A few weeks ago in London I was interviewed by Pretty Little London for an interview about my (mainly) foodie life in London. Read the full interview on Pretty Little London’s blog!
I’m a South London girl, however, due to the lack of underground lines in this part of town, I happen to not be in the South west very often. Thankfully I have friends though who are as much into food and coffee as I am, so I got to explore the lovely area of Balham last week and had delicious Moroccan food at Tagine Balham.
When it comes to traveling through Great Britain, undoubtedly I have many, many places to tick off my list still. Apart from a visit to Edinburgh, another one to Hay-on-Wye (in Wales) and the obvious train ride south to Brighton, I haven’t seen any parts of the UK so far. That is, until last weekend, when I was invited to a spa weekend in Shrewsbury with Mercure Hotels UK. Oh, how lovely it was!
As most people are aware of, being a student has its benefits. Sleeping in on a Monday morning, meeting friends for coffee on a Tuesday afternoon, or visiting a yoga class at 11am on a Wednesday – you know what I mean. However, I tend to jam-pack every day with as many to dos and tasks as I can, and have only just recently started to remember myself that I won’t be a student forever. So, I told myself that I should, whenever I can, enjoy my free time to the fullest! It’s summer in London, and I want to explore the city in the sunshine as often as I can. One of the first stops on my route is Camden – not my most favourite neighborhood if I am being very honest, yet there are some places worth a visit!
Despite London’s immense size and numerous areas, I find myself in the south east, between Bermondsey, Peckham and Greenwich to be precise, at most times. Here is where I work, live, went to business school, go swimming, do yoga and run in the parks. Quite naturally by now – after a year in London! – I have also found my favourite cafés, shops and markets in the area. One of the destinations I head to regularly both on a Saturday and Sunday is Maltby Street Market.
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!
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.