Shoreditch House Members Club

22 04 2010


I don’t need this. On a few rational levels, I understand that I don’t want this. But on so many other levels – I want to join the Shoreditch House members club.

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Sex and Punk: Malcolm McLaren’s London boutique legacy

12 04 2010

Sex Pistol‘s manager, creator of Punk, HipHopper and fashion paradigm-shifter Malcolm McLaren died last week, causing the music, fashion and pop culture worlds to examine McLaren’s  significance not only as a man and a major music game-changer, but also relating words to him like legacy and icon.

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Best Burrito joints in London, Part 1

30 03 2010
When the MyMetropole crew first moved to London back in 2007, one of our major problems was locating a decent Mexican restaurant. Now, three years later, not only have we found a few wonderful semi-authentic and comfort-food quality Mexican places in Boho Mexica in Shoreditch, Crazy Homies in Westbourne Grove, Wahaca (3 locations) and  Cafe Pacifico (Covent Garden), but there have also been quite a few burrito-to-go places to have opened in the last three years.
Locating burrito joints is key…sometimes you need your Mexican food fix taken care of but are short on time. You need it on the go. Although we are still in the process of testing each and every one of them, here is the most updated list of those worth mentioning. Enjoy and feel free to leave comments and make suggestions.
MyMetropole hearts Burritos so much, feel free to bring on a challenge or even a well-researched debate. This is one conversation that is always worth having, for those Mexican/Fresh-Mex/Tex-Mex lovers out there.

This week in le cool London

24 03 2010

For those of you who don’t know, I do a bit of writing for a funky little online mag here in London called le cool.

Lately, I have been doing less actual review writing, as I am now editing our new blog – le blog London.  The name is blatantly obvious, but we figured, hey, it’s what people are going to call it anyway! It’s an opportunity for us to take a closer look at the people behind the publication, give props to our writers, do extended versions of interviews, promote and highlight more of what makes London tick and basically give all sorts of people more space to show off their art, their creativity, and the programmes, organisations and associations into which they pour their heart and soul.

le cool is a local oh-so-in-the-know publication with versions in London, Barcelona, Madrid, Dublin, Lisbon, Moscow, Istanbul and Budapest.  We in London are the first with a significant social media presence – le blog, le Facebook, le Twitter.

Check out this week’s le cool, subscribe here and visit le blog here!

This week in le cool:


CINEMA Land of the FreeChicagoClint Eastwood Double Bill
TALK The Big ItchTechnology You Can’t Live WithoutThe Art of StorytellingKidnap and the Media
GIG James BlackshawEliza DoolittleThe JCC Other Seder,Cosey Club
FESTIVAL Wandsworth Common Beer FestivalTwestival
FUN IN A MUSEUM Playgrounds
MARKET Hackney Wick Flea Market #8
PROTEST Save 6 Music
GAMES The Hand Baked Arcade
CRAFT Make A Dress Weekend
FOOD/DRINK The Bridge Coffee HouseUnderground Farmers & Craft Market A French Picture Show
WALK Shoot Portobello – Alice in Wonderland
PARTY Manhattan Tea Party
FOOD/GIG An Evening with Levi Roots

City Arts and Music Project

23 03 2010

I first spotted CAMP while having lunch at Benugo at the Old Street tube station, and immediately saw that the City Arts and Music Project is exactly the type of experimental, semi-temporary cutting edge space that makes London such a creative and exciting place to live. Read on below for more about the latest happening at East London’s CAMP:

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We have a winner!

18 03 2010

Mariposa has correctly guessed the latest MyMetropole So you think you know London post – The Camden Stables Market, one of my absolute favourite London locations! As promised, Mariposa has won herself her own MyMetropole post to show us something creative + oh-so-London, so stay tuned!

Name this London location #5

15 03 2010

This is one of my favourite London locations. Name it and score yourself a MyMetropole post to show off even more of your skillz…showcase your writing, your photos, your short films or clips…

Good luck!

Name this London location