Five Things I Wish I Had Done Whilst In Paris

19 March, 2018
Travel blogger, Leigh Travers, sits in front of the Eiffel Tower

Last September I headed to Paris for a long weekend with James to see Bon Iver. For those of you that don't know, Bon Iver are probably my all-time favourite band so when they announced an European tour without a London date, the options were Blackpool or Paris. Obviously, I chose the latter.

I had only been to 'Paris' (you'll understand the quotation marks in a moment) once before in my lifetime, which was when I was a kid and we didn't leave the Disneyland Paris park. In all honesty, I didn't even expect to like the French capital that much upon hearing a few other people's experiences. Whilst our visit did come with a couple of bad experiences, I actually loved Paris much more than I first thought I would. I had always found the idea of it being dubbed 'the most romantic city in the world' a little cringey but we had the most incredible weekend there.

God's Own Junkyard: A Neon Wonderland in Walthamstow

17 March, 2018
Travel blogger, Leigh Travers, visits God's Own Junkyard in Walthamstow

Nestled within an unassuming industrial estate in Walthamstow is a neon wonderland of psychedelic bright lights and luminous colours.

The perfectly named God's Own Junkyard has been on my London 'to visit' list for years but for multiple reasons I had never managed to make it there, until a spur of the moment decision one Saturday afternoon. Being strapped for cash halfway through a long month, James and I wanted to waste away our afternoon doing something cheap and cheerful in the capital so it seemed like the perfect time to finally tick it off the list.

Review | Weekend Brunch at Wildflower, Peckham Levels

14 March, 2018

I very rarely travel south of the river in London as I'm based in North London and anywhere below the Thames just seems so darn far away. However, when we were invited to taste the weekend brunch menu at vegetarian & vegan restaurant, Wildflower, in Peckham, it seemed like the perfect time to stray away our usual North London haunts and explore what the vegan scene in the south of the city has to offer!

Wildflower is based in Peckham Levels - a seven-storey carpark that has been converted into a community-led, cultural hotspot filled with everything from art exhibitions, street food stalls, a live music space, bars and even a yoga studio on the 6th floor!

#SkiSafe with the Post Office

11 March, 2018

Just over a week ago, a flurry of snow fell across London transforming the usual grey, smog-ridden capital (I love you really, London) into a winter wonderland. Whilst some rejoiced and ran face first into the snow (me), others grumbled and hibernated at home until the cold weather passed. Rather conveniently, I had a ski-themed event to attend right smack bang in the middle of 'snowmageddon' and it was as if the team at behind the event had persuaded the weather gods to put on the snow show just for the event.

Five Reasons to Book a Girls' Night at the Mondrian London

07 March, 2018
London-based bloggers, Kelly Prince-Wright & Leigh Travers, at the golden bar in the Rumpus Room

A few weeks ago, I packed up my overnight bag with more-than-enough outfit options and headed from my North London home about 6 miles south towards the Thames for an overnight stay in the Mondrian London with one of my best blogger gal pals, Kelly. I had been to the Mondrian a couple of times previously but I had never stayed over for the night before. Living in London, it's always seemed a little, well... pointless to book an overnight staycation in the city that I live in so I have never really indulged much in treating myself to a night away from my own bed within the capital.

However, London is full of i-n-c-r-e-d-i-b-l-e hotels that I'm consistently stalking on Instagram and wishing I could experience, so there's really no reason not to escape your usual routine and treat yourself to night away from home. After all, breakfast in bed at home isn't quite like a breakfast in bed at a hotel even if it is only a few miles down the road! This year, I've decided to start exploring more of the hotels within my home city and appreciating what I have on my doorstep as well as exploring new cities around the country that are also on my radar.

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