Soul of Shaolin – a Martial-arts Masterpiece

Soul of Shaolin is an internationally renowned and critically acclaimed martial arts-themed show that is currently running at Troubadour Wembley Park for a limited period only. This is my second theatre production experience with Love Pop Ups London after Play Dead London. The theatre itself is brand new, seating up to 2000, located in what…

Two Lights : a London Restaurant Review

Two Lights comes from an illustrious pedigree: it is the sister to the Michelin-starred The Clove Club that made the list of World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2017. This more laidback and casual sibling is located on Kingsland Road. The decor is minimal and unfussy, perfectly fitting within the context of Shoreditch. The name Two…

Sri Lankan Supper Club : Mali’s Cooking

After experiencing a few Indian Supper clubs (Khao, Chakra, Thambis), it was time to venture further south and explore my first Sri Lankan supper club. Despite growing up in India and being so close geographically, Sri Lanka continues to firmly occupy my ‘someday bucket list’. Until then, I am exploring the country through its food….

Brunch Supper Club : Dauphinoise & Debauchery

A brunch supper club combines two of my favourite things. After attending my first brunch supper club back in July, I am now a big fan of this concept. I recently attended another beautiful brunch supper club organised by Dauphinoise & Debauchery. Run by two friends Cara and Alix, it was held in Alix’s gorgeous…

A Social Enterprise : Brigade Bar + Kitchen

We recently visited Brigade Bar and Kitchen near London Bridge which is a social enterprise, restaurant and charity. It was founded by chef, author and social entrepreneur Simon Boyle, in collaboration with PwC UK, De Vere Venues and the Homes and Communities Agency. They opened in 2011 and recently rebranded and relaunched in November 2018….

Weekend Brunch at Donnelly’s

We were recently invited to review the weekend brunch menu at Donnelly’s, under the direction of James Donnelly. This is my second time sampling the food coming out of James’s kitchen; the first time, I was at his residency at Louie Louie and was really impressed by his culinary creations. He has now moved on…

Aromatherapy Candle Making Workshop – Scott’s Apothecary

Recently, I decided to digress from my usual foodie pursuits and try my hand at a workshop instead. I attended a Aromatherapy Candle making workshop by Scott’s Apothecary, organised by Love Pop Ups London. This was my second experience with LPUL after Banya. Scott’s Apothecary was set up by sisters-in-law Alice and Toni. Alice, who…

Spa Experience in London – Banya

I do love a good spa experience. It is something Kris and I like to do on holidays and city breaks, so we try and book a hotel with great spa facilities (The Grand Hotel Eastbourne, Continental Hotel Budapest, Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel and Resort New Forest.) A few days ago, I tried something new…

London Restaurants Review : Pastaio

Pastaio has been on my list of London restaurants to visit for quite some time. The more informal and breezy spot from acclaimed British chef, restaurateur and food writer Stevie Parle’s portfolio of London restaurants, it sits in the midst of tourist haven Carnaby Soho (very near my other favourite seafood restaurant Claw) and specialises…

London Supper Clubs – Khao (to eat)

Supper Clubs in London are now all the rage! I love attending supper clubs and I am now onto my fourth one this year, after Supper Club in a Tube, Vegan Ayurvedic Supper Club, Malaysian Supper Club and Brunch Supper Club. I find Supper Clubs are a great way to meet new people in the…

London Experiences – Classic Afternoon Tea at VIVI

This week (August 12th to 18th) marks Afternoon Tea Week. I have been to my fair share of amazing Afternoon Teas in the past – Flemings Mayfair Hotel, Galvin at The Athenaeum, Georgian House, Malmaison, Scoff & Banter. Continuing with the theme, I recently attended an Afternoon Tea at Vivi, an exciting new restaurant at…

French Baking Classes – Mauderne, London

I recently attended a French baking class, along with Joanna of Love Pop Ups London.  This is my second cooking class after my experience at Gourmet Vegan Masterclass at Made in Hackney, courtesy of LPUL as well. These French baking classes are held in the beautiful home kitchen of Maud, who runs Mauderne baking school from her…