If you’re planning a visit to London and want to stay somewhere a bit more edgy than the regular tourist traps, I’d recommend taking a look at hotels near Shoreditch. Colourful street art adorns the walls, trendy eateries like The Breakfast Club, Bike Shed Motorcycle Club and CookDaily all lie within easy walking distance of Old Street tube station and if you like shopping there’s plenty of independent goods on offer at Old Spitalfields Market, Brick Lane and the BoxPark popups. Then, of course, for something a bit more boozy and a LOT more silly, there’s Bottomless Brunch at Ballie…

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As well as running this blog I also co host a podcast called The Prosecco Sessions which explores some of the common issues and dilemnas that we face as we navigate through modern life. We’ve found ourselves talking about sleep several times on the show as a factor effecting everything from our health to our productivity and even our relationships. I feel grumpy and sluggish when I don’t get enough sleep which makes me much less productive and I’m also much more likely to respond to things negatively. It’s a vicious circle because I then worry that I’m not sleeping…

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I’ve had some lovely messages hit my inbox over the past month or so asking if I’m okay and whether I’m going to start posting on my blog and Instagram again. The answer is a resounding yes, but I thought I’d explain why I’ve been so quiet and where my thoughts are on it all right now. The truth is that I’ve had a real crisis of confidence over the direction of my blog content and social media channels this year. The Changing Face of Blogging At the beginning of 2017 I had to take some time out for personal…

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It been pretty quiet on lovedbylaura.com for a while now so I’m very excited to tell you all about the project that’s kept me so busy for the past few months. Introducing The Prosecco Sessions Podcast! I’ve started a podcast, The Prosecco Sessions, with two of my friends and fellow bloggers Kat and Pippa! It all came about when Kat had an idea to produce a new Youtube series for her channel where she’d invite different guests on each time to chat through a topic over a glass of fizz or two. Pippa and I were her first guests and…

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I was recently contacted by Bill’s Restaurant in Cambridge asking if I’d like to visit and review their vegan menu. Damn right I would – I love that place! I’ve been a normal paying customer at Bill’s Restaurants both in Cambridge and Peterborough for many years so it was an absolute privelege to be invited there in a blogging capacity. It was also the first time I’d visited since becoming vegan so I was keen to see how the experience would compare. Upon arrival we were given some of Bill’s cocktails to sample. I found them very easy drinking as…

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