It's double-whammy of soul singers this Thursday... →
Places in London... South Kensington
In a nutshell:Â If thereâs one term that could sum up South Kensington, itâd probably be âstushâ( aka posh aka bougie-bougie), but in this case, thatâs not a bad thing. Itâs no doubt a tourist destination, with a exotic mix of French, Italian and Spanish residents representing for the area as well as loads of hotels and things to do. But unlike other tacky locales (SOHO), youâll feel...
5 reasons why...you could holiday in a shopping...
. This post could have a been blustering affirmation of my love for Westfields (don’t act like you don’t love it too! mmmm hmmm!), but rather, I’d like to focus on the notion of the shopping centre (Westfields, John Lewis, Harrods, Whiteleys, et. al) as the urbanite’s “cultural” playground of which, if you didn’t board a plane, train or bus to anywhere...
A restaurant is a fantasy-a kind of living fantasy in which diners are the most...– Warner LeRoy
This might be a lil' lastminute.com but if you... →
Somewhere you should go...The ACF Studio/Gallery...
I first heard about Sam and Shaka, the founders of the ACF Gallery, about a month ago when a friend of mine invited me to join her at a party being thrown by these guys to officially launch their spot to the West London massive. I was impressed - not only does the little venue double-up as their home (minus the kitchen - apparently they live on take-aways), but I was so inspired by their...
5 reasons why...I've fallen for the World Cup
I’ve got a strange relationship with football. When I lived in Birmingham, I used to support Aston Villa because it was the done thing at school; maroon and sky blue were THE colours and goalkeeper Mark Bosnich was the Dude (before the 1996’s Nazi salute and subsequent decent into drugs of course– eeeeeeediot). Then I largely ignored it when I moved to London (except for the year...
The traveller’s-eye view of men and women is not satisfying. A man might...– Aldous Huxley
It’s true that what you find in New York is something other than America....– Simone de Beauvoir
Foodies! Taste of London festival kicks off on... →
Places in London: Russell Square / Bloomsbury
In a nutshell: Set within Bloomsbury (sounds as posh as crumpet, doesn’t it?), this area is basically overpopulated with students from SOAS and other schools within the University of London, many of whom I doubt know how lucky they are to reside in one of the most historic and tourist-savvy areas in the city; there are hotels everywhere! I also got a sneaking suspicion that the many terrace houses...
5 reasons why...I need to get to Africa, asap
With the World Cup kicking off today, a friend launching a new line of Made In Africa tees and a recent spate of telly shows shining a light on the Motherland (Welcome To Lagos, An African Journey with Jonathan Dimbleby) - not to mention my growing obsession with singer-songwriter Nneka lol - I actually think it’s about time I start preparing a trip back to Africa you know. I miss: 1)...
We used to build civilisations. Now we build shopping malls.– Bill Bryson
Free music folks, courtesy of the Spitalfields... →
Something you should do...Swishing
Swishing is basically the sport of swapping your unwanted clothes for someone else’s. Fashionistas do this because 1) they want to save money 2) they’re eco warriors who believe recycling clothes is doing their part to protecting the environment 3) They want to par-tay (obviously!). I attended my 3rd ever swishing soiree (hosted by charity Fashion4Change) on Friday. I actually...
5 reasons why...I've got plenty of time for...
I feel like I should have blogged about good ol’ Carnaby Street AGES ago, in light of its 50th anniversary which kicked off in February. But it’s all good - the whole year has been dedicated to celebrating the fashionable street, and seeing as I was there yesterday afternoon, I figured it’d make sense to let y’all know what the fuss is about and why I’m happy to...
There’s nothing like an airport for bringing you down to earth– Richard Gordon
This week marks the launch of Free Range 2010 -... →