Thursday, 17 September 2015
Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Hi Guys, I just wanted to give you a a rundown of my hot happenings in July. July was a fantastic month with so much going on in London. And as usual I had to endure and capture the scene.
I attended Kopparberg Urban Forest in Hackney Wick. Not just once but 3 times in total. The event was scandi at it's finest with a mixture of Swedish and London culture in one hub, with a blend of live music, street food vendors such as Mama's Jerk, Le Bun, Buffalo Joes, Hackney Pearl and refreshments from Kopparberg brewery including Frozen fruit cider pouches, which also went down a treat along with classic favs Naked Apple, Pear cider, strawberry and lime, mixed fruits and adventurous and
Mama Jerk Spicy Wings
The first time I visited Kopparberg Urban Forest: Hiphop Karaoke were in the building, where members of the public had a chance to perform on the stage their favourite hiphop tracks.
I popped to Pop Brixton with my friend Yvonne The Passionate Baker and we went to check out the new site occupying station road; which is made with up cycled shipping containers. And headed in the direction of the most sought Zoe's Ghana Kitchen where we had some tasty Ghanaian food with a modern twist.
fried plantain seasoned with spices.
I also headed to the Serpentine Gallery to view the latest installation by Spanish architects Selgascano. Which is amazing. Pictures don't give it justice. Being there in person it is so surreal.
The structure I would describe as a beautiful luminous mess with iridescent and stained glass effect interiors. The installation is made of polygonal structure consisting of panels of a translucent, multi-coloured fluorine-based polymer (ETFE) woven through and wrapped like webbing. Each entrance has a different passing point with a secret corridor between the outer and inner layer of the structure.
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Wednesday, 8 July 2015
It's been the longest time since i've blogged. Sorry for the blog hiatus. But I am back with an exciting giveaway to kick start your summer.
I have teamed up with Dirty Martini (my fav cocktail bar) I am very excited to announce that if you haven't already heard Dirty Martini are launching a new bar in trendy Islington, Yes that's right Dirty Martini is coming to Upper Street. Occupying the previous spot of XOXO. Dirty Martini is bringing its stylish interiors, super cool dj's, distinctive party vibe and vast amount of bespoke cocktails to North London on Friday 17th July!!!
This is Dirty Martini 2nd new opening of this year. The first being in Clapham High Street. Read my review here
Get amped up in the newest cooling spot in islington this summer. To be in the chance of winning £100 bar tab and to be able to experience the new dirty martini for you and 3 friends before the end of summer.
All you have to do is all of the following-: ( Particularly No 4)
- 1. Follow me on Twitter and on Instagram
- 2. Follow Dirty Martini on Twitter and on Instagram
- 3.Tweet Win £100 bar tab for you and 3 friends w/ @DirtyMartiniuk Islington w/ @darknlovely2086 blog comp #DMIslington #hothappenings
- 4. Please use rafflecopter above in order to be successful in entering this competition. Enter using your name and email address**
This competition is open to UK Only!!!
Terms & Conditions
The competition will run from 8th July to 17th July 12 noon BST | The winner will be chosen at random using rafflecopter. (So it is highly important you enter via the above widget) I will be announcing publicly the winner via Twitter, Instagram and on my blog. ( So keep your eyes peeled) The winner has 14 days to claim the prize. If the winner has not claimed within 14 days then another winner will be chosen at random using the same method.
Restrictions** Prize: is valid before the end of September 2015. Table must be pre-booked subject to availability. Voucher to be used only at Dirty Martini Islington and can be used on food and drink and must be spent in one evening.
Best of luck to you all!
Friday, 8 May 2015
Address: 67 Clapham High Street
Nearest Station: Clapham High Street, Clapham Common
Having enjoyed countless celebrations and drinks with friends at Dirty Martini, I knew they always deliver when it comes to great timeless martini's and overall a great time. I was excited to be invited down to the launch party of their newest establishment ahead of the May 1st opening.
Once you arrive in the ever exciting bar area you are greeted by the most fabulous artwork on the ceiling, mirrored wall panels, intricate detailed lighting, an exquisite marble bar top and if that is not enough there are several quaint seating areas dotted around.
During the course of the evening I got to sample some of the brand spanking new cocktails from the new menu those being Pineapple and Cardamon + Strawberry and Black Pepper Martini. As pretty decorated as they looked, both tasted refreshing, yummy and a excellent play of flavours.
Along with old favourites such as Passion Fruit, French, Chocolate, Mango and Chilli Martinis; The chocolate martini tastes so smooth and well balanced, topped with a chocolate swirl stick and the mango and chilli has just the right measure of sweet and spice blended into one drink.
The launch party was well organised, the bar staff and mixologist were very skillful, friendly and eager to help. The DJ played some great floor filling tunes which got the party winding all night long. I had an amazing night and look forward to returning to the venue.
Photo Credits of the interiors : DM Clapham -® Michael Franke. The rest I took them.