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February 2016

Bone Daddies / Soho


After work on friday my dear friend Karla messaged me and said “Bone Daddies, 6.30pm”. After a quick google session I found out that Bone Daddies on Peter Street in Soho is one of soon four restaurants. They serve Ramen noodles and super yummy side dishes. Cool. Awesome. We like it already.
Me and my colleague Sher left the City and travelled to Soho and was met by our friends and a 20 minute queue. Now, for a party of 7 it wasn’t actually a long wait aaaand the sake probably made the wait feel shorter..

Warm Sake for all!I chose the Soy Ramen with chicken and *uhm..* cock scratchings.
RamenNom nom nom ramen nom nom

If you’re a messy person there are bibs available 🙂
More Sake! Sher and Pharao are terrible influencers.
Enjoying that soup!
Yummy finger-licking gooey korean fried chicken

Mochi Ice Cream! A must if you go. The Salt Caramel was my fave.

Noelle’s quick five
Service: Most of them smiled and were chatty, some seemed slightly stressed. No wonder since the restaurant is absolutely tiny with lots and lots of cramped seats. Thumbs up to the staff who got our many orders right.
Food: Absolutely delicious. My first impression was that there wasn’t enough broth but the bowl was seriously deep!
Atmosphere: Great. My fantastic colleague decided to sing Happy Birthday to me and the entire restaurant joined in.. (it wasn’t my birthday). Vibey music as well!
Interior: I mean, they clearly focus more on the atmosphere and food, which I would prefer any day of the week.. But the interior was ok. Nothing too special.
Toilets: Clean. I’m happy.

Would I go back? Yes indeed.



Dairy free scones


During the last couple of weeks I have tried to cut down on dairy for no other reason than my skin seems to like me more without it. I am constantly on pinterest and google to find dairy-free recipes and save them all. One of the recipes I came across was dairy free scones! Now, who doesn’t love scones?! As usual, I didn’t really stick to the recipe but I used this as a guide.


Prep: 15 min

Cook: 15-20 min

Servings: Let’s just say I will double the recipe next time I make it..

  • 200g plain flour
  • 50g dairy free margarine – I used Vitalite, sunflower goodness
  • 25g caster sugar – I used organic coconut sugar, because why not?
  • 1 egg
  • Small amount of dairy free milk – I used hazelnut milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • A pinch of salt

I added a bit of cinnamon too.. I just can’t help it.

Sieve flour, baking powder and salt into a mixing bowl. Blend in the margarine until it looks like fine breadcrumbs. Stir in your choice of sugar.

In another bowl beat the egg with a little bit of dairy free milk.

Make a well in the centre of the dry mix (see picture) and add in most of the egg mixture, keeping back some for glazing. Stir to form a stiff dough and add milk or more flour if necessary.

Knead the dough on a floured surface -don’t knead too much- and roll out to 1cm thick.

Be creative (see picture again) and cut into rounds to create equal amounts and shape it into whatever you prefer. I rolled them into balls and flattened them out a bit with a fork.

Place them on a greased baking tray or add parchment paper.

Bake for about 15-20 minutes until golden and yummy.

I personally prefer scones with cream cheese and jam, and as you can see I like a lot of it!

My boyfriend approved of the scones (he’s my biggest critic) however he would’ve preferred them with clotted cream. My colleagues at work absolutely loved them and I have promised to make them again soon soooo all in all, this recipe is a keeper!

Puss, N


Hidden gems in Bermondsey


After visiting the White Cube we walked around the area and found some pretty amazing interior shops. Most was second hand/antique and prices varied quite a lot!
The London Second Hand Store had everything from beds to desks, bowls, candle holders and book shelves.
Look at that two seated armchair?! So amazing. 
Random bits and bobs everywhere
Beautiful carafes and glassesA stunning wooden world globe! Would look amazing in a modern home, don’t you think? I love the mix of modern and second hand.

After the second hand store we walked further down the road called Ropewalk and found the Maltby Street Market. We unfortunately arrived when all the food stalls were closing, but I can’t wait to go back on a dry and sunny day!
We found another interior gem called Lassco. They had the most amazing lights and antique furniture on display mixed with new designer pieces. 

So many knobs!!Olive oil, jam and pasta products from Greece

Beautiful sailmen-inspired garments and fabrics for sewing
My current obsession; candles! If only you could smell this! Reminds me of my Jo Malone candle that also has hints of sandalwood and musk – only cheaper.
This baby was £10 and burn time is approx 45 hours, sounds good to me!

I’d highly recommend taking the short walk from London Bridge or tube to Bermondsey station and wander around. They have plenty of cafes and restaurants to make a day out of it!



Minimalism at its best


On Saturday me and Gabriel visited the White Cube in Bermondsey for the first time – and it won’t be the last. The building has been around since the 70s but was redesigned by London and Berlin-based architects Casper Mueller Kneer and opened as the White Cube in October 2011. 
Bricks, glass and concrete; three of my favourite materials
Dressed in grey and black – reflecting the awful weather outside

White walls and beautiful polished concrete floor. We were probably admiring the space more than the art!

Picture by G
We finished the visit by stopping by the book shop where they had books from White Cube, Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst, limited edition prints and photographs, tote bags and more.



Vietnam / Sea Links Beach Hotel


The main reason behind travelling to Vietnam was to take part of a big family reunion in Mui Ne, Phan Thiet. My mum’s cousin booked everything – hotel, restaurants and things to do, so there was very little for me to even think about!

At 6.30 am we were picked up by bus and the drive was about 4 hours (including a quick break) from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne.

We stayed at Sea Links Beach Hotel which is, according to the website, Vietnam’s first all-resort complex integrated in Sea Links City. It offers 188 rooms and suites (I would call them apartments!), four pools, restaurants, spa, golf course and a playground for kids. The hotel is a quick walk from the beach and a 5-10 minute ride from the city centre where you will find plenty of restaurants and bars.

Our apartment had three double bedrooms with a big balcony overlooking the sea, modern kitchen with all amenities available, flat screen TVs in all rooms and two bathrooms.

  The picture above is where the main reception is located and also the restaurant, spa and gym.

 Beautiful landscapes
 The pool behind our apartment was lush! They had a bar where you could order fresh juice and smoothies.. YUM!

  Views from the pool, overlooking the seaOur apartment had a open plan hallway, kitchen and living room. That’s my younger cousin right there 🙂
  I stayed in one of the bedrooms with mum. I liked the minimal, white and dark brown design A dark brown border behind the tv. I thought this was pretty clever! It’s a great idea if you don’t want a full feature wall but still want a little something, especially without any art on the walls
  Minimal white wardrobe with automatic lights, swoon. The biggest bedroom with ensuite had a padded soft beige feature wall behind the bed
The ensuite was beautiful! Massive bathtub, shower and the longest bathroom table. The last bedroom was pretty similar to mine and mums.

I stood here countless of times. I’m absolutely obsessed with views like these and find it almost therapeutic!

I’ll write some pros and cons about the hotel in a later post.


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