A high-class experience: Dinner at Aqua Kyoto in Regent Street

For my boyfriend’s 30th birthday we went out for dinner at Aqua Kyoto in London’s Regent Street. With its central location, Aqua offers a unique and high-class dining experience.

The atmosphere

Already the entrance is stunning: A beautiful receptionist welcomes us in a dimly lit lobby. The walls that are decked out with red velvet drapes and the secret-sensuous atmosphere awaken our curiosity for more.

Once landed on the fifth floor, even more of these elegant dressed assistants wait for us. The ladies guide the guests either to Aqua Nueva, the Spanish restaurant of the concept on the left side, or to Aqua Kyoto, a restaurant inspired by the Japanese cuisine. Our assistant takes us through the bar area to our fancy table. Entering the main restaurant area of Aqua Kyoto, our eyes drift to the open sushi work station, where guest can watch their meal being freshly prepared.

The high-class interior design is also very opulent, with velvet chairs, wooden tables and plenty of mirrors on the walls. The dining area ends in a glass wall opening up to a big terrace, which is one of my favorite highlights of this place. A wooden decking and rattan furniture create a comfortable and romantic atmosphere, where you have an incredible view over Regent Street and central London.

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Pinkberry at Selfridge’s – London’s best (and cheapest!) Frozen Yogurt

It took me months to discover my favorite Frozen Yogurt place in London. There are several options like Frae, Snog and many others. They all taste good, but are quite expensive. And I don’t see why I should spend 4 Pounds for a small cup of Yogurt with only one (or maybe two) toppings.

I was so happy when I found Pinkberry at Selfridge’s. Here, you only pay per cup size. They don’t charge you for each topping, which makes this place perfectly affordable.

First you chose a yogurt flavour. From chocolate to peach and other seasonal flavors there’s something for every taste. I prefer the original yogurt flavor, it’s the most refreshing. Then you can fill the pot to the brim with a huge range of delicious toppings. You can go for the healthy version with fruits or you can just turn your frozen yogurt into a calorie bomb with brownies, chocolate sauce and coconut chips.

There are thousands of combinations to create your frozen masterpiece. For me it’s the perfect light snack and a yummi alternative to ice cream on a sunny day.

Marylebone High Street

Walking through the streets of London, we recently discovered Marylebone High Street with its lovely bars and shops. The street is connected to Thayer Street and London’s James Street, which is famous for its variety of restaurants and pubs.

Marylebone High Street has the character of some of London’s typical suburb streets. It’s a perfect alternative if you want to escape London’s crowded Oxford Street for a cup of tea or do some shopping apart from the big fashion chains. The closest tube station for a lovely walk is Bond Street. Here are a few impressions.

My 24th birthday party in London

I am a real birthday princess when it comes to celebrating my big day of the year! I love waking up in the morning with a kiss on the cheek from my two dogs and starting the day with a lovely breakfast in bed with my boyfriend. During the day I get spoiled and eat loads of chocolate cake with my family. And every year I celebrate with all our friends at our place.

Living in London now, I was far away from all of this. My boyfriend was still in South Africa, my dogs with my parents in Germany, my sister in Berlin. Still, I didn’t want to leave my crown in the wardrobe!

 

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Londoners love Asian food! “Malaysia Night” at Trafalgar Square

The Londoners eat more and more Asian food as the second “Malaysia Night”-festival proofed last Friday the 24th at Trafalgar Square. The free festival was part of Malaysia Kitchen, a worldwide and government run campaign with the aim to promote Southeast Asian cuisine with its miscellaneous variety.

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