Do you like dining alfresco? In the summer is priceless. Welcome to the Alwyne

  • By The Alchemist About Town
  • 06 Aug, 2017

Lifestyle and Summer edit: #MyBestMealIslington - Highbury

Finding somewhere to eat with outside space in the summer is priceless [you see, when we see the good weather in London ( and the rest of the UK) we kind of turn into mini lizards and we seek the sun ;-)]
So let me help you experience London like a Londoner, with a summer editorial/intimate travel blog from a friend and introduce you to The Alwyne Castle , a charming pub in Islington with beer garden, also #MyBestMealIslington August monthly feature.

The Alwyne benefits from a very good location, only minutes walk from Highbury & Islington underground station and has lots of space, especially outside which is great for topping up the suntan and it carries a good beer and wine selection .
I went there for an early Sunday lunch and, although it filled up very quickly, the service levels did not drop. 
 
I had previously read some bad reviews but actually the experience was excellent and the staff went out of their way to accommodate my friend and I.

For starters we had  beef carpaccio and seared scallops, perfectly done and seasoned.
We then proceeded with the obligatory Sunday Roast (obviously ) ; I was impressed that they managed to handle the timing of the two orders with no problem, especially considering I like my beef still muuuing and rare and my friend almost cremated - plus I don't eat potatoes and they easily swapped for a veg of my choice (the beef was delicious and, according to my friend, the beef dripping roast potatoes were perfectly cooked).

Being greedy and total cheese nuts, we ended up the meal with the British Cheese board all washed down with a nice bottle of red. All this whilst sitting outside and watching the word go by - priceless.

For me this is definitely #MyBestMealIslington - Highbury - August and a #summerguide #summeredit #mustgoto.

Try it and let me know what you think; i'm sure you will love it! 

Laura xxx

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By The Alchemist About Town 22 Sep, 2017
I am so utterly delighted that my book is now out, available to order both on paperback and on Kindle edition just in time for Business Women's Day - YES!!!!!! :-) 

STOP IT! It's all in your head   is my labour of love and my way to encourage, inspire and empower women to achieve what they want professionally and not be confined by societal, religious, family paradigms of what " women should do/are like" and, most importantly, the restrictions in their head.
If that is being CEO of a Global Company or a stay-at-mum or Director of Paperclip ( whatever grabs your fancy) so be it.

Writing this book was also a personal challenge ( the 30 days thingy) which confirmed to me once and for all that you can really do whatever you set your mind to, if you really want to that is.

Couple of tips for writing a book from me:
  • write about what you are passionate about, you know more than you think.
  • free-write about the parts/chapters in the book you like the most and you are most interested in first - that will give you a great boost at the beginning - you can edit and add the boring bits later - by then most of the book will be almost there
  • keep your own voice - write as you speak so to speak ( people do need to understand you though..)
  • keep an open mind, ideas will flow into you mid-way through the project
  • a deadline and going public is good to beat procrastination ( but if that stresses you out too much don't do it) - the deadline certainly helped me.
You can do it too!!!

If anyone would like to be part of the book launch, the event is live on Eventbrite and you can buy an Early Bird ticket now:
SMASH YOUR CEILING - #STOPITBookLaunch 
Thursday 12 October at 18.30
Business Design Centre
Islington
London

To pre- e-meet other super fab women in business attending the event, please use the following hashtags:
#SMASHYOURCEILING
#STOPITBookLaunch
#BDCWorks

I'm so excited about this book and I genuinely hope you will like it- I hope to meet you soon, in person or through the pages of my book.

Laura x


#Hustle #GirlBoss #SmashThatCeiling
  #SmashYourCeiling
STOP IT! It's all in your head 
#dreambig #believe #youcan



By The Alchemist About Town 19 Sep, 2017
The time is getting closer and closer to the release of   STOP IT, It's all in your head   my new book ( 22 September for Business Women's Day - US) .

I have now  received the proof copy of the paperback which looks absolutely fabulous: a couple of things to correct but overall I am super happy with the result.
A lot of marketing to do now between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ ( which is PS: looking like more work than the actual writing of the book).

The book event/launch/talk is live on Eventbrite and you can buy an Early Bird ticket now:
SMASH YOUR CEILING - #STOPITBookLaunch 
Thursday 12 October at 18.30
Business Design Centre
Islington
London

To pre- e-meet other super fab women in business attending the event, please use the following hashtags:
#SMASHYOURCEILING
#STOPITBookLaunch
#BDCWorks

I'm so excited about this book and I genuinely hope you will like it.

Laura x


#Hustle #GirlBoss #SmashThatCeiling
  #SmashYourCeiling
STOP IT! It's all in your head 
#dreambig #believe #youcan



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