I’ll be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of New Year’s Eve. In my opinion, it’s a little over-hyped and I’ve always thought that people put a little too much pressure on themselves to have a perfect night. So, when a dear friend suggested that we opt for a late dinner at NOPI in London, I knew this was the right mix of festive and fun without going too crazy!
What a year! They say time flies when you’re having fun – and 2016 was a whirlwind – in a good way. As I’m feeling a little sentimental heading into the new year, I wanted to share some of my favorite photos and memories from 2016.
My top 9 Instagram photos of the year
It’s hard to believe that I’m already celebrating another year! They say time flies when you’re having fun, and this sentiment rings especially true after a year of travel and exploring London. So, when I realized another Birthday was on the horizon, I decided to plan a fun night out at my favorite cocktail pub, The Marylebone.
As an expat in London for almost two years now, one of my most delightful discoveries has been seeing how decked out the city gets at Christmas time. From the most incredible twinkling lights breathing excitement into prominent shopping streets, to massive Christmas trees in iconic squares, here are a few highlights from my recent festive jaunts around London.
If you like fresh and healthy greek food in the form of sharable small plates, you’re in luck. I recently discovered Opso in Marylebone and am now smitten. Between a vibrant atmosphere, innovative cocktails with greek liquors and a wide range of sharable small plates, Opso ticks off many boxes.
Opso is located in Marylebone and its inspiration comes from its name, which means, “a delectable morsel of food, a delicacy.” The restaurant serves breakfast/weekend brunch, lunch and dinner. I went recently for dinner and a drink at the bar. Here’s what I ordered.