May 15, 2018

London’s Unmissable Festival

This week we’ve FINALLY seen some sunshine, which can only mean one thing – spring is on it’s way! Before we know it, summer will be upon us, as will this year’s House Festival. Hurrah! London hosts a zillion summer festivals each year, but there’s nothing quite like this one. I’ve been for the past 5 years now and I genuinely love it and get just as excited as each year comes around! What Is The House Festival? The House Festival is hosted by London’s exclusive members club Soho House. Each year, roughly 5,000 people gather together for an awesome […]
January 14, 2018
Magic Lantern Festival 2017

Magic Lantern Festival

The Magic Lantern Festival is a collection of Chinese lanterns, and is held annually around the same time as the Chinese New Year. The festival is held in multiple locations across the UK (including London, Birmingham, Yorkshire, Manchester, and Scotland), and ran for five weeks from the 24th Nov 2017 until 1st Jan 2018. Although I have visited the festival a few years back, I thought I’d pop along to the recent Christmas themed lantern exhibit. Held at Chiswick House and Gardens, the festival displayed a collection of luministic art by numerous different artists. There was a heap of different […]
November 3, 2017

12 Things To Do On A Rainy Day In London

Typically as I start to write this post the sun is seeping in through the curtains, however it has been one horrible week full of rain and muddy puddles. As I’ve been thinking about the weekend and what plans we can make to keep ourselves busy, it’s made me think about some fun places I’ve seen and been to in London. Have a read for some suggestions of things to do next time it’s raining outside. Hopefully there will be something of interest to you below! 1 | Museums Bit of an obvious choice to start with, but let’s face […]
October 28, 2017

Discovering Dogs In London

Calling all dog lovers!! This is a post you should most definitely read! A few weeks ago, Adam booked me tickets for a surprise day out. After some probing, the only information I got out of him was that it involved animals and I might get to pet them. This definitely sounded like a great day out, but where were we going? After numerous discussions with friends, I finally worked it out. We were going to the Discover Dogs Exhibition in London’s ExCel Centre, and I was going to meet more dogs than I could ever dream of!! Now to […]
September 25, 2017

Miami Beach Comes To London

The only umbrella in sight will be the one in your cocktail Each year the Backyard Cinema team come up with a new concept for their pop up cinema, and this summer they bought Miami Beach all the way to South London. Over a short few months, the team host a series of films in a themed setting. Previous events have taken me to the cobbled streets of Camden (add photo) for their Camden Film Festival in 2015, to a central London church in Baker Street for a special screening of Romeo & Juliet in 2016. This summer the team […]
September 4, 2017

The Lost Jungle Adventure Golf

Every time I visit my folks, I pass by the A41 where it merges with the M1 (this is road talk for anyone who is not familiar with North West London btw). I’ve noticed over a long period of time that someone has been redeveloping a large plot of land. We couldn’t quite figure out what they were building until a giant dinosaur appeared with the wording The Lost Jungle. Slowly, as the site was built we saw there was an adventure golf course being made. This was brilliant! I love crazy golf and mini golf, so couldn’t wait for […]
August 29, 2017

A Banquet At Toad Hall

As a child of the 80’s, I fondly remember Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in The Willows novel which follows the adventures of the mischievous Mr Toad and his pals Ratty, Badger and Mole. I can easily recall my mother reading me the story before bed, and I can even picture the specific movie clip of Mr Toad zooming along in his stolen motor car as he bounced up and down the road giggling like a mad man. The Wind in The Willows was definitely one of my fondest childhood memories, so I was elated to come across a supper club in […]
July 31, 2017

Havana Rum Masterclass

If you know me well enough then you’d know how much I love my rum. I’ll always go for a rum punch over any other cocktail, and after visiting Cuba a few years ago, my love for rum was firmly cemented. Adam and I have a small collection of 15 different rums at home, as we love trying something new. I’m not entirely sure how I managed to wangle this, but somehow I ended up on a mailing list for London based, Cottons Rum Shack (Salon de Rhum), and through them I was invited to join a Havana Rum Masterclass. […]