I have always been indifferent towards New Years resolutions and don’t think have ever seriously made one but for some strange reason, I decided that 2014 was the year that I was going to do more. More positive thoughts, more risks, more travel and more healthy eating. One of the outcomes of this new resolution is making fresh green juice to start each day.
I’ve decided to do a monthly post about some of my favourite things from each month. Going forward, this will be a mix of anything and everything I may have seen, eaten, read, smelled, worn, etc. I’m starting this off quite small at the moment but hope that it will grow over the next couple of months.
Over a month ago, I was having a browse through Harpers Bazaar’s Weekend Guide when a suggestion to visit The Blues Kitchen immediately caught my eye! I read the words, Texan BBQ Food next to a mouthwatering image of a rustic platter of meat and was completely sold! Since then, I had been waiting for an opportunity to check out this new hotspot so I made sure that my trip to east London last Sunday could only end at The Blues Kitchen.
My Sundays are normally embarrassingly lazy. There is nothing I like more on a Sunday than to be sprawled out on my couch all day, watching trashy TV and stuffing my face but yesterday I went against all my natural instincts (even braving the London downpour!) and headed east to an exhibition I’ve wanted to see for quite a while now; The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier, From The Sidewalk to the Catwalk.
I’ve spent most of my life as an expat in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where although you enjoy thirty degree weather all year round, there is no change in season and more importantly, no seasonal wardrobe changes! The past seven years in the UK however have had me running to the shops, excessively browsing mid-season sales and making a rather large dent in my bank account every time BBC Weather predicts a rise or fall in temperatures.
It’s finally summer in this part of the world and my current obsession is white jeans so I’ve put together some of my favourite outfits with this summer staple for the warmer days and nights ahead.
I first visited Camden Market back when I was in university in Birmingham and used to make frequent trips down to London. Four years on and I still love coming back for its delicious array of food, eclectic mix of people and wonderfully weird goods. You will find it all in Camden, from spiritual crystals to offensive T-shirts, ‘hash pops’ to hand made prints, everything!
And the best part is experiencing all that Camden Market has to offer in the London sunshine.
….where we lay our scene.
Ok, so not quite Verona but on a very sunny evening yesterday in London, I made my way to see The English National Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet at Royal Albert Hall. For those of you who haven’t been to Royal Albert Hall, it’s an absolute beauty both inside and out and definitely worth a trip – if not for anything but to stroll along the pretty streets of South Kensington (while this rare London sun is out!).
For the past year, burger joints have been popping up around every nook and corner of London. Be it gourmet or fast-food, this American staple has officially taken over the city!
Five Guys opened its doors in London just less than a year ago along with another American burger giant, Shake Shack. Not a big deal for those across the pond but the opening of these two created quite the commotion amongst Londoners. With the first (super busy!) establishment in Covent Garden, a second just opened in Westfield Shepherd’s Bush about a week ago. Being a ten minute drive away, I obviously made my way to try the greasy goodness out for myself.
Attempt 7,289,472,834 at writing a blog.
I’ve dabbled with blogs here and there over the years, starting way before blogging was considered cool. Those were the angst ridden teen years and now, in my quarter-life crisis, I seem to be turning to my keyboard once again for assistance.
I hope this blog helps facilitate my three biggest passions – food, fashion and travel; or what I call life. And I hope even more so that you’re inspired enough to go on this journey with me.