantly – to thank the folks involved in helping me make each of those 10X10 events happen! Continue reading

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Trips100’s Top 10 UK Travel Blogs 2016

Oh man! This nice lil yearend surprise almost rolled right past without me taking notice! But I’m glad I did, and I want to take a moment to thank the people behind Trips100 for including me in their top 10 list of UK Travel blogs of 2016. Continue reading

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Bloggers Recommend: London’s Best Winter Date Ideas (Curious London)

Curious London, the “no-bullshit guide to eating, drinking and doing” in London, has published a roundup of winter date recommendations from a handful of London bloggers, including yours truly. It’s a fun read full of great ideas for couples looking for fun in the months to come. So I thought I’d share an excerpt from my contribution and link to the entire post. Continue reading

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Eventbrite’s Top 30 Food & Drink Influencers in the UK

Folks at Eventbrite, the global marketplace for live experiences, recently published a roundup of the UK’s top 30 food and drink influencers. Continue reading

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Best Breakfast Blogs (espressoCrazy)

Check out this quartet of blogs for top brekkie ideas on where to go, what to eat and more a.m. inspiration. Continue reading

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I’m Back

I’ll get to the blogging about the best bits of my US adventures soon and about all sort of wonderful stuff here in London too. Continue reading

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2016 UK Blog Awards: The Big Night is Soon!

This Friday night the winners of the 2016 UK Blog Awards will be announced at an awards ceremony that promises to be an especially swish affair. Continue reading

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Ten Years of tikichris

Yep, Ye Olde Tiki Chris Weblog hath turneth the big one-O. Continue reading

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2016 UK Blog Awards: Big Thanks for Helping Me Make the Shortlist!

Remember back last month when I was hitting you up for the votes for the UK Blog Awards? Well guess what?!? Continue reading

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Last Chance to Vote tikichris for the 2016 UK Blog Awards

It’s down to the wire folks! If you haven’t voted yet for my blog in the 2016 UK Blog Awards, could you please? You’ve got until Monday 25 January 2016 at 9pm. And if you have, well guess what?! You … Continue reading

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Best Travel + Food and Drink Blog | Vote for Me? #UKBA16

Should this blog win an award? I dunno. But this year marks the 10th anniversary of tikichris, and some sort of ‘official’ acknowledgement sure would feel good. The 2016 UK Blog Awards are now open for public voting. I would appreciate your vote. Continue reading

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The Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving in London (London Pass Blog)

London Pass published a post on its blog about spending American Thanksgiving in London and enlisted the help of a few American bloggers (yep, including me) in London to help with suggestions. Spending one of the most important American holidays … Continue reading

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Bloggers’ Picks: 22 Things to do in London this Winter (Time Out)

Time Out recently ran a piece about “22 things to do in London this winter,” featuring ideas from 22 bloggers, including yours truly. Magical pop-ups, crisp park walks and juicy roast dinners: clued-up London bloggers give us their suggestions for … Continue reading

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5 of the Best Berlin Blogs (OneTravel)

Today marks the 27th anniversary of the Berlin Wall coming down. A lot’s changed since 1989, and today a unified Berlin is an undeniably dynamic destination. Arguably the hippest city in all of Europe with a culture and history unlike … Continue reading

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L&Q Round Table: Is Shared Ownership a Viable Option?

Is shared ownership ideal or the perfect solution for anyone’s housing needs? No. But neither is the London housing market ideal, and everybody’s got a different story when it comes to making a living and finding a home. Obviously, loads of research needs to go into any search for housing – no matter what you’re situation is or your hopes may be. But don’t gloss over anything you come across related to shared ownership, it might turn out to be just right for you or someone you know. Continue reading

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Bloggers’ Picks: 15 Things to do in London This Autumn (Time Out)

The latest issue of Time Out features some blurbage from me about why I love autumn in London so much. Obviously, there’s plenty more in the magazine than just my bit, including autumn tips from 14 other London bloggers. Continue reading

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7 Very Nice Blogs about Vietnam (OneTravel)

Wanna Visit Vietnam? Be sure to have a snoop of these local blogs to help you have a fun filled Vietnamese vacation. Not surprising to any lover of Vietnamese cuisine, a good number of the best blogs coming out of … Continue reading

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Häagen-Dazs Master Ice Cream Academy: Free Ice Cream Fun at Bloomsbury Square Today!

I dropped by Bloomsbury Square yesterday and had a great time. Already a fan of Dan’s doings at Duck & Waffle, I loved getting to sample his peach melba Champagne float. The event was my second encounter with Professor Smith and I was just as amazed and inspired as I was the first time. Rose’s blog, The Londoner, had been completely off my radar until the event. But to have teamed up with Dan, I reckon her site’s worth taking a look-see at. Maybe I’ll do that now while you make plans to get over to Bloomsbury Square, WC1A 2NS today between 11am and 6pm. Continue reading

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Bloggers Picks: 19 Free Things to Do in London (Time Out London)

Last week’s issue of Time Out featured a list of 19 free things to do in London as recommended by a gaggle of London-based bloggers. Often broke and just scraping by while marvelling the high price for life in London, I appreciated the article’s theme as well as the opportunity to be to among the not-quite-20 folks who got to weight with a top freebie tip. Continue reading

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Hotel Marketing and the Mystery of Blogging

I had a great time speaking as a panellist at the Hotel Marketing Association’s recent Clearing up the Mystery of Blogging seminar at the Royal Garden Hotel. If I was able to share even a fraction of the insight some of the other panellists imparted, I did very well indeed! Continue reading

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20 Reasons Why Londoners Love Summer (Time Out London)

Time Out published a piece this week in its magazine and online with ideas from “the city’s best bloggers on amazing food, lazy strolls, hazy evenings, hot nights and cool things to do in London this summer.” I’m chuffed to have been asked to contribute with one of my own favourite summertime suggestions. Continue reading

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Clearing up the Mystery of Blogging with the HMA at 17 June at Royal Garden Hotel

Aimed at an audience of bloggers, social media specialists, hospitality marketers and operators “who understand the importance of social media in matters relating to reputation management, promotion, consumer purchasing behaviour and the evolving service culture,” the seminar’s focus will be “experiences, case studies, pitfalls, best practice and how best to develop relationships for your specific marketing needs.” Following the panel discussion, there will be an opportunity to network. Continue reading

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DFDS Best Travel Photo Blogger 2015? Thanks!

So, when I posted (and tweeted) about my blog being nominated by DFDS Seaways as a contender for 2015’s Best Travel Photography Blogger I guess some as you paid attention and agreed with DFDS as I just got the word that … Continue reading

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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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6 Blogs to Read Before You Visit Lima (OneTravel)

From being home to what currently is considered to be the world’s hippest cuisine to its role as a Gateway to the majestic Andes and amazing sights such as Machu Picchu, Lima is an awesome destination. Here’s a look at … Continue reading

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Have a Happy Holi Reading These Great India Blogs (OneTravel)

Happy Holi everyone! The ancient Hindu religious festival welcoming spring continues to gain popularity around the world. For some especially vibrant writing about this celebration known as the festival of colours or the festival of love, have a look at these … Continue reading

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Foodies100 and the Top 20 UK Food Blogs on Twitter

It was such a nice surprise (and just before Christmas!) to find out my blog had been listed in among the top 20 “UK Food Blogs on Twitter” by Foodies100, the largest and “most exciting” network for food and drink bloggers in the UK with almost 5,000 members reaching 8m readers a year. And not only had tikichris made the list, but it came in at second place. Continue reading

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A Model Citizen in Amsterdam (The Tiny Traveller)

Remember when my little ‘3D Me’ went to Amsterdam? Well here’s more on that story from my mini travel buddy – business journo, travel writer, city blogger and “model citizen” Josh Ferry Woodard, from his new blog Tiny Traveller: When … Continue reading

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4 Great Blogs for Travel Tech Tips (OneTravel)

What’s the best gear, app, camera, tablet, SIM card etc for your particular style of travel? I dunno. But maybe one of these bloggers can steer you in the right direction. Here’s a list of five of the world’s best … Continue reading

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What Would You Say to Your Younger Self?

Someone working on the PR side of things for insurance and investment management group, Legal & General, emailed me recently to see if I’d like to take part in L&G’s “What would you say to your younger self?” campaign and blog some advice to my younger self. I said sure – which led to thinking about all sorts of stuff … namely that, despite a bumpy road and all sorts of messes, if what I’ve done over the years has led me to where I am today then so be it. Life is good. Continue reading

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