Alternative Things To Do In Berlin

10 September, 2019
Alternative Things To Do In Berlin

Berlin is likely one of the most 'alternative' cities in Europe and there's a plethora of unique and quirky activities to discover across the city so writing a guide of alternative things to do in the city may seem a little ironic. However, I've been lucky enough to visit the German capital quite a lot of the past few years and I'll never tire of it, so I've pieced together a few of my favourite 'off-the-beaten-track' activities that are a far cry from the usual tourist checklist (Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, etc.) that will make you fall in love with this creative and effervescent city.

Chambers_ at Gingerline: An Immersive, Top Secret Dining Experience in London

27 August, 2019
Chambers_ by Gingerline review

Disclaimer: I was invited to experience Chambers_ at Gingerline as press, but all words and opinions are honest and my own.

Immersive theatre is something I've definitely dabbled in before, but immersive dining? Definitely not. Gingerline are at the forefront of London's immersive dining scene, allowing the city-dwellers to escape the norm and the hustle and bustle of the city to experience something quite extraordinary whilst tucking into some decent grub along the way. It's a completely wacky concept but it works wonderfully for the more adventurous amongst us. Chambers_ is the fourth adventure in Gingerline's journey and it's already amassed a cult following as the first month's preview tickets sold out within just two days!

The key to Gingerline's experiences is that everything is kept a complete secret, from the menu to the setting and even the location itself. You'll receive a text approximately an hour before you're due to embark on your journey with instructions leading you to the exact, remote location of the Chambers_ experience. Believe me, the location is so remote, there's no way that you'll chance across it without those instructions.

A Weekend Trip To The Lincolnshire Wolds

24 August, 2019
Lincolnshire Wolds Guide

I'll be honest; the thought of taking a weekend trip to Lincolnshire had never even entered my mind. However, when East Lindsey District council invited me to spend a couple of days exploring the area, I did some hasty Google-searching to discover an abundance of photos that depicted rolling hills, endless countryside and quaint little villages in between – I couldn't wait to pack my bags and get out of the city as soon as I could. 

Review | Banana Tree's Vegan Menu

09 July, 2019

Banana Tree Vegan Menu Review

Banana Tree is a small restaurant chain that specialises in pan-Asian cuisine, serving up dishes from the Indochina region – specifically Singaporean, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Malaysian and Thai cuisine. The founder of Banana Tree, William Chow, opened his first restaurant 27 years ago in West London and now there are a total of nine restaurants with six of them in London.

I was invited as a guest to Banana Tree's Veganuary event at the start of the year, which coincided with the launch of their extended vegan menu. Whilst that evening we were given tasters of the new plant-based menu, I was only able to try a few sharer-sized dishes. However, although I was under the influence of a few cocktails, I did not stop gushing about the vegan satay sticks throughout the months that followed. When I was invited back to review the menu as a true dining experience, I was eager to discover whether the satay sticks were really as good as I remembered and check out some of the bigger dishes on the menu.

Review | Vegan Junk Food Bar, Amsterdam

27 June, 2019
Vegan Junk Food Bar Amsterdam Review

Before I headed to Amsterdam, I asked the internet for recommendations on where to eat vegan and almost everyone insisted that I had to check out Vegan Junk Food Bar, so I did just that.

VJFB is exactly what it says on the tin: a vegan joint with multiple restaurants across the city that serve up filthy, mouthwatering vegan junk food proving that vegans eat a whole lot more than greens – basically my kinda place! I've been lucky enough to visit Amsterdam twice this year and both times, as a truly dedicated vegan junk food enthusiast, I made a pilgrimage to Vegan Junk Food Bar and I'll likely be going back next time I'm there too!

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