I was browsing through Instagram and following that visual rabbit hole as far as it could go, when I stopped at a picture of Bun House and Tea Room in Soho. Bao buns are booming in London and instead of Taiwanese style Bao buns, Bun House serves Chinese style buns. This means that instead of being open, they are closed. And like the best presents what they contain inside is all kinds of perfect…
2016 has been a big year for me mainly because this is the year I Fell In Love With Coffee. I fell in love with the taste and smell and think I have drunk enough to know a good one from a bad one. But I can’t call myself an expert and know next to nothing about beans except they all seem to be named after their country of origin. Instead I know the places where I love the coffee I am served and in this post I bring 3 of my favourite coffee shops in London.
Hip-hop Yoga reworks classic and traditional yoga poses over hip-hop tracks. I was invited to a class earlier this week at Sweaty Betty Soho. Tapped Trees were hosting it and Emily was our teacher extraordinaire. There were also going to be little candles and fairy lights. Win, win, win.
Last Sunday Sister and I spent a lot of time in Soho celebrating Chinese New Year. To end our day of Labour endorsed fortune cookies and neon sheep, we had a late lunch at Yauatcha, the creator of the neon sheep. They had also created a bespoke menu to celebrate the Year of the Sheep and it was this menu that convinced me to book a table. In fact, until I saw a list of the best places to eat in Soho during the New Year, I hadn’t heard of Yauatcha. Shocking isn’t it? I was definitely one of the few since Yauatcha’s reputation is renown.
It was actually Doctor Sister who suggested we go to Chinatown to celebrate the Year of the Sheep/Goat/Ram (no one seems to know for sure) and without her I wouldn’t have gone (shame on me). So earlier today the two of us headed into Soho to have a look at what was going on.