All posts tagged: Travel

BAOHAUS: Best Buns in NYC!

Two brothers Eddie and Evan Huang opened up this food spot back in 2009 changing every thing people knew about taiwanese-chinese food…. “As kids, they worked in their father’s Steakhouse down South but instead of staying, they decided to share the homestyle Taiwanese-Chinese food they ate at home. When Eddie quit his jobs as an attorney/hustler/street wear designer, they decided to set up shop in a 400 square foot, subterranean, bomb shelter at 137. They didn’t do it just to sell baos, but instead create a mouth piece for the social, cultural, and political issues they cared about. Since 2009, they’ve gone home to feed 200+ homeless families in Orlando, Won the Chow 13 for groundbreaking use of social media, stuck up for Danny Chen, opposed the Tiger Mom, and accidentally hot boxed a restaurant in plain view. Some sh*t be happening some time naw mean?”  Onto the menu, it’s minimal so you could end up ordering everything, which I firmly support if you’ve got the hunger! I ordered the fried fish bao and the …

Solo Travelling: New York

After completing my first 24 hours in New York City I feel confident enough to tell myself… “Hell yeah YOU did it!!!!” The lead up to my flight was quite stressful because, me being me, I left everything until the last minute. I’m talking important things like travel insurance and converting my £ to $. So after accepting my unorganised self, I got on with it as best I could and you know what? I made it to New York in one piece, with my luggage intact. After many sleepless nights and text messages from worried friends, I was starting to re-think the idea of doing this on my own. So many things can go wrong! I miss my flight, I get lonely, I run out of money, I get lost in a city I don’t know… All of these things could of happened or might still happen. However, I’ve made it this far and I wont let fear overtake the huge feeling of accomplishment. Travelling alone on an aeroplane full of strangers, successfully finding …

5 Lessons Learnt Living in London

I’ve spent the first 3 years of my 20’s in London working, meeting new people and expanding my mind… With life moving at what only feels like 100mph, I’m taking this opportunity to stop time for a moment and reflect… When I think of London, I think of it as my home. Home is where you feel most like yourself and at ease. It’s a crazy city and not much of it is peaceful, but whenever I go away and come back to London, I feel content. Even if I’ve had an amazing holiday, knowing that I’ll be coming back to London makes me happy. So why do I love it so much? What have I learnt? 1. There are people on your wave length Where I lived before London, I had 0 friends that wanted the same things out of life as me. They say to surround yourself with people who inspire you and I feel like I did exactly that. Now I have a handful of wonderful people who I trust and can …

Scottish Highland Road Trip

Before our trip from Glasgow to Edinburgh began, we decided to take a little de-tour through the mountains… …I’ll happily claim that is was the best road trip I’ve ever been on. Every route we took and corner we turned was staggeringly beautiful. We set off from Glagow following the signs for Glen Coe and Loch Lomond and drove through the winding roads for about an hour, then eventually turning back to head for Edinburgh, the city we were staying in next. Even though we managed to see the sights the weather was not on our side, it was raining most of the time so we didn’t go exploring up the mountains like others were doing. But none the less I managed to capture some photos of our drive even if it resulted in wet feet and a very muddy car… Thank you for reading, I’d love to hear if you’ve ever been to the highlands or what road trip you suggest I do next!

Glasgow Botanical Gardens

Yes you heard correct, I’m in Glasgow, Scotland and greenhouses are my new chill zones… Today I write to you from Glasgow, I’ve been here for a couple of days now and absolutely love it. The vibe here is so chilled and the people are so friendly. Anyway, I thought I’d share with you one of my favourite outings in Glasgow. The botanical gardens. Let me first start off by saying… There is no entry fee, you can come and go as you please and get ready for the picture heavy blog post. I already had to cut so many photos out as I could of easily shared like 30 pics with you! If you’re a plant lover like me, you will want take home all the succulents and Aloe Vera after visiting here. It’s totally inspiring and it makes me want to completely redesign my flat to fit aall the plants. This next room was my favourite, the plants and trees grew up to at least 20 foot tall! Thank you for reading! See …

Palm Vaults Cafe, Hackney

Plant – Based, pink hues and succulent filled, this cafe is all your Instagram dreams come true… I’ve wanted to visit Palm Vaults for a while now, this week I finally got the chance to head over to east London to see what all the fuss was about. I can safely say it doesn’t disappoint. Firstly, the interior is incredible, very 70’s inspired with pink velvet seats, gold decor and hanging plants. Secondly, the menu is completely plant-based meaning veggie/vegans will adore it. On the menu is everything you could imagine and more, tea, coffee, multicoloured lattes, smoothie bowls, juices, and too many delicious brunch options. I ordered a ‘Velvet Latte’ and Toasted Brioche with Biscoff and chocolate inside, It was delicious! But lets talk about the Velvet latte as I know your probably dying to know how they made it… A velvet latte is completely caffeine & dairy free. It’s made from almond milk, vanilla and beetroot. As I’m not a big coffee drinker this was right up my street, I’m definitely going to …

A Mini Break to Edinburgh

How deeply have I fallen in Love with Edinburgh? Enough to feel ‘Home Sick’ when returning to London… My recently journey through Edinburgh has been wonderful. Even though it’s a bustling little city with busy streets full of eager tourists & locals doing their Christmas shopping, it was somehow a very restful and humbling trip away. I was there for four days and whist travelling home late last night, I was already planning in my mind when I could next visit again. I spent most of my trip exploring the city centre and Edinburgh’s huge Christmas market to which I dedicated a whole blog post, find it here. The whole city captured my heart, but there is one place in particular that made me return three times.. The Elephant House ‘The birthplace of Harry Potter’ is its selling point. If you didn’t know, this is where J.K Rowling claims she wrote Harry Potter. So you can guess, much like I did that it would be full of tourists and very, very busy. So I skipped going …