Craig shares details of a day spent at the cheese and craft beer market in London’s trendy East Village E20
Just a few short minutes from Stratford station and you’re in the heart of the vibrant, bustling and trendy East Village E20, which according to certain sources is one of London’s hippest postcodes. With various markets and events held there regularly I was excited to be invited to attend the cheese and craft beer market.
The entrance to London’s hippest postcode: East Village E20
Vegan doesn’t have to be tasteless and this incredible fried sandwich proved it.
The smell of street food got us even before we’d entered the market, and there were a number of stalls to choose from, offering wraps crammed with various fillings, Chinese food and vegan delights, to name just a few. View Post
Craig shares details of his stay at the luxury five star Belmond Reid’s Palace Hotel in Funchal, Madeira
The stunning Belmond Reid’s Palace Hotel, set in a stunning cliff edge
With some of the most stunning views across Madeira, the Belmond Reid’s Palace Hotel nestles gently on the edge of a beautiful cliff top in all its luxurious pink glory. Noted as one of the most famous Hotels in the world, frequented by none other than Sir Winston Churchill himself, it was an honour to have three wonderful nights here. Welcome to the Belmond Reid’s Palace Hotel
Belmond Reid’s Palace spans a large area of the cliff edge in Madeira
While a little ‘normal’ and unassuming from the roadside, the second you step beyond its doors you are transported to a different era. One of decadence and indulgence, of class, elegance and taste. This Hotel was not built to be enjoyed from the road, but from the sea, where you are afforded the magical spectacle of its perfect cliff top position.
With 158 beautifully styled and decorated rooms, 4 restaurants (1 with a Michelin star), 3 pools, a spa, a sauna, and its own tennis courts, it is the perfect escape. Take afternoon tea on the picturesque terrace, enjoy perfect poached eggs and a bucks fizz for breakfast while overlooking the Atlantic ocean, or explore Funchal with the Hotel as your base. The choices are yours.
Breakfast choices at the Belmond Reid’s Palace Hotel are wide and varied, and the coffee is great!
Craig gets a trim and a tidy at Huckle The Barber using products by Baxter of California, and reviews some of their products
Just some of the Baxter of California range, available online at mankind.co.uk
With two shops in London Huckle the Barber are a men’s grooming space and barbers with no frills, no gimmicks and a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Offering everything from beard trims, hair cuts, luxury facials and wet shaves, it’s a very cool place to freshen up. With my turn in the chair I was treated to a wash, cut, beard trim and wet shave with products by Baxter of California.
Time to freshen up at Huckle The Barber with products by Baxter of California
Well over due for a freshen up, my hair was washed and conditioned with Baxter shampoo and conditioner. Available from a number of outlets across the UK including Mankind, the range covers every aspect of your daily grooming routine.
Born out of LA, Baxter of California are a brand who create products for the modern man, and is inclusive of all kinds of modern masculinity. Their ‘Life Lived True’ campaigns puts the spotlight on a diverse range of men, all cast directly from the streets of LA.
Baxter of California Global General Manager Yann Joffredo says “Life Lived true is about being honest with yourself, embracing your imperfections, and not being afraid to showcase who you are as you experience life”