I never thought anything would beat going through the Blackwall Tunnel twice last Friday with Tom Deacon and Big G, but this week matched up to last weeks epicness. Too much awesome stuff has happened this week. Thus, in order to calm the OCD in me and return back to Planet Normal, here is a nice little organised list summarising the cool things I've discovered this week...
BAND OF THE WEEK
- My words will not justify how cool these guys are. Just listen to them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhYQbtNCAyU
BOOK OF THE WEEK
Waterland by Graham Swift
This is our book for THIS month's Book n Booze Club. Join fellow B&Bs on Sunday 29th at 12.30pm at El Paso in Shoreditch for an afternoon of light debate, book chat and beer. It's supremely fun. I have no idea what this book is like, but risk it with me and we can talk about it on the 29th :D :D :D :D
RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK
Sketch Restaurant, Mayfair
On Saturday I adventured to Sketch for a friend's 24th birthday party. It is the type of restaurant that Instagram was made for and has the mise-en-scene perfect for a Luc Besson film. It's decadent, ridiculous, spacious and secretive all at once. Each room is something fresh out of The Fifth Element and the whole environment screams decadence and eccentric charm. The drinks were gorgeous as was the afternoon tea. Yes, it's not cheap, but it is definitely cool. To be honest if there is only one reason you should visit this twilight zone of a restaurant.... it is to use the toilets. They are giant eggs. Yes. Eggs. You can recreate any scene from ALIEN that you want. And if THAT'S not a reason to go to an expensive restaurant in Mayfair, I don't know WHAT is.
COFFEE SHOP OF THE WEEK
Long White Cloud, Hoxton
I was lucky enough to discover this place today at the recommendation of the charming DJ Dan Gerrett (@Dan_Cat). Just on Hackney Road, Dan & I spent two hours making our way through the extensive healthy menu of cakes, vegetarian and fair trade delights on offer. (*The eggs & chilli on toast are a MUST*). Not only are the owners so charming and wonderful, (as are all the staff who work there), but the food and coffee is expertly made. If you are a health freak and a coffee addict at the same time, this place is for you. It's got a very chilled atmosphere too so if you need a place to sit down and work, or have a calm secretive chat, come here. This place seemed to exude creativity.
PUB OF THE WEEK
The Mayflower Pub in Rotherhithe Village