WHAT A GIRL EATS: XU

I was going to title this, “you need to come here”, which is quite self-explanatory. Open for just four months, Xu is the sister of Fitzrovia favourite Bao and one of the newer breed of stylish restaurants to move into Chinatown. Modelled after a 1930’s Taiwanese eatery, the minimal retro vibes lend a feeling of escapism enhanced by the playful…
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6 MUST-SEE PLACES IN LONDON: DESTINATION DEMPSEY

  Call me old fashioned but I’m the kind of girl that still brings books to read on the train, even when there’s wifi. There’s something way more therapeutic and sentimental about ink on paper and that extends to letter writing too. For the first two years of my long distance relationship, I’d always ask my boyfriend to write me…
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On My Wishlist

IT’S MY BODY

So why can’t I talk about it the way I want? Just try it, tell a colleague or a friend that you’re dissatisfied with how you look and wait for their response. More likely than not, they’ll say something like, ‘don’t be silly, you’re so skinny!’ or ‘you should be happy with the way you look!’. Yeah, we all should…
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NIKKI TIBBLES WILD AT HEART X BLOOM AND WILD

No. 5 Hertford Street, better known as the members only club LouLou’s was host to the launch party of Wild at Heart for Bloom and Wild. While others are getting hyped about the┬álatest iPhone, Yeezy sneaker or H&M collaboration, for me this was the partnership of the season. I’ve had a long standing obsession with flowers (I mean, have you…
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WHAT A GIRL EATS: HENRIETTA

The few-months-old restaurant stands inconspicuous amid the red bricks of Henrietta Street. More like a townhouse, the boutique hotel and restaurant is cosy, reserved and shies away from aesthetic over-indulgence. Manned by The Experimental Group and the renowned Chef Ollie Dabbous, the menu is minimal, sophisticated and seasonal. I have always regretted not visiting the eponymous establishment when I was…
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SANS PERE, EAST LONDON

Sans Pere may look like the new kid on the Shoreditch block but it’s not so far from the former pie shop that stood on Great Eastern Street as you may think. Renovated by the son of its previous owner and founder of Stirling Ackroyd, the chic and aesthetically clean concept store not only offers a cafe and homeware shop…
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