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15 date places in London that aren’t Nandos

1. Cabana Brazilian 

With a really relaxed vibe and options for even the fussiest of eaters, this is a great place for a first or second date. There are cute cocktails, barbecue chicken dishes, sweet potato fries and Brazilian music.

Location: 7 restaurants in London, including both Westfields and Brixton

If you pay for your date you’ll spend: Around £36*

*All prices based on one main meal and one drink per person

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Review: Zoe's Ghana Kitchen at Pop Brixton

If I was to write a piece about the gentrification of Brixton, the article would be 5,000 words long and I’d be expecting a grade and corrections at the end of it.

Suffice to say that Brixton has changed.

People like me who have lived in South London for their whole lives think they know Brixton very well, then they turn some inconspicuous corner and find something as unlikely as Pop Brixton – a trendy shipping container structure which is home to 50 equally on trend businesses.

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Review: Turtle Bay in Brixton

I wanted Turtle Bay to be great so bad that I pretended it was for a long time.

I mean, it was everything I ever dreamed of; the Caribbean food I so loved to eat, cocktails which I so love to drink, bougie décor inspired by the real restaurants of the Caribbean with familiar faces on the walls, hot pepper sauce and jerk barbecue sauce on every table – and all of this just a bus ride from home?!

But now it’s time to face facts – Turtle Bay is actually quite disappointing.

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Impartial Review: MAC matchmaster foundation

I haven’t always worn foundation; back when I was about 13-years-old I had one compact of beige pressed powder I sometimes wore, and for special occasions I’d add some lipgloss.

Now times have changed, not only in terms of how much make up I wear, but also in the technology that goes into creating cosmetics.  Let’s see if the new techy kid on the block, MAC matchmaster foundation, actually works.

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