Monopoly Lifesized adventuring around the board

Did you know that Monopoly has been played all over the world since 1903?

For those who don’t know what Monopoly is. It is a multi-player property themed board game. The game involves players rolling two dice to move around the board, buying and trading properties, and developing them into houses and hotels. Players can collect rent from their opponents. Money can also be gained or lost through Chance, Community Chest and the Tax square. Players can also end up in jail. The ultimate goal of the game though is to buy as many locations possible, build properties on them as to charge rent and make other players bankrupt.

Now you can play Monopoly unlike you have ever played it before, this time in REAL LIFE as you walk around the board, buy property, build houses but you will for sure be wanting to avoid being sent to jail!

I was lucky enough to be invited along to the press night of Monopoly Lifesized in which I took along a few friends of mine to compete against other teams as we travelled around a board of Monopoly.

Question is did we end up broke or rich, what you think?

Monopoly Lifesized

Hasbro and Gamepath Entertainment have combined forces and now bring to London a lifesized Monopoly in which you can physically walk around the board, collect real estate, charge people rent and play games to gain extra money.

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28-50 by Night good food and jazz

28-50 by Night is a wine bar and restaurant in which you can sip on award winning wine, eat delicious European cuisine, and enjoy live jazz or blues which goes on till 2am at night.

So whether you fancy a light bite or perhaps a full a la care meal you can be sure of a great evening at 28-50 whilst enjoying live music.

I and some other LPUL Club community members we were invited along to enjoy the delights 28050 by Night had to offer. We dined on fine food, sipped on award winning wine and listened to the sounds of jazz by Anthony Marsden of Global Acts.

28-50 by Night

28-50 by Night is the newest addition to the 28-50 family, which is situated next to their esteemed Marylebone restaurant. It delivers the same exceptional food, wine and high quality service that you’d expect from 28-50 but with the twist of live jazz every night.

Enjoy European food, award winning drinks and live music till the early hours of the morning.

1920’s vibe

Stepping down to the basement of 28-50 by night I immediately felt like I was transformed back to the 1920’s with the oak and dark velvet furnishings.

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Masalchi by Atul Kochhar modern Indian dining within Wembley Park

In London alone, apparently there more Indian restaurants in the city than within Mumbai and Delhi combined according to the Times of India. In fact within the UK there are over 10,000 Indian restaurants to dine at. Indian dishes usually consist of spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits.

However with there being so many Indian restaurants within London and the UK in fact it can be quite hard to know which to dine at but have you ever dined at one which is run by a Michelin-Star Chef?

I was lucky enough to be invited to visit twice Michelin-Star Chef Atul Kochhar newest restaurant Masalchi, which has hit London’s Wembley Park.

Atul Kochhar comes from Jamshedpur in East India, and has changed the way people perceive and experience Indian cuisine in the UK. With eight restaurants within the UK (and more to come) he has been the forefront of the culinary industry for over 25 years. Now he brings to London his ninth restaurant Masalchi.

Atul serves up dishes which are a combination of traditional and regional Indian recipes, along with quality spices and other ingredients from India and locally bringing a British flair to the plate.

Masalchi by Atul Kochhar

Atul Kochhar award winning Michelin Star chef has recently opened up his latest restaurant within London’s Wembley Park bringing modern Indian dishes to the table.

Hungry diners can enjoy hearty and rustic homely cooked food within a relaxed and sociable setting. The pan-Indian menu features dishes discovered by Kochhar at provincial markets during his back-street travels and street food experiences. Masalchi brings an authentic carnival of spices in a selection of fragrant curries, juicy grills, satisfying half plates and Handi, Masala & Kalia dishes all from the heart.

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Kasa and Kin Filipino food at it’s best

There are so many restaurants within London from Italian cuisine to Indian but have you ever had Filipino food? No, then I highly recommend visiting Kasa and Kin which is a new Filipino restaurant which has recently opened up and can be found within Soho.

Filipino food is South East Asia’s best kept secret but what is Filipino cuisine? Filipino cuisine is composed from hundred distinct ethno-linguistic groups found throughout the Philippine archipelago. A majority of their most popular dishes come from Ilocano, Pangasinan, Kapampangan, Tagalog, Bicolano, Visayan, Chavacano and Maranao ethno-linguistic groups. Dishes range from fried salted fish, pork, fish curry and chicken curry.

I was invited down to sample their menu courtesy of the owners and just like their other restaurant Romulo which I visited many years back the food was delicious.

Kasa and Kin

From the owners Rowena and Chris the same owners behind award winning Kensington’s Romulo Cafe & Restaurant, now comes Kasa and Kin brining yet another restaurant to London where you can enjoy Filipino food.

Kasa means home, a place of family history, heritage and memories and Kin means one’s family and relations. They want there place to be a place for all to gather and feel a sense of community and belonging.

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Money Heist The Experience question is have you got what it takes?

Have you ever wanted to know what it would feel like if you got caught up in a heist and then ended up helping rob a vault loaded with money? Well know you can as Money Heist: The Experience within London gives you that opportunity.

Just off Old Brompton Road within inside Christie’s old auction house a heist is going to be taking place. Walking through the doors, checking in and putting on a pair of headphones everything seemed quite normal. Before heading into Pennington’s auction room all get a chance to stroll around and admire the pieces for sale from a golden toilet to paintings. Everything might seemed quite normal but are people scratching their heads and rubbing the back of their necks? what does this all mean, have they got flees or is there a secret intel message that is being piped through the headphones? Upon entering Pennington’s auction room this is where everyone’s physical, mental and morals are put to the test.

I was invited down on a press related basis to take on a heist and to let you all know what a great experience you can have on this immersive theatrical experience within London.

Money Heist: The Experience

Money Heist: The Experience brings to London an immersive theatrical experience where you can get involved in a heist.

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Cheaze – Make your Christmas a Cheaze-mas one

Christmas most of us enjoy the festivities by opening up gifts from loved ones, followed on by tucking into a roast turkey or salmon, pulling open crackers, reading cheesy jokes, and ending with a flaming Christmas pudding. For those though who might not like desserts or even fancy a nibble later on then you might just want to check out Cheaze Cheaze-mas selection of their Christmas cheese boxes.

Cheese though can be enjoyed not just with crackers but can also be used to make some incredible tasting dishes in which I have shown below. Also check out my past blogs on Cheaze for other tasting recipes using cheese by Cheaze. Just search Cheaze.

Cheaze Christmas box selections are perfect for that after dinner delight, snack or even as a gift.

Cheaze also has a new subscription service so you can enjoy five different cheeses on a monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly basis.

Courtesy of Cheaze I was gifted one of their new Christmas boxes to welcome in Christmas in style.

Cheaze

For over 30 years+ Cheaze have been selling cheese giving us all the opportunity to enjoy tasty cheese which has been sourced from Britain as well as Europe.

  • Cheeze sell award winning cheeses from British and International cheese makers. 
  • They sell a selection of cheese made from cow’s, goat’s and sheep’s milk as well as vegan cheese.
  • The packaging they use is thermal insulated and can be recycled and reused. 
  • Their ice-packs are also re-useable.

Cheaze is there to help you save time bringing quality cheese straight to your door so you don’t need to trull through the supermarket.

Buy from a range of boxes, have them delivered direct to your home and enjoy the wide range of different cheese at home.

Enjoy a cheesy Christmas

Having had numerous cheese boxes from them before which has contained such cheeses like Old Amsterdam, and Ossau Iraty and so much more I was excited to discover which tasty cheese I will be enjoying this time around.

Cheaze-mas box is perfect for a Christmas gathering as you can enjoy a range of 6 different cheeses plus tantalising accompaniments.

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Yankee Candle Countdown to Christmas collection

Christmas is coming, so that means it is time to start to purchase some Christmas scented candles to make my rooms smell more Christmassy.

There are many scented candles out on the market but my personal favourite brand is Yankee Candle. They sell a great selection and all the candles are made using high premium grade paraffin wax, premium scents and comes within a glass apothecary jar with a glass dome lid making them extra study and save, when lit and not lit.

The other week I was invited down by Bloggers Required to a press pop up event entitled Countdown to Christmas in which showcased Yankee Candles Christmas candles and much more. There was so many Christmassy candles to choose from. Plus they even had an advent calendar in which contained different candles in which you can burn each day to bring beautiful aroma into your home.

Yankee Candle

Yankee Candle was founded back late in 1969 by Mike Kittredge, Donald Maclver and Susan Obremski high school students.

It all started when Mike Kittredge of Massachusetts, USA made a homemade candle. He made a candle as he was seeking a Christmas gift for his mum and wanted to gift her something unique and personal, so he decided to make a candle for her. He used everyday materials from the kitchen from household wax, a red crayon, string and a milk carton, and made his first candle.

A neighbour saw the candle in which he had made and offered to buy it, leaving him enough money to buy more materials to create more candles and that is how the Yankee Candle journey begun.

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Seasons Bistro enjoy fresh seasonal fish and vegetables

If like me when ever you head on into London to enjoy a meal with friends it can sometimes be quite a challenge to decide where to eat. Did you know that there are in over 18,110 restaurants within London with cuisines from all around the world served up.?

I though prefer seafood and Mediterranean cuisine so when I heard about Seasons in which only cooks using fresh seasonal produce I just had to try them out.

All of their food which is cooked and served uses only seasonal food meaning that each dish is 100% fresh and environmentally friendly as sourced locally. Also as they use only seasonal produce their menu changes regularly to reflect the food available at the time.

I was gifted a complimentary meal from Seasons Bistro in Chelsea in return for an honest review.

Seasons

Seasons restaurants can be found within London and soon will be opening in Miami and New York.

Back in 2020 Seasons opened their first contemporary gastronomy restaurant within Mayfair which is their flagship establishment. Since opening they soon after opened up with five Seasons Bistros within Fitzrovia, Notting Hill, Kensington, Bayswater and Chelsea.

They are all about cooking and serving up high quality, clean, nutritious food which is good for our souls, health and happiness. As mindful eating and being in tune with our own health and nutritional needs is very important.

Seasons serves up the freshest fish, vegetables, and dairy on the market daily.

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Haufson wok & steamer recipes for Halloween

Haufson’s kitchen utensils and cookware products are classy and high in quality giving the best cooking experience. I have a number of their products such as their unique pink cute heart shaped pancake pan which is ideal for Valentines.

To make my Halloween spooky recipes I used my newly acquired Wok I will be explaining but never knew about their wok until now.

I was kindly gifted a Haufson wok and steamer after attending a special Haufson event in which I was inspired by the great Nancy Lam as she cooked up a storm using the wok.

Haufson Cookware

Haufson Cookware was founded back in 2017 and bought to the UK and global markets their range of innovative non-stick cookware.

Haufson’s kitchen utensils and cookware will make your food memorable and exquisite wherever and whoever you are, be it for Asian cuisine, French delicacies, British meals or other cuisines. Their products combine quality and design giving the best cooking experience.

Their quality non-stick pots and pans use a special new coating technique, which continues to innovate and provide cutting-edge technology in cookware production.

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SENSAS take your senses on a journey and help raise money for charity

Most of us all have the five basic senses of touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste but have you ever taken them on a challenge? At SENSAS you can do just that.

Before I tell you more about SENSAS the most unique ultimate experience you can ever enjoy within London I will explain a little about how our senses work.

Touch – this is thought to be the first sense that us humans develop. Touch is communicated to the brain through specialized neurons in the skin. Pressure, light touch, vibration, temperature, pain and other sensations are all part of our touch sense. However did you know that touch can also influence how us humans make decisions. Texture can be associated with abstract concepts and touching something with a texture can influence the decision we make.

Sight – looking through our eyes is a complex process. The cornea bends light which passes through the hole of the pupil. The iris works like a shutter of a camera, retracting to shut out light or opening wider to let in more light in. The lens of the eye then bends the light and focuses it on the retina, which is full of nerve cells. All information is then translated from the light and sent as an electrical impulse to the brain through the optic nerve.

Hearing – sound is funnelled through our external ear and sent to our external auditory canal. The sound waves then reach the tympanic membrane. This is a thin sheet of connective tissue that vibrates when sound waves strike it. The vibrations then travels to the middle ear which events the auditory ossicles which there are three tiny bones. They are called the malleus, incus and stapes and this is where all the sounds waves and vibrations are put together helping us hear sound.

Smell – we have over 1 trillion scents which is found on the roof of our nasal cavity, which is next to the smelling part of our brain, the olfactory bulb and fossa. Nerve endings in the olfactory cleft transmit smells to the brain. Plus we have 400 smelling receptors. Getting older can also lessen the ability to smell properly.

Taste – gustatory sense is usually broken down into the perception of different tastes of salt, sweet, sour, bitter and savory. Spice though is not a taste it is actually a pain signal. Taste is sensed via our taste buds. Adults in fact have between 2,000 to 4,000 taste buds. Most of them are on the tongue, but they also line the back of the throat, the epiglottis, the nasal cavity and the esophagus. They work like funnels in which the tiny taste hairs bind chemicals to the cells for tasting. Did you know that smell of food greatly affects how our brain perceives taste plus texture.

I and a bunch of community members of Love Pop Ups London Club took our senses on an adventure together as we tackled a variety of sensory challenges.

SENSAS

The first SENSAS opened up back in 2015 within Marseille, France. Since then 15 other venues have opened with more still to pop up over several countries.

Embark on a unique multi sensory experience with SENSAS which is a one of a kind entertainment activity providing an innovative and fun concept which takes your senses on a challenge as you touch, watch, listen, smell and taste.

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