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Eyescream and Friends, Barcelona

Eyescream and Friends, Barcelona

Eyescream and Friends in Barcelona is one of the coolest ice cream parlours that I’ve ever seen. Nestled on the Paseo Joan de Borbo – the main street leading down to the Barceloneta beach – Eyescream and Friends is a tiny concept store with minimalist, laboratory-style interiors. Designed by Estudio [...]

September 15, 2014 × 0 comments
GAIL’s Artisan Bakery Ice Cream Sandwich Pop-Up

GAIL’s Artisan Bakery Ice Cream Sandwich Pop-Up

The sun may be hiding right now, but GAIL’s Artisan Bakery is keeping the summer vibes going with its ice cream pop-up at its Soho bakery. From 20th August for just two weeks, GAIL’s will become a stylish ice cream bar with plenty of sweet treats to stay cool. ‘Ice cream [...]

August 14, 2014 × 0 comments
Persian dishes at dindin kitchen, Holborn

Persian dishes at dindin kitchen, Holborn

dindin kitchen is the new Persian ‘fine fast food’ restaurant in Holborn that I’ve been raving about to anyone who will listen since visiting recently. Being Persian, I’ve grown up on a diet of slow-cooked stews and Basmati rice studded with vegetable or dried fruit.  Typically, I have the Persian [...]

June 16, 2014 × 0 comments
Dining in Istanbul

Dining in Istanbul

A highlight of a trip to Istanbul is the fantastic food.  The streets are filled with the mouthwatering aromas of delicious ocakbasi chargrilled meat, honey-drench fresh baklava and freshly-pressed pomegranate juice.  Here are some top picks for eating out in Istanbul… Antiochia Tucked away on a side street in Asmalimescit, [...]

March 3, 2014 × 0 comments
Vivo Italian Bakery & Restaurant, Islington

Vivo Italian Bakery & Restaurant, Islington

Italian bakery and restaurant Vivo brings a touch of Milanese chic to Islington with authentic regional food and slick, minimalist design. Vivo is in good company with Upper Street’s Ottolenghi and Fig & Olive, but the all-day dining spot’s concept is quite different, taking inspiration from northern Italy’s high end pasticcerias and [...]

December 28, 2013 × 0 comments
American Burgers at Ralph’s, Paris

American Burgers at Ralph’s, Paris

On my recent trip to Paris for the European launch of Detroit watch brand Shinola, we continued the ‘Americans in Paris’ theme with  lunch at Ralph’s on the Left Bank.  Really, what could better celebrate ‘Made in America’ than Ralph Lauren? Ralph’s is housed in the impressive Ralph Lauren flagship [...]

December 2, 2013 × 2 comments
Krug Kreperie, Covent Garden

Krug Kreperie, Covent Garden

Krug Champagne gets December off to a sparkling start with the arrival of the pop up Krug Kreperie at Covent Garden’s East Piazza. Created in collaboration with renowned, three Michelin star chef Pierre Koffmann, the Krug Kreperie brings a luxury après-ski vibe with French chalet inspired dining pods, complete with sheepskin [...]

November 28, 2013 × 0 comments
Dinner at L’ETO Caffe, Kings Road

Dinner at L’ETO Caffe, Kings Road

L’ETO Caffe has recently opened its sixth London cafe-restaurant in a prime spot on Chelsea’s Kings Road. The colourful display of cakes in the window and the cafe’s warm glow are inviting and it already seems to be a hit with the west London crowd. The two-floor cafe feels bright [...]

November 27, 2013 × 0 comments
Afternoon Tea at C’est La B – Hong Kong

Afternoon Tea at C’est La B – Hong Kong

A highlight of my recent trip to Hong Kong was afternoon tea at the newly-opened branch of C’est La B in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui. Founded by lifestyle guru Bonnae Gokson, C’est La B is a stylish, whimsical cafe-bar where the cakes are just as colourful as the interiors. [...]

October 8, 2013 × 1 comment
Sprinkles Cupcakes – Midtown East, New York

Sprinkles Cupcakes – Midtown East, New York

All shopping trips in New York should end with a cupcake and if you’re around the designer department stores of Fifth and Madison Avenues, it has to be Sprinkles Cupcakes.  Just a few steps away from Bloomingdales, Sprinkles Cupcakes is known as the world’s first cupcake bakery – founder Candace [...]

May 13, 2013 × 0 comments
Sweet Revenge – West Village, New York

Sweet Revenge – West Village, New York

New York is full of high end, glossy cupcake boutiques but Sweet Revenge on Carmine Street in the West Village offers something a little different.  As the name suggests, Sweet Revenge is purely for grown-ups and serves inventive cupcakes paired with wines and beers. Established by former city slicker Marlo [...]

March 28, 2013 × 0 comments
Little Cupcake Bakeshop – Nolita, New York

Little Cupcake Bakeshop – Nolita, New York

While staying at The Nolitan in downtown New York, we were drawn to the Little Cupcake Bakeshop and popped in for an afternoon treat. Established in 2005 in Brooklyn by four brothers, Little Cupcake Bakeshop is a cupcake shop with a difference.  It’s the world’s first carbon neutral bakery, built [...]

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January 3, 2013 × 0 comments