London Restaurants I’ve Been to Lately Camera-Free

My really good friend Emily (check out her blog, Curious London, it’s awesome) wrote a blog post about all the restaurants she has been to recently where she hasn’t photographed her food for the sole purpose of blogging about it and it inspired me to do a post of my own! I have been out to eat at a few new places recently with my older sister and her husband visiting from the US and we went to some phenomenal restaurants I want to share with all of you! I didn’t take photos for the blog as it’s become really important to me to simply be in the moment and enjoy the company of others without dragging my camera out and snapping a bunch of photos whilst my family wait around to eat. So without further ado, have a read about some great restaurants that I think are worth checking out whether you’re visiting or living in London!

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An Introduction to Korean Temple Food

A few weeks ago, my lovely friend Emma invited me along to a special event at the Korean Embassy with Ji Young Kim, head chef of Balwoo-Gongyang, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Korea that serves Korean Temple Food. There are so many types of foods from all over the world in London, which is part of what makes this city great and having the opportunity to learn about and try Korean Temple Food was an experience I won’t soon forget.

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Tipping Etiquette in London and the UK

Whenever Ciaran and I are travelling to new places, we always learn ahead of time what the etiquette is in terms of tipping. In the USA, it’s customary to tip almost everyone but in London and the rest of the UK, this isn’t the case per se. It can be really difficult to know when to tip, who to tip and how much to tip, so with this in mind, I’ve put together a handy little guide of tipping etiquette in London and the UK 🙂

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Where to Celebrate Thanksgiving 2018 in London

Every year, it seems as though the number of restaurants putting on a huge Thanksgiving spread grows more and more. There are so many American expats living in the UK now and it’s great to see lots of restaurants and bars rising to the occasion. Whether you’re an American living in London, an American visiting London or a Brit wanting to jump on the Thanksgiving bandwagon, check out my roundup for the top spots to celebrate on 22nd November 🙂

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The Best Mexican Food in London

I’ve always loved great Mexican food. Growing up in the USA, authentic Mexican and Tex Mex joints are aplenty and you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing a place to get your taco fix. When I moved to London, I found it really difficult to find an awesome Mexican restaurant go-to. Sure, there are tons of them around, but none really knocked my socks off, until we ventured to El Pastor in Borough Market…

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Expat Life: Living Abroad When a Parent Gets Sick

Hello, blog world! It’s been a while. It’s been a crazy summer and I can’t believe it’s already pumpkin spice latte season and the Christmas lights are officially strewn across Oxford Street. I have been pretty silent on here for the last month and a half as a lot has happened in my life lately and needed time to process everything. I have really missed writing and connecting with other Americans who live abroad as well as Londoners who read my blog and have finally felt inspired to open my laptop and type away.

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Eat and Drink Like a Local Around: London Bridge

One of my favourite areas to explore in London is the beautiful London Bridge, home to the historic Borough Market, The Shard, aka the tallest building in the UK, Shakespeare’s Globe, the Tate Modern, the HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge. If you’re visiting, I’d highly recommend checking out some fantastic hotels around the London Bridge area as it has some of the best restaurants, bars and pubs in the capital and will give you a glimpse into what it’s like to live like a local.

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Happy Birthday! 28 Things To Do in Honour of my 28th Birthday

Today is my 28th birthday and for some reason, I am having a tough time coming to grips with turning a whole year older. I wish time would slow down as it seems to quite literally be flying by! It feels like just yesterday I was living in the US when Ciaran flew over to propose. It feels like just yesterday we were getting ready to say ‘I do’ on the Isle of Wight. How was our Bali trip six months ago!? 27 was one of my best years yet, filled with so many amazing memories, so 28 has some big boots to fill! As I inch one year closer to 30, I’ve created a bucket list of 28 things to do before I turn 29 that I wanted to share with you guys.

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