Best Grilled Ribs in an Old Brown Bar If starting from Amsterdam’s popular Leidseplein square, it’s a short two minute walk down Leidsestraat. Take a right down Kerkstraat and you’ll see a little yellow sign sticking out above the entrance that reads Cafe de Klos, next door to a sex shop with a graphic window display. …

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Yassss Queen! Broad City is the hilarious kick-ass show from Comedy Central created by and starring Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson. The show really is one-of-a-kind at the moment. Comparisons have been made, although each one ends with, “but Broad City is way better.” Earlier this year in an interview with Playboy, Ilana and Abbi were…

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The “Snog, Marry, Avoid” of Gifting Another Christmas, another Gift Guide… Here are some ideas about what to get – and not get – your significant other. So before you hit the shops, read these important do’s and don’ts of romantic Christmas gifting. Christmas shopping can be a real nightmare. Just when you’ve nailed it one…

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  December is the perfect time of year to escape the winter My destination of choice is the Caribbean island of Barbados, just under 8 hours from London. The northwest coast up from Bridgetown is the best place to stay. Upscale hotels have flocked to this side of the island for the most beautiful sunsets and calmer seas.…

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Couples who game together, stay together The new release of King’s Quest is a great game to play as a couple, as it’s more about putting your heads together than control over the remote. It’s great for people with and without gaming experience alike. The gameplay is easy, but the puzzles can be tricky. When George…

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Where everyday is Christmas Around the world people are getting ready for Christmas. By the end of December it will be all over – but not at Noel’s in Athens. Noel is a Christmas themed restaurant and bar in central Athens, on the popular Kolokotroni street. Kolokotroni has risen to join Kolonaki as Athen’s most popular…

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From Japan to Portugal Sushi is everywhere today. It’s popularity and accessibility has exploded around the world from London to Lagos. Sushi can now be eaten on any budget, anywhere. Sushi restaurants have sprouted up and proliferated worldwide as a result of restauranteurs seeking higher margins and clientele seeking something more exotic. In London there are many affordable…

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Ryokan Stay the Japanese Way A stay at a ryokan, a traditional Japanese inn, should be on every itinerary of first-time visitors to Japan. It’s no gimmick and very popular with Japanese and Western tourists alike. Ryokan’s are typically found outside city centres in scenic locations and often near the onsen, hot springs, offering a relaxing…

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Vegetarian Brunch Spot in Notting Hill Farmacy is my favourite brunch spot right now. Hands down they do the best avocado toast in town. Smooth avocado sits atop a toasted multigrain muffin, garnished with pea shoots, bean sprouts and a recurring favourite of mine, smoked paprika; culminating into avocado toast perfection. It’s a light meal unless…

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English comfort food with a Greek twist Greek Shepherd’s Pie is what happens when you combine the concept of a traditional English Shepherd’s pie with Greek moussaka. The result? Delicious, soulful comfort food that takes just 15 minutes to prepare and 1 hour to cook. Shepherd’s pie is a simple dish with a minced lamb base…

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Smokey, sweet and sour pasta This is one of my favourite pasta dishes. I’ve taken inspiration from the Italian Amatriciana sauce, a bacon and tomato sauce originating from the town of Amatricia two hours from Rome, and Caponata, a sweet and sour aubergine side dish from Sicily. As I don’t live in Italy, I had to substitute…

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