Rock Climbing. A sport (yes it is a sport) which I always thought would be more fun than a workout. Oh how wrong was I?! Fun. Yes. Workout. Hell yeah. My upper body gave up by the end of the hour. Ok so back to the beginning. Alex and I are big gym lovers. We even occasionally workout together – Alex almost killing me but hey, no pain no gain right?! We’re always looking for something new and fun which we can do together. Something for date night which is active, a workout and yet still a laugh. Even a little competitive at times. So off we ventured one Monday evening to the Seymour Centre near Marylebone to give rock climbing a whirl. Both beginners,…

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A hidden gem, Zaman International is an Asian and European fusion restaurant nestled under the Sportsman Casino in Marble Arch. I’d never set foot in a casino before – it’s just never been a thing for me – so wasn’t quite sure what to expect. The interior, from the welcome desk right through to the restaurant reminded me of those swanky restaurants in American movies – it was all white table clothes, dark woods, cream leather seats and booths, but with the odd splash of deep purple. A large booth for the two of us, and the warmest welcome, we felt like we were featuring in a film ourselves. There were a few slot machines and other gambling thing-ma-bobs on the far side, which seemed…

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Friends will always be the funny and love-able, easy-watching tv show that can never be replaced. Ten seasons, 256 episodes of funny moments, sticky situations, relationships, love, friendship, and story lines many could relate to, made it a huge hit with an incredible fan base. So big in fact, that Friendsfest has now sold out two years in a row! With Kim unable to go due to a wedding planned for the same weekend this year, I was lucky enough to get the chance to buy her tickets…and boy was it worth it. Friendsfest sees the set, including Joey and Chandlers flat, the iconic hallway, and Rachel and Monica’s place tour the UK. Along with this, there’s Central Perk, the famous yellow taxi, two other…

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Tacos became a celebrity of the food world last year, with a number of taco spots opening their doors, including El Pastor and Breddos. The latter, raising up the street food stakes from where it started as a taco shack in Hackney, to its own permanent restaurant in Clerkenwell. I fell in with Breddos back during the first couple years of Street Feast, when they only had one location, on one floor, with a handful of bars and street food vendors. The Baja Fish Tacos, which are still on the menu, featuring lightly battered fish, cabbage, habanero and lime mayonnaise won me over –  the recipe might have been altered in the last 5 years, but they’re still one of my fave tacos. Since opening…

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A standard cup of coffee just wasn’t going to cut it for international coffee day this year – THE coffee day when you have the excuse (if you need one) to indulge those caffeine cravings with something fancy. Don’t get me wrong, you cant beat a perfectly brewed flat white with creamy milk poured into the mug to create a pretty pattern on a regular day. But on these other occasions, coffee cocktails are the way to go. Especially over brunch! I was lucky enough to be invited to brunch with Tia Maria for International coffee day – the dark coffee liqueur. Taking place at St. Barts Brewery in Smithfield, almost the whole restaurant come bar was buzzing with life, groups nattering and people tucking…

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