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PITCH Stratford

PITCH Stratford - Open Air Bar, Street Food and Cinema. Influencer event by Adwaiz and LondonFoodBoy. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis.

A brand new open air space in East London.

For those who watch my daily Instagram stories, it may come as no surprise but for those who are yet to discover that side of me, I have a confession to make… Are you ready? *takes a deep breath* Erm, you see, the thing is… I love food. I mean, I eat all the time! From dirty American burgers to classic fish and chips, I often plea for help for my perfectly imbalanced diet. *avoids checking his weight on scales*

On Friday, I got invited to an influencer event at PITCH Stratford. Tucked away a few minutes down the road from Stratford station, this colourful outdoor oasis serves some serious 80s and 90s vibes. Abstract lighting, geometric shapes, and vibrant colours really set the tone for this venue. Therefore, we were all feeling our throwback oats! *plays “Push It” by Salt-N-Pepa and prances around the venue*

PITCH Stratford - Open Air Bar, Street Food and Cinema. Influencer event by Adwaiz and LondonFoodBoy. Blogger Shelley Morecorft and Orney. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis.PITCH Stratford - Open Air Bar, Street Food and Cinema. Influencer event by Adwaiz and LondonFoodBoy. Corona Extra and street food. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis.PITCH Stratford - Open Air Bar, Street Food and Cinema. Influencer event by Adwaiz and LondonFoodBoy. Hot dog from Tico's and dumplings from The Gyoza Guys. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis.PITCH Stratford - Open Air Bar, Street Food and Cinema. Influencer event by Adwaiz and LondonFoodBoy. Live DJ on Fridays. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis.

Gourmet hot dogs and bottomless prosecco.

During our visit at PITCH Stratford, we were offered a selection of quality street food and drinks. My blogger friends and I opted for some gourmet hot dogs from Tico’s and the most delicious dumplings from The Gyoza Guys. Jugs of PIMM’s and bottomless Prosecco enhanced our experience, whilst the DJ kept us entertained until late hours on a Friday. *dances like nobody is watching*

On Wednesday and Sunday evenings, PITCH Stratford shows a variety of films from the 80s, 90s and today. It’s almost the end of the season, so… Grab a bean bag, put on wireless headphones and enjoy a glass of rosé in this fabulous open air space. I believe that this might be the perfect spot to take my new flame to. *zero new messages on Tinder*

PITCH Stratford - Open Air Bar, Street Food and Cinema. Influencer event by Adwaiz and LondonFoodBoy. Georgie Beaven @georgiebeaven , Victoria Abrosino @Philorose, Shelley Morecroft @shelleyannem and Ornella Olivia Kolle @orneiineii . Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis.

From left to right: Georgie Beaven (@georgiebeaven), Victoria Abrosino (@Philorose), Shelley Morecroft (@shelleyannem) and Ornella Olivia Kolle (@orneiineii)

 

PITCH Stratford
Bridge Rd,
London, E15 3PA

07503 361640

Style

Brilliantly British

St Lukes Mews in Notting Hill. Wearing KRONABY Sweden Sekel Watch, Zara College Bomber Jacket and Printed Top in Navy Blue, Primark Stone Twill Stretch Skinny Trouser and Boxfresh Shoes. Snapped by Ed Lemon from The Discerning Man. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis

The Mews of Notting Hill.

Recently, I met up with my blogger superstar friend Ed Lemont from The Discerning Man. *insert two men with bunny ears partying emoji here* We spent our Sunday afternoon gossiping and scouting around the most instagrammable area of London – Notting Hill. From the world-famous market on Portobello Road to cutting-edge galleries and theatres, there’s always something to do in this fabulous neighbourhood.

On this particular day, we stumbled upon St Lukes Mews, which served me some serious autumn vibes. I paired a bomber jacket from Zara with these super comfortable skinny trousers from Primark. To complete this look, I picked up my favourite iPhone case and wrapped the Kronaby watch around my wrist. It’s hard to imagine that we are 2/3rds into summer 2017, so this look really makes a good transition to the following season. *starts stocking up his wardrobe with layers* Oh, and I’m 100% bananas for this navy blue top from Zara, which perfectly matches my weird personality.

Later that day, we had our healthy lunch at Jūsu Brothers on Westbourne Grove. I treated myself to a chicken sandwich, whilst Ed indulged himself in eggs and avocado toast. See the Instagram post here.

St Lukes Mews in Notting Hill. Blog by Skirmantas PetraitisSt Lukes Mews in Notting Hill. Snap Case from Case Station (The Blackest by MU Studio). Wearing KRONABY Sweden Sekel Watch, Zara College Bomber Jacket and Printed Top in Navy Blue, Primark Stone Twill Stretch Skinny Trouser. Snapped by Ed Lemon from The Discerning Man. Blog by Skirmantas PetraitisSt Lukes Mews in Notting Hill. Snap Case from Case Station (The Blackest by MU Studio). Wearing KRONABY Sweden Sekel Watch, Zara College Bomber Jacket and Printed Top in Navy Blue, Primark Stone Twill Stretch Skinny Trouser. Snapped by Ed Lemon from The Discerning Man. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis

Made for Life.

I’m quite a simple guy when it comes to my accessory choices, but when it comes to my iPhone – it gets a little bit out of hand. Often, I spend hours online browsing through thousands of designs, searching for that perfect iPhone case. But unfortunately, most cases in the market scratch easily and fade over time… It’s 2017, there must be an accessory brand that produces exceptionally durable cases?!

During my visit at Christmas in July festival, I discovered Case Station. They not only produce quality smartphone cases but also excel in their customer journey. With Case Station, people can personalise their own smartphone case by uploading their photos, adding text, backgrounds and designs. As a savvy Instagrammer, I love making collages of my own Instagram posts. Therefore, Case Station has its own design studio built-in within the website, so you can fully customise your case the way you want to. *jaw drops* The possibilities are endless!

Also, I can choose from thousands of art collection designs available on the website. In this shoot, I picked up a snap case designed by MU Studio. It definitely goes well with most outfits I wear these days! *thumbs up*

Case Station offers only the highest quality designs by using space grade materials and exclusively-patented technology prints, so it doesn’t scratch off, fade or break. #LifetimeGuarantee 

Make sure you check Case Station out and use code ‘mrsalt17‘ to get 25% off your order.

Giveaway

Want to win a smartphone case from Case Station? Then follow these 3 easy steps:

  1. Follow @skirmy and @casestationuk on Instagram.
  2. Like and comment on this Instagram post, kudos if you tag your friend.
  3. Leave your name AND email address in a comments section below. You can comment as many times as you want, but you must leave your email, so I can contact you if you win!

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* This giveaway ends 4th of September, 2017 at 12 PM GMT. The winner will be notified by email! *

St Lukes Mews in Notting Hill. Wearing KRONABY Sweden Sekel Watch, Zara College Bomber Jacket and Printed Top in Navy Blue, Primark Stone Twill Stretch Skinny Trouser and Boxfresh Shoes. Snapped by Ed Lemon from The Discerning Man. Blog by Skirmantas PetraitisSt Lukes Mews in Notting Hill. Wearing KRONABY Sweden Sekel Watch, Zara College Bomber Jacket and Printed Top in Navy Blue, Primark Stone Twill Stretch Skinny Trouser and Boxfresh Shoes. Snapped by Ed Lemon from The Discerning Man. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis

SHOP: The Blackest by MU Studio Snap Case from Case Station | Sekel Watch from KRONABY Sweden | College Bomber Jacket from Zara | Printed Top in Navy Blue from Zara | Stone Twill Stretch Skinny Trouser from Primark | Shoes from Boxfresh

Thanks to Case Station for sponsoring this post. However, all views are my own.

Playlists

Spice and Shuffle 06

Spice and Shuffle 06 Spotify Playlist. Curated by Skirmantas Petraitis, editor of Mr. Salt and Pepper. Features songs by Camila Cabello, Selena Gomez, Charli XCX, Galantis, Don Diablo, Halsey, Katy Perry, Loreen and more.August Rush Spice!

Another month, another playlist! This month, I packed the 6th edition of “Spice and Shuffle” playlist with some killer dance tunes, including several remixes to songs I’ve already been dancing to all summer. The playlist starts with some remixes, then moves to trap hip-hop, then to EDM. Therefore, it’s a non-stop dancing routine!

The former Fifth Harmony singer, Camila Cabello, is my artist of the month. Her latest single – OMG (feat. Quavo) – is track number 6. *my god, you look good today* Throughout the set, you can hear new songs from Major Lazer, Selena Gomez, Galantis, Loreen, Jax Jones, Charli XCX and more. You’re in for a treat!

So, without further ado, here’s the “Spice and Shuffle 06” playlist! Gather your friends, mix some cocktails and press play…

Don’t forget to follow Mr. Salt and Pepper’s Spotify profile to stay up-to-date with the latest music. I’m always up for hearing new music, so please feel free to email me your suggestions!

Events Food & Drink Tech

Drinki Summer Party

Drinki Summer Party at The Brewhouse in East London. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis.

Drinks on the house?!

Let’s face it, going out is quite expensive! *rolls eyes*. Long gone are the days when a pint of beer used to cost less than a fiver and you could treat your squad with a round of drinks without breaking a bank. Times have changed but are we going to stay at home and do nothing? Most definitely not!

Luckily, the guys at Drinki are here to change the way we experience nightlife forever. Their intention is to make people go out more and to do so, they offer the first round on the house. *shook* Yes, that’s right, I’m talking about free drinks at hundreds of bars in London. From Espresso Martini at Grind to Mirrorball cocktail at Simmons, there are plenty of drinks to choose from.

After your first round, Drinki has exclusive drink offers available all night. You can collect ‘drinkis’ by sharing your referral code with your friends. It’s that simple. Once the happy hour kicks in, I round up my squad and get going! *puts on Diana Ross on shuffle* So, what are your plans this evening?

DOWNLOAD: Drinki App on the App Store and Google Play. Use code “SKIRMY” to get 2 FREE drinkis!

Drinki Summer Party at The Brewhouse in East London. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis.Drinki Summer Party at The Brewhouse in East London. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis.

Let’s get wavy!

Last week, Drinki invited me to their summer party. *puts on his drinking hat* They teamed up with Emerald Street to throw a huge party with big tunes, exciting games and insanely strong (free) Margaritas. The party took place at The Brewhouse in East London.

I had the opportunity to meet the CEO of Drinki, Tariq Aris, who was shooting tequila shots from a toy gun into our mouths, all night.  It was pretty insane! *tequila overdose* The atmosphere was very chilled, so my time there went by very quickly. I managed to make new friends, get a little bit tipsy and save a lot of money. Therefore, it’s a win win situation. Thanks Drinki! x

Drinki Summer Party at The Brewhouse in East London. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis.DJ set. Drinki Summer Party at The Brewhouse in East London. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis.Drinki Summer Party at The Brewhouse in East London. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis.

SHOP: Oversized Cut & Sew Sweatshirt In Velour from ASOS | Baseball Cap In Burgundy from ASOS | Faux Leather Trousers from Zara

Life Style

StyleFADE Interview

Ste from StyleFADE interviews Mr. Salt and Pepper about blogging. Blog by Skirmantas Petraitis.Several months ago, Ste from StyleFADE reached out to me to find out more about the Mr. Salt and Pepper blog and my views as a male blogger. We talked about aliens, puberty and fake influencers. *creating controversial headlines as we speak*

Below, I selected my favourite 4 questions and answers from this interview. You can read the full “Male Blogger Spotlight” interview here!

Why did you start blogging?

After years of working for a digital media agency and several publications across the UK, one day I thought to myself “right, I need to create something for me, a platform that would unleash my creative spirit and add value to it”. First and foremost, I wanted to have a personal journal where I share my thoughts and experiences. I knew that I couldn’t keep this under wraps for too long.

My friends were always asking me, “Where did you get this jumper you were wearing the other day” or “where’s good to go this weekend?”. So I started to take pictures of myself/places I go to and post everything on my blog. I spend my early mornings, evenings and weekends scouting for places and putting together looks for Mr. Salt and Pepper. For me, it goes way beyond just a hobby, it’s my life!

How do you think male blogging has changed in its infancy?

I think male blogging just hit puberty! As someone who just recently made his blogging comeback, I didn’t get a chance to experience this growth through the years. I started blogging and managing websites when I was just 14 years old. From fan pages to forums, I was thrilled to create content and build large communities online. In 2007, I started video blogging, which REALLY established me in my home country – Lithuania. Back then, blogging was a platform for people share their thoughts and experiences. There was no such thing as brand collaborations or sponsored content. Everyone was genuinely interested in creating engaging content and building their audience… and that’s exactly what I’m trying to do here.

Looking at your blog; what makes you most proud, what do you look at and think ‘yeah, I did good there’?

Creating the “Mr. Salt and Pepper” brand and coming up with a direction for it was (and still is) my proudest moment to date. It took me months of planning and researching before I finally launched my blog. Prior to that, I spent a lot of time experimenting with my style, upgrading my photography game and establishing a consistent style across my social media profiles.

Apart from that, I feel the proudest when I open up to my readers. Quite recently, I wrote a post about my video blogging past, which I thought was a very touchy subject. I was quite embarrassed because I didn’t take any opportunities in the past. I’m not someone who has regrets in life but I would most definitely do things differently now. Anyways, once I clicked the “publish” button – I felt a huge relieve and even did my signature success dance. *fist pump* Everything happens for a reason – all you can do now is just do what you love.

Blog posts can be really personal, where do you find your inspirations to blog?

I find inspiration from the people around me. I hang out with a very diverse group of people who experience life in so many different ways. Quite often, I try to get into their shoes and see things from their point of view.

Also, living in London helps a lot. It’s a great place to discover new things and get inspired. From art exhibitions to fashions events, there’s always something cool going on. I use my blog as a guidebook for those who want to make most of living in this great city.

SHOP: Skinny Check Shirt In Navy from ASOS | Basic Relaxed Fit T-shirt from Zara |Sekel Watch from KRONABY Sweden | Denim Shorts from H&M | Hi Plimsolls In White Mesh from Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II

Snapped by Ed Lemont (@discerningman)