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London Part Two: The Food

Published February 9, 2013 by The Feminist

In my opinion, London is the most exciting place on the planet when you consider yourself a foodie.

Why?
1. It has the best exotic, Asian or Indian restaurants in Europe!
2. Londoners have a sweet tooth and they prefer their cakes BIG and HEAVY instead of dainty and light!

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you will know that simply because of these two reasons London is my idea of food heaven!

During those three short days of pure heaven I’ve eaten a ridiculous amount of food ranging from “pretty damn good” to “blooming brilliant”.

Here are the dishes that truly wowed me:

• A raw vegetable, apple, blue cheese and walnut salad: I wasn’t expecting this salad to be this good but I can honestly say that without a doubt this was the BEST SALAD I have ever tasted! EVER! (@ Electric Diner on Portobello Road)

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• A Mediterranean mezze with hummus, tabouleh, tzatziki, falafel, stuffed filo pastry with goat’s cheese and spinach, chicken casserole, lamb casserole, aubergine salsa, Kisir ( a wonderful salad of bulgur wheat, herbs and walnuts!) and many other dishes! (@ Troia near London Eye)

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• Korean BBQ (@ Myung Ga near Regent Street): I normally try not to eat meat but SWEET BABY JESUS this was simply too good to resist! The lovely sweet, marinated chicken, pork and beef were delicious together with the noodles, kimchi and sweet and sour spring onions.

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• Coffee and walnut layer cake @ Selfridge’s: This was a gigantic slice of cake and it was to die for! The tearoom on the ground floor of Selfridge’s is pretty decadent and upper-class , hence the high prices, but it was worth every penny!

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• Amai Udon, duck gyoza and ebi gyoza (@ Wagamama on Earl’s Court): Don’t you just love Wagamama??!! We were in a hurry to catch our train back to Belgium so we didn’t have a lot of time, but that doesn’t mean we ate at KFC or McDonalds! Wagamama, with its very healthy and nutricious fast food, is the best restaurant on the planet if you want to get a quick and super yummy meal!

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• Raspberry Cheesecake brownie (@ Hummingbird Bakery on Old Brompton Road) : I have all the Hummingbird Bakery Cookbooks (which I consider the BEST cookbooks on the planet. And I mean it!) so you can imagine how excited I was to finally taste a cake that was made in the bakery itself! Needless to say it was delicious, just look at the picture below:

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London Part One: The Clothes

Published February 7, 2013 by The Feminist

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I’m back, Ladies (and the occasional gentlemen)! I can honestly say that I had the time of my life in the City of Cities and on my return yesterday, I suddenly realized how much it sucks not to live in London and be stuck in crazy, rainy, boring Belgium!

But let’s not dwell on “what ifs” and “if onlys” and focus on my extended wardrobe instead. I’ve bought quite a lot of clothes in two days time. Especially taking into account all the cultural activities I did as well. I felt a bit of a nerd when I got over excited over a portrait of Henry VIII (What can I say? Don’t put an English student in the National Portrait Gallery!) or when I suddenly started citing Hamlet’s soliloquy (What can I say? Don’t put an English student in Shakespeare’s Globe!).

“To be or not to be, that is the question…”

Where were we again? …

Oh yes: clothes!

I’ve bought a beautiful mint flower dress (remember how much I love pastel?)

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I’ve bought a very cool yellow crop jumper (remember how much I love crop tops ?)

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This will be paired with a brand new SUPER HIGH WAIST skinny jeans (remember how much I loved crop tops but didn’t know how to pull off/ avoid the bare midriff? Well voila!)

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To finish the outfit: a very bright tribal necklace!

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My new jeans will also go beautifully with this hot pink sheer collar shirt (remember how much I love neon AND collar tips? Two birds with one stone, ladies!)

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What do you think? Are there any of my newly bought items you would like to have hanging in your closet?

This Lady is off to LONDON, Folks!!

Published February 3, 2013 by The Feminist

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The exams are finally over and I think I deserve a break. (No, scratch that: I definitely deserve a break! ) And what better way to treat yourself after months of studying than to go on a city trip to London, right?!! Oh yes, this girl is about to go on a shopping frenzy! Oxford Street, prepare yourself!

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London is without a doubt my favourite city in the world. I love the atmosphere, the people, the food (!!!) and of course the shops!

However, this means you’ll have to miss me for a couple of days, dear readers!

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Please, don’t cry!

I’ll be back with more fashion, more food and more flirts, I promise!

I’ll be reporting about all the things I’ll have bought (hopefully a lot!), all the things I’ll have eaten (hopefully a lot!) and all the celebrities I’ll have spotted (hopefully … at least one! Gwyneth Paltrow, you better watch out 😉 )

So see you in a couple of days, dear readers!

And remember:

“ When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.”

XOXO

Eveline

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