• The Life and Death of Paul Marrane

    May 6th 2015 katie

    On the rather soggy bank holiday Monday I was invited to take a trip into the world of A Door in a Wall, who put on immersive, interactive games set in real-world locations. Their latest production, The Life and Death of Paul Marrane, has just opened so I assembled a crack adventure team (um, my boyfriend…

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  • Tea and ballet at Kew

    May 14th 2014 katie

    Thank you for all your entries into my Kew giveaway. I enjoyed reading about all your favourite herbs and flowers in the comments, and was only sorry that just one person could win – that was Sabina of Shade of Red, and I hope she enjoyed the night. Just thought I’d share some photos of…

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  • Giveaway! Tickets to moonlit ballet at Kew

    April 24th 2014 katie

    Wanna win two tickets to the world’s first ballet on water at the beautiful Kew Gardens, with a tea tasting from Taylors of Harrogate thrown in for good measure? Read on… Taylors of Harrogate has collaborated with the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew to launch its new range of fruit and herbal tea infusions with…

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  • Boro at Somerset House

    April 12th 2014 katie

    Yesterday, a beautiful sunny spring day, Michelle and I went down to Somerset House to check out the Boro exhibition. To quote the website: Translated to ‘rags’ in English, boro is the collective name for items – usually clothing and bed covers – made by the poor, rural population of Japan who could not afford…

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  • Dim sum masterclass at Ping Pong

    April 3rd 2014 katie

    Last week Ping Pong invited me to take a dim sum masterclass at their Westfield Stratford restaurant. The restaurant only opened there last month, and I’m glad to have one close to home as I love their food. So I was excited to go and learn how to make their tasty dumplings myself… Armed with…

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  • Lichtenstein: A Retrospective at the Tate Modern

    February 20th 2013 katie

    Lucky me – the Tate Modern invited me to a press preview of their new Lichtenstein retrospective on Monday. He’s one of my favourite artists so it was quite a treat to get a quiet(er) viewing of the show before the crowds. Oh, and I was allowed to snap photos! Besides the comic-strip ‘war and…

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  • We Feast

    December 8th 2012 katie

    I think We Feast is one of the best street foody eat-ups I’ve been to in a while! It had all the great vibes of the food truck meetup we went to in San Francisco, with bonus Christmassy touches that made it feel lovely and festive. Firstly, it was in a perfect venue – a…

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  • Obey Sound & Vision

    October 31st 2012 katie

    Just some pics I took at the new Obey show at Stolen Space in Shoreditch. It closes this Sunday, so pop down soon if you want to check it out.

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  • Design Junction

    September 23rd 2012 katie

    I meant to visit loads of London Design Festival stuff, but ended up being quite lazy/disorganised last week and ended up just going to Design Junction on Saturday. Worked out pretty well though since it seemed to be all of the coolest stuff, housed in an awesome old sorting office warehouse. Fernandez & Wells popup…

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  • Global Feast

    August 4th 2012 katie

    I was invited to spend a night eating at the Global Feast on Friday, a series of suppers running alongside the Olympics which celebrate the cuisines of most of the competing countries. The nightly dinners each feature guest chefs cooking alongside Kerstin Rogers, the location of each night’s origins moving west round the world. A…

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  • Coffee workshop at… Workshop

    May 14th 2012 katie

    Last week I spent a very enjoyable morning learning all about the sourcing, roasting and brewing of coffee at a session put on by Clerkenwell coffee house Workshop (previously St Ali). As well as putting on a mighty lovely all-day dining spread, Workshop also take their coffee very seriously, with an in-house roaster at the…

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  • Harry Potter studio tour

    April 22nd 2012 katie

    I booked this back in October as soon as it was announced, and finally the date of our Warner Bros Harry Potter tour arrived on Saturday! I’ll pop most of the photos and info under a cut, since there’s an awful lot and some people who are visiting in the future might not want spoilers…

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  • Pasta masterclass with Google at Fifteen

    April 12th 2012 katie

    We had a great time last night learning how to make pasta properly at Fifteen restaurant, thanks to Google London. If you didn’t know, Fifteen is the restaurant set up by Jamie Oliver to train young apprentice chefs, and all profits are put back into training the next generation of chefs. Alumni of the scheme…

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