Every Thursday at 8pm : COVID-19 #clapforourcarers

Ahoy everyone, I hope you’re doing well despite the current strange circumstances and are doing your part by staying at home to save lives, curbing the spread of coronavirus in the UK.

You may have seen in the news/on social media that during the various COVID-19 lockdown periods there have been bursts of applause happening in multiple countries to show thanks to front line workers while the majority of people are locked down in their homes. This is now coming to the UK, starting tonight at 8pm on Thursday 26 March 2020!

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Montezuma’s ‘Waste Not, Want Not’ Recyclable Popup – Seven Dials, London

Montezuma are the first chocolate company to offer 100% sustainable packaging on their ENTIRE range of products! It’s an amazing achievement and took a lot of hard work and a complete packaging redesign from the team! To celebrate and show off the results, Montezuma are hosting a pop up shop in Seven Dials for two days to both celebrate and make you consider wasteful packaging. Continue reading

Schwartz – Fajita Seasoning

Who likes alliteration?! Meeeee! Okay well maybe not as much as that, but it’s February and I’m going to be chatting to you about some Fajita Seasoning made by Schwartz….I’m therefore declaring it Fajita February!

I want to add a little note here to say that Schwartz have sent me this fajita seasoning for review, but all views are my own. I’m giving my honest opinion as always so let’s see whether this little jar of sprinkles tickled my tastebuds or not.

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Crispin E1, Fallow Restaurant Team Residency (7 Jan-7 March 2020) – Spitalfields, London

Howdy partners! A quickish post from me today to recommend a place I went to this week called Crispin, which is currently having a delicious 2 month chef residency from Jack Croft & Will Murray of Fallow.  I was lured into booking a table here because both chefs previously worked together at the Heston Blumenthal restaurant Dinner…. I was treated to a birthday meal there once and it was pretty fookin’ delicious so I knew this residency would be a right treat and I wasn’t wrong.

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Second Shot coffee – Bethnal Green, London

Hello there, I wanted to share a recent discovery with you… I was off to get my nails done at my usual place (Hollywood Star Nails in Bethnal Green) but today I didn’t book so had to wait for someone to be free to fix my hands up real nice. I took the opportunity to pop by to Second Shot to bide my time. I’ve bought a take out coffee from Second Shot a few times before now but hadn’t ever sat in, and I’m glad I did this time.

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Cavallo – Vienna, Austria

Guten morgen from Österreich! I’ve made it a focus to visit some new cities and with my main travel focus being eating, it’d be rude if I didn’t share some edible gems with y’all as I go.

So on the menu today we have Cavallo! A very cute and well decorated bar Cafe restaurant type place…yes, you know I’m a sucker for aesthetic restaurants.  This one in particular is ‘on it’ displaying many exposed bulbs with metal wire lampshades, a super nice colour scheme, soft looking furniture and it’s all just very aesthetically pleasing. It doesn’t stop with the furnishings and decoration either. Upon arrival we’re seated on a comfy corner bench seat and handed a menu each… The menus are magazines! Such a good idea. You pretty much get to see a photo of each dish and drink on offer and not like you would on a laminated double side menu in a cheap cafe, this has been properly done. Love it.

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Holybelly – Canal Saint Martin, Paris

Bonjour from Paris! Today I am bringing you some brunch lushness, right in yo’ face!

When I booked this little trip away I specifically didn’t want to be lumped in a touristy area, so chose to look up the ‘hipster’ parts of Paris. Yes, I am a twerp. I love this stuff.  The area I picked I mainly chose because it was less than five minutes away from the best boulangerie in the city but on our walk to said boulangerie, we stumbled upon Holybelly. And holy cow…it tickled my belly. A hipster brunch paradise on a cute little Parisienne street. Who’d have thunk it?

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