Skirt – Lavish Alice / Bag – Weekday / Sandals – ASOS
You know me by now, I love a good food fest; all the sizzling food, the smoke and smells, the ‘argh! I can’t choose!’ decisions and fact that gluttony is totally allowed, makes it my kind of environment!
I popped down to the regenerated kings cross canal area (remember when I gave roller skating a go here?!) for the return of Kerb Saturdays to nab myself a one-of-a-kind burger and to get a few tips from professional photographer Paul Hames who runs photography workshops around London. Where better to practice aperture adjustments (I’m so bad at remembering to increase it when shooting scenery) than at a busy market eh? Even though I use my camera at least once a week, I’m always up for hearing the basics again as there’s always the odd tip to pick up!
Back to the grub I ended up choosing… Well it had to be a burger now didn’t it! Bill or Beak won my hungry eyes with their incredible sounding pork on duck with cheese concoction. Truly, madly, deeply delicious. Square Root‘s natural strawberry soda was my tipple of choice, leaving me feeling like a chirpy child at a birthday party. Good times! Get yourself down to Kerb today.
Hey Epiphannie and your infectious grin!
Thanks to Simply Health for the day out!
This blog will be turning into a London burger trail blog at this rate judging by my last day out in London, oh and the one before that! I assure you that I’m not munching on mince every day even though it looks like it. Beef isn’t even always my burger of choice these days, not since a trip to pop up restaurant Shrimpy’s anyway! I thought I’d take the ‘oily plunge’* and try two soft shell crabs in a bun instead when Mariell, Jostein, Carrie and I visited The Filling Station complex in King’s Cross. Scary thought – yes.
Weird to eat when you actually get down to it – not really!
Visiting Shrimpy’s marked not only a gastronomic first for me, but a location first too. It was my introduction to that northern neck of the woods above St Pancras station where the stunning and relatively new Central Saint Martins school of art and design have located their main campus. Barges and Moorhens alike float down a river that does a great job of adding serenity and timelessness to an otherwise potentially confused area. It’s a big open place where you feel like something’s going to happen, full of juxtapositions; both calm and exciting, new and old where very other building is a futuristic new-build, still wrapped up in scaffolding.
I clearly really liked it as a couple of weeks later, I was back on the CSM fountained forecourt, this time for a spot of roller skating! – did you see the post?
Catch Shrimpy’s and it’s beautifully illustrated interior before it turns into something else!
* Catherine on GBBO referring to dunking her donuts in oil first. Yeah, you got it – got Great British Bake Off on the brain!
Get Your Skates On!
EDIT: THIS IS OPEN FOR ONE MORE DAY TOMORROW FOR FREE!
literally! There’s only one night left to hang out at the pop up Roller Disco in London’s Kings Cross so if you’re in town and don’t have plans this evening – make this your port of call! Tucked away down the right side of the stunning new Central Saint Martins university, the gold chain curtained rink stands ready and waiting to welcome you on to it’s shiny floor, and boy could I not wait to get on it!
Because the site is relatively small and semi-outside, it’s really easy to skate in and walk out again. But if you’re like Carrie, Dunya, Alex, Holly and I then you’d be crazy not to spend the whole evening chilling out, munching on the best burgers and ‘tasting’ your way through the little cocktail menu at the dedicated Disco Bistro that overlooks the rink.
This is my kind of place to hang out. And it seemed to be so for teenage parties, work events and dates too. Diverse groups all had a go at the balancing act on wheels, glugging down beers, making conga lines and occasionally plonking down on their bums. I was pretty proud that all of us managed to stay upright and I even managed to style out any wobbles with a dramatic stroke of the hair as my arm flung upwards with any major wobbles – that’s the way to do it folks, go own that rink!
Thunderbird T-shirt – Truffle Shuffle / Skirt – Zara / Shoes – Office (similar in Topshop) / Jewellery – ASOS and AnnaLou of London
See us in motion in my little Instagram video taken on the night! Keep up to date with the pop up roller disco on their Facebook Page or Twitter where they’ve just announced another FREE day of skating tomorrow plus a disco in the evening – have fun! Have you ever tried roller skating?! I was scared that it would be way harder than blading but I was pleasantly surprised!