The best of London…in Tenterden – Bluebell Coffee House

Having lived in London for the past three years, with a saturation of fabulous coffee shops, I usually find myself a bit disappointed with the countryside café scene. On my most recent visit back home, a chance visit to Tenterden resulted in the discovery of a café that felt like a home away from home. Bluebell Coffee House, nestled down…

“Do you want to go to the seaside?” – Camber Sands, Rye

Whenever I go to the seaside I just can’t stop myself from singing those reminiscent lyrics from the Kooks “Do you want to go to the seaside?”. Growing up near to the coast means that I am not short of memories to reminisce about, sledging along Bexhill promenade in the snow, visiting the ice cream van and then trying to…

5 Things That University Has Taught Me About Life

Sitting in Cafe Nero along the Strand, accepting my place at Kings College London was a surreal experience. I’d travelled all the way to London, fell in love with the idea of the ‘big city’ and perhaps rather brazenly accepted my offer using my phone whilst sipping a cappuccino in Nero’s. If you’d have told me then that those 3…

Farm Girl Cafe – Healthy and Holistic – Portobello Road

As January nears its end and the cold weather seems to set in for another week there’s no wonder that by now most people’s healthy resolutions begin to dissolve into their quinoa porridge. Determined to stick to it, for at least a little longer than a month, I resolved to find a few healthier lunch spots, allowing some sense of…

Farmacy – Clean Eating in Notting Hill – A Review

Farmacy, a clever play on words, amalgamating pharmacy and farm into a name that kind of portrays what they’re trying to do here. The first thing you’ll read on their website is a quote from Hippocrates: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” A quick glance at the menu and you’ll see that healthy, nutritious cuisine is at…

The Fields Beneath – Cute Coffee Heaven in Kentish Town

There’s something extremely exciting about finding a good coffee shop, it’s a bit like discovering a little hideaway, somewhere that you can retreat in order to relax, unwind and feel comforted. The Fields Beneath is a tiny, cutesy café nestled under the arches of Kentish Town West Station. Upon entering I was greeted like a long lost friend despite having…

Cocoa or Cacao? Supercharge your Chocolate!

  Firstly and foremost, Happy New Year! If like me, you have over indulged and enjoyed the Christmas period to the maximum, then you might be thinking about hitting the health train to get back on track with your health and fitness goals. Although I don’t necessarily believe in the whole ‘new year, new me’ resolutions I do see a…