31 December 2013

2013: the edit

Like everybody else, 2013's been a pretty good year. The good things outweigh any of the bad and it seems like I explored a lot of new places and went on lots of adventures in (and outside of) London this year...

  • We roadtripped down to Newquay for a wild weekend at Pleasure Principle (thanks to Jackmaster)
  • But had a great birthday meal on the rooftop at Coppa
  • Watched Frank Ocean blow my mind at the Brixton Academy
  • Discovered one of my favourite rooftop bars, Madison at One New Change
  • Loved Mark's Bar in Hix, Soho (especially the Red Snappers)
  • Grouped it up at Le Mercury in Islington
  • Tried Jewish-style food for the first time at Mishkin's
  • And drank non-gin drinks at gin bar, Graphic
  • Went to Nice for a week
  • Then the monasteries of Cimiez
  • Back in London, we went for apothecary cocktails at Purl
  • And then hot-footed it across and above the city to Sushisamba
  • Gave in to more MeatMission cravings and got the divine fried pickles
  • Had a Spanish-inspired hangover brunch at Spit Jack's, in Victoria Park Village
It's been a hell of a year, and I can't wait for 2014 to continue in the same vein. Because I can never seem to stop eating, I've got so many places lined up already and - the big news - am now writing for new London guide, Try This For. Launching in the New Year, it aims to be the destination for choosing where you want to go, with all the information on London eateries and bars you could ever need. There'll be lots more details when we've launched so I'll keep you posted.

2013, you've been great...And 2014? I can't wait.
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