Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Bags of fun

Add an element of fun to your outfit by accessorizing with a quirky & cool bag.  

Fendi- £3,720 

This Fendi Tote is largely traditional yet the peek a boo mean eyes add a quirk.

Anya Hindmarch-£1,350

Another traditional Tote with an added element of fun this time in the guise of an Icon, Kellogg's Tony the tiger. The blue hues compliment Tony's orange beautifully.  A statement bag without screaming or shouting and one that's bound to be remembered for a long time.

Aspinal London- £895

Aspinal London's new range of bags are quite brilliant. The backpacks are in a league of there own, this version the Quirky & Cute & distinctive owl rucksack is definitely eye catching and fun.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Porky's BBQ- Bankside- Review

Located right next to two of Southbank's prime locations; The Tate Modern & Shakespeare's Globe. Porky's is in an ideal spot for post cultural date days/nights.

Highlights from the menu include:


Mug of house beef chilli. Essentially a serving of chilli con carne with juicy and tender beef, served in a cute coffee cup. There's a slight kick at play that sits on the tongue nicely and builds up slowly.


The Mac & Cheese on it's own was a treat creamy and cheesy yet paired with another side dish, creamed spinach it was something else entirely.

Porkys burger was a meaty & mighty feast! Tender pulled pork and melted cheese all topped with bacon and served in a soft glazed bun. When coupled with any of their in house sauces, you truly are in for a treat!


Gail force was delicious! Flavoursome and fruity, with a slight Alcoholic twinge making it an easy companion.

Pb & J Manhattan had to be the most interesting of the cocktails. Quirky at first, yet not too out there by taste. Essentially a Manhattan, the Peanut Butter and jelly, although slight and subtle, add that extra element to a classic drink.


With two sites, soon to be three! (A new opening at The Boxpark in Shoreditch) I can understand the appetite for Porky's. There are fun, quirks and unique touches added to it's menu that make it what it is. It's affordable and accessible good BBQ food.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Gaming Whenever You Want, Wherever You Want

Despite what you may have read, the Internet is a truly beautiful thing. Sure, it has its downsides in it still being a relatively new creation, but there is so much that it has to offer all of us, from music lovers to fashionistas to writers and everyone in between. And for all the gamers playing their favourite titles tirelessly, there is no better time to do exactly that. Why? Because the web allows playing whenever, wherever, and (really) however we want.

As noted previously on Re-bel Magazine, the bigger gaming companies—we're looking at you, Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, and Sega—have realized the fact that mobile gaming is truly where it's at these days. And that fact goes beyond the handheld consoles offered by two of those companies (the long line of Game Boys and DSs from Nintendo and Sony's own PSP series). Smartphones and tablets are so intelligent and well equipped that they now rival the capabilities of their game-specific brethren. To be fair, if you're looking for the best quality gaming experience, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better one than what's offered by the 3DS and, yes, even the PSP. But for those of us on the go and with little time to devote to games beyond a few minutes here and there? Hello, mobile gaming.

Those aforementioned gaming giants are well aware of the rise of casual gamers, an increasingly prominent group that's been documented over the past four years by The Atlantic and more recently Monster Energy Gaming. Their argument is essentially this: It's easier than ever to pick up and play a game—and they couldn't be more spot on. Seriously, how difficult is it to download an app and start playing a title such as Clash of Clans (for free) or a classic like Street Fighter II (for a small fee)? Not difficult at all, of course.

As that Street Fighter adaptation reflects—among many others featuring Sonic The Hedgehog, Final Fantasy, and others—gaming companies have clearly taken a liking to seeing their franchises spread elsewhere. That move essentially allows anyone with a smart device to play a game that previously required a console and a TV—or, looking further back, a trip to a gaming parlour!

The same goes for gamers who like their action to be more competitive. It's more intuitive than ever to fire up an app or browser game to compete with some of the best players in the world from your couch, on the bus, wherever. But the best part is that you don't have to necessarily worry about if anyone else is playing, because chances are very likely they will be. One of the world's first gaming sites, Inter casino, drives that point home here with the following quote: "Afraid there won't be room for you at the live games? No worries! Tables have guaranteed availability regardless of the time you log on, so you'll never miss out." They also mention that you don't have to worry about your ego taking a blow if (by chance) you're not exactly the best at poker or roulette, because "rookie mistakes are disguised by online anonymity." Of course the downside is that rubbing your victory in another player's face is taken out of the equation.

The time really is now for all you casual gamers looking to get your fix quickly and easily. It's been amazing to watch how an activity once seen as only for "nerds" and "loners" has grown to be the norm, and it's that progression that's allowed for some truly amazing new experiences. We can't wait to see what's next for gaming, especially in the realm of virtual reality.

‘Nothing Compares to Havana’ Experience/ Event


Authentic Cuban rum Havana Club is teaming up with legendary Soho restaurant Kettner’s to launch ‘Nothing Compares to Havana’ - a journey through the story and production of Havana Club, Cuban cocktails and Cuban Music. This immersive experience will run for a limited period only - from the 10th - 13th September.

Spread over the entire second floor of the renowned London restaurant; this informative and fun adventure will allow rum enthusiasts and novices alike to enjoy and learn more about Havana Club. There will also be an opportunity to learn about how the rum is made and get a flavour for Cuban culture, along with a specially designed Cuban tasting menu, created by Kettner’s head chef Yosef Edri.

Doors will open to ‘Nothing Compares to Havana’ at Kettner’s, Romilly Street, London, from 18.00 – 23.30 on the 10th- 13th September. Tickets for this immersive experience cost £18.00 and  include two Havana Club drinks. Tickets can be purchased from this link: