Festival season has begun! Giving us great live music to watch and plenty of festival fashion to enjoy. I was lucky enough to get my hands on a ticket to Radio 1’s Hackney weekend, getting value for money from my Hackney council tax and a fun day out just a few stops away from the flat. Festivals are all about finding new music, enjoying your favourites and singing along with the crowds so I thought I’d…

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Portraits are not something I’m quick to book in, just the word conjures up uncomfortable family pictures, forced work passes and those caricatures you always see tourists being sucked in by around the city.  But when Lyndsay asked if I fancied popping along to YCN in Shoreditch to get a free portrait by Damien Florébert Cuypers I thought with a creative East London location it had to be something different and worth popping along to. Not content with just showing up…

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I’ve been having a little affair with Soho of late with cocktail hours at Barrio Central and Archer Street and more recently a mini bar crawl around its back streets for a colleagues leaving do.  It was this unplanned exploring which brought me to Lexington Street, somewhere I definitely think is one of Soho’s hidden gems.   Soho tends to get summed up as being a bit of a brash part of the city with…

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Sometimes this city life sweeps you up off your feet and before you know it a week has disappeared and you’re already on Sunday with another week in sight.  I don’t know about you but this last week has been one of the busiest weeks I’ve had so far in London.  It really makes you realise how easy it would be to spend every day racing through your emails and every night dining out or…

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I’ve said before and I’ll say it again, there’s nothing quite like a Friday cocktail particularly when it’s a pay day treat too! So the Friday before last (where did the time go!?) me and my regular cocktail drinks partner Lucinda headed to Soho to see what it had to offer.     Going on a recommendation of a friend who knows of my love of cocktails, we decided on Archer Street and found ourselves…

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