Sketchbook Mondays: Cup sleeve and card holder

One of the problems I’ve always had is that I my hands are hyper-sensitive to heat. In itself this is small, but in 2017, I decided to stop having milky coffees. I’ve never digested milk very well, and it was time to stop it again. So it would be mostly americanos for me in 2017! […] continue reading »

what do squid ink pasta, mint and a @kindleUk ebook have in common? #recipe

I know it doesn’t look appetising, but trust me, it was delicious. Squid ink pasta, rocket pesto, salmon, tomatoes, mint. This is how my flatmate and I came up with the recipe… And how you can repeat it at home! One sunny Saturday, I was working at home (on a personal project, don’t freak out) […] continue reading »

Qype: Sketch Glade in London

If I were to sum up sketch, it would be “a constant surprise”. Between the “marelle” drawn on the floor at the entrance, the fairy forest bar, the delicious cocktails, the nearly alice-in-wonderland main dining room and the borderline clockwork-orange-lookalike egg-shaped toilets… well… sketch simply does not stop surprising you. All I had was a […] continue reading »

The Caffé series: London coffee chains

So I’ve decided to finally write about where to I find good coffee in London. My first ever caffeine-inspired post is about the top three (four since 2012) coffee chains. I used to hate coffee, down to the smell of it, due to parental associations with cigarettes, wasted time, late nights, and general bad health. […] continue reading »

Caravan heaven

The most unprepossessing entrance to the worst kept secret in London! A brunch fit for… Well… The eclectic foodie. One of my best friends in the world had just come back from visiting his family back in Greece. He felt guilty and relieved at being back in London. He’d missed the place. And, to be […] continue reading »

Qype: Leicester Square Bar and Restaurant in London

London – Eating & Drinking – Restaurant – Bistros Food: Excellent Service: Lovely but sloooooooooow. Do not go there if you are at all in a rush. Bonus: Takes TasteCard (even on Fridays) for 50% off the food. Also has absolutely lovely armchair seats. So the slow service is happily tolerable, even pleasant. Favourites: Calamari […] continue reading »

Qype: Gaucho in Richmond

Richmond – Eating & Drinking – Restaurant – Steak Houses A well-kept secret, Richmond’s edition of the popular Gaucho has perched itself just by the waterside, under a massive oak tree (is it an oak tree? My herbology isn’t up to scratch). It has lovely seating both indoors and outdoors, with wall-to-wall windows making a […] continue reading »

Qype: L’Escargot Restaurant in London

London – Eating & Drinking – Restaurant – Gourmet – Eating & Drinking – Restaurant – French – Eating & Drinking – Restaurant Two stars based on disappointment rather than quality.The food just… didn’t cut it. If it weren’t for a special offer we all had, this wouldn’t have been worth the money by a […] continue reading »