When I first moved to London years ago I thought I knew it all and that I was prepared for everything it had to offer when I moved over…yea I was wrong! Within a week of living here I realized that there was so much more to this city then what I had seen on television and film, and I guess that’s a good thing. A part of me was relieved that there was more to London than Big Ben and Notting Hill, it’s all the hidden gems that make a city great and memorable. When I started this series on the blog I didn’t think really think it would be a series but I guess London is always full of surprises!
So here we go again these are just a few things no one tell you about London… Continue reading “What no one tells you about London Vol. III”
In August it’s going to be 3 years that I have been living in this crazy city and there’s still plenty of things that surprise me; I guess when you move to a new city there’s no way you could possibly be prepared for everything. I guess part of the adventure of moving to a new city is finding out some of these surprises on your own. Continue reading “Things no one tells you about London – Vol II”
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”
Everyone knows that Hoxton/Shoreditch is a hotspot not only for tourists but for Londoners also, and that is simply because there’s so much to do in so little time; from coffee shops, to markets, to brunch spots there’s something for everyone. Here’s a guide to some my favourite hotspots in Hoxton/Shoreditch! Continue reading “A lazy Sunday guide to Hoxton/Shoreditch”
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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