bon vivant on a budget: G&T Happy Hour

Gin o'Clock

It started with a Tweet. This Tweet: Gin the name of #love ❤️Gin O’Clock all day on the 14th Feb at Brindisa Soho, all gins 8.5 with complimentary picoteo of manzanilla olives. — Brindisa (@Brindisa) 9 February 2017 I admired these gin and tonics because of their beautiful garnishes… but also because of their price […]

Black Rock Bar London

whisky rivers at block rock bar london

I’ll state the obvious – London is a huge city. With so many people and so many places to go, dine, learn, etc. London is a city where there may just be something for everyone. If you happen to be a whisk(e)y lover, that place is Black Rock. I figured somewhere like Black Rock had to […]

The Churchill Arms at Christmas

I’d call the Churchill Arms a neighborhood gem, but I think it’s more than that – it is always packed! This pub in Notting Hill is truly unique. It is covered in flowers all year long, even inside in the restaurant is filled with plants. I don’t blame people from around the city or visitors […]

Friday Few

I am realizing that I really need to work on my photo taking game during the week! Between work and getting more involved with a social club for expats, I’ve been keeping myself quite busy. Our work days are long now that we’re commuting via train again, so it is hard to do much of […]

Brick Lane

Indian food at Aladin

Brick Lane has been at the top of both of our London sightseeing lists, and we wasted no time making our way to Shoreditch. After a day filled with IKEA adventures and set up, we set out to Brick Lane in the evening. Brick Lane is a street in London famous for its curry houses. […]

Friday Few

i'm a londoner now, posing with Tower Bridge, like no Londoner would ever do...

Hey, look! I’m a Londoner now! Here I am posing with Tower Bridge, which is something I’m pretty sure no real Londoner would ever do… but that’s beside the point. The point here is to share with you some snaps from the past week and mark the inaugural Friday Few post. Moving abroad has been […]

Hello world!

London sun rise

“Hello world!” is the title WordPress automatically gives your first post. In light of our recent international relocation, it feels quite fitting for my first post. Hello world, from London! It feels so surreal to be here again, and this time for a couple years! I can happily say I am loving London just as much […]

Mews of Kensington, Part I

Mews of London

When wandering central London, particularly the Kensington area, every once in a while you’ll notice a particularly charming little street, usually located just off of or behind a busier street. These streets will often be paved in stone, with the row of houses sitting right on the street. You’ve found a mews. Mews are converted stables that have been […]