Mastering the art of a good cocktail hour is definitely something I’m interested in achieving so when I saw a cocktail masterclass at the XOXO bar pop up on my ever informative twitter feed I was onto my emails in a few minutes to find out more.   XOXO bar is new to the Islington social scene, opening its doors in January this year. Its interior is definitely something you’d expect of a sleek cocktail…

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The wide range of music gigs on offer in London is one of the great things about living in this city. I managed to get my hands on tickets to Florence and the Machine for the gig at the Alexandra Palace (affectionately known as “Ally Pally”) last Friday. I thought instead of just telling you how amazing she was live (she really was!), I’d tell you a bit about my view of the music venue.…

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Time Out London is one of my favourite sources for finding new places to try out in London so when a review of Vagabond, a¬†coffee place in Finsbury Park, popped up on my Twitter feed it was open and read in minutes. As I decided to test out my IT skills last Saturday, it seemed like a perfect opportunity to pop down there and avoid the trappings of Costa Coffee for caffeine satisfaction. On first…

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Danielle Andrews is a close friend of mine, she loves good food and as a result is great in the kitchen! I always look forward to visiting her in Nottingham as I know I’ll get a fresh home cooked meal. Convenience food seems all too easy when you live in a city, so I thought it would be great if she could share her recipes and encourage us to cook fresh meals to enjoy. She’ll…

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David Hockney reminds me of my GCSE art days, my friend Nicola chose to do a project on his work and I noted how the cool blues and greens were a complete contrast to the golden tones of the Gustav Klimt works I chose to work on. My younger creative days have probably played a part in my quest to be more cultured this year and take advantage of the numerous art exhibitions London has…

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