Chick n Sours
When I heard that there was a new restaurant in Dalston serving fried chicken and sour cocktails, I knew I had to try it out! Chick ‘n’ Sours does exactly what the name says. The menu is basic, but it’s done well. And it’s amazing how perfectly the sour cocktails […]

Chick ‘n’ Sours

Weekend Watch: 1 - 4 May 2015
Welcome to May and another long weekend! If you’re staying in town there’s plenty to do… The Streets of Spain festival will be running from Friday until Monday at the Southbank Centre, featuring Spanish food, wine, art… and more food! You can also participate in a wine blending class if […]

Weekend Watch: 1 – 4 May 2015

Patty and Bun
I love a good burger and when I set off on a mission to find the best burger in London, one name kept coming up – Patty & Bun. We went to the cozy James Street location (there’s also one on Liverpool Street) for a casual Saturday lunch. We only […]

Patty & Bun

The 32nd London Marathon
St George’s Day may be over, but the Mayor’s Feast of St George will be held on Saturday from 12 noon to 6pm. Head to Trafalgar Square for a farmers’ market selling traditional English treats like hog roast, homemade pies and delicious cakes. Also on Saturday will be the ANZAC […]

Weekend Watch: 24 – 26 April 2015

Duck and Rice soft shell crab
Duck & Rice was one of the most hotly anticipated openings of 2015, and last night, I popped in with a few friends to check whether it lived up to the hype. The pub/restaurant is the latest opening from Alan Yau, the man who previously created Wagamama, Yauatcha and Hakkasan. […]

Duck & Rice

Smack Lobster 4
There’s something about the warmer weather that has me craving seafood. Fortunately, Smack Lobster is conveniently located just off Oxford Street to help satisfy my mid-shopping cravings. Smack Lobster is the little sister of Burger and Lobster. Its prices are lower, its flavours are more adventurous and the service more […]

Smack Lobster

Weekend Watch: 17 - 19 April
Saturday is Record Store Day, celebrating the UK’s independent record stores. Special vinyl and CD releases, and various promotional products will be made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists from across the globe will be appearing and performing. Find out all the details on the dedicated website. All […]

Weekend Watch: 17 – 19 April 2015

Dishoom 1
If I want Indian food, I just need to cross the street from my flat. But if I want Indian food and a night out, I head to Dishoom in Covent Garden. Dishoom is inspired by the cafes set up by Iranian immigrants in Bombay last century. As a result, […]


Weekend Watch: 10-12 April
After last week’s four-day weekend, this one feels a tad short… but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing happening! The annual Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race will be taking place on Saturday from 5.50pm, with the women kicking it off on the Tideway for the first time an hour earlier at […]

Weekend Watch: 10 – 12 April 2015

Bone Daddies ramen
Back before we lived in London, one of the highlights of our visits here was dropping into Bone Daddies in Soho for ramen. Now that we live here, we are at risk of becoming regulars! I’m going to put it out there and say this is the best ramen in […]

Bone Daddies

T2 Tea 1
As I embed myself in British life, I’m growing more and more fond of tea. But it was with much excitement that I discovered my favourite tea store from back in Australia had recently expanded to my new city. T2 has opened several locations around London, but last weekend, I […]

T2 – King’s Road

Weekend Watch: 27-29 March
As always, there’s lots to do this weekend, whether it’s sampling cheese and chocolate, exploring the spectacle of the species or sleeping with Sherlock! Two delicious festivals are taking place this weekend at the same location – the Cheese and Wine Festival and the Chocolate Festival are both being held […]

Weekend Watch: 27 – 29 March 2015

Barrafina padron 1
Like many good restaurants in London, Barrafina doesn’t take bookings and requires you to wait in a very long line for your table. Unlike many other restaurants, nobody seems to mind! One of the perks of waiting around in a tapas bar (albeit a very upmarket one) is that they […]


Anthropologie loungewear
Anthropologie is one of my favourite stores and a few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to explore the Regent Street store before opening hours. I think one of my favourite things about this American ex-pat is that it’s the kind of shop I would want to open for myself […]

Anthropologie – Regent Street

Weekend Watch 20 - 22 March
This weekend is all about going back in time… what decade will you choose? The Chicken Shack and Hula Boogie are organising an all-day event this Sunday at the Renaissance Rooms on Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall. The vintage/retro/rockabilly/ market will be on 12-5pm before Lew Lewis and the Twilight Trio carry […]

Weekend Watch: 20 – 22 March 2015

Plato's Atlantis at Savage Beauty 3
I was so excited to be among the first to see the most anticipated exhibition of 2015, the V&A Museum’s Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty. Let me say straight up that I was not disappointed! The exhibition is based on the original show from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New […]

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Culpeper Roasts
In my opinion, a good pub has to offer a good Sunday roast. Fortunately, The Culpeper knows what it’s doing. With its large windows and vintage touches, the Culpeper has the right blend of atmosphere and airiness. There’s not the cramped, stuffy feeling you get in a lot of pubs, […]

The Culpeper

Weekend Watch 13 - 15 March 2015
This week has been so glorious, you’d almost be forgiven for forgetting you’re in London! If the weather kicks on through the weekend, my recommendation is to take to the parks (did you know 40% of London is green space?) If not, try out these ideas… To help ease into […]

Weekend Watch: 13 – 15 March 2015