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Life

The Age Crisis

A realisation has hit me over the last couple of weeks. I am 29. There, I said it. I have spent my whole 20s pretending I’m not getting older. ‘21’, I would say when people ask me how old I am. I got away with it until my 29th birthday when I decided I would turn 23. Seriously, no one believes me if I say my real age, which is nice. But it has occurred to me recently that I no longer want people to think I’m turning 21. To me that now means ...
Outward bound

Kenshō Boutique Hotel & Suites, Mykonos

As promised in my last post, I really need to spend a few moments discussing my favourite hotel in Mykonos (hell, probably in the whole world!): Kenshō. We lucked upon this place last year, and knew it would be extravagant, but I don’t think we realised just how fantastic it would actually be. Staying here really makes a trip to Mykonos perfect. Anyone who follows me on snapchat would have seen how amazing this place is (if you don’t, you ...
Outward bound

The island of Mykonos, Greece

Oh Mykonos… never have I felt more relaxed than a few days spent on your shores. First things first, I’ve only ever been to Mykonos during off-season. October, May. The sun is out, the island is still awake, but it is not filled with youngsters (cringe at how old I’ve become) getting drunk and being stupid. Don’t get me wrong, I love getting drunk and being stupid too, and I would love to go to some of the summer parties at Cavo Paradiso ...
Outward bound

Getting the hell away from it all

I just love travelling. Everything about the destination and reasons for travel aside, I love to fly (I especially love the thrill of take-off). I love the buzz, the excitement around airports. I always make friends with airport security. Even if you’re there at 5am in the morning (and even if you’re slightly drunk because you stayed up all night drinking instead of going to bed), they are always ready to have a chat and a laugh. They’re at ...
Coffee

Cricks Corner

Hidden away in Archway/Dartmouth Park Hill is quaint little haven known as ‘Cricks Corner’. A tiny café surrounded by flowers, with a bike out the front announcing its presence, the sun always seems to shine on this little part of the world. This café is one of my happy places. The staff are lovely, and there are often dogs popping in to say hi. The food menu is simple but delicious. Now for the coffee: I have had fantastic coffee here, and ...
Adventures

Marylebone Adventure

Marylebone is one of those nice little inner city places that people know for things like Sherlock Holmes and Madame Tussauds (creepy wax figures? Sorry, but gross). More important though, are the tucked away little cafés, bars, and various spots that make it special. As soon as you leave the tube station at Baker Street, you encounter our old friend, Sherlock Holmes. A trip wouldn’t be complete without a quick photo of him towering above ...
Coming up

Record Store Day, 22 April 2017

Record Store Day has become a staple celebration of the year. And in London, the parties spread throughout the city. For the last few years, Soho has been integral to the event, with street parties and celebrations springing up all over the place. Last year it was raining. We sat in our living room looking outside at the gloomy weather. We made brunch and drank tea and wondered if the rain would ever stop. But we had places to go and things ...
Coffee

Fuckoffee

So… Fuckoffee. Let’s say that a few more times. Fuckoffee. Fuckoffee. Fuckoffee. Ok I’m done. But I mean really, it’s genius isn’t it. Fuckoffee is a big player in the world of good coffee and just general café mastery. I used to go to the one on Goswell Road when I lived in Angel. I would walk down there on a Saturday, get a coffee, set up my laptop and just sit and work. When I got hungry I would get a toasted sandwich. And about 6 more ...
Staying in

Treat yourself – Oysters Kilpatrick

I think it should be clear by now that I love going out. But I also love staying in. And I really love cooking. I have a background in food, I’ve been eating it for years. And in this time I have honed my skills and come up with some stunner recipes (hold the modesty). I’m a bit of a perfectionist, so I’m always striving to make the best food possible. I am going to start with my favourite ‘special’ meal. And it is super easy! Oysters. I’ve ...
Adventures

Chelsea Adventure

Oh the beauty of Chelsea. Every now and then I toss up whether I would like to live in Chelsea, and I inevitably decide it probably isn’t for me. But that doesn’t mean I don’t love going there on a sunny Saturday. I always get off the tube at Victoria instead of Sloane Square so that I can wander past the private gardens on my way to King’s Road. One day I’ll get in those gardens somehow. The Saatchi Galley is worth a visit; the building ...