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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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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Dans Le Noir: What it’s Really Like to Eat in the Dark

The concept is intriguing. A restaurant where you can’t see a thing, neither the people you’re dining with nor the food you’re eating. Unfortunately, the experience is missing more than just light.

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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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UK Blog Awards 2018: Why you should vote for me!

Participating in the UK Blog Awards is like running a marathon. Nobody really expects to win on their first go. But who cares if you don’t win, you’re still going to run! After all, you’ve spent a year in training, pushing yourself to run faster, further, breathe deeper. You’ve raised money from your friends, family and colleagues in support of your favourite charity. You didn’t give up, and you can’t wait to finally do it, to say you did it. That’s plenty to be proud of.

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Taiwanese Tapas at Xu London

If you haven’t been to XU yet, it’s a bao time. When I heard that the owners of Bao London were opening a Taiwanese restaurant, I didn’t doubt for one second that it was going to be amazing. Still, I had to see and try for myself. Located on the edge of Chinatown, the vibe is distinctly more Soho.…

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From the Barbary Coast to Neal’s Yard

Have you heard of the Barbary? I ask my friends and they say no. That’s because most normal people with normal jobs don’t have the time to follow every new restaurant opening and decipher which ones are awesome – and which are obviously money laundering schemes. That’s where us bloggers come in. (After bingeing through Ozark…

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StreetXO London, Experiment or Experience?

  Street Show StreetXO is the new sister restaurant to three-time-Michelin-star DiverXO in Madrid brought to us by Spanish Chef David Muñoz. It’s easy to see why his food gets so much attention. Red sauce splashed across the plate like a mafia massacre of blood and bone. Crunchy pigs ears and cocktail concoctions served inside human…

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How I Became a Barry’s Bootcamp Hell Week Survivor

This blog post is for anyone thinking about joining Barry’s Bootcamp classes, Hell Week, or simply interested in how I got on! If you already know what it is, feel free to skip through the beginning part straight to why I signed up and what I learned. At the end you can read my Barry’s Hell…

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Awesome Ideas for Friday Nights in London

It’s Friday! And if you’re a Londoner, chances are… you already have plans! Also likely, is that you made them over a week ago, whereas another percentage of you locked that baby in a month ago. What’s going on? I don’t need to tell you that London is a rat race. Fast paced, competitive, hectic and…

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So what does Banksy’s Girl with a Balloon taste like?

While looking at Banksy’s latest artwork or a Rothko painting, did you ever think to yourself and wonder what it must taste like? The Rosewood’s Executive Pastry Chef Mark Perkins had just this thought, as he carefully selected five modern artists and their works to represent his afternoon tea desserts.

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