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Caribbean Cruising – Haiti & Jamaica | Royal Caribbean

It’s not often that you can claim to have woken up in a different country four days in a row but that’s exactly what happened when Adam and I took to the seas and embarked on our first full length cruise, courtesy of Royal Caribbean. A quick plane ride (please note the sarcasm as this plane […]

Millennium Bailey Hotel | 4* Experience

posted by on 18/06/2013

Recently I had the pleasure of staying at one of London’s oldest hotels; The Millennium Bailey. A 4* experience, the classic themed hotel is based opposite Gloucester Road tube station in the middle of Kensington. More about the experience after the break.

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Sleeping Arrangements @ Landor Theatre

posted by on 20/05/2013

The best selling Sophie Kinsella novel turned musical follows the lives of two couples whose paths manage to cross whilst on vacation in sunny Spain, but not all is what it seems as an old romance is rekindled. From the very moment the musical started, the audience were transported from the everyday lives of both families, to the picturesque Spanish villa staging, which made for a great scenic backdrop for the drama to take place. More after the break.

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PUMA x Hypebeast “The Dim Sum Project”

posted by on 17/05/2013

Paying homage to a staple of Hong Kong culture, Puma & Lifestyle magazine Hypebeast have partnered up to deliver the mouth watering ‘Dim Sum Project’ (excuse the pun…I couldn’t help myself). Check out whats on the menu after the cut…

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Review: Copacabana Palace Hotel

posted by on 05/05/2013

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Last week, I shared my experiences in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil in our feature What We Did In Rio. As part of Y&Y Travels, I spent three nights at Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro’s most luxurious and exclusive hotel. Read on to check out my experience.

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Review: Jambalaya Pop-Up Restaurant at The Jam Tree

posted by on 29/04/2013

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Clapham and Chelsea were treated to an injection of southern USA soul for two weeks while New Orleans inspired pop-up, Jambalaya took residence in The Jam Tree this month, between 14th – 28th April. You know we love a bit of soul, and we love a lot of food ’round here, so last week, I went to check it out!

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Glasgow Girls @ Stratford Theatre Royal

posted by on 04/04/2013

Based on the true story of seven teenage girls, Glasgow Girls follows their on-going pursuit for justice, as they find themselves at the forefront of an on-going fight for the rights of the children of Asylum seekers. The core element of the piece was the solidarity between the seven feisty campaigners, an element that easily could have been overshadowed by all of the other components of the production but luckily was not, and this is due to the dynamic performances of each cast member.

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Dawn Richard | Goldenheart – Review

posted by on 16/01/2013

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Earlier this week, Dawn Richard dropped her debut album Goldenheart, the first of a trilogy of albums. Currently sitting comfortably atop the R&B/Soul iTunes chart in the US, the 16-track album is a creative mixture of progressive R&B and electronic sounds- the result? A slick collection of music that plays like some sort of futuristic musical adventure. Quality. More after the break.

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Dawn Richard | Whiteout – EP Review

posted by on 02/12/2012

After her last EP ‘Armor On’ which was met with much deserved praise earlier this year, Dawn is set to debut the first of her trilogy ‘Goldenheart’ in January. Yesterday however, she released ‘Whiteout’ a Christmas EP that serves as a prelude to what she’ll be dishing out come January. ‘Whiteout’ is packing some slick production, tight vocals and instinctively Christmas themes. I’ve had a spin and after the break you’ll find what I think of it.

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Review: Kendrick Lamar In-Store Performance at Rough Trade, London

posted by on 12/11/2012

It’s 6.20 on a Friday evening, I’ve just got off work early and I’m power-walking to Brick Lane’s Rough Trade to catch Kendrick Lamar perform at his in-store, album promo gig. It’s a long way from the Black Hippy rapper’s hometown of Compton, L.A., and a hella lot colder. But Kendrick walks on stage prepared for London’s weather in a long duffle-style padded jacket and a beanie with the symbols love, money and peace embroidered on the front. Surprisingly punctual, Kendrick Lamar received a lot of love from the crowd – an excited, loud mix of music lovers who had all purchased a copy of his new album, ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’ in order to attend the event. Hit the jump to read more about his performance and to see pics…

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The Revenger’s Tragedy @ Hoxton Hall

posted by on 05/11/2012

To get into the spirit of Halloween, the echoing Victorian décor of Hoxton Hall has been playing host to The Revenger’s Tragedy, a Jacobean play following a man’s quest to avenge the death of his loved ones. I have to say that the strength of the piece lay with the stage design. The use of the multiple old-fashioned television screens depicting the characters faces was a visually smart device, which I would have liked to have seen more of.

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