FOOD EVENTS: I recently attended this Pop Up Africa street food event at Queens Walk under Hungerford Bridge – Nigerian, Liberian, Ghanaian, Ethiopian, Madagascan culinary delights including spicy beef stew in peanut butter sauce by way of Ghana.
FITNESS 2017: There are some deep wooden steps over at Olympic Park where I do my plyrometric jumping sessions. It’s Monday. It has to be done! #motivated #committed #unstoppable
A beautiful scene as the sunsets over Olympic Park’s conservation area and canalside after my long training session is over and I make my way home.
RESTAURANT REVIEW: I was dining at the Belgo Central restaurant earlier today, and had the most delicious dessert ever!! That’s 5-star dee-lish for the dessert alone. Also I had a starter of Lobster Bisque, which is lobster, champagne and brandy soup – Belgian cuisine at its best. They also had this cool looking stain-glass window decor. Check out my review to find out how many stars I gave the whole service. http://whatshotlondon.co.uk/belgo-central-restaurant/
(Dessert – Madame Blanche Waffle)
ART: This is an amazing artist. I first saw her work at the Young Masters Art Prize 2016 and again at this year’s recent prize at Gallery 8, Mayfair. Also came across her art at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Check out my article to see how her ironic and idealised representations of female beauty pays homage to the Renaissance, Flemish Primitivism (Jan van Eyck etc.) & the Pre-Raphaelites. Click link for article http://whatshotlondon.co.uk/the-art-of-isabelle-van-zeijl/
BOOKS/ART: I caught up with gallerist Jennifer Akinsuyi (I previously wrote an article about her) at this book signing celebrating the work of leading and upcoming artists working in sculpture, photography, painting and mixed media. The Art of Nigerian Women book signing & talk. Seventy five artists profiled in a 360 page book printed on silk paper!
(left to right, artist Lara Ige-Jacks, publisher Chukwuemeka Bosah, artist Aishatu Dapachi)