Umami Burger

"Umaammmmmmiiiii thats a good burger"

That is all I kept on saying last night at Greenwich Village location of California's infamous Umami Burger. Founded by Adam Fleischman back in 2009, his homage to the all American classic has grown to become that iconic and delicious U-stamped burger seen emblazoned across many an Instagram feed. So this New York branch is like no other, a celebration of 'East MEATS West' the Greenwich Village menu features treats including the Five Spiced Duck Burger and the Truffle Especiale to just name a mouth-watering few. 

Now, saying that it was tough to choose what to have would be putting it lightly. I seriously wanted every single burger on the menu, salivating more and more reading the delicious ingredients that were put into each dish. 

I am a bit of a truffle fiend, so naturally I was drawn straight to the 'Truffle Especiale' and a portion of the cheesy truffle fries.

Sugary sweet potatoes fries. 

Now just take a look at these bad boys.

This little number is the 'Green Bird'. A big ol' turkey patty with crushed avocado, green cheese, butter lettuce, cress and green goddess. Finger licking good. 

And now for the piece de la resistance. I seriously dreamt about this burger last night. And going back again tonight to have another one would not be too soon. 

 Yeah that's what I'm talking about!

Succulent beef patty, crispy parmesan frico, truffle butter, truffled rocket and that gooey oohy runny to perfection fried egg.  Ahhhhhh. 

So its safe to say that my first experience at Umami Burger was a great one and I cannot wait for a return visit. 

Click here to find a location near you and be sure to check out their Facebook page for the latest news on new store openings.


Getting Glacial with Sam Barker

Photographer Sam Barker and his team travelled to the southern shores of Iceland to the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull  Meeting Sam through a good friend of mine, here in New York and getting to hear about this spectacular scenery and dream like trip, I couldn't wait to see the photos and of course do a little feature on the ol'blog. The shoot in conjunction with Harrods and Men’s Health took place in the natural ice caves that form within the glacier. Now these caves come and go in a matter of days and are pretty volatile - making finding the perfect location to shoot, somewhat tricky to say they least. 

Nonetheless, this shoot is something that even Elsa would be proud of yes that’s a Frozen reference. With lights clamped to the sides of the ice rocks and just a dingy to manoeuvre along the river which slowly precipitated as the cave melted, not a moment was spared to capture the perfect moment in this exceptional shoot. Crystallised luminous blue hues in one of the most naturally beautiful settings. Over a day and a half locations were set up both inside the caves as well as on top of the glacier, resulting in a pretty spectacular spread.

Be sure to check out the rest of Sam's amazing work on his website (click here) and stay up to date with all his exciting shoot adventures around the world on his blog (click here)



New York is such a wonderful place full of talented, ambitious and beautiful people from all corners of the World. Nina Koeffler is one of these wonderful people whom I am lucky enough to call my friend.

Designer, founder and owner of Wundertüte, Nina has created a unique brand with graphic motifs inspired by patterns and body art of indigenous people.

The aim: beautify the earth one bag at a time

The moto: Use fancy fabric rather than plastic

With a cult following all over the World, Wundertüte has expanded from bags to graphic tees and tanks and beanies all with a simple and chic style to slot perfectly into your everyday wardrobe.

Be sure to check out the full collection online (click here).

And get likey liking on the social hype too; Facebook (click hereInstagram (click here).



There are two simple rules to style in New York. 

1. Always wear black
2. Layers layers layers

So on those rare occasions where I want to throw a bit of colour into the mix I end up looking like a total boy. Sneakers, oversized tees, check shirts. It's almost as if I'm reverting back to my childhood days of being a complete tomboy. Recently Pieboy reached out to me and sent me one of their iconic bobble hats. Now I'm partial to a bobble or two with the bobble hat being my absolute go to item whenever I hit the slopes, and with this guy being one of their limited edition original hats. Yeah you can't win me over more than that. Starting as an urban street wear brand in 2011, Pieboy have now grown to have a cult following at university towns across England creating a unique line of varsity bobble hats in a certain special groups of universities signature colours - of course Leeds is one of the select few. 

With the sun shining in New York and spring looking like it might be here to stay, I can't wait to wear this hat with a teenie pair of Daisy Dukes and black swing tank. How would you style your Pieboy?