100th Post Alert…and London love

Hello ello

Yes this is post 100and the traffic is getting busier by the day so apparently people like to visit my little online platform.

I am currently in NYC for the weekend as it is my fellow Walnut Whip’s birthday.

Follow all the craic on my Insta Stories at jessiejay92.

However all my memories on my camera roll recently have been of London.

I moved to this incredible city on October 20th 2015 and left on August 20th 2016.

In just 10 months, I explored London from Kensington to Canary Wharf, Hoxton to Brixton, and even venturing out to Cambridge for a wander…and I may have been told I’d fancy a little academic Rower as they are tall and all…

I would love to head back for a few days to explore my favourite spots and eat ALL of the food.

So it got me to thinking, what would I do if I only had a weekend in London?

I have chosen a selection of my heart warming haunts and added a few snaps to truly express how happy these places make me.

Disclaimer: I have experienced all of the below at least once, hence the photographic evidence, but would not be against being a repeat offender.

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Friday

I am going to just pretend I am there super early and in time for breakfast.

So no doubt I would be straight on down the King’s Road to order and enjoy THE world’s best Acai bowl…yes, better than any I have had in the US!!

JuiceBaby is a Cold Pressed Juice Bar and Organic Kitchen producing the most delicious concoctions that would make anybody want to return to London just to eat ALL the smoothie bowls…all of them.

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Tummy stuffed but to avoid the dreaded food coma, a stroll back up the King’s Road and perhaps a bitta shopping…window shopping…or a little wander into the Saatchi Gallery would be on the cards.

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Quick pop into Harrod’s because this mecca fills me with endless amounts of joy…and it would be rude not to!!

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Lunch at The Good Life Eatery in Belgravia.

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Grab a coffee and sit along the Serpentine.

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Stroll through Hyde Park and head up to King’s Cross to…thumb_IMG_4770_1024Mildred’s for the most insane Vegan Sweet Potato and Green Bean Curry with Roasted Lime Cashews, Basmati Rice and Coconut Tomato Sambal…honestly the most incredible dish and now I am hungry and I always do this to myself why haha.

Tummy once again stuffed, time to relax and take in one of London’s best Musicals.

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Saturday

As if I wasn’t knackered and after ingesting a week’s worth of food on Friday, time to start all over again with…

NAMA for breakfast.

This 100% Raw vegan restaurant in Notting Hill is the stuff of dreams.

Whether it is their Tiramisu and a Hazelnut Mylk Flat White…

Or their Breakfast Sundae, you must visit and fall in love with the place!

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Breakfast ordered, Insta pictures taken and uploaded, and body fuelled, it is time to explore Notting Hill.

Westbourne Grove and the one and only Portobello Road are definitely on my list of favourite streets in this picture pastel perfect city.

 Is it time for lunch??

Regardless, time to move from West to Central and hit up…

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The Mae Deli is situated at the corner of Hyde Park, just behind Marble Arch tube station, and is owned by the gorgeous Deliciously Ella. This vegan heaven offers a wide range of hot and cold dishes, vegan and gluten free, with plenty of sweet treats to gorge on if you can make room after devouring the monstrous salad portion.

Yes monstrous haha check out that dollop of Hummous…and I devoured every last bit!

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 Lunch devoured time to head down Bond Street, across Piccadilly Circus and back towards Covent Garden for some more shopping…window or otherwise.

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 All that walking around, time to cool down?

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Yorica is London’s first allergen free Ice Cream and Frozen Yoghurt Parlour.

And it is so frickin’ amazing I went there far too often and didn’t regret a second of it!!

Based in Soho, it is perfectly central and ideal location when you are busy shopping and need a little cool down.

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I am banking on this hypothetical weekend being sunny as you can tell from all the walking and fro yo I would be eating haha.

Good weather is essential for the next activity…

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Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre is a must visit if you are within travelling distance.

Not only is the setup a whole other kind of magical but the productions themselves are out of this world.

Starting on May 19th, On The Town, with music by Leonard Bernstein, comes to life.

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Sunday

Disclaimer I have not YET…yet…had the pleasure of enjoying a sunrise breakfast at the Duck & Waffle.

However I have had lunch there before I was Plant Based and it is incredible.

Their menu would definitely cater to all dietary requirements and even if you just wanted coffee, the view is breathtaking.

You cannot spend a Sunday in London without a visit to Columbia Road Flower Market.

I visited the jam packed scent-sational cringe I know market most Sundays and I always left with a bouquet bigger than the previous week.

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It was so beautiful and the smell was incredible!

These roses though…shoutout to the cute trader who wouldn’t let me pay for them…tall, dark and handsome too haha…

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All that hustle and bustle, coffee and cake is needed!!

Ruby’s of London is a fantastic certified vegan bakery, offering many gluten free and sugar free products also, perfect for coeliacs and diabetics. They have stalls in both Spitalfields Market and Greenwich Market.

Their Peanut Buttercup Cake has even won ‘Best Wheat Free/Gluten Free Cake in London‘.

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I adore the Hazelnut Banana Bread but their other products are just as delicious!

Also make sure to stop by the Cutty Sark and the stunning University, while in the neighbourhood.

Or why not just take it away up to the centre of the world…GMT anyone?

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Those views…even better at sundown.

Yes that is probably my most over used picture but I absolutely adore it…taken on an iPhone 6 and all gal haha.

So there it is, my little round up of that magical place I used to call home.

It is the reason I am in NYC this weekend too ‘cos that is where I met the birthday gal.

Hope you enjoyed this post and thank you yet again for reading these rambles and giving me all the reasons to publish 100 posts.

Until next time,

TCB

xox

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