Let’s be more and chase less

I’m 27. Some of you will say I’m so very young, and others will understand I’m basically feeling 30 (which is still young, but quite a milestone for a 20-something year-old). This is the age where you start questioning whether you’re actually going to ‘make it’. And by ‘making it’ I mean – meeting your parents/peers/society’s expectations…

Un peu de Lumière

I am by no means a professional photographer and I actually did struggle to capture the beauty of the lights installations I’ve seen this weekend. This is my first time attending a Lumière festival. Although it was freezing this Sunday when I went to check them out, I was so fascinated by the installations that…

Spiced apple and blueberries oatmeal

Happy New Year, everybody! Hope you’re sticking to your resolutions and are ready to rock 2016. Tomorrow starts another work year and I think it deserves a warm, nutritious and delicious boost. This is my favourite breakfast oatmeal recipe, which I personalise depending on the season with different fruit and flavours. This is what you will…

10 New Year resolutions that will rock your 2016

Ah, the excitement of New Year resolutions! Who doesn’t love the opportunity of a fresh start, the promise of a new self and the anticipation of greatness? I sure do. I am the queen of planning and ‘resolutionising’.  But as fun as changing direction every three months is, I do find myself rather confused at the end…

Oysters, cocktails and a good ol’ time

I love it when my friends come to visit me in London, as it sends me into ‘Plan the best weekend ever’ mode and I get to make the most out of my time, regardless of how tired I might be after a week of work. *Note: I tend to go for quieter weekends and…

Roasted pumpkin, garlic and chili soup

As the sun softens its glow and the leaves begin to colour in warm, autumnal tones, my favourite season starts. And with it, it brings flavours and comfort food that can only be appreciated on a chilly October evening. Today, I am sharing this nutritious, 3-ingredient soup, that will warm you up and fill you…

Greenwich park – a view to remember

I’ve moved from Bucharest, to Kent, to North London and now I live in South-East London and work in South-West. And this is a good thing! It gives me a chance to always get a different angle on the city… and on life. (excuse the deep, philosophical pun). I recently discovered Greenwich Park and I was…

Oxford on a rainy day – Foodies Festival

Despite a rather rainy day this Sunday, we went to Oxford for the Foodies Festival and regretted nothing. From spiraled potatoes on a skew, to the biggest Persian wrap I ever had, Prosecco bars and coconut water, there was a lot to stuff your face with. I started with olives – big, juicy, marinated olives. Then moved on to…

A summer day in Brighton

Sit back, relax and enjoy! And that is what I just did this Saturday, after a particularly stressful week in London. Brighton was superb, like a true British seaside town.  It’s my second time visiting, but this time the sun and incredibly high temperatures made everything feel even more special! We sunbathed, stuffed our faces…

Hampstead Heath

Me and my friend Diana love spending our Sundays in Hampstead Heath. We don’t just take the journey up north because of the beautiful Parliament Hill view or the old-fashioned bathing ponds; we like to look at houses and day dream about how it would be like to live there. So we imagine ourselves waking up…

Brussels with a touch of Bruges

I took a trip to Brussels in May and loved every second of it. As you might have guessed by now, I am a foodie. In fact, my favourite part about travelling is getting to eat in lots of new places and experience new dishes. That is how I discovered the most delicious beef stew,…

Bake Studio

A while ago I chose to go back to Romania and start my own business. Well, actually to continue what my parents started more than 20 years ago, but run it independently. Here’s the story. I’m pretty sure that many of my friends in London didn’t quite believe I was actually quitting my perfect job to…