Beyond Bread (the Islington branch) started doing a dinner menu! :D Everything we tried was amazing, but especially these sliders and especially the Mexican chicken, guacamole and cheese one. 😍 They also have pizzas on the menu and even have a selection of wines and gluten free beers now. I think the dinner menu is only available on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays for now, but definitely go check it out if you can. :)
Emirates Inflight magazine, Street Knowledge - “The Guide” to London, provided by Robert Pattinson.
Who better to show you around the English capital city than Londoner, Hollywood superstar and former vampire Robert Pattinson
An ideal day in London?
I would walk around Soho, drink coffee, eat and check out the shops. It’s a magical place and while having such high volume of tourists it also manages to retain its fabulous community spirit.“
When I’m back home I love it here
The Groucho Club is a pretty great place. It’s relaxed and you’re always going to get privacy in there - it’s a London institution and it’s not difficult to see why.
For a night out
We’ve got the best pub scene in the world - Soho has great nightlife - but if you want to get a little out of central, Putney has some great pubs and places to eat.
How you recover the next day:
Start with a strong coffee at Bar Italia - a London institution - grab a burger at Five Guys and then take a walk around Green Park to clear your head.
If you’re still hungry
The steak at the The French House pub is fantastic. I used to eat there all the time.
You have to get to a gig in town
London has world famous venues like Ronnie Scott’s, but it’s also worth checking out smaller pubs and academies a lot of big artists started that way here. If you’re in Brixton, Clapham or Putney, you could be watching the next big thing.
London’s great for families
We’re so fortunate to have some of the best museums in the world - and even more fortunate that there is usually no fee to get in. If you have time, you could easily spend a whole day walking around either the Science or Natural History museum.
Avoid Oxford Street and shop here
Go and check out the vintage record shops in Soho, browse stalls in Camden Market, those are some places with real soul.
This museum is amazing
The London library in St James’ Square is just so majestic. You can find books that are over hundreds of years old written in all languages.
Finally, the best advice I can give you
Forget public transportation and walk. London has the most wonderful sounds, smells, architecture and people, don’t waste the most incredible city in the world stuck underground or in a cab.
*Latest picture of Robert Pattinson in NYC Hudson Theatre June 22 2017, catching George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984″ in theatre production, supporting his best friend Tom Sturridge in the lead.
Gigi’s Core-Focused Workout: 1. Warm up the core with 10 minutes of boxing. 2. Perform three sets of 40 crunches each. 3. Raise your heart rate with 10 minutes of boxing. 4. Perform three sets of 40 bicycle crunches each, kicking each leg out once per bicycle. 5. Box for another 10 minutes. 6. Take a plank pose to hit the transverse abdominals, holding for about 60 seconds, or as long as you can maintain good form (abs tight, no sway in the back, and the neck in a neutral position). 7. Super-set straight into leg raises to hit the lower abdominals, performing four sets of 25 leg raises each.
Gigi said: “It’s really important to get tested for your allergies and know what’s inflammatory for your body, what you shouldn’t be eating. I think all of those things are really important, more than following one person’s fitness and diet routine.”
Breakfast: She wakes up at 7 in the morning and she has a cup of coffee or a simple breakfast of bacon, toast and scrambled eggs.
Lunch: Gigi has her lunch at noon and usually visits JG Melon to have an arugula salad.
Dinner: She eats sushi with her friends. If she is having a night in, she likes cooking and watches some TV show or a movie. Her day usually ends by watching Girls or Prison Break and sleeps by 11.30 PM.
“I’m not really a big “working out” person, but I definitely like to do cardio when I do. I guess I run sometimes, drink green juices once a week.”
She also likes to run (with or without a treadmill), do yoga, Pilates and walk around New York. She gets very self-conscious in front of a fitness trainer, so she tries to work out on her own. Her exercise regime is not set. Bella exercises whenever she gets some time. She tries hard to do cardio exercises for at least 15 minutes every day. She is also a fan of horse riding and has been doing it since she was just two years old.
In an interview with British Vogue, she talks about the difficulties of working out when you’re travelling a lot: It’s hard with my schedule – every time I go somewhere I’m like “can you send me a pair of Nikes? I forgot my shoes!” I always forget something. But even this morning I went and swam in the pool, just to keep moving. When I’m home I like to train harder than usual. I haven’t really worked out a lot since the last VS show. My trainer always calls once he knows I’m in town. Like “I know you’re back, where are you?” And I’m like “sleeping?!”. But when I have the time and energy I’ll go. I love doing abs and ass, and getting my blood pumping. Running around keeps most of my body in check but I eat really badly when I’m travelling because I can’t help myself. It’s my comfort.
In a W Magazine interview promoting her Nike Cortez campaign: ‘As for her own workout routine—look at the multitude of crop-tops in the campaign, as there is definitely a routine—Hadid shared her go-to moves earlier this year. “I actually enjoy working out now with my trainer,” she said. “My sister loves boxing and will do a whole thing of boxing, but I prefer intervals, so like five minutes of boxing and then go do ass and abs. I really like doing fun workouts, like the thing where you slide or get to pull a rope. I do not like burpees.”’
Before VSFS: “I’ve been eating hard protein every day, and working out for three hours every day. It’s crazy but I think that you know if you set your mind to something I think you can succeed.”
Diet: On her dietary guilty pleasures: ‘Ooh. I mean, chicken nuggets, grilled cheeses, French fries, pizza, burgers. All those things. Usually my go-to is just ordering chicken fingers, grilled cheeses and fries when I get to the hotel. [The] burgers in London are really good.’
Rumour: According to this website this person tried eating like Bella for 7 days and went to Bella’s nutritionist. I don’t know if Bella eats exactly like this but here is what the nutritionist recommends:
Workout: She likes to focus on abs, but says that it hurts to even laugh the next day. She also said that she uses Instant Abs Trainer (free app): “Sometimes when I’m watching TV, I think to myself, ‘I should be doing crunches and sit ups right now.’ Then I get off the couch and do it”. You can read how she got ready for VSFS here.
Diet: she opts for foods high in fiber that taste good. High fiber foods allow you to eat things that taste good, but with less calories. Fibrous foods don’t turn into fat. Carbs, without much fiber, do.
Breakfast: eats avocado toast, oatmeal, bagels and waffles. She loves Avocado Toast with Chicken strips (healthy fat + carb + protein).
Lunch: From organic-pressed juice to smoothies, she loves it all. She loves to eat Mexican food, especially tacos and guacamole.
Her go-to staples are: Chicken, fish, veggies and rice. One meal was Lemon Bacon Arugula Pasta. She also loves: Shrimp Fried Rice, Asparagus and Teriyaki Chicken.
Workout: “I think you kind of have to force yourself to exercise – even when you don’t want to. I always end up feeling better after a workout when I force myself to just do it. I used to be a ballet dancer, so doing things that I enjoy that don’t feel like exercise – like talking classes, doing Pilates or things like that are good. I also like to randomly play a sport that I’m bad at – I like going to play soccer with people, or trying to play tennis with people – and teach myself that way. I’m competitive, so I’m always open to learning and trying [a new sport].”
Her favourite workout: “I don’t like to run. You will not see my running on a treadmill ever. Ever! I like boxing, though, so if I can go to the gym and box for 30 minutes, I will.”
Diet:“I try to be very strict about eating just for my skin and my body.” But Hailey does break the rules on occasion—particularly on vacation. “I did go to the Maldives not too long ago,” she recalled. “I felt like that was like, super lavish, indulgent. I was eating whatever I wanted when I was there because it was just like you’ve got to take advantage of those moments.” She also really emphasises the importance of drinking lots of water.
Breakfast: “On a regular day, breakfast is usually eggs or oatmeal, some type of healthy protein, or a smoothie.”
Lunch: “Lunch is usually salad, fish, grilled veggies, or maybe a sandwich. I don’t really eat a lot of gluten so I’m trying to be particular. I love a good kale Caesar salad [but with] no croutons. That’s usually one thing I leave out.”.
“Dinner is usually kind of along the same lines [as lunch]—some sort of vegetable, or pasta, like a gluten free pasta. Chicken, maybe. Sometimes [I’ll do dessert]. I really like the Magnum (ice cream) bars, obviously that’s a great one. [But I generally try to avoid] sugar. Sugar’s a big one for everyone, I think.”
Cheat day:“A cheat day for me, the first thing that I crave, I’ll eat. That’s my rule. So if I wake up and I want pancakes, I’m gonna eat pancakes. If I want a cheeseburger for lunch or for dinner, I’m gonna eat it. If I want fries, I’m gonna eat the fries.” Hailey’s favorite burger is the same as Gigi Hadid’s (the one she ate on Jimmy Fallon’s show, notably): “I love J.G. Melon. It is so good. I actually think…no, she’s not the one who took me there, but it’s bomb, and I don’t think enough people know about it.”
Summary: Betty took a gap year for relaxation. What she didn’t expect it to include, was a road trip around the country with her best friend in tow.The fact that he was on the waiting list for a heart transplant and that she’s in love with him may have factored into her decision making. Just a little bit.
Find it here on AO3/ Chapter 1 on Tumblr can be found here & Chapter 2 is here
After travelling from Bath they spend the night in another chain hotel in Oxford. The next day they visit Oxford University, the second on their agenda. One of Jughead’s choices, because he had far more belief in Betty’s capabilities than she did. Following a tour of the grounds and attendance at various talks about subjects Betty thinks she may be interested in, they take up a table at the local café on campus. It’s busy, the volume of people meaning they have no other option but to sit on the metal chairs outside. As the October wind whips around their ears, sending Betty’s ponytail wayward, she observes people as they wander by.
Jughead blows on his tea before taking a sip, the porcelain warming his hands comfortably. He watches Betty’s eyes flit around the grounds, a slight frown on her lips. “I feel like I should be wearing some wizard robes.” She hums in acknowledgement, her eyes now trailing the lines of the buildings. “Or have a wand or substantially more money in my bank account.”
Ordinarily this would be something she’d laugh at and although the English Literature course had peaked her interest. She can’t shake the feeling that she doesn’t belong somewhere like this. The frown remains etched in her face as she twists back to face Jughead, concern flickering in his blue orbs. She sighs, the steam from her own cup of tea filling her nose as she stirs in milk.
“I don’t even know why we’re here, Jug.”
Jughead smiles at her, blue eyes meeting hers across the table. He grips her free hand; causing her body to relax unconsciously, the crowded campus falling to the back of her mind. “Because you’re capable of this.”
He shakes his head. His calloused thumb making a pattern across the back of her hand, squeezing it slightly in an act of comfort. “You’re better than all these people, have some faith. Don’t be afraid of achieving.” The corners of her mouth turn upwards at his words. He pats her hand, letting go to grasp his tea cup. “Now, finish your tea. We’ve got at least four more talks to attend and then I’ll be asking for your score on the rating scale, at the end of the day.”
Betty nods, a toothy grin appearing on her face as she brings her tea to her lips. “Ok.”