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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 […]

Whillas & Gunn – Brown Canvas Webbing Trap Satchel Bag | Product Review

posted by on 17/10/2011

Right. That project I’ve been talking about for a while? I completed my part last night, guess what that means? More posts from me and hopefully way more original content on the site from this day forth. Starting off with a bag from a brand that I’ve been fond of for a while now, Whillas & Gunn, Our friends over at My-Wardrobe just started selling the brand‘s A/W collection on their site earlier this week and my materialistic ways made me instantly purchase a canvas bag. I own more bags than my girlfriend, not sure if that’s a good thing but hey I’m a guy with sartorial needs.

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Afternoon Tea @ Grosvenor House

posted by on 14/10/2011

The boy from East London to the man drinking afternoon tea in Mayfair. What a picture of growth right? Haha no. I was just there for a special day, an one-off thing with my other half as it was our one year. You know how I do? had to go all out, take the day off and spend some quality time conversating (tweeting/instagram’ing our cheesyness) over some fancy tea and cakes. It came to around £70 in total which in all fairness isn’t too bad if you think about Mayfair prices. All those cakes and unlimited tea was most definitely filling and to think we had dinner straight after that is crazy. I do recommend it guys, take your lady out and make her feel appreciated. Especially on a special occasion, it’s fancy pancy but once in a while it doesn’t hurt to break the bank. More on the reverse.

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MADD – Mango Desserts, Puddings & Snacks Restaurant Review

posted by on 03/10/2011

You know how I raved on about Joe & The Juice being mine and my other half’s favourite chill out spot, well I think we’ve just discovered our new one. I was first tipped off about MADD by one of my friends and me being a Keralite, certainly loved the idea of a Mango-based dessert place. From the exterior MADD may look like your regular funky Soho joint but it’s more than just a pop-in/pop-out joint. I don’t exactly know how to describe the experience, they call it the dessert lounge. It most definitely has a relaxed vibe to it, perfect for dates, meetings and to just chill. More on the reverse.

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Film Flashback #1 – Cool Runnings

posted by on 01/10/2011

 18 years to the day: Cool Runnings released October 1, 1993

I wasn’t old enough to understand at the time, but I would hazard a guess that the idea of a Jamaican bobsledding team would have sounded strange to most people. Essentially, we’re talking about people who leave their homeland, a country where it’s hot almost all of the time, to go and race a bobsled down some ICE?! Suffice to say, you wouldn’t find me doing it. And yet, Cool Runnings comes through the chequered flag in flying colours, resulting in a film which is still enjoyable to watch to this day.

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy | Film Review

posted by on 26/09/2011

I have been careful not to include any spoilers in this review. However, if you wish to know absolutely nothing about this film, skip to ‘Any Last Words?’ at the bottom of this page. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is not your typical spy film. You won’t find Gary Oldman’s George Smiley engaging in fisticuffs with evil men, or saying a cool line after offing a villain. Action has been replaced with words – a lot of words – resulting in an absorbing, if at times slow-paced, whodunnit of a film which unfolds in meticulous fashion.

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Baity Kitchen | Restaurant Review

posted by on 07/09/2011

Recently we paid Baity kitchen a visit, a small restaurant based in South Kensington. Boasting a bright Mediterranean theme, the menu spans a great range of salads, pastas, grilled fish, lamb or chicken and tasty deserts. Read the full review after the break.

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Proper Goods

posted by on 06/09/2011

Gah, I honestly didn’t want to share this gem with anyone but that would beat the point of Y&Y since we’re all about introducing our readers to new things that we discover. Numerous people have stopped me in recent weeks asking where I purchased my two-finger wooden ring from and my response would be ‘India‘. In truth, I purchased it online from a London-based wooden accessories maker, Ollie Adegboye. More on the reverse.

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Barbour x Tokihito Jacket – Olive Sporting Jacket Review

posted by on 03/09/2011

Let’s take a moment to laugh at my serious farmer face. I decided to hop in front of the camera for a change as I needed new photographs for a design I’m working on, promise it has nothing to do with my narcissistic ways. Big thank you to Katy of Aphrodite for sending us this lovely Barbour jacket to shoot. I should have written up this post last night but my brain was dead from working a 9 to 9, never work from home. It’s hard to concentrate with all the distractions haha. Plus the campaign I’m working on is coming out REAL SOON. Digressed a bit into my life for a second, Barbour have collaborated with Japanese designer Tokito Yoshida who has reworked the brand’s famous quilted jackets to give it his own touch with a focus on durability and ergonomics. More on the reverse.

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Ed's Easy Diner – Trocadero | Review

posted by on 01/09/2011

I was a bit apprehensive about going to Ed’s Diner after work on a day in which I woke up early to work out and even ate a healthy lunch. A meal at this 50′s themed American diner is strictly an eatery you go to once in a while, for health reasons. The food is nice but if you’re trying to stay fit and healthy – this definitely isn’t the place for you. Double the work out tomorrow. This our first review conducted primarily using iPhoneographs (I’m coining words like Shakespeare). Continues on the reverse.

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Grafea – Leather Backpack | Review

posted by on 30/08/2011

Backpacks are without a doubt my favourite type of bag as they are by far the most comfortable type to carry. For me personally, equallly balancing the weight between both your shoulders means avoiding the excruciating shoulder pains. Win. I’m sure you’ve all noticed the past year’s trends of nice canvas bags, well I’m bored of them. It’s become too common with all the high street retailers recreating their own ones and the vintage ones popping up everywhere. More on the reverse.

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