How do I talk about Bao’s latest venture- which comes to Chinatown, giving its very own taste of 1930s Taipei, and is aptly named Xu. Xu, if you’re wondering, is the name given to old school and rather dapper gentlemen in Taiwanese. I got that little snippet of info from the menu, and it fits … Continue reading Xu London.
With the illusive blue tinted windows and air of sleek mystique, Yauatcha has stood in the heart of Soho for over a decade. And, for a solid thirteen years it's held tightly onto its one Michelin star, which was first awarded way back in 2004. The creation of Alan Yau, daddy of Hakkasan/Busaba Eathai/ Wagamama, Yauatcha … Continue reading Yauatcha Soho.
With the promise of luxe Italian cooking in the heart of Mayfair Bocconcino is, at first glance, one of those illusive spots best saved for the rich and glamorous. Situated a stone’s throw away from the likes of Nobu and Novikov, Bocconcino is surrounded by the go-to hangouts for oligarchs and trust fund babies. This … Continue reading Bocconcino London.
Guys, I was so excited. So excited for the release of A Court of Wings And Ruin, the third in Sarah J Mass's ACOTAR series. The second book in the series, ACOMAF, was a fantastic read. Well paced, full of twists and wit and character development, and it left me so so hungry for this … Continue reading ACOWAR, Sarah J Mass review, ★★★
The reality of modern day romance. Love is always going to be an area which, as a writer, I take great joy in exploring. Recently I've watched a few films which have taken me back to pondering over what is love? What is it about my favourite scenes in films and books which show love, … Continue reading What is love?
So. A double book review. That's double the fun and double the spoilers. I'm wayyyyy behind the hype train with this series so I think it's safe to assume y'all have read these books anyway. Where. To. Begin. A Court Of Thorns And Roses. (ACOTAR), Sarah J Maas, ★★★. So. Going in, my expectations were indeed … Continue reading ACOTAR & ACOMAF, Sarah J Mass, Double book review! ★★★/★★★★
Pushed to breaking point, Cara Burrows abandons her home and family and escapes to a five-star spa resort she can't afford. Late at night, exhausted and desperate, she lets herself into her hotel room and is shocked to find it already occupied - by a man and a teenage girl. A simple mistake on the … Continue reading Book Review: Did You See Melody?, Sophie Hannah, ★★