If you live around Broadway Market in East London or visit it occasionally, it is likely that you will have stumbled upon this gem set on a side street, off the main road. I’m talking about Isle of Olive, a Greek deli and supermarket where you can eat what to me are probably the best stuffed vine leaves in London. (I’m sallivating just thinking about them, seriously…)
Recently I went down to the National Portrait Gallery to see one of their current exhibitions: Vogue 100 – a Century of Style. Having attended the event for the launch of the collection of pieces and designers that would be available at the exclusive shop at the museum, it was only natural that I should see the actual exhibition. So I did. This post doesn’t intend to be an exhaustive catalogue of all the photographers and pieces present at the exhibition but rather a very personal view of it. Many important artists will go unmentioned in the next following lines but I stuck to my personal favourites, which I hope you will enjoy.
As the title of the exhibition implies, this has been organised by the NPG in collaboration with British Vogue, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication. Expertly curated by Robin Muir who is a Contributing Editor to British Vogue, taking us on a visual trip down the majority of the 20th and early 21st centuries.
A few weeks back I finally managed to visit a place I had been meaning to visit for a long time: St Barts Pathology Museum. I am a fan of old-style Victorian museums, especially if they are medical or scientific. If they have old specimens or taxidermy then I’ll be all over it – I think it’s the closet goth in me… constantly struggling to get out!
If you want to have a look inside, do it at your own peril – although I didn’t get a lot of detail photos (I wasn’t allowed), this is a museum that is filled with human body parts.
A couple of weeks ago I was invited to partake in an authentic Japanese meal, organised by the peeps over at NuffNang UK. As I am a huge fan of Japanese cuisine and I knew some of my blogger buddies were coming, I obviously had to say yes. The restaurant in question was Sushinoen, a place I had never been to before, in the Whitechapel area, in London. I’m glad it’s now under my radar, as the food was amazing,
I got there and met up with my fellow blogger guests, some of which I already knew, others I didn’t but was very happy to meet. I’m adding a list of all the bloggers that were present at the bottom of this post, so you can see their take on the meal if you like. Different people, different photos, opinions, etc, amirite? Plus, always nice to explore new blogs, if you don’t know them.
Read on, for some deliciousness!
When Winter arrives, ice rinks start popping up here and there. I was invited to go and try the one over at Westfield London in Shepherd’s Bush (Shey Bu for short) and make a romantic evening out of it, so I dragged Solaris100 along and there we went. Blogger Douchebag Crew is in da house, boy!