Sunday, 26 April 2015

curvy clifton

P L A C E S || Clifton, Bristol

When most people think of Bristol, Clifton suspension bridge is usually one of the top attractions that come to mind. Yet just around the corner [if you do a little exploring] is the beautiful area called Royal York Crescent - a curved row of pastel coloured majestic buildings covered in romantic balconies. From here you get a great view of Bristol and it is a super photogenic spot. Do a little bit more exploring and you will find lots of hidden architectural gems. One of my favourites being a hidden dead-end curved road called The Pentagon where all of the doors are literally curved [read on to view pictures]. I managed to catch some snaps at sunset which just made the whole experience even more gorgeous. Really stunning architecture which if you're ever in the area make sure you explore so you can see it for yourself! 

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

it's a piada

F O O D & P L A C E || Piada Bar

If you are a non-Italian, then this is a warm welcome to the world of piade. When most people think of Italian food, we usually come up with the classics: pizza, pasta, prosciutto, panettone… [the list goes on but they don't all begin with a 'p']. Well there's a new P in London town that you should get to know. If you're Italian you'll know how popular this snack is and I'm surprised you've not brought these up in conversation as much as their 'p' brothers and sisters. Piada is a thin Italian flatbread traditionally from Romagna. Apparently each Romagna family has a secret recipe for making piada which is passed on from generation to generation of piada makers - and if you want to try one of these tried and tested traditional recipes, then Piadabar in Soho is the place to visit. This week, I was lucky enough to get the chance to try out some of their classic recipes with a little glass of vino...

where. || Piada Bar, 3-5 Bateman street, W1D 4AG

Sunday, 19 April 2015

the perfect blend

M A S T E R C L A S S || coffee by Bar Termini

When +Chris asked me if I'd be interested in going to a coffee masterclass my immediate reaction was E-R-R-Y-E-S please. I was actually sitting in one of my favourite coffee places in North London sipping on a delicious latte when I got the invite so it was pretty perfectly timed. I didn't know much about Bar Termini - I'd heard of the name but not really known much about it - but trusted that if Chris loved the place then it must be good. After a busy weekend of travelling and running around, I was looking forward to getting my brain and taste buds in gear over some delicious java. All I can say is my expectations were met and beyond exceeded - it was a perfect sunday morning sipping on some of the tastiest coffees in the company of coffee king Marco Arrigo and fellow friendly foodies.

where || Bar Termini, 7 Old Compton St, London W1D 5JE