Of all the beautiful areas London offers, Notting Hill is the one which I love most. May it be for its beautiful (and often colorful) houses, the très chic people or the variety of cosy coffeeshops one can find between Notting Hill Gate and Ladbroke Grove: A tour to Noting Hill never ceases to impress me! Today I took my camera with me and filmed my way through the pretty neighbourhood. Et voilà – a new video: A day in Notting Hill!
Just in time before elderflower season is coming to its end, my sister, a friend and I managed to organise a little trip into the countryside. Well, we actually didn’t make it any further than zone 3 in London, but even that was enough to find a few trees full of the beautiful white blossoms. I filmed the picking and cooking after, watch the full video here: how to make elderflower cordial.
It’s been half a year already since I touched down on Californian ground for the first time ever. I fell for Los Angeles from that very first minute: The sun, palm trees, friendly people and salty air persuaded me immediately. With Summer still not having arrived in London ultimately (will he even come at all, I start to wonder?), all I can rely on right now is: some California dreaming. Here is to a flashback to sandy feet and salty breezes, plus let me also tell you of some future plans about going back.
I don’t actually remember how, but luckily came across the Goodroots instagram account a few months ago where I first read about this year’s Goodroots London festival. I ordered my ticket straight away, plus signed up for a talk with Melissa from Hemsley&Hemsley and Madeleine Shaw, being super excited to finally meet my personal heroes in real life, try delicious healthy food and check out what’s new in the industry. Today was the day: Stoke Newington celebrated Goodroots London, and I have taken a few photographs and summarised the event for you.
Hey, you, guys! I know you keep seeing all those spiralised vegetables everywhere, wondering why the hell suddenly everyone is so obsessed with spaghetti-shaped carrots, tagliatelle-shaped broccoli, linguine-shaped beetroot? Err, well, I don’t know why, but, yes, it’s awesome! Really, I mean you can eat a whole plate of pasta, without eating literally one single pasta, if that makes any sense!? Anyway, here is a new video – urgh, I know it took me forever –, and it involves beautiful green courgette-shaped pasta: How to make courgetti with pesto, there you go!
Whilst I normally travel towards East London for my Sunday brunch, surprisingly (for me, at least) there are also a few hidden gems to be discovered in the very centre of London. Ethos Foods, for instance, is one of them: a breakfast, lunch, dinner and – as of late – Sunday brunch spot just off Oxford Street, which focuses on healthy, fresh and vegetarian meals with some vegan, raw and gluten-free options, too. Lucky me, I was invited to try the Sunday brunch at Ethos Foods. Here is to my review!
After I was being so good, posting new posts on the blog regularly over the past few months, you might have wondered where I suddenly disappeared to. Don’t worry, I’m still here, well, kind of. I actually spend most of my days in a parallel universe where just me, myself and my camera (ok, my laptop, too, and a lot of food and thoughts and creativity) happen to have access to. I am writing a book! How exciting is that!?
Living in London I am genuinely impressed by the amount of coffeeshops, bars and restaurants there are to discover, not to mention the shops, markets and sights. But it’s even more than that: Only just walking through the city can sometimes feel like a journey from one world to another, passing parks, people and public spaces. One of my favourite places to go still is East London, where people could not be more inspiring, the vibe is creative and the air buzzing and vibrant. Hence, I am taking you on a small tour today: Exploring London – a day in East London.