Thursday, 31 December 2015

2015 | A Summary

I think I'm just going to have enough time to squeeze this post in before 2016 hits London, UK so let me speed type this up and summarise what has 2015 meant for my blog and I...

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

What Happened in ... December 2015

As a blogger, we've all heard that it's never a good idea to get worked up with the statistics and numbers that invariably come with running a blog but if you're anything like me, you'll find it super interesting knowing what countries your viewers are from, your traffic sources and what your most popular posts are. Recently, one of the most popular posts on my blog is my "What Happened in ... November" post and I'm guessing since you guys all seemed to enjoy reading it, here's a "What Happened in ... December" post for you lovelies!


Tuesday, 29 December 2015

An Afternoon in Brixton | Photo Diary

I have lived in London for practically my entire life and I am constantly reminded just how much of this incredible city I have never explored. Having lived and grown up north of the river for the greater part of my life, I rarely found myself in south (SARRFFF!!) London other than the rare occasion. I heard plenty things about south London namely Brixton and here's what I got up in the area.

Monday, 28 December 2015

The Bloggers Hangout Christmas Food Fest

Being relatively new to the blogging world, I'm constantly on the hunt for bloggers event and how to connect with other like minded bloggers with twitter being one of my favourite sources. In turn, I have discovered The Bloggers Hangout which I love showcasing products for bloggers, hosting giveaways and twitter chats as well as planning events. I was lucky enough to be invited to the Christmas Food Festival event in Shoreditch at the beginning of December, and here's a preview of what I got up to.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Banh Mi Bay Vietnamese Restaurant | London

If you are a regular reader of my blog, it will come to no surprise that I am a huge foodie, and love trying new food. I sometimes find myself in phases wanting to eat a certain item or a certain cuisine, and the latest phase was Vietnamese. Now, between you and me, I have not found a decent Vietnamese in central London in or around Chinatown but a friend of mine managed to trek one down a stone's throw away from Chancery Lane - home to the Holborn location of Bahn Mi Bay's restaurant.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Photo Diary: One Day in Venice, taly

I was browsing my personal Facebook recently after not having logged on there for what feels like forever, and a wave of nostalgia fell on me when I rediscovered the album of my holiday to Italy in May 2011. I spent the summer before working and met some incredible friends, one of which was a native Italian and offered for myself and one other to spend a week in Italy living at hers. At the time, I had never been to Italy (and haven't been back since! *slaps wrist!*) but if there was a case of a Throwback Thursday, I think this is it.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Travel | Hidden Waterfall Cafe | Bologna, Italy

If you are in Bologna, be sure not to miss this little gem of today's Throwback Thursday. Apparently not a lot of people know it, and less Bolognaise know it than the tourists. Bologna has a hidden world of canals beneath its pavements and roads, and this is one of the few places where you can reveal its hidden water world. The cafe itself is beautifully decorated with a grand piano inside with one night a week holding an "Open Piano" night inviting people to play on this instrument and entertain everybody. Unfortunately, I do not have any pictures of the inside because taking photos even without the flash is forbidden inside.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Travel | Top 6 Places in New York worth visiting

By now you're probably sick of all the #NYC2015 posts that have appeared on my blog as of late, but I couldn't end the "series" without summarising a list of my all time favourite experiences of the Big Apple. This is my list of places I would visit again in a heart beat if I  had the opportunity to step foot back in Manhattan again. I think this list is also quite a good list for a first timer to Manhattan as they are easily accessible and on most people's bucket list for the city.


Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Travel | Central Park | New York City

Central Park is huge. I mean ginormous. Crazy big. According to Google, Hyde Park (one of the large parks in London, though not the biggest. That award apparently goes to Richmond Park) is 1.42km2 and Central Park is 3.41km2. This makes it nearly two and a half times bigger than Hyde Park! So with that size, while you're getting lost in the park, you'll stumble upon some beautiful statues, incredible lakes, and experience a sense of tranquility you won't find anywhere else in New York. What holiday to New York for the first time would be complete without a visit to Central Park? After visiting Top of the Rock, American Natural History Museum (fell in love with that place 100x over *inserts heart eyed emoji*), we strolled over to Central Park and discovered why all New Yorkers love this oasis of green.
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