Just Opened: DF Mexico

Shoreditch is being gentrified and the latest chain brand arrival to the area is Wahaca (as if the poor curry house touts needed more competition!). Thankfully this popular mexican eatery has disguised itself as a hipster pop-up or “residency” in The Old Truman Brewery and is now known as DF Mexico. The menu is similar to…

Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium

I’ll admit that, despite a very difficult reservation process, I have been to London’s Cat Cafe three times since it opened a few months ago. It was hard, and yes, I did book in advance. I laugh in the face of friends who say causally, “oh maybe we can go today?” The answer here is…

London’s Best: Chalk Board Signs

Despite all this newfangled advertising technology all around us, the marketing that really catches our attention is as simple as a few choice words on a piece of wood painted black… Fleet Street Press Coffee has the best chalk boards in The CIty, their signs can bring a smile to even the grumpiest commuter and busiest banker… Even…

Haughty Hipster Hangout: Forge And Co

A sunday stroll in Shoreditch this weekend illustrated just how much, and how quickly, the area is changing. Since my last visit, oh, let’s say, 5 weeks ago,  there are numerous new cafes, bars and “concept” shops to peruse. On this occasion I chose Forge & Co a new “Social Canteen” (place you can sit on Mac for…

Porn Stars & Pearl Necklaces At Beach Blanket Babylon

There’s nothing more fitting on Valentine’s Day than a few naughtily named cocktails and a little innuendo.  So on Feb 14 I found myself having a Pearl Necklace at  Beach Blanket Babylon, Shoreditch.  BBB is one of my favourite destinations for cocktails in Shoreditch,  a luxurious respite from the endless grimy pop-ups, whilst still stylish…

Cheeky Eats, Drinks & Pampering

I have a new favourite London cafe, and a new favourite bar, and a new favourite salon, and they’re all Cheeky, Cheeky Parlour in Shoreditch that is!  Sunday brunch with the girls was given a great little twist this weekend when I booked for brunch at Cheeky. Offering Cheeky Eats (cake pops and cupcakes) and Cheeky drinks…