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Mesa Verde: Ruminations of a hungry lass in Luxembourg

About a month ago, I went on a whirlwind trip to Luxembourg to rescue  mum and dad’s flat from the Great Catastrophic Flood (as my parents affectionately called it). I lived in that apartment when I was a teenager, and if I’m honest it’s not changed much since. I’m very excited at the prospect of redesigning the sitting room and dad’s office! He’s given me …

Sunday Tea at Casa Angelina: because vegans love to eat

Afternoon tea is my favourite of all the meals, because who can argue with tea and cake?  Life has been hectic, but at the weekend I met up with some new friends for a vegan afternoon tea at Casa Angelina. Nothing says chilled Sundays like dainty finger foods, sipping tea from vintage teacups, and good conversation.

Mildreds (Soho): marvellous mushrooms 

My week in London has been split half-and-half between fun time and work; Friday and Saturday were spent in St Albans celebrating the bday of one of the sweetest girls I know (with a wee jaunt to Ministry of Sound in a stretch Hummer!), and since I arrived back in the city it’s been a melange of site visits and …

MOJO and the musical stylings of a vegan juice bar in Soho (CLOSED)

This morning I happened upon Mojo (8 d’Arblay Street, Soho) a juice bar that serves watermelon juice (my all-time favourite), vegetarian and vegan food, and has cakes and wifi and all things nice. It just so happens to be within steps of where I am staying, which of course appealed to the lazy-gal-in-search-of-a-cup-of-tea in me.. When I arrived first thing …

THE GRAIN STORE (Kings Cross): one happy vegetarian eats a duck egg (CLOSED)

Stepping off the train in London always makes me smile. It brings back memories of coming here with my parents, always in September for one last week of holiday before school started; the city was so strange to this little ol’ Canadian kid, and everything just seemed cooler somehow. My mum and dad bought my back to school gear from …

Edinburgh Fringe 2015 Highlights

Well here we are, with the last weekend of the Fringe almost upon us. I’ve been trying to cram in as much as I can this week, taking in 4 shows, a few gigs, a club night, and dinner at the Pommery Bar in a 7-day-stretch. This has been one of the most enjoyable Augusts I’ve spent in the city …

How to do Edinburgh without doing the Fringe

Edinburgh Fringe 2015 has been very good to me.  I’ve seen some hilarious comedians, seen some great gigs, and just thoroughly enjoyed myself.  However sometimes, usually mid-August, I feel the need to do some regular Edinburgh activities.  I want to wander around the shops for no reason, I want to drink cocktails with my friends, I want to eat nice …