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Revolution – Are you ready to partake?

Joe-Ball-Revolution-Supporting-Image01-1459x1280Revolution an Exit Productions limited currently hosted at the Vaults in Unit 9 along the corridors of Leake Street. Their aim is to find the perfect medium between game and theatre.

The game allows the audiences to experience the pressures of leadership, and making  political decisions. So if you ever want to know how it feel like sitting at Number 10. Well why not?IMG_20180315_183254

So how does it work you ask? Upon entering the underground arches, you are asked three questions and depending on what answers you give you will be placed into different fraction. Each of them will be based on the belief you share in your team. So if you came in a group you may be split up, but don’t worry you won’t be too far away.IMG_20180315_212449_119

The game, involves tactical thinking, gaming and team work, while bringing the interactive experience with the actors involved in setting the story and scene.

There are eight rounds in which your fraction will need to think tactically as well anticipating what the other fraction will do.. How can you turn those against you to with you? How, and who will lead after the government has left?

The experience is one you could really get your teeth into, with each round you could be involved in writing a new law to be passed, a democratic vote of leadership and a tactical one of attack and /or defence. A great way to spend one ‘s evening. Just a side note they start on time so don’t be late! Just like the theatre no late comers will be allowed entry.

📷 credit @lovepopupslondon 

Thanks to @lovepopupslondon and @thevaultsuk for the amazing experience.

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Black Sheep Coffee- Leave the herd behind.

IMG_20180122_202037So, I admit I love the smell of coffee but I would not call myself a connoisseur in the art of coffee making or drinking. I mean I love a good flat white and a chai latte but I know that knowing the type of beans you drink and how it is brewed is what it is all about.

I was invited by a Timeout tastemaker Jane for a coffee masterclass at Black Sheep Coffee at their Regent Street branch with Jo from Love Pop London, where we met the team Tony, Tom and Monia who made sure we were looked after.

I have never heard of the this particular branch of coffee and when the invite came for something to make the long month of January more interesting and caffeine filled, I jumped at the chance. I joined my friends Joanne, Kim and Jason for a fun filled night and as Tony said, if I walked out without coffee down my top then I haven’t had enough fun.

The night started with Tony and his team handing out espresso martini, now I think I am going to like tonight!IMG_20180122_181535

While you may think this is any other coffee houses, this one is different, by day they maybe your standard, grab a coffee and satisfy your caffeine addiction whereas by night the bartenders awake and they will delight with the many cocktails they have up their sleeves. This makes them something truly special.

Their space are graffiti filled but not overwhelming so if you need a quiet spot to conduct those meetings outside of the office, this is a great space for it.IMG_20180122_201042

So let me tell you more about our masterclass, they split us into two groups where one group learnt the art of making the perfect cup of coffee, which has been mathematically worked out to precision. To the weight of the grinded coffee; the temperature of the water and the amount of liquid required to make the perfect cup. This made me appreciate the amount work that goes into making that cup of coffee which we are quick to order and slurp but did we really enjoy all the notes and flavours it provided?IMG_20180122_194804

Our next lesson was with barista Matt, he patiently taught us the skill of latte art, and well I must say, I think Tony should give me a job with my first try (a fluke? I don’t think so!) Ok, ok you got me, I made have made some initial spillage, but it was all part of the fun.. I am sure thats what Tony told us. On a serious note, I now understand and appreciate when my barista makes that fern or heart in my cup of coffee.. its not as easy as you think, as both your hands need to be moving constantly, theres no stopping to think about it, once you start pouring you just have to keep going.IMG_20180122_192316

Thank you again for the lovely masterclass, I would be back to try out more of Black Sheep Coffee branches which have branches around London and Manchester, so do look out for them when you are next looking for your caffeine fix.

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Dinner Time Story London- a multisensory dinning extravaganza

IMG_20180207_190524You know when you was little your parents always tells you never to play with your food, well at Dinner Time Story London. Here, they encourage you to join them in a immersive visual and sound experience where not only are you able to feast on beautifully  designed six courses of delights together with five different cocktail to compliment the different courses.Vrolijk still chef 002_preview

You are cordially invited to join Le petit chef on his journey along the silk road where each and every destination provides him with the inspiration for the six courses to tantalise your tastebuds and visually putting you in awe of his travel journeys.Marco Polo Still 030_preview

So, how did this all begin? Dinner Time Story first graced the interest of the media world with a launch in UAE, then at the Dubai World Trade Centre before moving to London. The multisensory projected based dinner show is the latest pop up to grace London food culture. Currently the story is based on the traveller Marco Polo and his journey along the silk road. We have been told that a new story is due to be launched in September this year so if you have been before you may want to go back and see what new exploration they have waiting for you.

IMG_20180207_195100Imagine you are in a country where culinary excellence is a given, how does one excite the palate of their diners? Well Le petit chef, had an idea, he will visit all the countries along the silk road, where he will journey across countries such as Egypt, Arabia, China, India and back to Europe. Here he encounters spices, flavours and smells which he hope to bring back home and make them into dishes which will delight dinners and exposing them to the different cuisines of those places he has travelled to.IMG_20180207_192336

We follow him through a two hour 3D dining concept of his journey. Every single course is accompanied with visual, sounds, table probs and decorations and a cocktail which is suppose to take you along with him on his epic journey. Where he gathers new ingredients and cooking methods to not only bring your tastebuds alight, but also the visual effects dazzles and the sound of ooh and ahh come aplenty.IMG_20180207_201106

The dining experience cost £95.00 per person, and for me, I believe this is totally worth the money? why? Well, each diner has their own story book where they follow Le Petit chef along his journey, six amazingly cooked courses and lets not forget the six deliciously tasty cocktails (for those non drinkers, the bar staff are able to conjure up the same mocktails for you so you don’t look out of place at all.)IMG_20180207_195439

Dinner Time Story London is currently being hosted at TT Liquor along Kinsgland Road, in Shoreditch, their residency is currently planned until the end of April, but do watch this space!

Another touch to their experience is that every course comes with a notebook where each diner is encouraged to jot down their feelings and experience of the night. I must say, without any moderation of what is written in these notebook, there are some comments which I can’t share and I hope they remove as spoilers and unusual comments does put a damper in the experience.luca_lombardi_petit_chef-7294_01 - edited_preview

I would also like to thank the waiting staff, who were extremely accommodating, as there was some items which I could not eat (allergies) and they were happy to exchange them with no question asked.

If you like me, enjoy capturing your dining experience on camera, then please make sure its fully charged as there are some special moments you do not want to miss!

I went along to this as part of Love Pop Up London however all comments and reviews are my own. Thanks again for inviting me along this amazing delightful journey!

So, I know you are all asking? how do you book? follow this link HERE Enjoy!



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Looking for a new bar experience? Lets check out Studio 88

IMG_20180201_222359So everyone will know that you are never short of a bar or two when you live the busy city of London.

I mean every corner you turn there is a bar/ pub or drinking hole calling out for punters alike. Now how does a one stand out from the crowds? Well lets welcome Leicester Square new food and cocktails hang out spot Studio 88.

IMG_20180201_193730This place has it all, great cocktails and yummy food that is served in cute little bamboo “California Cones”, think salmon tartar, coconut chicken curry, miso pork, arancini to name a few of the culinary delights you could be enticed with. At £19.00 for six cones and a glass of prosecco for London prices, I call it a bargain!

IMG_20180201_180147Now lets talk about the bar, one thing I would say is bring shades as this bar is bright in neon especially when you stroll down the stairs into the main bar area..I was invited to the press event along with Jo from Love Pop Up London the staff was amazing making sure we was well looked after.IMG_20180201_220933

If we didn’t feel safe, we noticed a few detectives scattered around the bar. They have a private area where you could hire out for your own personal party!

IMG_20180201_203804My favourite cocktail of the night has to be Hitsville Studios, Finlandia vodka, St Germain, Cucumber and Elderflower cordial and fresh lime juice…mmmm I also love how much you could have just ordering a drink, this one comes with a mini polaroid picture for you to keep, erm hello anyone else agree that nights this fun needs to be documented!

IMG_20180201_184200Also little birdie tells me they do happy hour! Everyday 5-7 all cocktails are £5.00 and on Monday nights after 7pm they do 2-4-1 cocktails, now I don’t know anyone who turns their nose down on a good deal.

Oh wait, I forgot to tell you that they have a 6 piece band every night waiting to take your request,  so you can’t complain if the music is bad, cause you haven’t done anything about it!


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No Escape London, are you afraid of the Dentist?

received_10156217634282664A dental theme escape room located in heart of Oxford Street London. Is where you will find No Escape London

The creators have based this room on what most people fear, yes, a visit to the dentist, and with a killer dentist at large are you ready to get acquainted?

Like most escape room the first you need to do is find the escape room. This one is a tad tricky as it is based within the Londis shop and without clear signage, hence can get a tad confusing.  Also if you have a fear of tight and bear vertical staircase, then this is my preferred warning to you.

There also isn’t a waiting area as such  so please don’t get there too early as you may find yourself waiting near the downstairs tattoo parlour.

We had 5 in our group and the game itself is not linear which means that everyone will have something to do and get their teeth stuck in (get it? Bad pun I know!) A group of 6 can play for £110, and there’s definitely enough props inside to enlighten those defective senses.

For those starry eyed may notice the props have a certain familiarity with a certain zombie inspired show?

Our group escaped with 9 minutes to spare, a little pre-warning is that the game master has a special way to deliver the clues.. Don’t jump!

Thanks to Love Pop Up London for the invite to indulge my love for escape room.


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Escape the Butcher’s Lair!

IMG_20180116_184659I must say the entrance to this escape room is not for the faint hearted.. Especially if blood splattered hands and hanging body parts isn’t your cup of tea. A linear game where each and every puzzle really challenge the escapee and encourages team work and communication.


If you have a jumpy team member then hold their hands as they’ll need it!IMG_20180116_201337

Definitely one game which challenge, though I think having more puzzles on the go will be more interesting to the other players as there may be time that some people had nothing to do..


I love the way they release the clues to you by way of an iPad which only decodes with a selection of random numbers..

They have four rooms in total so would definitely be in going back to try some of the other rooms

Thanks again to @lovepopupslondon and @breakinescaperooms for the experience.

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Winnie-the-Pooh: exploring a classic

IMG_20171217_140226So while many of us when growing up would have been exposed to the Disney classics, I have been totally besotted with Winnie and their adventurers with their owner Christopher Robins. A classic from A. A Milne has always drawn me in on how the characters are developed over the years.IMG_20171217_140206

This current exhibition at the V&A museum in South Kensington will bring the child in you whatever the age you are. The exhibition is currently on until the 8th April 2018. Tickets are available from £8.00 for adults and concessions rates available for students. Click here to book: V&A

IMG_20171217_140243The exhibition explores how the stories developed with author and the illustrator E. H. Shephard and their inspiration for the characters and stories.

I don’t want to give too much away, but this small exhibition is definitely worth a visit for those die hard fans of Winnie and his friends.

There are so many different treasure of those who have loved the character, including a very special tea set which has been lent to the exhibition by her majesty the Queen herself as apparently Winnie and the Queen shares the same birthday. How wonderful is this, as there are only two sets every made.. Now find out who holds the other!

Do make sure you spend time to play and look at all the memorabilias as they sure will fascinate.

One thing I would recommend is booking in advance as the exhibition is small and they only allow a certain number of people inside at any one time.