Monday, October 31, 2011

Heinz Farley's Rusks

Abokado

http://www.abokado.com/


This award winning fresh food chain across the UK is a great bet during a busy work schedule or as a light lunch during a day of shopping. Perfect for the healthy person inside - leaves you feeling light, refreshed and somewhat satisfied.

This bright cuisine is highly recommended by Len&Mimi. Make sure you try their healthy drink mixers and sushi platters...delicious!

Abokado also delivers so even if you have no time to find your nearest one it can find it's way to you!

Love Abokado!
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London Dungeon - Happy Halloween!

http://www.the-dungeons.co.uk/london/en/index.htm


Travelling into London today with National Rail? You can buy 2 for 1 tickets for this attraction by showing a valid train ticket. To claim your offer make sure you visit http://www.daysoutguide.co.uk/london-dungeon to get your voucher.

Days Out Guide have a lot of similar offers for London attractions. Make sure you regularly visit the website to see what's on!

A scary and educational day out can only be found at The London Dungeons - with interactive history lessons it is the perfect day out for the children at Halloween. 

Happy Halloween!

Written by Eleni Charalambous Co-founder, Editor and Social Media consultant at LeniandMimi.

Vittore Sangria


Written by Eleni Charalambous Co-founder, Editor and Social Media consultant at LeniandMimi.

Coffee Republic (Tottenham Court Road)

http://www.coffeerepublic.co.uk/


With the winter months creeping in drastically it is so easy to have that snooze button hit several times and before you know it eeeeek there is no time for breakfast, THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE DAY. In the winter breakfast is essential more than any other time of the year to fight off pesky viruses and colds.

Thankfully London is designed for those of us who snooze. With Tottenham Court Road being laden with breakfast choices today my choice was Coffee Republic.

What Leni ate?

COFFEE REPUBLIC GRANOLA CEREAL with Hot milk (you can choose cold) £1.90

Written by Eleni Charalambous Co-founder, Editor and Social Media consultant at LeniandMimi.

COFFEE REPUBLIC YOGURT WITH CHERRY CAPOTE £1.40

The atmosphere in this specific coffee shop is so European that it will give you a breathe of fresh air before you return to the busy London streets.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Kit Kat

http://www.tesco.com/groceries/Product/Details/?id=268716856






Written by Eleni Charalambous Co-founder, Editor and Social Media consultant at LeniandMimi.

Taste the Greek at As Greek as it gets

http://www.asgreekasitgets.co.uk/



When it comes to food the Greeks know how to do it and 'As Greek as it Gets', Earl's Court is by far the best bit of Greek I have found in Central London. Amazing atmosphere, amazing people and the food was delicious. It is so close to the food from back home in Greece and Cyprus. Definitely a great evening out. The nostalgia on the walls helps to create the Mediterranean aura. A little bit of Greek in London town makes life better. Make sure you leave space for desert.


Leni and Mimi's choices for the evening were delicious. Great way to end the week. Kali Orexi.
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Baked by Walkers (Ready Salted)


Looking for a delicious and healthy afternoon snack? Mimi is currently loving the Baked range by Walkers which is only 100 calories per pack (25gr). Also there is a lot less fat than most crisps in the market which makes it the ideal afternoon treat!

Buy a pack of 6 at Asda for only £1 by following this link:
http://groceries.asda.com/asda-estore/catalog/sectionpagecontainer.jsp?departmentid=1214921923813

Ping Pong (Southbank)

http://www.pingpongdimsum.co.uk//


Bored of Costa and Starbucks and your skinny latte? This Winter pop along to one of the many Ping Pong chains for a slightly different Sunday afternoon tea. With a whole range of beautiful decorative choices you will not hesitate to come back for more.

These three are just some of the spectacular pieces that you can try: and they are healthy galore with pure plant extracts and hot water you are in for a warm healthy treat.

To find out about other Ping Pong locations check out http://www.pingpongdimsum.co.uk//#locations

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Written by Eleni Charalambous Co-founder, Editor and Social Media consultant at LeniandMimi.

Paul

http://www.paul-uk.com/


Shopping in Oxford Street and fancy a lunch or tea break? Then why not head to Paul, a French bakery and patisserie located in Regent Street. Cosy and relaxing with French music from the 20s playing, it is the ideal place for a break on Sunday afternoon. There is a wide selection of cakes and pastries but do try the new and delicious mozzarella and tomato portfeuille (see image above) which is served warm.

To find other Paul locations visit: http://www.paul-uk.com/content/find-a-paul.php
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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Meet Leni









Leni is Eleni Charalambous

Fashion journalist graduate assisted at the agency of all agencies Premier Model Management, London. Spends her time travelling, writing and dining.

Works at FreshBritain, Design and Marketing agency.

Co-founder, Editor and Social Media consultant at LeniandMimi.

Leni is English Cypriot and spent her life between both countries. With her Cypriot upbringing she developed a love for all things food related. Fashion Journalism graduate, interned for both Storm Model Management and Premier Model Management. Currently working for a wonderful Design and Marketing agency, FreshBritain.

Joint Photography by Leni and Mimi.

Meet Mimi




Mimi is Dimitra Mathioudakis

Multi-lingual and Paper Co. award winning freelance graphic designer.
Spends her time travelling, designing and dining.

Creative director at FiveFiveFabulous
Interned at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Co-founder, Graphic designer and Art director at LeniandMimi

Joint Photography by Leni and Mimi.

Mimi is originally Greek but was born and raised in Luxembourg. With her European upbringing she was given the opportunity to learn 3 languages; Greek, French and English. Recent MA Graduate in Graphic Design and Communication (University of the Arts London); currently freelancing for the wonderful Fashion and Lifestyle blog Fivefivefabulous.com

Different day…different weekend…different area… different Zizzi…

http://www.zizzi.co.uk/


With the chill in the air what better place to spend your weekend, than in Zizzi. Unlike last weekend this one is spent in Earl’s court – and with it’s buzzing ambience. The Zizzi in Earl’s Court is filled with chitter chatter – lively to get you geared up for the later part of the evening or in Leni and Mimi’s case XFactor. For a Saturday night this Zizzi is the best one.

Today it is all about the Spaghetti Pomodoro – with it’s succulent, ripe tomatoes and mozzarella chunk it makes the wintery nights seem far, far away. Simple spaghetti and tomatoes has been carefully made with the finest care to produce a classic. Satisfying dish.

http://www.zizzi.co.uk/venuefinder/

Zizzi on Urbanspoon


Written by Eleni Charalambous Co-founder, Editor and Social Media consultant at LeniandMimi.

Apostrophe (Oxford Circus)

http://apostropheuk.com/


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Apostrophe

http://apostropheuk.com/


Carrot vs. Latte.


For health boosting drinks this winter Apostrophe is the key location. Since stumbling across this ideally located café Leni has decided to make a change in her lifestyle and switch her morning latte for a Fresh Fruit juice. After trying the apple and beetroot – her next try was the Carrot Juice. For an amazing price of £2.90 it will set you up for the day. Give apostrophe a go!

With the relaxed and city-like ambiance Apostrophe is perfect for those quick city catch ups.

For every 10 visits you get one free coffee…

“Carrots and carrot juice are absolutely loaded with vitamin A, which is an essential nutrient in maintaining not only healthy skin, but strong teeth and bones. Vitamin A is also known to boost the immune system, in addition to being a natural antioxidant. Recent studies have shown that individuals who have high levels of vitamin A in their blood, are less susceptible to early ageing, and generally have stronger immune systems.” – Carrotjuice.com

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Written by Eleni Charalambous Co-founder, Editor and Social Media consultant at LeniandMimi.

With Love from Edinburgh...



- 5 must do's:
Sightseeing bus http://www.city-sightseeing.com/tour-Edinburgh
Edinburgh castle http://www.edinburghcastle.gov.uk/
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions www.camera-obscura.co.uk/
Calton Hill
Our Dynamic Earth and its surroundings http://www.dynamicearth.co.uk/


- Travel tips:
Organise a budget trip through www.easyjet.com/

- Hotel:
Ten Hill Place Hotel 4* www.tenhillplace.com
10 HILL PLACE, EDINBURGH EH8 9DS
Tel: 00441316622080


- 5 Wine and Dine:
Mamma’s American Gluten Free Pizeria www.mammas.co.uk
Into the history of Scotland? Be sure to visit the National Museum of Scotland just down the road from Mamma's.
The World’s End 4 High Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1TB
The Jazz bar, Chamber Street www.thejazzbar.co.uk
The Scottish Café & Restaurant within the National Gallery
The Black medicine coffee co. http://www.blackmed.co.uk/






- What to wear:

MONTH WE WENT IN: WINTER

Wool socks teamed with warm winter boots
Jeans
Jumpers
Casual outfits for day and evening
AMAZINGLY WARM COAT

- Essentials:

Hair tie for long hair
Guidebook DK Edinburgh: Pocket Map and guide http://www.amazon.co.uk/Edinburgh-Pocket-Eyewitness-Travel-Guides/dp/0756628229
Stamina for the hilly roads

- LEARN FROM LENI AND MIMI'S MISTAKES:

A hair tie for long hair
Wear a hood rather than try to use an umbrella


The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant on Urbanspoon Mama's (Traditional American Pizza and Panzerotti) on Urbanspoon
The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant on Urbanspoon

Monday, October 24, 2011

London Eye


Running out of ideas for your little ones this half term? Treat them to a spooky educational sightseeing experience they will not forget. With Halloween looming near every little one wants to experience a little bit of terror, and with the London eye story telling experience this will go down a treat.

Put on a witches cap and treat your child to this interactive Halloween experience (only suitable for 4-11 year olds, although I find it quite entertaining even sans child). So with the children happy and the days getting shorter it is a great time to see this sightseeing marvel with a narrative. Thoroughly enjoyable.

With this London attraction located on South bank make sure you check out some of the meal marvels that South bank have to offer after the 60-minute ride.

- The new 4D Experience is included with your ticket.

- Book your tickets online (http://www.londoneye.com/TicketsAndPrices/Tickets/Default.aspx) at least the day before your visit and save up to 10% on the standard ticket price.

Adult (16+ years) £16.74
Child (4-15 years) £8.59
Senior 60+ £13.50
Under 4 years FREE
Family of 4 (2 Adults + 2 Children) £45.60

Food for Children that Leni and Mimi recommend's:

Restaurant suggestions:
Las Iguanas http://www.iguanas.co.uk/
Wagamama http://www.wagamama.com/
Strada http://www.strada.co.uk/
Ping Pong http://www.pingpongdimsum.co.uk//


Written by Eleni Charalambous Co-founder, Editor and Social Media consultant at LeniandMimi.

Chai Latte

Buy at Asda for only £2 by following this link!
http://groceries.asda.com/asda-estore/catalog/sectionpagecontainer.jsp?skuId=66397880&departmentid=1214921923747&aisleid=1214921926017&startValue=101&referrer=cookiesDetecting

Original Redbush Tea

Buy for only £2.07 at Asda by following this link:
http://groceries.asda.com/asda-estore/catalog/sectionpagecontainer.jsp?skuId=1987912&departmentid=1214921923747&aisleid=1214921926017&startValue=101



Rooibos tea is commonly called Red Bush tea, recently it has been said it can be seen as a potential treatment for acne. The name of this tea gets its name as the leaves of the plant turn red instead of green when oxidized.

Written by Eleni Charalambous Co-founder, Editor and Social Media consultant at LeniandMimi.

Zizzi

http://www.zizzi.co.uk/


http://www.zizzi.co.uk/venuefinder/

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From Leni & Mimi with love!

"Hello!

Leni&Mimi is about everywhere these two go. Everywhere they go they eat - and they go everywhere to eat.

This travel journal of food and expeditions takes Leni&Mimi to places most do not discover. With their documentation you too can travel in their footsteps and discover what they recommend.
Do not hesitate to contact us by sending us an email on leniandmimi@gmail.com

Wish you were here on our extensive travels.

With love from,

Leni&Mimi"