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48 Hours in Marrakech

The first time I touched down in Marrakech was about 10 years ago and luckily, a long trip meant I was able to experience plenty of what the gorgeous city had to offer, from afternoons spent on sun-flooded terraces to happy ambles around the labyrinthine souks, it was pretty easy going. More recently, my visit was much shorter so I was determined to pack as much into the weekend as possible. Where to go in Marrakech? If you haven’t shopped in this city’s famous souks, have you ever really shopped? A wander around is a must and depending on where…

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How To Live with Zero Waste

If you think the 5p plastic bag charge was the worst thing that ever happened to Britain, this piece probably isn’t for you. If, however, you share my sentiments about the importance of living sustainably, read on. From shopping local, to opting for eco-friendly packaging and supporting unique cafes and restaurants, the benefits of a zero-waste life are myriad – as many bloggers, activists and sustainable lifestyle advocates will tell you. But what is ‘zero waste’ and who does it benefit? In essence, a zero waste lifestyle is about reducing your potentially harmful impact on the environment. This means considering…

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EAT AT: Ethos

A secret garden in the heart of Fitzrovia, all-vegetarian spot Ethos is one of my favourite restaurants. A unique eatery with a bright airy interior complete with magical birch trees sprouting up through the floor, visitors are invited to serve themselves, piling plates high with veggie delights. Take plenty of photos — the curved wood-clad furniture catches the light beautifully, while huge windows let in the sun during the day. The vibe is minimalist and Scandi-inspired with lots of marble, warm wood and exposed bulbs. What’s on the menu? On the round buffet-style tables, you’ll find a mix of foods hailing from…

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EAT AT: Bronte

Designed by Tom Dixon and his Design Research Studio, Bronte is a dream. Picture lofty ceilings offset by pink concrete, teal and emerald-hued banquettes and signature metallic lighting in brassy and rose-gold tones. Strange artefacts offset the smooth, streamlined aesthetic in some areas, whereas in others, you’ll find nothing but soft velvet curves, hints of malachite and bright lights. Bronte is a luxe central-London joint, and it knows it. What’s on the menu? The standard fare is pan-Asian with sushi, dim sum and bao buns on offer. There’s a choice of not one but three ‘sushi pizzas’ and for the less…

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5 Creative Cafes You Should Visit

Whether for their welcoming atmosphere, freelance-friendly ethos or wicked interiors, we love London’s cafes. The perfect place to park and enjoy a rest from the city, throw ideas around, seek inspiration or settle down to work, everybody has a favourite spot. Allow us to share a few that we really love, both for their creativity and unmatched quality.   Pitfield London, Shoreditch It may look understated from the outside but Pitfield street’s eponymous coffee shop Pitfield London is a treasure trove of eclectic bits and pieces. Serving hearty Italian lunches, tasty salads and sandwiches, it doubles up as an antiques and homewares…

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10 Vegan Chocolate Brands to Know

Now more than ever, Easter is all about chocolate. According to a recent study, kids in the UK receive on average 8.8 Easter eggs per year and that friends, is a buttload of chocolate. Usually, Easter egg chocolate is on the cheap side and contains milk, whey and other animal derivatives, like jelly sweets made from gelatine. Personally, I’m not into the idea of consuming 8.8 crappy chocolate eggs, and much prefer the idea of receiving a beautifully-wrapped chocolate bar that’s top quality and free from any nasties. There are tonnes of inspiring indie chocolate brands out there and most…

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EAT AT: Sketch

If you haven’t heard of Sketch, you’re in for a bizarre treat. One of London’s more eccentric offerings, this Mayfair spot is a hit among fans of pastel pink, which is basically the entire blogging community of London under the age of 24, right? Comprised of lounge-style restaurant named The Gallery, filled with kitsch pink velvet seating and white tablecloths, the walls are lined with illustrations by one of my favourite artists, David Shrigley. Even the crockery is jazzed up with his signature hand-drawn messages and unnerving doodles. I love this place for its aesthetic — especially the giant egg…