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Matchamania

Posted on February 13, 2012 by Toothpicker

Coffee has always been my obsession and I can't drink enough of it. But since a few years ago, I developed a new obsession with green tea latte (basically it's matcha powder + hot milk + sugar), which was almost impossible to find in London until recently.
Everytime I go to Japan/ Asia [...]

This post was posted in London, Tokyo, Food & dining, Travel, Anything Japanese and was tagged with London, Tokyo, Food & dining, green tea


Beat the winter blues...

Posted on February 3, 2012 by Toothpicker

After a hectic trip to Paris, I had to return to work... i.e. back to my computer. Ironiclly, as much as I like what I do, I don't enjoy working in front of the computer all the time, hence, I would try to get out whenever possible esp. out of London.
The drop [...]

This post was posted in London, Food & dining, Nature and was tagged with London, Food & dining, nature


'Building the revolution' exhibition & House on the embankment

Posted on January 19, 2012 by Toothpicker

Visiting the exhibition, 'Building the revolution: Soviet art and architecture 1915-1935' at the Royal Academy of Art turned out to be quite an emotional experience especially when I saw photographs of where I used to live in Moscow. It brought back many memories but not all good ones.
Due to certain circumstances, I [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Architecture and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, architecture, Moscow


F-Troupe

Posted on January 14, 2012 by Toothpicker

 
Apart from essentials, I rarely shop for fashion items these days. As someone who used to work in fashion and a shopaholic, I accumulated so much 'stuff' over the years that I simply ran out of room(s) to fit them all.
Then one day, I decided to sell all my unworn and barely-used [...]

This post was posted in London, Shopping, Shopping guide, Packaging, British designs, Fashion, Design and was tagged with London, shopping, fashion, Packaging, F-troupe, British design


Forgotten spaces & William Morris exhibitions

Posted on January 8, 2012 by Toothpicker

William Morris - Story, memory, myth @ Two Temple Place (until 29th January)
It has been many years since I went to a William Morris exhibition, so I was quite looking forward to this. I had never heard of Two Temple Place before, as it turned out this neo-Gothic mansion was not opened to [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Architecture, Art and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, architecture, William Morris


Fernandez & Wells

Posted on January 7, 2012 by Toothpicker

Coincidentally, I happened to be at two different Fernandez & Wells branches within a week. I have always like their Soho branch, it's small, casual and I particularly like the fact that it's hidden away off the main street. Besides, apart from maybe Lisboa Patisserie on Goldborne Road, their Portuguese custard tarts [...]

This post was posted in London, Coffee, Food & dining and was tagged with London, Coffee


The beauty of winter

Posted on December 29, 2011 by Toothpicker

For the past two years, I chose to spend the New Year period at meditation retreats outside of London, but this year I decided to take a break from everything. Going on retreats sometimes stir up a lot of emotions and feelings that had accumulated over time and it could take up [...]

This post was posted in London, Nature and was tagged with London, walks, nature


The Booking office

Posted on December 20, 2011 by Toothpicker

I have wanted to try the Booking Office for quite a while, partly because I wanted to check out its interior and architecture. Finally, I went there for brunch on Sunday and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I thought the setting is stunning, it makes you almost feel like you are inside [...]

This post was posted in London, Food & dining, Architecture, Architectural conservation, British heritage and was tagged with London, Food & dining, architecture, heritage


East London design show 2011

Posted on December 15, 2011 by Toothpicker

I was meant to write about the East London design show right after it ended but I caught a bad flu which disrupted all my work schedules. I almost thought I had to pull out of the show because I was so poorly! I missed half of Friday but luckily, other designers [...]

This post was posted in London, Shopping, British designs, Design, Pop ups and was tagged with London, East London design show, Christmas shopping, pop up shop


Prufrock coffee

Posted on October 17, 2011 by Toothpicker

I am not embarrassed to admit that I am a coffee addict! I love the aroma, taste, colour and most of all, the experience... In the last few years, there are many new independent coffee shops opening in London and Prufrock coffee is my latest discovery.
Located on Leather Lane, I only found [...]

This post was posted in London, Coffee and was tagged with London, Coffee


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