So the other day I found out that Hoxton Pony do free food every Thursday, I thought this was too good to be true so me and my friend thought we would pop down to see if the madness was true! Would you believe it the Hoxton Pony has 2-4-1 cocktails and FREE food ( I did a little dance on the inside) not only that but they have some wicked Dj’s Playing it was like they had taken my phone and started playing my music.
First things first the food! Anyone that knows me knows that I have an unconditional eternal love for chicken wings. And the Hoxton Pony had 2 different types of wings (They clearly know the way to my heart) this was accompanied by a veggie option of wild mushroom risotto or Chilli tacos, Cheese and crackers, Salmon, Coleslaw, Breads, Salad basically they had a bit of everything and something for everyone.
Chicken Wings & Tacos
The main reason I went to the Hoxton Pony was to see my old housemate we hadn’t seen each over for ages so it was nice to catch up. It feels like we are both always working! however hes working a little bit harder than me as he’s in the process of writing his third play – that’s write third! Its so nice to sit and talk with him a bout all the creative concepts he has for plays and how they apply to reality and how they are based on the things he has been exposed to.
As I don’t get to see him as often as I would like I know that all I have to do is check his Twitter or Instagram to be entertained and reminded of why he’s my friend.
The lovely James and our cocktails
The cocktails were great and as most of them were 2-4-1 we ended up staying for a couple of hours whilst we waited for my over friend so we could go on to an event ( This will be my next blog post) I can defiantly recommend the Banana Cove pictured above ( tall red one) despite the name it doesn’t actually taste like banana its more of a fresh taste a bit like a Berry Mojito!
I want you guys to hear the song of the evening I had it on repeat the day before so when I walked in and heard it playing I knew the Hoxton Pony was somewhere i would feel at home. Introducing J.Cole – Cole Summer
To Be Continued…
On Saturday me and a couple of friends went down to Canary Wharf where they had a free Jazz Festival going on!
I decided to take this as an opportunity for me to do an Outfit of the day or #OOTD as its known, its all well and good putting an outfit together ask any of my friends I get changed at least five times before I leave the house ( could be OCD ) but the thought of taking pictures/ having pictures taken of me makes me cringe to no end. I am the most awkward person when it comes to photographs, I have been ruining pictures since 1991 with this mug of mine. Also looking back I probably should have tidied my room but this is the price that comes with deciding what to wear and you need to leave at 3 and its half 3 -_-
So here it goes, a few snaps of the outfit I wore to the Canary Wharf Jazz Festival :
1. Long line Duster style blazer – ASOS
2. The Playsuit – Topshop
3. Belt – Similar Here
4. Shoe Boots – Topshop Similar here
Annnd back to the Jazz Festival…
It was such a good setting for a small gig, having a musical setting somewhere that people would usually associate with business fiance and work. It was kind of surreal to look up and realize where you actually are…
The first act we saw was not really my type of music but the last act was a Motown band and they were amazing with in seconds everyone was up dancing and singing along. As a young professional living in London it was nice to go to something that was a) Free b) Not just for the ‘edgy’ people.
I’m always on the look out for free music events so in the future I can to post them on here before event and you guys are in the know about whats going on around London.
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Audio Lounge… what can i say about audio lounge?
Well what i can say is that i LOVE Audio Lounge.. after speaking to the creator/ owner of the venue it left me inspired! in fact every one that works there was an absolute pleasure to meet, anyway enough of me talking about how nice people are let me tell you about the actual event…
So every Saturday Audio Lounge hosts an intimate gig for upcoming and inspiring musicians, everyone is welcome to attend and you can nip in and out as you please, although you wont want to nip out as you are literally enthralled by the raw talent of the artists they have playing.
So first up was Nellie Bell an Australian singer song writer who moved to London to record her first album, her music was amazing I only managed to grab a couple minutes of two songs as the memory on my phone is awful and deleting old stuff is on my imaginary to do list. In addition I cant seem to upload the video on here so i will link to here is something recent I found of her on YouTube. As you can imagine seeing this live gives you goosebumps and shivers!
After Nellie Bell we had the wonderful Adam Wedd! fact about Adam he used to play with Ed Sheeran this had me ready for some serious guitar playing, he did not disappoint he sang beautifully in a husky manly kinda of way which is why when he handed out his EP ( for free) I was first in line! Again my memory on my darn phone failed me ( makes a mental note to finally buy a hard drive) so you will have to settle for a link to his website so you can get the full Adam Wedd Experience!
And finally you know that saying ‘all dogs look like their owners’ well at audio lounge I found the dog ( Puppy) that I should own and I fell in love with her!
And that was Audio Lounge, if you ever have the time on a Saturday afternoon and you’re wondering around Marble Arch take the time to visit as you’ll open your ears to a whole new world of talent…
I was lucky enough to attend the Converse #Consproject in Peckham on Thursday, I invited my friend from oxford to come with me as I knew she would love the concept. The aim of the event was to celebrate the end of their workshops, parties, talks and exhibitions created to enthuse the minds of creatives in London. I think the best way for you to get an idea of the event is to show you through pictures…
Once we finally got into the event ( The Q was huge) we headed straight to the bar standing in line is thirsty work! We each got a Rum and Coke and preceded to explore the venue.
The Bar was simply dressed with metal work, trainers and beer there was an inbuilt recording studio which was use for the music production workshops, room dedicated to photography and images of all those that had been involved in the events, workshops and master classes. Among these were some of Grimes* favorites Bashy, Kano and Dizzie Rascal.
Lets move on to the music! The music did not disappoint and we had the privilege of two stepping the night away whilst our ears were graced with the musical duo known as Mount Kimbie.
If you haven’t heard of them click here and have a little listen, once your done so you will understand how happy me and my friend were * cheesy grins all round* as we love a good beat!
Picture Courtesy of Consproject.com/LDN
And of course no night would be complete without a few selfies and a photo booth memento!
So there you have it a brief insight into our visit to the Cons-project Final Party!
Courtesy of Urban Dictionary :
*Grime is not garage
Grime is not jungle
Grime is not hip-hop and Grime is not ragga.
Grime is a mix between all of these with strong, hard hitting lyrics. It’s the inner city music scene of London.
And is also a lot to do with representing the place you live or have grown up in.