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Art Sippers be merry and be creative

Art Sippers is all about having fun, sipping on drink be it beer or wine, partying to music and of course painting!

Did you know that art is a great way to relieve stress and anxiety? as it let’s anyone get creative, increases brain plasticity, and can help with other mental health benefits.

As Pablo Picasso one said

“Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.”

I was invited down on a complimentary basis along with Steve a community member of Love Pop Ups London to release our arty side.

Art Sippers

Elliot and Josie are a creative and dynamic couple who have worked in the events and promotions sector for over 15 years combined. Successfully running nationwide pop-up stores and product launches for various well-known brands.

In 2019 Josie was made redundant but instead of it affecting her well-being and mental health she and Elliot decided to come up with their own pop up business adventure Art Sippers. ​

Their vision is to relieve people of their daily stress and anxiety through engaging, social, art events.

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Definitely Blue Café by Bompas & Parr popped up to solve the debate of if the innocent Bolt juice is blue?

Following the hotly-debated launch of innocent’s Bolt from the Blue, innocent in partnership with Bompas & Parr opened it’s doors to Definitely Blue Café within London’s Neal Street to prove once and for all that their drink is in fact definitely blue.

The juice sparked a massive debate on Twitter with almost 4,000 innocent fans challenging innocent on the true colour of their drink Bolt. innocent remained firm in their stance though that their drink is definitely blue, despite thousands of comments from the public insisting it was green.

I was invited down to see what I thought.

innocent

innocent started back in 1999 selling smoothies at a music festival. After having such a great response from consumers the founders quit jobs and set up innocent as a business.

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Treats Club brings to Old Street sweet homemade doughnuts

Love doughnuts? then you will love Treats Club doughnuts which are all lovingly homemade, sold online and at markets. For a short time Treat Club has popped up at Old Street Roundabout where you will be able to indulge on many different sweet doughnuts.

I was gifted two doughnuts to taste and dazzle up with many of the toppings on offer.

Treats Club

Treats Club are a premium dessert specialist who specialise in doughnuts and ice cream.

Founder of Treats Club
Photo credit: Treats Club

Female owned and run by black girl magic, they have built a brand which focuses on quality over everything. Launched in November 2018 at Chatsworth Road Market, they have been bringing Londoners joy with her doughnuts (and now ice cream!) ever since.

All their doughnuts are made and baked at home even their jams, toppings and sauces.

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Whisk on down to Whisk Dessert Bar which is a real dessert lovers delight

Life is short, so let’s start with dessert first at Whisk Dessert Bar in Angel. Whisk Dessert Bar is all about desserts from sweet to savoury.

I was invited down once again this July on a complimentary basis by Randon to sample their new menu of summery sweet delights.

Whisk Dessert Bar

Whisk Dessert bar is a pop up and is set within Angel Shopping Centre.

Whisk Dessert Bar is headed up by award winning patisserie chef Simon Jenkins and dessert loving entrepreneur Randon Burns.

Simon Jenkins is a known award-winning pastry chef who recently was named the Craft Guild of Chefs Pastry Chef of the Year in 2018. He has been a part of restaurants winning 1 and 2 Michelin stars and has several major hotel openings to his name.

Forget any diets as life is too short, eat dessert first.

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Desserts glorious desserts at Whisk Dessert Bar

Desserts glorious desserts is a real treat at Whisk Dessert Bar who only sells desserts but with a unique twist such as blue cheese served with a lime sorbet.

I was invited down on a complimentary basis by Randon to sample the sweet delights which they have whisked up.

Whisk Dessert Bar

After a successful run last autumn, Whisk Dessert Bar is back. Only this time it is bigger and better and has popped up in Angel for a three month summer stint (14 May to 3 August).

Whisk Dessert Bar is headed up by award winning patisserie chef Simon Jenkins and dessert loving entrepreneur Randon Burns, there’ll be all sorts on offer.

Simon Jenkins is an award-winning pastry chef who recently was named the Craft Guild of Chefs Pastry Chef of the Year in 2018. He has been a part of restaurants winning 1 and 2 Michelin stars and has several major hotel openings to his name.

Love desserts go on treat yourself!

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Warburtons Bagels – A w-holey lot of fun

A little bit of Bolton, home of Warburtons Bakers has popped up in London to celebrate their rolls with a hole.  Hidden in an unsuspecting building just off the strand.  I Shona was lucky enough to be invited as a member of the Love Pup Ups London group to attend this special event. 

The event was to promote about Warburtons Bagels and was produced by the amazing team behind Gingerline Flavourology, who create the best multi-sensory dining experiences.

Warburtons Bagel Bonanza Pop Up

Did you know that Warburtons are the UK’s largest baker?  Found in 1876 by Thomas and Ellen Warburton in Bolton.  They produce 2 million, yes, your read that right, loaves, wraps, crumpets, pancake and rolls a day.  Not wanting to rest on their laurels they have developed a soft and chewy bagel to take on New York’s finest. 

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D-Day 75 god bless all

Today is the 75th anniversary to mark the heroic efforts from all those that fought in World War II.

At present in London Bridge train station on the main concourse commuters can gaze at a full-size replica of a World War II Spitfire.

However be quick as it is only there till 9 June.

D-Day

D-Day, June 6, 1944, marked the beginning of operation overlord, when allied forces started their sea, air and land campaign in northern France.

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Aperol Spritz Socials – 100 year birthday celebration

Aperol Spritz Sundial Social popped up in Shoreditch this June to celebrate 100 years with their unique pop up bar where they served Aperol Spritz and provided much fun.

I attended courtesy of Aperol Spritz on a blogger basis and enjoyed plenty of Aperol Spritz whilst splashing around in one of their Fiat-500 hot tubs, waddled in the pool, hid behind a Aperol waterfall, had fun in a cocktail shaped ball pool, danced to the musical tunes by a DJ, rode a revolving carousel bar and rode a Vespa, OK maybe not rode it as I had been drinking after all and to top it all ate plenty of birthday cake.

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KitchenAid – Making History 100 Pop Up

KitchenAid held a celebration pop up event on 7 May celebrating once-in-a-century.

As I am a keen amateur chef and love experimenting as well as following those step by step instructions from cook books I was highly delighted when I received a special invite from KitchenAid to celebrate with them. 

I must admit I am grateful that I was born in an era where there are so many kitchen appliances to be had to aid any budding cook like myself to whip up cream or even beat an egg. 

The pop up event was held within Canary Wharf in the East Winter Gardens building in which KitchenAid celebrated their 100 years. I and other invitees were taken on a historical journey through the ages of KitchenAid.

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Social fine dining – Eleven98 Hackney

Venturing into London’s Hackney heading to a social dining experience run by Aidan Brooks called Eleven98 Hackney I was unsure what I was going to be served on the night and with me being very fussy I was a bit concerned.  Also I was going alone as I was invited down personally by Aidan. Going alone was a bit daunting to say the least but when I arrived at Eleven98 Hackney and sat down I soon started to mingle with the other guests, even though those around me were all couples. 

Firstly though let me tell you more about Eleven98 Hackney and Aidan.

Eleven98 Hackney

Eleven98 Hackney is a self-funded immersive social fine dining concept which is owned by Aidan Brooks.  It is a way for him to showcase the incredible produce which is either foraged, grown or sourced within the London Borough of Hackney.

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