If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you probably saw me having the time of my life at the Mercedes-Benz event last week… Drinks, canapés, art installations and Tinie Tempah – oh, yasss! *rewatches his insta stories all over again* I had the unique opportunity to experience the brand new Mercedes-Benz X-Class before everyone else. This was my first ever car launch event and it exceeded all of my expectations!
The Mercedes-Benz X-Class is uniquely versatile. It can be used as a rugged, all-terrain pickup but also as a vehicle, perfect for urban lifestyles. Tough and stylish… Sounds just like me, right?
The event was held in South East London’s old Printworks factory. There were a total of 6 X-Class vehicles on display. One was used as an art object, bathed in changing lights and projected from a kaleidoscope. Another X-Class was utilised as a bar assistant filled with beer and ice, whilst the blue version of the pickup was used as a DJ stand for the exhibition area! So, there was a lot to experience through the night. *scrolls down to see more*
Everyone from our blogging community was there and we haven’t had so much fun since the Patron Tequila event last summer. Although we won’t bring this up again, okurrr?! *tries to erase memories from his drunken antics, yikes*
I can’t thank Mercedes-Benz enough for including me in this event! Check out the teaser trailer for The X-Class here:
So, what do you think about the brand new Mercedes-Benz X-Class? Let me know in the comments section below.
I absolutely love spending time on the rooftop. After a long day, I get super excited to come home to my own personal oasis with a glass of wine. Here I can share the excitement and joy with people that matter to me the most.
Last week, I invited Gabriele (@gabrielegz) and Justina (@itsjustinesjournal) over for a wine and pizza chillout. The weather was good enough for us to just sit outside and enjoy a bottle of smooth and aromatic Merlot. It was so great to pair the wine with two loaded pizzas… Because those are two of my favourite things in the world! *duh*
Gabriele, Justina and I haven’t seen each other for ages. Therefore, I was so excited to come home and catch up. The smooth and aromatic taste of Gallo’s Merlot really set the mood for the evening, especially with added mouth-watering hints of black fruits and raspberry. *yummm*
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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?
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
I must admit, it’s been 2 weeks now and I’m still having some serious Miami withdrawals! My Instagram feed is heaving with holiday posts from up to this day, simply because I’m taking my time off to really set my mind up for the summer. There are some really exciting projects coming my way, so make sure you keep an eye on my blog for further announcements! *yay*
Words cannot describe how amazing my trip to Miami was. I spent my days basking in the sun, chilling on the yacht, dancing until sunrise and drowning myself in refillable Double Gulps. We took SO MANY PICTURES, I mean, way too many! This is just a handful of shots I picked from our days out in Wynwood, Jungle Island, Ocean Drive and Loews Miami Beach Hotel. You can find out more information about these places on my Miami city guide below. *scrolls down*
So, without further ado… Here’s my complete Miami city guide, featuring excessive amounts of fried chicken, bottomless drag brunches and out-of-this-world creatures (no, not you).
Spring Chicken – I’ll go anywhere where they serve fried chicken… or any chicken, really. Order their new Hot and Sweet chicken sandwich with cheesy fries! Pssst… *evidence here*
Havana 1957 – situated in the centre of Española Way, this epic little gem is the closest thing you can get to Cuba without being in Cuba. We’ve tried their signature dish, which is a family traditional roasted chicken, served with a delicious Cuban gravy, white rice and black beans on the side – all under twenty bucks!
Chalán on the Beach – the perfect lunch spot. Peruvian fantasy! Order ocopa for starters, which is a very smooth and tasty sauce, used as a dressing for boiled potatoes. Otherwise, ask the waiter for daily specials!
The Broken Shaker – in the evening, this compact watering hole in the Freehand Hostel turns into the coolest backyard in South Beach. The cocktails there are on point, whilst resident DJs set the perfect mood for the night. Try EVERYTHING on the menu because it’s just hard to pick one!
Gaythering – Miami’s answer to Circa Soho. This little venue is perfect for socialising and making new connections. There are plenty of board games available and you might get some free pizza as well. *eats his body weight in pizza*
Twist – the ultimate Miami gay party experience. Two levels and seven bars make this a must-visit venue in South Beach. You can have a bar crawl without even leaving the place! I spent most of my time in the smoking area, where they played Britney Spears music videos non-stop. *Mr. Salt and Pepper’s Vegas residency takes The Magic City*
Score – high-energy venue featuring a giant disco ball and fierce drag queens. I went there with my girl Shangela and it was a night to remember! So, add this to your nightlife itinerary.
Daytime Pool Party – there are plenty of those happening, especially over the weekend. The one I went to was at The Raleigh – disco beats, unicorn inflatables and sexy people. *wink wink*
Pérez Art Museum Miami – in my previous post, I wrote about my experience at PAMM and it was astounding. On Saturday, visit their Science Barge and learn more about the environmental sustainability efforts in Miami. Perhaps we could apply some of that knowledge to our city?
Wynwood Walls – home to over 70 galleries, museums and collections. At first, it may seem as a usual hipster hangout but it gets much more exciting as you spend more time at this infamous arts district. We have SO MANY PHOTOS from Wynwood and you can see a little chunk of that in this post!
Jungle Island – birds, cats, monkeys and dinosaur-like creatures. We were impressed!
Last week, I teamed up with Outsavvy, an LGBT ticketing guide, to experience the Irish capital Dublin. This is our second international trip (first one being Magical Pride at Disneyland® Paris) and it’s part of their “travel package deal” launch. I cannot wait to share more information on this very soon!
Prior to our trip to Dublin, my thoughts on the Irish capital were: Guinness, Sinéad O’Connor and evil Leprechauns. Of course, all of those things do exist but I had no idea that this city has so much more to it. Pretty much every single pub has it’s own irish folk band playing live music and their cuisine is way better than in Britain (sorry about it).
For three (3) full days, we ran around Dublin like it’s rush hour to discover the best places to eat, drink and have a jolly good time. Scroll down to continue…
Here’s my complete Dublin City guide, featuring a copious amounts of Guinness and donuts with bacon… No, I’m serious, donuts with BACON! Read on…
The Old Mill at The Temple Bar – when you wake up with a sober hangover and only have €10 left from last night. This fabulous little pub in Temple Bar serves the best Irish Breakfast in town with unlimited teas and coffees. Perfect start of the day!
The Rolling Donut – probably the biggest cultural shock of 2017 – donuts with bacon (pictured above)! It may sound odd but it tastes sooo yummy, almost as good as them pancakes with bacon and maple syrup (thanks New York City). Other than that, there are plenty of other flavours to choose from. Who would’ve thought that Dublin is so hip?!
KLAW – crabshack dining experience in the heart of Dublin. We tried Sampler Menu 2, which has 5 different types of oysters. Super fresh and delicious, we are definitely coming back for more.
The Blazen Head – established in 1198, “The Blazen Head” is Ireland’s oldest running pub. It’s almost as old as Lithuania, can you imagine?! Order the Irish Stew, it amazing.
Peadar Kearney’s Pub – among the dark woods, antique mirrors and faded walls, this authentic pub brings together locals (and tourists) who just love to kick back and listen to some live irish music. This was the first place I tried the Genuine-Irish-Guinness. *inserts guilty emoji here* I know, I have sinned but imagine going to a place and not trying/doing something that the place is known for. In this case, I had to try an alcoholic beverage (full of nutrients, btw) whilst being absent from alcohol.
The Foggy Dew – situated next to the Central Bank Square, “The Foggy Dew” is a great place to start your night out. Favourite feature: the Irish music recording certificates hanging on walls.
The Temple Bar Pub – this pub is like a department store – once you’re in you can’t find your way out. The craic is mighty and the music is thar barr, so there’s no reason to leave.
Pantibar – as Ireland’s national f**king treasure, “Pantibar” was EVERYTHING! Friendly customers, cheap booze and DJs playing the best tunes out there. Just imagine, a 10-minute Britney Spears medley playing in the background whilst you (not me) are drinking a pint of double vodka for €5 and dancing on tables like nobody’s watching. My Snapchat story was on fire that night.
The George – Dublin’s most popular gay club. Similar to “The Temple Bar”, I struggled to find my way out, but that was after 2 hours of intense “choreography”, which I “performed” on the main stage. Entry is €5.
Mother Club – a sub-terrain queer club featuring intense flashing lights and quality electro sounds. Peak hours are 1am-3am on Saturdays. Check out their Facebook page for cheaper entry. Entry is €5-10.
National Gallery of Ireland – the greatest collection of European and Irish fine art. I went to see the Turner 2017 exhibition and it was quite a treat. Admission is free.