Select Page

Author: Yuri

1000 Ways To Love your TOTAL

Did I ever tell you how much I love being a blogger? No? Well, just so you know the answer is LOADS. In good part mainly because I get to do loads of pretty awesome like, for example, attending to last week’s 1000 Ways To Love your TOTAL MasterClass with Chef Paul Merrett and a team of fabulous foodie bloggers at La Cucina Caldesi in London where we spent a few hours having fun in the kitchen cooking a selection of delicious dishes part of the new collection of recipes hosted at the TOTAL Greek Yoghurt website.  The Cooking Now, I...

Read More

The Man Bag Issue

I hate carrying things on my pockets… In special my trousers back pockets, which is why I mostly wear cargo ones. But what about then that’s not enough? What when you need to be practical and carry things like cameras, notebooks, nappies etc? The sensible and practical part in me says RUCKSACK, but unfortunately I have been told a few times that I can’t just wear a rucksack everywhere I go… Fashion issues… Women… *sighs* But there is another alternative: The Man Bag. I’ll be honest with you just now and say in all the words: Is there a...

Read More

City Driving… Just Different…

Imagine this scene: You get up in the morning, have breakfast as usual, get dressed and out of the door… unplug your car from the wall socket and drive off from the tiny parking space no one can get their huge cars on.. drive past your local fuel station, look at the price and the queues of people waiting to refuel their cars, giggle and drive away. You don’t tink you’d ever do that? Well… I did… and believe it or not it felt incredibly satisfactory…  Although I did do it while driving a Nissan LEAF which is much...

Read More

Gig Meets PicNic

This summer, Nando’s will be taking their much-loved PERi-PERi chicken to the great British outdoors with three ‘gig meets picnic’ events and Haggerston Park, London last Saturday was the first one featuring live performances from some of Nando’s hottest fans including Dancing Lotus, Rizzle Kicks, Stooshe, Cover Drive and Clement Marfo & The Frontline hosted by Jameela Jamil commanding the party with plenty of sideshow entertainment to keep our PicNickers going. I have to admit that at first I felt a bit lost as I didn’t recognise half of the names in the artists line up but the moment Dancing Lotus started playing I started enjoying the festival ambient specially as the skies opened and the sun started shining… Yes… It is possible to have a festival minus the mud! Plenty of sun, good food, great music and beautiful people… That alone almost made it worth the one hour queuing up to get some chicken for lunch… But if there is something you cannot doubt is the good humour of the great british public when we get one of those rare perfect days to be outside… At some point I’ve heard something that actually made me crack up a big giggle: “Why do we need to many toilet trailers and we have only ONE for food? We’re here to eat chicken not go to the toilet” To what every one around started laughing. True, right?!?! And then Jameela...

Read More

Try Something New

My brain keeps trying to see this as the end of an era… After all I’ve been Mr UrbanVox for the best part of 5 years now and all of sudden I become something else… But then again, there is this little part of me that thinks logically and that part of me says that for something to make any sense at all this something needs to evolve and change – Im sure I said before that change is the only constant in life didin’t I??? –  and become something else… something better… So yeah… Maybe this is the end of an era… But it is definitely be beginning of a new one… It’s time to try something new… And this something new comes as UrbanVox turns full circle into what was meant to be from the start… You see… about 5 years ago I’ve traced some plans, registered a domain and started doing Night Life photos and publishing them on the internet in this website I had just created. And for some time it was good… At some point I had around 50k hits/month which is WAY more than I ever got as a blogger… But that wasn’t what I wanted… The thing is: There is so much more to Urban Life than just the night life… and I wanted to portray that as best as I could,...

Read More