Let’s Talk About Travel Fears

This post is part of a monthly travel link-up by Adventures of a London Kiwi, SilverSpoon London, Follow Your Sunshine and guest host Binny’s Food and Travel Diaries. The topic is travel challenges. What challenges you may have foreseen, faced or overcome. The Travel Link Up is open to all bloggers. Why not join us next month? 

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An Introduction to Sake at Yashin Brewer’s Club

For the average non-Japanese, ordering sake involves just one simple question: hot or cold? Sake is one of my favourite alcoholic drinks, and has been for several years now, so why do I know so little about it? After my recent visit to Yashin Ocean House to review their incredible new menu, I was invited to come and join their Sake Brewer’s Club to see if I could find some answers to my question. 

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40 Bucket List Things Before I’m 40

This post is a follow-up to 30 Things to Do Before Turning 30, which looked back at the life goals and things I achieved before hitting the big 3-0. Now it’s time to look forward and consider the things I still haven’t done… While I ticked off a lot of things in my 20s, there is still so much I want to do. And that’s fantastic! How boring would it be to have done and seen it all before my first grey hair?

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The Scoop on the UK Blog Awards 2018

Last Friday I attended the UK Blog Awards 2018 at the Marriott Grosvenor Square as a Lifestyle Finalist. The event was an incredible opportunity to meet like-minded bloggers and industry peers, and celebrate our achievements with lots of prosecco! Wearing a stunning maxi dress by Forever New and hair by Blow Ltd, here are some photos of my red carpet look and thoughts on the event.

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I Have This Thing with Wood-Panelled Walls

Right now, I have this thing for wood-panelled walls. I’m not even kidding. Put me in a room with wood-panelled walls, inside bars, restaurants, hotels, you name it, and I’ll have found my happy place.

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A Millennial Goes to the Opera

Opera houses are struggling to attract millennials through their doors. But why? Many millennials still believe three myths to be true about the opera: that it is boring, old-fashioned and expensive. While it’s true that some operas can be all of those things, it can also be thrilling, modern and cheap!

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Yashin Ocean House: Sushi Without Soy?

Yashin Ocean House – famous for their no soy concept – introduced a new menu at the start of 2018. Key changes include new meat dishes, the introduction of a California roll, and unusual flavour combinations, even by their standards. Despite the quirks and contradictions, combining traditional Japanese methods with more European ingredients, Yashin stand out as one of the best Japanese sushi restaurants in London.

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10 Beautiful Blogs to Discover

Blogs are like apps, there are millions of them, one for almost anything you can imagine. Nearly everyone knows someone who has one. The question is, are you even a millennial if you don’t? So, in a sea of millions of blogs, how do you find the cool ones?

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Pasta Evangelists: Fresh Pasta by Post

Pasta Evangelists are the new pasta craze delivering fresh artisanal pasta by post. Ready in under 5 minutes, simply heat and combine your pasta, sauce, and garnishes. Perfect for dinner dates or parties, or for enjoying restaurant-quality pasta at home.

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How Running Saved My Life

We don’t make it through this life without a few scratches, but learning how to cope with pain and problems is a vital part of a healthy and happy future.

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I Flew First Class! …But Was It Worth It?

An honest account of what it’s like to fly First Class with British Airways. From making the booking to the lounge to the flight, you’ll have to read on to find out whether it was worth it!

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Top 10 London Restaurants for Foodies

The pace of exciting new restaurant openings in London is faster than I can follow. Especially since I started blogging, it’s as if I’ve grown a finely-tuned radar that detects them. It’s basically my superpower. So it’s no surprise that my London Restaurant Top 10 is constantly changing. In this post, I share my top 10 of places I’ve been as well as those that are still on my wish list.

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Once in a Lifetime Travel Experiences

This post is part of a monthly travel linkup series where February’s topic is once in a lifetime travel experiences. Here’s a look back at some of my most memorable trips.

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30 Things To Do Before Turning 30

30 things before 30 is all about hitting those early adult life milestones and checking off those riskier bucket list items. This is my personal list of the 30 things I did before turning 30!

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Plastic: Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

For too long we’ve passed the buck back and forth between producer and consumer, each refusing to admit responsibility for our global waste problem. Finally, awareness campaigns are gaining critical momentum and spreading the message that not only do we have to clean up our mess, we have to change how we consume and package products. That change doesn’t have to be difficult, with many practical ways you can help start to make a difference.

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Ginza Onodera: The Best Dinner of My Life

Everyone has one. The best, most memorable dinner of your life. It might change over time. Sometimes the significance fades. Other times it’s simply outdone. Mine happened during my honeymoon in Hawaii at Ginza Onodera Honolulu.

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New Forest: British Country Escape

Londoners have a habit of getting away as often as possible, but sometimes the best type of breaks are actually right on your doorstep.

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UK Blog Awards: I’m a Finalist!

I am so excited to announce that I made it as a finalist in the UK Blog Awards 2018 for the Lifestyle category! A huge thank you to everyone who voted, what a way to start the year! Winners will be selected by a judging panel in February with the results announced in April.

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Travel Stories: It’s a Small World

Travel really does make the world seem smaller. When I signed up to attend my first travel bloggers networking event, the last thing I expected was to meet someone who already knew my name…

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Pizza Making Party at PizzaExpress!

A pizza making party not only sounds like fun but is also the perfect opportunity to work on your dough kneading skills. PizzaExpress specialise in handmade pizzas. Learn to knead and toss your dough with their experts over a glass of prosecco!

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Where to Eat Portuguese Food in London

Last week I was invited to the launch of a new Portuguese restaurant called Caco & Co. The invitation got me thinking about Portuguese restaurants in London, where are they and which is the best? To answer the question, I took my Portuguese bestie and my father with me to try out three of London’s most talked about Portuguese restaurants. Here’s what I found…

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