September Foodie Highlights

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What.A.Month.

My birthday month always tends to be the best month ever, naturally.

Here's my best foodie bits:

Brown & Green Cafe, Crystal Palace

This place never disappoints. Hearty yet healthy and very delicious.



Padella, London Bridge
Hands down the best pasta in London. This has firmly put itself at the top of my favourite restaurant list and I can't see it moving any time soon.



Crosstown Doughnuts. Spitalfields
Once you go Crosstown you never go back. Make sure you get the the chocolate one with truffle chocolate in the middle, it's to die for.



Tonight Josephine, Waterloo
I'm sure you've seen the light on every girls Instagram? coolest bar in London with a cracking happy hour.



The Ivy Market Grill, Covent Garden
Because it's rude not to celebrate birthdays with a glass of something fizzy.



Canna Deli, Cardiff
I feel like this is the go-to place for brunch in Cardiff now. I had the Brixton brunch which was smashed avo, halloumi and a poached egg on toast - dream.



Brod, Cardiff
Danish pastries, coffee and the best company. It's a yes from me, always.



Brava, Cardiff
After one too many G&T's, there's only one thing for it. Bravo Brava.



Scoff and Banter Tea Rooms, Oxford Street.
An afternoon tea like no other. A twist on the usual, you can order sticky beef and eggs royale as well as your mini scones and sweet treats.



Ibizaaaa
I had the best time in Ibiza, read all about it here.



The Sky Garden, The City
Set your alarm early and head to The Sky Garden for coffee and cake. It's the best way to start a Saturday.



The Breakfast Club. Spitalfields
A breakfast worthy of the queue.



Sketch, Mayfair
The only place where it's acceptable to take a toilet selfie. Sketch is a very special place, everything from the menu's to the scent is on point. If you have a special occasion coming up, make sure it's at Sketch.



29 Power Station West
This is the best bacon sandwich I've ever had. It had cheese and mushrooms in it and i almost died after every mouthful. Battersea, look out.




It's safe to say my jeans are a little tight, but it's ok, we're heading into oversized jumper season...


xxx

Sweet Potato Rosti with a Tracklements Kick

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When it comes to condiments, Tracklements win every time.

Their newest jammy creation is the Hot Habanero Jam. I was tasked with creating something delicious, and for me when its recipe testing, I choose breakfast every time.


Sweet Potato Rosti with Hot Habanero Jam, poached egg and Feta

You will need:
  • 200g grated sweet potato (peeled)
  • 1 onion 
  • clove of garlic
  • 2 eggs (1 for the mix, 1 for poaching)
  • sprinkle of paprika, chilli flakes, salt and pepper
  • Spinach 
  • Feta 
  • Tracklements Hot Habanero Jam
  • olive oil

How to:
  • Grate your sweet potato and finely chop your onion
  • Saute your onion and garlic until soft 
  • mix it all in a bowl with one egg and add a sprinkle of paprika, chilli flakes, salt and pepper
  • make into patties and squeeze out any excess liquid 
  • heat the oil in the pan and start to cook 
  • keep tossing them over, they might start to fall apart but you can easily put them back together 
  • after about 15 mins of cooking, you can poach your eggs
  • add some spinach, flip your rosti on and add a dollop of Hot Habanero Jam
  • add your poached egg and finish with crumbled feta, voila! 


A breakfast with a chilli kick is the best kind of breakfast. 

xxx

A Weekend in Ibiza

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I have wanted to go to Ibiza since I discovered Scooter and vodka, but other holidays have always come up instead. Thanks to my bestie, Holly, and The Nudge London I finally got to go. Sign up to their newsletter here, they do the best giveaways! 

We flew out to Ibiza with Surf Air which was incredible. As soon as you arrive at the lounge your bags are whisked away and you are handed a glass of Champagne - something I could definitely get used to.



Once boarded, all you have to do is sit back and relax in the comfiest chair with a cold gin. Fine by me. 


When in Ibiza, here's what I recommend:

Friday

Glitterbox at Hi Ibiza.
You're looking at around 55 Euros to get in and 18 Euros for a G&T...BUT it's lot's of fun. It's huge in there with a couple of different rooms, there always tends to be a good DJ playing and you're guaranteed to get bum envy from the girls dancing on the podiums.

Dresscode: anything goes. 



Saturday

Ocean Beach
Do not be fooled by the pool because no one actually swims here. They just stand around the pool sipping on something cold, looking fabulous. Prices are from around 10 Euros to get in depending on what day it is (you can pre-book online) and around 9 Euros for a G&T. Put your lashes on and make a day of it.

Dresscode: TOWIE



Cafe Mambo

Make sure the Ibiza sunset is on your list, I reckon it's one of the best in the world. Cafe Mambo will get you the best seat in town, the atmosphere is spot on and really sums up Ibiza and why it's so special.

Dresscode: Heels wouldn't do so well on those rocks...




Pikes Hotel
End your evening here and expect to have the craziest night ever. I have vague memories of Wham! playing and donning a Sandy from Grease/Mozart style wig. We also had dinner here and it was delicious, make sure you order the fillet steak. 

Dresscode: Sparkles/wigs/fabulous




Sunday 

The day of recovery. Sit by the pool and sip on a cocktail or head to Pikes for the best roast in town. 



Ibiza, I've fallen a little in love with you.

xxx

July Foodie Highlights

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I was here, there and everywhere in July, these were my best foodie bits:

Brixton Beach
The perfect spot to chill on the sunniest of Sundays. Frozen Margarita's and mac & cheese toasties from Mac to the Future. It's a yes from me.




Coffee from Tap Coffee
This gem is on Tottenham Court Road and serves up a cracking cup of coffee.


The School House
Those pulled pork nachos tho...


La Parilla, Swansea
This is my favourite place to go back home, you choose your meat or fish from the counter and it's cooked to perfection. I went with the beef fillet medallions and too much prosecco. The best.



Milk, Balham
Brunchies, get this one on your list ASAP. It's naughty and hands down the best iced coffee I've ever had. TIP: head there early to avoid queuing for ages.


Barcelona
I fell a little in love with the Spanish way of doing things, read all about my Barcelona trip here.


Palma
From Barcelona, I flew to Palma and had the most amazing time that consisted mostly of lying by the pool, eating all of the bread things and sipping white sangria.


Art of Patron event
A gathering of local artists and Patron cocktails in the coolest space in Hackney. I was amazed at how inventive the cocktails were, that was an art in itself.



Canna Deli, Cardiff
After one too many on Mill Lane, we were in need of something hearty and delicious, Canna Deli answered all of my dreams. The coffee was amazing and the melty cheese cured me.


xxx

Exploring Barcelona

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Barcelona has been on my list for soo long. Where the city meets the beach is my absolute favourite. 

If you're after burgers head to Bacoa and add all the extra toppings. The perfect thing after a day at the beach. Burgers, beers and babes.




Get a giant slice of pizza and explore Sagrada Familia.




Hop along the beach bars and get drunk off Estrella in the sunshine.





Head to Flax and Kale x H&M. The big H&M on Passeig de Gracia is the fanciest one you will ever see and right at the top is the cafe where Instagram dreams are made. 




Don't forget to look up. The architecture of this city is incredible and you will see touches of Gaudi's work wherever you go.




Explore St. Josep La Boqueria, the food market, and drink all of the coloured juices. 




Eat gelato all day, every day. The Nutella flavour one from Must Gelato was the best of them all. 




Go to Ocana, the coolest bar just off La Rambla. The best spot where you can sip wine, people watch and take selfies in the toilets.




Sip on vegan juices at Flax & Kale in the Gothic Quarter. After all the bread, gelato and tapas, a healthy lunch is the cure. I had the coconut fungi toast and it was divine. 




Have lots of beach days. We spent the majority of our time lying on the beach with beers and we couldn't have been happier. 





Party at the Port. There are plenty of clubs including Pacha and Opium right on the beach and you will have the best time. 



This is what the spirit measures in Spain does to your eyesight...

Walk everywhere. There is so much to see and walking around is the best way to see things you would normally miss.




Get lost down the little streets in the Gothic Quarter and stumble across the cutest tapas places for dinner and sangria. 




Barcelona is such an amazing city and we only explored a fraction of it. If it's on your list of places to visit, move it to the top because it's so, so worth it. 





xxx 
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