The Internet

The Internet

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Yes, it’s about that time. I know you guys are probably sick and tired of my blog posts being about concerts for the last few weeks so I promise to keep this one sweet, concise and straight to the point.

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I’ve broken a new record in my life. I’ve been to three concerts this entire month of March. The most I’ve done in my life is two concerts in one month so I’ve definitely made a new goal. Hopefully in the future I’ll be able to do five concerts in one month. That’s definitely something I will accomplish, God willing.

On the 21st of March at the o2 Academy Brixton, I saw a band known as The Internet for the first time ever. This band right here are my favourite band, after Destiny’s Child. The band consists of five members, Syd the main vocalist, keyboardist Matt, bassist Patrick and guitarist Steve.

I’ve been fans of The Internet for a very long time. I can’t remember the exact year I fell in love with them but I know that I was fully obsessed with them around the time their second album, Feel Good, came out. I would describe The Internet’s genre as being a hybrid of hip hop, soul and R&B. Their sound is very unique and that’s what makes them so special. That’s why I fell in love with them.

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Overall, the concert was EUPHORIC. That’s the one word I would use to describe my night. Not only did The Internet perform songs from their latest album, Hive Mind, they took it all the way back to their second album, Feel Good and a personal favourite of mine, their third album, Ego Death. Everything about Syd’s singing was amazing. She sounds exactly the same as she sounds on their albums. Not a single imperfection remains in her voice. She is an angel and of course my favourite person out of the group followed by Steve. That cutie!

As usual I’ve placed videos at the end of this post. PLEASE excuse my singing voice, I was going extra hard this night. Lol!tenor.gifUntil next time,

Jo xo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nicki Minaj, The Queen of Rap

Nicki Minaj, The Queen of Rap

On the 11th of March, I saw Nicki Minaj live in concert on her European tour at the O2 Arena in London. She was amazing to see live and she performed a lot of the old songs that I needed her to perform. The concert honestly was one of the greatest concerts I’ve been to in a very long time. I can’t even put into words how much I enjoyed the concert. It’s indescribable.

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Nicki Minaj is hands down the best female rapper to grace this planet and if you disagree you can debate with your mother because I definitely do not care. No one is touching her when it comes to skill, talent or stage presence.

Now I can definitely admit that Nicki has definitely become complacent over the years and Cardi is definitely doing her thing hands down. But this isn’t a blog post about Cardi B and I’m not here to compare the two, I’m just here to let you guys know how amazing it was to see Nicki Minaj perform live.

So I attended the Queen tour with Juice WRLD being her opening act. I absolutely hated Juice’s act because I found the entire set to be quite demonic. The graphics that he had playing behind him while he performed I just did not agree with at all. There were a lot of skeleton, satanic and demon imagery that I do not condone one bit. I found myself constantly praying throughout his performance because I honestly did not know the type of music that he puts out into the world, because I’ve never listen to his music. Originally Nicki was supposed to go on tour with Future and since I knew Future’s songs I was prepared to see him. However when Nicki announced that Future was no longer on the tour and she was going on tour with Juice I didn’t bother to research his songs because I just wasn’t bothered. Oh what a huge mistake I made, because if I had done my research prior to his set, then I would have been prepared and could have brought ear plugs.

Anyways once Juice was done with his stupid set, I finally could feel excited knowing that Nicki was going to be on stage soon and when she did come on stage, I lost my absolute mind!!!

A lot of you don’t know this but I’ve actually been a huge Nicki fan for just under a decade now. Like all her mixtape songs prior to Pink Friday I was a very big fan of. So you can only imagine how crazy I went when she performed one of her biggest mixtape hits Itty Bitty Piggy. She not only performed her mixtape song, but she also performed her Monster verse, Roman’s Revenge, Up All Night and many more hits. And when I tell you I went absolutely nuts, I turned into a completely different human being. Like seriously I was a completely different woman that entire night because the amount of screaming and shouting I did of lyrics… I was acting as if I was on stage with Nicki Minaj herself, performing the songs right next to her.

I couldn’t help that I was just in so much excitement, love and awe of this phenomenal woman that I have loved for years and appreciated the music of for many years. It was very refreshing to see her perform her old songs. Don’t get me wrong, Queen (her latest album) has a few hits but nothing will ever ever top Nicki’s old hits because those were the hits she created when she was hungry, on her absolute grind and just trying to make it to the top. Old Nicki Minaj is a Nicki Minaj that will never ever ever ever be beaten or topped because she was constantly in her bag.

Overall the concert was amazing and I enjoyed every last second of it. I’m grateful that I was able to see her live on her European tour and I can say that my life was made on that day. Despite the whole entire social media Nicki hate train that I’ve seen over the past couple months on Twitter especially, that was definitely not reflected in the crowd on that night because Nicki got so much love and praise. Every single song she performed the audience knew every single word. It truly was a moment for life.

Until next time,

Jo xo

P.S: Below are some videos I took on the night. Excuse my terrible rapping and singing voice lol!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Alchemist

The Alchemist

So last Tuesday, I went to a restaurant and bar called The Alchemist for a cute little date night. I had already been to the restaurant last summer so I was very familiar with the place and because of my familiarity I already knew that I wasn’t going to be eating at the restaurant again because the food was not amazing.

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But baby let me tell you tell drinks… THE DRINKS!!!

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The drinks are not your typical every day cocktails because they are unique with cool, smoky effects coming out of them. My date was celebrating his birthday and I wanted him to have a good time which is why I suggested we go out for drinks instead of a regular dinner.

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The Alchemist definitely is a great spot to go to for cocktails. The cocktails are creative and cool to watch/snapchat and they taste pretty good.

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Below I’ve inserted clips from my night which shows the cocktails and their interesting effects.

The Mad Hatter: Rating 7/10

Contains: Ketel One vodka, citrus, St. Germain, Cointreau and summer fruits

 

 

 

 

Dead Red Zombie: Rating 8/10

Contains: Bacardi Carta Blanca rum, Wray and Nephew, Grand Marnier, lime, pineapple, cranberry, zombie mix, smoke.

 

 

Colour Changing One: Rating 8.5/10.

Cointains: Reyka vodka, apple, soda, citrus, magic.

 

 

Overall I would definitely recommend this cocktail bar! Definitely a place to visit.

Until next time,

Jo xo

I finally found a Seafood Boil restaurant in London!

I finally found a Seafood Boil restaurant in London!

I don’t think anyone understands how over the moon I currently am. I tried a seafood boil for the first time in my entire life yesterday night and baby when I tell you it was amazingggggg. I almost cried at how delicious the meal was.

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I know seafood boil to be an American dish so I believed that the only way that I could try it was by getting on a flight to the US. However I was finally proved wrong and I’m glad I was!

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So the restaurant was called The Fat Crab and despite the meal being absolutely amazing the only con was the size of the restaurant. It was so small! I was afraid my friend and I weren’t going to get a seat but thankfully we did.

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The way the restaurant’s menu is set up, there are a few steps that you have to choose while ordering: your apetizer, then a main, sides to add to the bag, the flavour and the spice level you want. Now one thing I will say about this restaurant is that it wasn’t cheap. But the food was sooooo worth it! So I was willing to spend all my coins here.

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Anyway what my friend and I decided to do was choose the ‘meals for two’ option and we got the fat lobster feast and a bottle of white wine. We also got prawns as an extra side. I chose the flavour cajun and the spice hot. It definitely was not hot enough for me though.

 

 

I honestly think this was the best seafood restaurant in London. (Not gonna lie… I think it’s the only one because I’ve not been able to find another restaurant that does seafood boil.) And the owners are going to personally know me by my name because I will be making regular trips to this place! Like seriously I will be here ALL the time. I love seafood so much… I think I love it more than I love chicken at this point. Plus seafood is much healthier than chicken.

Everything about the meal was amazing. The seafood was cooked thoroughly well and seasoned perfectly. I actually have no complaints. Like none and that’s a first.

Overall I rate this restaurant a 10/10 and I’m obsessed with it!

Until next time,

Jo xo

P.S: Here’s my final bill. This includes what my friend and I got together. (Excuse the food stains lol!)

P.S.S: I’m still very much planning to get on a flight to the US because I know that trying a seafood boil from America is the authentic way to do things and I also know that no seafood boil will ever compare to the American one!!!

Angus Steakhouse Leicester Square

Angus Steakhouse Leicester Square

So yesterday I went out for a lovely date night with one of my closest girlfriends. We visited a restaurant called Angus Steakhouse located in Leicester Square, London, UK.

Overall I liked the restaurant. It wasn’t one of the best London restaurants I’ve been to but the food was good and extremely filling.

I ordered The American as a starter because Lord knows how much I was truly starving. I hadn’t eaten a single thing all day because I wanted to save as much stomach space as possible for this dinner. For drinks, my friend and I both ordered Bailey’s salted caramel cocktail which I wasn’t the biggest fan of, so I had to wash it down with a coca-cola. My main course was chicken Alfredo with macaroni cheese as a side.

Jen’s Ratings & Reasons

Starter: The American – 8.5 /10

The starter was truly delicious, however, I felt that the potato skins were a bit overdone and the grilled corn would have been greater with some butter. I loved the BBQ Buffalo chicken wings and the BBQ pork ribs were divine. In my opinion, the starter was much better than my main.

Main: Chicken Alfredo – 6/10

 

The chicken alfredo I gave a 6 out of 10 because I felt that there were way too many potatoes and not enough chicken. I did love the white wine cream sauce that the chicken came with. I wouldn’t recommend this main dish because you’ll definitely get sick of the potatoes. The macaroni cheese I ordered as a side was tasty, a bit bland but I enjoyed it enough to finish it completely.

Final Thoughts

The restaurant had decent service. At times I felt that my friend and I had been forgotten about because we weren’t served until fifteen minutes after sitting down. But because we were so excited to see each other and catch up, we didn’t even really notice that we hadn’t been served yet until we noticed the table next to us had been served with food. To be fair, the restaurant was extremely busy and packed with people that we had to wait a few minutes for an available table.

Out of 10 overall, I would rate the restaurant an 8. It had a well-designed exterior and really clean bathrooms. I had a good time there despite my main not being the greatest. I spent £50.70 in total (bearing in mind I chose the starter for both my friend and I so I paid for it). It’s not an extremely pricey restaurant but if you plan to visit then just come prepared.

Until next time,

– Jo xo