Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Rosa's birthday

Feliz cumpleaƱos
Originally uploaded by K's page.

It had been forever since we'd caught up, but what better occassion than her birthday. We went to Salvador & Amanda near Leicester Square for some sangria and celebrations.

Sunday, March 04, 2007


The lollypop table
Originally uploaded by K's page.

The G and I visited Olympia for to see Form, a contemporary art and design exhibition. Interesting...

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Shameless, blameless fun

Shiny disco ball
Originally uploaded by K's page.
Last night, the gang went to Guilty Pleasures for their Wham-inspired 80s night in Koko, Camden. Unbelievably fabulous evening with every single song was a total classic - think I almost cried when "Everything she wants", "Love cats" and "Waiting for a star to fall" came on. One of the many highlights was this troupe of 3 men dancing on stage to I'm you man - too funny. Anyway, we all had an absolute ball.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Chinese new year 2007

The dancing dragon
Originally uploaded by
K's page.
To celebrate the beginning of the year of the pig, we went down to chinatown in London for some yum cha with friends. Following a fabulous feast at Chuen Cheng Ku, we walked around the ridiculously crowded chinatown seeing the sites. A good day was had by all...

Monday, January 22, 2007

Sydney siders

An italian in Sydney
Originally uploaded by K's page.

We landed in Sydney on a warm summer day and my heart truly swelled with pride as we arrived into Circular Quay and saw the glorious harbour from the train's windows. We then promptly went to our hotel to sleep off some of the jet lag.

When we finally awoke, we just spent the last few hours of daylight wandering the harbourside - Gennaro checking out the Opera House and me taking thousands of pictues.

While we were only in Sydney for a couple of days, it was a nice little introduction for Gennaro to my gorgeous home country. We also managed to shake off all the jet lag while roaming Sydney's many sites. Shopping also featured fairly prominently... I even managed to catch up with my old pre=school friend Victoria and her boyfriend on one of the evenings.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

An afternoon in Japan

Travelling by tube
Originally uploaded by K's page.
We had a very brief (8 hour) stopover in Japan on our way to Australia and we were able to spend time with my fabulous old flatmate, Rieko, and her partner Lluis.

The lovely couple gave us a whirlwind tour of Tokyo: showing us the young incrowd dressed up as all manner of manga characters outside Harajuku station; the gorgeous shinto temple, the Meiji shrine; and onto a restaurant for some of the best sushi I've ever had.

On our way from the temple to sushi, we walked past a group of rockers who were getting down in Yoyogi Park. Check it out here:

We were there only very briefly, but Tokyo's vibrancy and uniqueness were immediately compelling - I'd love to back there soon to see so much more...

Saturday, April 15, 2006

The 80s lives on

The 80s lives on
Originally uploaded by K's page.
For my 27th birthday, we had Mansions party - themed, of course. Everyone dressed up in their best 80s outfits (note my charming "classic" tied white shirt offering) and had a ball.

Jamie visits London

Loving the scarf
Originally uploaded by K's page.
On yet another whirlwind visit OS, my brother Jamie was in London for a visit last September. So fabulous seeing him again.

Roman holiday

Roman holiday
Originally uploaded by K's page.
I visited Gennaro's mother country last August - so beautiful. I arrived early on a Friday morning and spent the day wandering around Rome before meeting G in the afternoon for more sightseeing...