Review : brünch, pop-up

As I’ve said before, I get pretty excited these days at the prospect of a non-eggs-and-bacon-centric breakfast. So I was more than happy to head along to brünch, which promised to delight guests with a long, lazy, Berlin style get-together.

This is a proper pop-up which uses under-utilised spaces to host a truly unique gathering. Founder and host for the day, the totally charming Noemi Dulischewski, takes pride in finding the best spots to compliment her thought-filled events. This time we were at The Nines in Peckham – an open and bright, yet basic space near Peckham Rye station. The brickwork and industrial windows, not to mention access from round the back of the Bussey building, give it a temporary pop-up feel, and make it all the more special. Noemi herself is a great host – friendly, knowledgable and passionate about brünch. She recently left her nine-to-five job…

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Pétanque Players Assemble! Dinner at Angelus Restaurant

Looking forward to next year’s Petanque event

Got To Be Gourmet

Dubbed the new ‘hipster sport’, Pétanque is becoming increasingly popular in the UK. I used to play it on holiday as a child and surprisingly (unlike most sports!) I was fairly good at it. I even beat Tim once, but of course, he’ll never admit to that ;).

For those of you who don’t know, Pétanque is a form of boules where the goal is to throw metal balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet (literally “piglet”) or jack, while standing inside a starting circle with both feet on the ground.

This June (5th-7th), The Londonaise are hosting an International Pétanque festival at Barnard Park in Islington. And to celebrate, French restaurant Angelus is introducing a unique boules inspired main dish into their set menu, which I was lucky enough to preview this week.


Angelus restaurant was formerly a pub and covert meeting place for…

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Please re- blog this true story of a fellow Londoner’s loss of his wife in a tragic road accident

Life as a Widower

The eighty-five-year-old driver who killed my wife, Desreen, was jailed today for eighteen months for causing her death by dangerous driving. He was also banned from driving for life. I suspect he, his family and friends are feeling really quite dreadful right now, and, for what it’s worth, mine and I aren’t exactly celebrating either.

You see, I’ve had time to think since attending the trial and I’ve realised that you can punish a crime but you can’t transfer pain. Any suffering caused to the defendant as a result of his sentencing could in no way take away mine. I’ve since learned that, having suffered so much myself, I genuinely wish no hurt on any other person and I never wished a prison sentence on the driver, either.

In fact, I wasn’t even going to mention the sentencing on my blog at all. But then I reminded myself that justice for Desreen is best served not by a…

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Paris: Secrets to Scoring Big at the Summer Sales

My dream shopping in Paris with lots of bargains

Paris: People, Places and Bling

Parisian Garb + Big Summertime Sales = Bliss Breakfast atTiffany's with Holly by Fifi Flowers Parisian Garb + Big Summertime Sales = Bliss Breakfast atTiffany’s with Holly by Fifi Flowers

Parisian Perfume, Fifi Flowers Parisian Perfume, Fifi Flowers

By Theadora Brack

It’s that most wonderful time of the year for shoppers in Paris. This year, “Les Soldes d’Eté” launch on Wednesday June 25. So in celebration, I’m not only updating my big summer sales tip sheet, but I’m also shining a bright spotlight on one of my favorite artists,Fifi Flowers.

Inspired by artists like Henri Matisse and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Fifi paints the City of Light in bright hues, bold strokes, and intricate curlicues. Possessing retro whimsy, her signature brand of wit and charm captures Paris’s shapely Art Nouveau street furniture, sleek black iron balustrades and manicured flowerbeds, along with cocktails, poodles, and scooter bikes—all girly, glamorous, and gussied-up to the nines in nifty, fifty shades of pink.

As Coco Chanel once said, “Fashion is in…

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Chef Ben Tish’s masterclass at Taste of London

Ben Tish, executive chef of Salt Yard Group,famed for his cooking style and modern twist on Spanish/Italian tapas style cuisine, was at Taste of London. He was at Taste to give a master class on behalf of EU Food campaign 'Discover The Origin' and I went along to meet Ben and watch his creative cooking first hand.

Ben, has appeared on numerous cooking programmes in the UK on the Food Network including Ben Tish’s Spanish Christmas, Cooking Pork on Channel 4. He has also appeared on Market Kitchen, Saturday Kitchen, Drop Down Menu, Masterchef, and Radio 4's Food Programme.

Discover the Origin is a campaign financed with aid from the European Union, Italy, France and Portugal to promote five key European products: Bourgogne Wines, Parma Ham, Douro Wines, Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese and Port.

The Room Exhaled as The Body Image Myth Smashed at their Feet


body image myth - the lies we're told that make us feel bad about ourselves

I think the above list startlingly sums up not just what our daughters have to contend with on a daily basis but everything that’s wrong with how women are portrayed in the movies, on TV, in magazines and newspapers and on social media – a Body Image Myth that is impossible to live up to. 

Ask any man, who has any level of maturity, if he wants a woman who looks like the above list and he’ll tell you that all he wants is a woman who will actually go out with him and accept him for what he is.  He doesn’t care about her eyebrows or the size of her feet or whether her boobs are big or not – all he wants is boobs of any shape or size.

But our young women have this image of perfection, this lie rammed down their throats at every turn.  They’re…

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Opportunities at Impact Hub Brixton

Impact Hub Brixton

Hub Brixton cutWe have two great opportunities to join the core team getting the Impact Hub Brixton off the ground. We are looking for talented, energetic people with passion for enterprise and community who are based in Brixton or broader Lambeth.

Please click on the links below to see the job descriptions and skills we’re looking for. The deadline is 10 am on Monday 24 March and interviews will be held on Wednesday 26 March.

Please help us spread the word!

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