Review | Memories of Fools at CHAMÄLEON Theatre, Berlin

07 April, 2019
Review of Memories of Fools at the CHAMÄLEON theatre
The CHAMÄLEON Theatre in Berlin has become "home from home"; every six months or so, they're kind enough to fly me out to their home city to review their latest show and it's honestly one of the highlights of my year, every single year. This year, the CHAMÄLEON celebrate their 15th anniversary and are kicking off the season with their brand new show, Memories of Fools, by Czech contemporary circus production company, Cirk La Putyka.
I've gushed about the setting and the decor of the CHAMÄLEON Theatre before in my previous reviews (you can take a look through my previous Berlin blog posts here), but you betcha that I'm gonna gush again – the CHAMÄLEON Theatre is beeeeaaauuutttifffuuull! The theatre is nestled within the Hackesche Höfe courtyards and boasts a grandeur yet an intimate space with small tables dotted around in front of the stage. Sweeping red velvet curtains adorn the stage and the former ballroom oozes with charm in the candlelight. It's clear from the moment you waltz into the theatre, that you've discovered one of Berlin's best kept secrets – it truly is magnificent! Whilst we were lucky enough to be sat in the front row, it's safe to say that you're likely to have a clear view no matter where you're seated in the audience.

Is it Worth Investing In A Berlin Welcome Card?

28 February, 2019

As you may or may not know, I'm a frequent traveller to Germany's capital city: Berlin. It's no secret that I adore the vibrant city that oozes an infectious atmosphere as its bursting with culture, trailblazing architecture, extensive vegan food options, flamboyant street art, weekend-long parties and its evident history. I tend to frequent the city at least twice a year and in that time I've got quite familiar with it and I've used the Berlin Welcome Card during most of my trips, but is it worth the investment?

One Year On As A Vegan

31 December, 2018

You may remember at the end of last year I penned a post titled "One Year On As A Vegetarian". Well, this year I'm sharing my first year as a vegan. Yep – in the most millennial move I've ever made, I've declared myself as a bloody vegan. 2018 has been dubbed over and over as "The Year of the Vegan" and when you look at the changes and figures from the past 365 days, it's easy to see why. 

The Vegan Society has discovered that this year, there are over 600,000 vegans in the United Kingdom making up 1.16% of the entire population. Whilst those numbers may seem small, almost half of those vegans (42%) transitioned over to a plant-based, cruelty-free lifestyle this year, including myself, which emphasises at just how fast the movement is growing and people are choosing a more compassionate, cruelty-free lifestyle.

A Stress-Free Dinner Party with La Belle Assiette

27 December, 2018

As you hit your late twenties, you start to consider things that you may not have necessarily considered in your younger years; you realise the importance of decent skincare, you no longer pick out a bottle of wine based on the alcohol percentage vs. price (well, maybe sometimes) and you swap house parties for dinner parties. Whilst I love a dinner party – because y'know, I love food and wine – I have never hosted one because believe it or not, I don't really enjoy cooking. I'm strictly an eating rather cooking kinda girl when it comes to my love for food!

However, I was recently offered to review a complimentary stress-free dinner party service from La Belle Assiette who send a private chef to your home to whip up a delicious three-course menu for you and your guests. Our dining table is currently balancing on two DVD cases and isn't in any fit shape to host dinner party guests but luckily Charlie was on hand to offer us her lovely little home for the evening. La Belle Assiette promise restaurant quality food in the comfort of your own home and whilst the chef takes care of the cooking, you can focus on the hosting and enjoying your own party.

Review | A Sustainable Dining Experience at Cub by Mr. Lyan

25 November, 2018

Nestled within a series of bars and storefronts on East London's unassuming Hoxton Street is Cub Restaurant, a small, intimate restaurant that offers rather a unique and exquisite dining experience. Cub is the newest venture from one of London's most well-known cocktail connoisseurs, Mr. Lyan. If you haven't heard of him, he's the guy behind White Lyan, Dandelyan at the Mondrian Hotel and Super Lyan (located just beneath Cub) and has been widely praised across the city for changing the capital's drinking scene. Cub is Mr. Lyan's (real name, Ryan Chetiyawardana, FYI) and zero-waste pioneer & chef, Douglas McMaster's, newest creation. As per Mr. Lyan's previous game-changing venues, Cub is so much more than a restaurant - it's a culinary experience.
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