Author Archives: Victoria

Indali: Healthy Indian Food on Baker Street

I could eat a curry 6 days of the week (leaving Sunday free for a nut roast, naturally).  I’m especially fond of a veggie Thai green with coconut rice and an Indian Biryani.  For the former, I frequent Muang Thai … Continue reading

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Vegan Christmas Cake

And here’s the Christmas hat-trick!  I promise that I won’t mention the C-word again until December!  But, I really wanted to post this now in case anybody is looking for a good vegan Christmas cake recipe.  You’ll need to bake … Continue reading

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Cologne Christmas Market: Gift Shopping at Night

I realise that I’ve gone a little Christmas Cuckoo this week but I’m really in the festive mood!  Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland opened on the same night as South Bank’s Cologne Christmas Market so I went to both!  I alighted … Continue reading

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Winter Wonderland: Festive Cheer at Hyde Park

I arrived at the Winter Wonderland expecting a modest Christmas market similar to the one at South Bank (which I’ll post about soon).  What I found was a vast playground of all types of entertaining diversion!  Mum and I were … Continue reading

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Rootmaster Bustaurant

I have had the vegan restaurant Rootmaster on my ‘To Do’ list since the summer when I decided to try to cut back on eggs and dairy.  And then Nibble Scribbler recommended it to me so I made reservations straight … Continue reading

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Kensington Roof Gardens: A Secret Picnic Spot

After soaking up my fair share of blue hues at Leighton House, I wondered down Kensington High Street to number 99.  This building now houses a private member’s club, owned by Sir Richard Branson, but it was once a Great … Continue reading

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Leighton House: Striking Colour in Holland Park

Lord Frederic Leighton was an artist and sculptor who became the president of the Royal Academy of Arts in 1878.  He is often associated with the Aesthetic Movement which describes a revolt against the ugliness of Victorian Britain during which … Continue reading

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Bermondsey Square Antiques Market

There are few reasons to get out of bed at 3:30am – Bermondsey Square Antiques Market is one of them.  It’s not so much the treasures to be found or the good prices (most of the antiques were out of … Continue reading

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Caroline Carrier: Vintage China at Camden Passage

I had intended to enjoy a very virtuous Saturday morning in Angel with a 10am Powerplate workout followed by an 11am Pilates class.  Unfortunately, my subconscious sabotaged my efforts; I accidentally booked both classes for 10am.  This turned out to … Continue reading

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Lost in Beauty: Vintage Glamour in Primrose Hill

When I’ve had enough of the macho bravado of businessmen in the City, I can rely on Lost in Beauty to remind me of all that is feminine and glamorous.  Walking into this beauty boutique in Primrose Hill is akin … Continue reading

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