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London Cafés: Brickwood

It’s hard to say what I loved most about my first visit to Brickwood in Clapham. It might have been the coffee, it might have been the bunting and fairy lights strung along the exposed brick walls, it might have been the coffee OR it might just have been the thoughtful shelf full of Tiny Teddies, Shapes, Violet Crumbles and other assorted Australian treats. On reflection – it’s probably just all of the above.

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Café Liberty

I like to think of Liberty as my true north – much like Daisy and Gatsby’s green light. For some, it’s just a shop (one full of exorbitantly priced goods) so this will sound a bit materialistic and pretentious. Regardless, for me it’s always represented more and my love for it, quite frankly, is unwavering. The first time I ever visited London, I stayed at the YHA hostel down the road. I loved escaping the tiny room to spend hours wandering the store instead, admiring Liberty’s…

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Top 5 Dublin Eats

I had a handful of preconceived notions about what Dublin was going to be like prior to visiting, but none of them included a vision of the Irish capital with such amazing food. After all, no one really goes to Dublin on St. Patricks Day for the food…that said, I have to say I was really quite impressed and after four days, I left extremely well fed. What I did notice is that it was hard to find a consolidated list of recommendations – coffee was…

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St. Clements – Parsons Green

I discovered the lovely little St. Clements on Instagram one morning and couldn’t believe that it was just down the road from my flat. I really had no choice but to pay it a visit for afternoon tea as soon as possible. Pretty, bright and opposite the seemingly evergreen Parson Green (how apt its name really is), the café is a little gem. Hidden in plain sight on New Kings Road, it’s a short walk from the tube and nicely removed from the rest of…

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