Last weekend, I had the pleasure of attending Jay Rayner’s writing masterclass at Brasserie Zedel in Piccadilly. A highly entertaining afternoon, Jay talked us through all of the methods and structural tips he uses to write his notoriously witty restaurant reviews. Amongst the invaluable advice he offered for column writing, the biggest take away from the writing class was the importance of telling a story through the article itself and keeping your reader at the engaged and at the forefront. I walked away inspired and ready to take on the challenge of improving my writing through all the techniques and tricks I had learned in his class.
The Isle of Wight is one of my favourite places in the world. It will forever hold a special place in my heart as it’s where we got married and we spend a lot of Bank Holiday weekends there with family. A trip to the Isle of Wight is unlike any other – you truly feel as though you are stepping back in time. Although the Island is small, there is a lot do and see. Imagine yourself taking a walk along the beautiful coastline and stopping at the local crab shack to eat some fresh lobster and fish + chips, or enjoying a pint at the Lobster Tap, where King Charles I visited and was sketched by the owner. If you’re looking to escape for a fun and relaxing weekend, look no further than the breathtaking Isle of Wight!
Last week, Ciaran and I decided we were long over due for a fun little date night. With so many restaurants, cocktail bars and hidden gems in London, it can be hard to narrow down where to go. We both had a look on Late Night London for some inspiration, a brand new website dedicated to helping you choose where to go on a night out based on what location you want to be in, what type of place you want, what the occasion is, what you’d like to do when you get to said destination, what type of music you want to hear and most importantly, who you’re going to be with. It’s a handy little website that works wonders when you’re in a rut. Try it out, you won’t be disappointed!
I live a pretty hectic lifestyle and each day is jam packed with work, events, heading to the gym, etc. I always find that I need an extra energy boost throughout the day, which I often get from Diet Coke or multiple cups of coffee. My New Year’s resolution was to cut down on the amount of coffee and try to find a healthier source for my mid day pick-me-up.
The NFL Super Bowl LII is coming up on Sunday 4th February and there’s a ton of sports bars and restaurants in London celebrating with screenings and fun parties. I’ve rounded up all the best spots to catch the action of America’s most iconic sporting event of the year. Grab your football jersey, get ready to chow down on some burgers and hot dogs and settle in to watch the New England Patriots go head to head with the Philadelphia Eagles. It’s no doubt going to be an exciting show down, guys!
London has no shortage of phenomenal sites to visit. There’s so much to see and do here that would fill years worth of travel. During your stay, I definitely recommend seeing some of the historic palaces and castles dotted in and around London. Here’s a few of my favourites I think are worth visiting!
The Maldives is the most breathtaking destination I’ve ever been to. We made the journey there for our honeymoon last year and it’s a place that will always hold a special place in my heart. If you love the beach, crystal clear turquoise water, swimming in the ocean, snorkelling, relaxing, amazing seafood, walking around barefoot and relaxing in the sunshine, then I would highly recommend popping it on your bucket list!
A few weeks before Christmas, Ciaran and I visited a new local to us spot in Brixton called Canova Hall. In a nutshell, Canova Hall is an interesting concept in that it’s a jack of all trades – a cafe/workplace by day and an Italian restaurant/cocktail bar and club by night, located in what was once Le Bon Marche, Britain’s first department store.