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Yelp Blog School & SETsession – When London’s top food bloggers get together to share tips and tricks

I recently received an email from Angelica Malin, Editor-in-Chief at About Time Magazine, inviting me to join  #YelpBlogSchool on Saturday 7th of March. The invite read : ‘we’re organising a brunch event with Yelp on the 7th March for some of our favourite bloggers in London. The morning will feature talks from 5 of London’s most successful entrepreneurs in the blogging and digital world, Q & A before speed networking with the experts, and then we’re all going to have brunch!’

I had been to one of Angelica’s #SETsessions on how to become a great writer/journalist/blogger before, where I had the pleasure to meet the lovely team behind About Time Mag and many other ambitious and young talented writers and bloggers. It was fantastic. I learnt a lot and it was great to connect with like-minded people, share experiences and support each other.

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My start into the day was gorgeous. It was sunny and I could really feel spring had arrived. I got onto my bike and started by journey from Brixton to the Newman Street Tavern close to Goodge Street, where the event took place.

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I was really excited about a full morning of networking, lovely food and helpful insights into the world of blogging and social media. Upon arrival we were served delicious freshly- pressed juices and coffees and I mingled with familiar faces. After a short introduction, we were then split into smaller groups to meet five of London’s most successful entrepreneurs in the blogging and digital world – @eatlikeagirl (top food and travel blogger),  @symmetrybreakfast (Instagram sensation), @aftrebecca (Daily Telegraph contributor & Editor-in-Chief of About FCKING Time magazine), @angelicamalin (Editor-in-Chief @AboutTimeMag + Editor-at-Large @AFT_mag) and Alex from @yelplondon, which sponsored this event. Our speed networking and Q&A sessions were followed by some lovely breaky and more mingling.

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What I liked most at the event was the passion and energy created in the room. We all had different professional and cultural backgrounds and we came from different parts of the World but we all had one thing in common – we love food and we like to share our passion with others.

If you are an aspiring writer/journalist/blogger and you want to meet like-minded people and learn from other people’s experiences, I really encourage you to attend any of the About Time Mag events.

 

 

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Thanks to Yelp and About Time for hosting and inviting me along.

Perhaps I see you at the next event 🙂

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London’s first Berlin brunch pop up – brünch is launched!

It was only a week to go until my very first Berlin brunch pop up at Salon in the heart of Brixton. I got more nervous but also more excited by the day. Ticket sales via the GrubClub went through the roof and my event was sold out a few days before it was all about to happen. I was running through my excel spread sheets about a hundred times, I read my menus over and over again and I became a frequent visitor at Salon drinking all their coffee from Volcano Coffee Works to calm my nerves. I prepared the seating plans and organised all the decoration. I chose which cheeses to offer from their Deli counter downstairs and we put together a fantastic drinks menu including a power smoothie, Aperol Spritz, Bloody Mary, wines and Prosecco, Berlin White beer and and and

I really enjoyed every second that went into preparing my first brünch event. Finding and choosing my suppliers was probably the best part. I visited a number of local butchers,  farmers markets, fish mongers etc and tasted all their lovely produce!

M.Moen & Sons at Clapham Common is my preferred meat supplier while I get my fish from Moxon’s Fresh Fish in Clapham South. My eggs are Burford Brown Eggs, which in my opinion are the best currently available. The yolk is so rich and the colour so yellow – nothing else compares. My German bread comes fresh from Kamps – a German bread bakery, which only recently opened in London.

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The day before my event, I prepared my home-made Amaranth Granola and my German Marble Cake!

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I printed all my menus at the Impact Hub Brixton, where I often work together with many other interesting entrepreneurs. My menu also includes my food and booze stories – where do my ingredients come from, who are my suppliers, what is fritz cola and club mate made of?

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At this point all my Berlin drinks had finally arrived from the German capital and were ready to go …

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… The next morning, Sunday 22nd of March at 8am, my housemate Nele, after only a few hours of sleep, helped me to bring everything to Salon. What a trooper! 😀 And here I was,  super excited with a big smile on my face.

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My friends arrived two hours later to help me set up the venue. We transformed the venue into an exclusive Berlin brunch experience to remember. I could not have wished for a better team. Thank you Jamie, Pete, Ester, Esther and Christie for all your help and support.

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Here are a few more pics from my event and reviews from my guests! If you would like to join my next event, check dates and availability here

‘This was such a lovely brunch! And a nice Berlin surprise in a cute hidden room above a boutique cheese and wine shop! Great atmosphere, great food – and amazing smoothies!’

‘The food was great and served with a smile and the atmosphere helped make new friends of the other people seated with us, which is something rare in London.’

‘Loved it! Top quality ingredients, beautiful presentation, great venue, nice vibe. Will be recommending future events.’

See what ‘Best of Brunch’ via ‘About Time Magazine’ has to say.

 

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