Tea time is a part of every Brit’s life and since moving here almost 3 years ago it has become a part of mine; I’m always on the hunt for a new tea spot, one that has charm or might be super corky, and boy did I find that with the Mad Hatters Tea time. Alice in Wonderland was one of my favourite films growing up maybe it was the fact that Alice goes on a wild adventure, meets crazy yet endearing characters and oh yea has the best afternoon tea with the Mad Hatter. Continue reading “We’re all mad here: Mad Hatters High Tea”
We all know London is an expensive city, from the ridiculous rent to travel, living in this city means a lot of twenty – somethings like myself are constantly broke, but hey I guess it’s worth it if your living in one of the best cities in the world. Now even though London can be expensive there are a number of things to do in the city that doesn’t break the bank. Continue reading “What to do in London for under a tenner?!”
God’s own Junk Yard is a slice of neon heaven tucked away in northeast London, with a variety of original and vintage neon signs. The genius behind this slice of neon heaven was Chris Bracey, who started designing neon signs for sex shops in Soho in the 1970s. His genius was not only limited to signs for sex shops, eventually he was designing signs for Hollywood filmmakers such Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan, and collaborating with photographers like David LaChapelle. Unfortunately, Chris passed about in 2014 but his dream lives on through his son, who now runs the business, and the neon warehouse that everyone is allowed to visit. Continue reading “Neon Heaven: God’s Own Junk Yard”
Yayoi Kusama Exhibition
Victoria Miro Gallery – May 25th to July 30th
I am not going to pretend I’m an art curator or an art expert but I have always had a special place in my heart for the arts – maybe that’s because I always wished I was a talented artist – insert sad face. London always has free exhibitions going on and it would be ridiculous not to take advantage; any type of art essentially gives a glimpse in someone’s mind, even if only for a moment. Before going to this gallery exhibition I knew very little about Yayoi Kusama, all I really knew was that she influenced some of the greats like Andy Warhol, and she willing checked her self into a mental institute… The reason I decided to check out Kusamas’ exhibition was because I was mesmerized by the pumpkins exhibition; once I saw it on Instagram I knew I needed to see it for myself. Her take on pop art is quite exceptional and once I left the exhibition I understood how she influenced someone like Andy Warhol. Her exhibition is split up into three sections: Chandelier of Grief, All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins and Where the Lights in My Heart Go.
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London might be the capital of England but in my opinion it is also the capital of coffee shops, now I know a lot of people would disagree but those are the same people who haven’t lived in London very long. Once you live in London and experienced the coffee scene there’s no going back I tell you! What I love most about the independent coffee shops is none of them are the same, they all have their own special charm and that’s reason why they’re so many amazing ones in London. You could go to a different coffee shop everyday and it would take you years to cross each one of your coffee bucket list.
Here are some of my favorite London coffee shops Continue reading “Caffeine Fix – Volume II”
Beautiful scenery, delicious food and lovely people, what else could anyone ask for when travelling Europe. Salzburg was everything I thought it would be and so much more. Even though it is a small town in comparison to Vienna there is quite a bit to see and do! What could be better than a town that is nestled in the Alps…nothing I tell you! Continue reading “48 Hours in Salzburg”
Shoreditch has come a long way in the last few decades, and has become one of the hot spots in London – that’s right people from all over actually want to visit Shoreditch! After the Second World War the area was left in complete disarray and many people were leaving East London for bigger and better things, so that left numerous warehouses and buildings empty for the taking. Due to the vacancy a lot of artists started moving to Shoreitch and revitalized the area and turned it into paradise for artists. The area is now a creative hotspot in London, whether it’s fashion, photography, film or my favourite… street art. I may be a little bias because I live in Shoreditch but the area has some of the best street art in London, and what I love most is that the street art is always changing, so you get to see pieces from different street artists. Now when I say street art I don’t mean tagging, I mean art, some of the work I’ve seen on the street of Shoreditch should definitely be in a museum. The street art in the area gives Shoreditch that special charm that gets people flocking to area and coming back for more. Even though Shoreditch is not a big area there are various streets to find street art; I will be talking about some of my favourite spots with the best street art – definitely Instagram worthy! Continue reading “Shoreditch – The Land of Street Art in London”