5 Reasons why...I like it mild (that's the...
Last weekend saw record temperatures hit London and while I took advantage by chilling in a park for 6 hours (in the shade of course), I was a little bit anxious. I hadn’t felt that kind of heat since holidaying in Spain! It’s all good catching those kind of rays abroad, but at home? I’ll take the 20 degrees celcius with clear skies and a light north-west wind, thank you very...
Anyone’s life truly lived consists of work, sunshine, exercise, soap,...– Lillie Langtry
If you haven't spotted the upside-down purple cow... →
Somewhere you should go...Let's Talk film club
About a month ago I received a Facebook invite from a friend who asked if I’d join her at a film club in central London called “Let’s Talk” - a informal night of socialising which would involve watching a film with a group of people and talking about it afterwards, all for a couple of quid. The aim of the night was also to support independent black cinema, and seeing as...
5 reasons why...I ♥ Namco
I’m such a kid at heart - and I imagine when I hit 50, I’ll be joining my kids in whatever skank is all the rage in 2030-somethin. Therefore Namco - the arcade centre near the London Eye that’s sort of similar to the Trocadero’s Funland in Picadilly Circus but without the seediness - always take me to back to my 13-year-old self; especially when I go with my latest batch...
The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.– St. Augustine
So, Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes (Tavistock Hotel,... →
5 reasons why...I won't do LA a third time (by...
The first time I did Los Angeles in 2004, I was young, eager, naive. It sounded like it was one of those cities that you’d reminisce about with your friends years later (“Yo, remember when we…”) because it seemed like the epitome of hot and cool. I’d strongly beg to differ now - and that’s nothing against Los Angelinos. I went again in 2007 for a press trip,...
Don’t knock the weather; nine-tenths of people couldn’t start a...– Kin Hubbard
Dining in the dark? For real?! Hmmmm. Whatever's... →
Something you should do...Book clubs
Here are some preconceptions I had about book clubs: 1) Book clubs are for geeks 2) Book clubs are for the Oxbridge set (or their bejeweled and botoxed wives) 3) Book clubs are for people who would rather spend an evening chopping it up over etymology and the biggest crimes towards modern literature than be connected to the real world, in all its colourful and inconsistent splendour. ...
4 Reasons Why I Could Move To New York for Good...
Since 2001, I’ve been to New York 11 times and counting. I love this city with the kind of love that comes from the crevices of my heart; it’s that deep my friends. The first time I went was - coincidentally - September 10th, the day before 9/11, and while it was such a surreal experience, I learned that New Yorkers have got a strong sense of loyalty for each other - and...
A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been...– Earl Wilson
I'm loving Rankin HARD this year. New exhibition,... →
Something you should do...Afternoon Tea
Confession: I’ve never had Afternoon Tea until 3 days ago. That’s how you know that after 16 years of living in England, I’m still too American for my own good. Nevertheless, the opportunity to engage in this British ritual arose during a day trip in Suffolk (you’ll be hearing more about the lovely county over the next couple of days). In London, I’ve heard about...