Trip to the Windy City (a.k.a. Chicago)

Chicago was never my go-to place. To be honest, the United States was always at the bottom of my ‘must-absolutely-[without question]-visit’ list. Reason being that the US is has a fairly young history and a culture that isn’t too different to what I’m familiar with. However. I am absolutely thrilled that I got the chance…

London’s China Town and the Year of the Dog

London’s China Town isn’t too different to what you’d expect from any China Town. But what I love about it is that it is so easy to navigate as it’s not large, yet has the advantage of providing everything Chinese. Expect amazing dim sum and Hong Kong-styled Cantonese roast duck, with your occasional bubble tea…

Marylebone High Street

London. One of those places that you’ll never keep up with. Or could you? With new restaurants and shops popping up in every nook and cranny, London may forever seem in motion. But there are a few neighbourhoods which retain their charm. It is this yin-yang sense of familiarity and flux, this sense of recognising the…

The Great Steak post (and more food)

You may have already heard from my Instagram that I’ve been to South America and had a wonderful time. If not, here it goes again. I HAD A WONDERFUL TIME. Now, as you can tell from the title of this post, it sounds like its going to be pretty much about one thing – steak. Yes….

A day Spent In-and-Around Portobello Road

Notting Hill became known to a lot of us due to its appearance in films such as Notting Hill and Bedknobs and Broomsticks. which gave great visibility to its antique market and rows of colourful houses.  It is now also famous for its carnival. ***P O R T O B E L L O   R O…

Kew Gardens in Autumn

There is potentially nothing more autumny than visiting Kew Gardens, the Royal Botanical Gardens in the Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Boasting to have the “largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world”, it has plenty of deciduous trees shedding their leaves during the Autumn season. Recognised as a World Heritage Site,…

A Speedy Visit to Stoke Newington Church Street

Stoke Newington Church Street is one of those rare bits of London where you can get utterly lost for hours in independent shops, cafes, bars, and restaurants. It is hard to not come across a bakery selling delectable goods that are as much a feast for the eyes as they are to the stomach. And food…