Is it me or are fancy hotel restaurants becoming more and more popular? Berner’s Tavern, Sanderson, The Hoxton, Plum & Spilt Milk and The Ned. You see where I’m coming from? I was recently one of the lucky individuals who was invited along to try the menu at The Lampery, the latest in the hotel restaurant space, and it was one lovely evening. A short walk from Fenchurch Street station, The Lampery can be found on Seething Lane which is pretty quiet – it’s almost like you’re walking into a hidden secret! The interior, set across two floors, is contemporary and minimalist with a touch of elegance. With turquoise and peacock blues running throughout, taupe, different woods and low hanging filament lamps, it sure has…

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I hate to break it to you but the festive season is here. So don’t be a bah humbug or a grinch, embrace it as this time of year is so magical and special, it’s worth making the most of. One of the best things about Christmas = the FOOD! I tried the Festive Tipsy Afternoon Tea at Sanderson hotel last week. It sure got me feeling a tad more Christmassy, and I can tell you, it pretty much knocked the socks off all other afternoon tea experiences. Sanderson hotel is not far from Oxford Street, so it’s very central. Perfect for a break from the Christmas shopping 😉 The first thing you notice upon entering are several gorgeous chairs and a very long elegant…

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The Old Truman Brewery, set just off Brick Lane in East London, always has something cool on, as well as plenty of food options. With a rare day to myself yesterday, I decided to take a trip that way to spend some time exploring the free exhibitions and pop-ups. Water Aid is running an exhibition entitled ‘Out of Order‘ in one of the pop-up spaces. Free to enter, Water Aid launched the exhibition in line with World Toilet Day to raise awareness for the many women around the world who don’t have access to a toilet, and therefore are at risk of infection. The artworks range from paintings to prints and sketches. There was even a video showing in a small room at the back, with a…

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Football. Over 9 months of matches from Saturday to Monday, and for those of us lucky enough, Tuesday’s to Thursdays too – don’t you just love it when it’s football season? Last season I paid literally no attention. Well when your other half’s team isn’t doing so well, it’s not the best experience – mood swings and shouting at TV as though the team can hear is pretty much guaranteed. But this season I promised I’d make more effort again. And there’s one thing which will always get me to watch a game – pub food. The Horatia quickly became a favourite if we were in the area (Alex’s mum lives in Highbury), with it’s friendly service, reasonable prices, and comfy setup. The interior is…

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I quit. I did it. I’m free. Ok so it’s actually pretty scary, and my worry and anxiety hasn’t exactly immediately got better. But I knew it’d take time. And that’s ok. I’m working on it. But knowing I don’t have to put myself through the stress, day in day out, feels so darn good. You see. PR is fun. It’s social. It’s rewarding. And most of the time, the culture in an agency is pretty awesome. But that’s the only side most people see. They don’t see the long hours, or constant battle of priorities and urgent tasks, of which there are too many to keep on top of, let alone keep track some days. They don’t see how hard it is to constantly…

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