A lot of people that eat meat think being a vegan is about eating carrots. But Cook Daily is not your typical vegan spot. King, head chef and creator of the restaurant, is changing the way young people actually think about what is in their food, making veganism more accessible to the urban culture.
In the month that the cast of Kurupt FM were nominated for a BAFTA and Skepta headlined Berlin’s techno palace Berghain (Das ist Shutdown?), the people of London had an abundance of world-class events to choose from. But fear not, there’s still plenty more amazing gigs to get down to this month. COZY MAG brings you the lowdown on the best gigs and events the capital has to offer in the last stretch of April…
AIDA in Shoreditch is quickly becoming a firm favourite. By combining a boutique featuring select menswear and womenswear brands, a coffee shop with fresh cakes, pastries, and various drinks, and the odd live music performer, Aida aims to make you feel right at home as soon as you enter, no matter your interests. We find out why family is important at AIDA and just how the store came to be.
For those with an interest in the culture and atmospheric appeal of the UK, one of the most fascinating things can be to look at how many great works of literature, film, and even television were inspired by the land. For this World Book Day, we're giving you our top real-life literary locations.
Lunch Money, headed up by London based DJ Nite Sleaze are extremely excited to be throwing the official after party for Anderson .Paak and his band The Free Nationals' first headline London show. And so are we.
So, we here in the UK have had a little health scare recently with parents being urged to sign up for a free app that tells them the sugar content of food and drinks. The bitter truth is that sugar isn’t all that great for your body. There are many things you can substitute for refined sugar. I have them right here for you!
Our first ever Christmas gift guide has been handpicked, making sure you’re left to decide between the best of the best for the lucky guy or girl in your life (Not to mention those annoying people, who are just so tricky to buy for!) Browse, shop & Enjoy!
12 months in fact. Yeah, we know- it doesn't feel like it to us either. After an incredible past year, we've gone from a small wordpress blog to a fully functioning online publication, and that makes us feel pretty good. Join us Thursday night to celebrate!
"I begin to walk, and then I begin to worry. What if I can’t get over the river? An involuntary shudder compels me. I get out my phone to try and find solace with my city mapper app. Taking a jet pack across the river is a suggested route, I mouth a silent ‘fuck you” to my phone."
Italy in the Spring is wonderful, but Southern Italy in the Spring is particularly special. I spent 4 days travelling around Naples, Sorrento, Capri and Pompei with friends, taking in the beautiful scenery, culture, and of course, lots and lots of food.
The creative process is something very delicate. It varies from person to person, from creative to creative. For everyone it is different, yet there is a common denominator that these people share; Creative blocks.
Unless you've had your head in the sand these past few weeks, you probably know what's happening in Baltimore. Following the murder of Freddie Gray at the hands of the police, Baltimore is standing up to the growing issue of police brutality in the USA. The collective anger of the black community in Baltimore erupted this week as people took to the streets in protest.
It's almost that time of year again... As the sun begins to shine in the capital, we begin planning for the biggest UK festival season yet. For those who love Hip Hop, you've probably heard of Boom Bap- and if you haven't, listen up, as one of the best festivals celebrating Hip Hop culture is coming this summer; and it's right on our front door. Well, Suffolk to be exact. Check out our 5 unmissable acts at the festival this year.
In the run up to our first ever COZY MAG Presents: event, we decided to get a little up close and personal with the amazing brands that are proudly sponsoring the show. Critics Clothing, founded 3 years ago by Samanah Duran was first. We caught up with Samanah last week to talk more about the brand.
Let’s face it, you love a great photo. You spend a little too much time on Instagram rifling through beautiful photographs instead of doing your work and you suddenly realize you’ve spent most of the day on blogs that aren’t your own, looking at other people live their lives in an enchanting, aesthetically pleasing environment. “How do I take a beautiful photograph? What do I need to purchase? What do these people have that I don’t?”. The answer is actually very simple- Nothing.
When I was younger I always envisioned living on top of a bakery and having the sweet smell of fresh bread constantly wafting into my Parisian apartment. I’ve always had a love affair with Paris ever since I would accompany my mum on her work trips there when I was younger.
However as I got older I never really had the opportunity to explore the city because prior visits usually lasted no more than on day. Then a recent opportunity gave me its beckoning call and I couldn’t resist.
When I first came across Rosa's Thai Cafe, it was almost 2 years ago now. We stumbled across it as we were hungry for lunch and I had the best Tom Yum soup I've ever had. Much later down the line, and the small cafe in Shoreditch is now one of their many locations in London. I went to check out their Angel branch.
When most people book winter getaways, they tend choose destinations with a cocktail by the beach type of package, but oh contraire I opted to escape the cold British weather for the even more bitterly cold Swedish weather, however my best friend lives in Stockholm and I didn’t want her to be alone for New Years, thus putting yourself at risk of contracting hypothermia is the new true measure of friendship.
So after living all my life in London, I decided to take the chance to live in America. One thing I can say, is that the way the British perceive America, isn't totally accurate (from my own personal experience)... With this post, I’ll try to share some of my experiences; With how African American culture differs from Black British culture.
Everyone loves a party. Whether it’s 20 people packed into a low key house gathering or 200 faces turning out to see their favourite artists spin live, there’s few who would prefer a quiet night in to going out, getting steam-cleaned and dancing. The problem is, not everyone who loves to party finds it easy to agree on what music they get down to...
As Italy’s food capital, Bologna hosts dozens of food festivals and events every year including the infamous Cioccoshow. Chocolatiers came from across the country to showcase their chocolate creations to crowds of thousands during the 5-day festival.
In an interview with Tim Westwood, Rozay lets his fans know just how he’s been shredding the weight off; along with a trainer sent in from Reebok and exercise techniques including the all new #RossFit, Rick gives a shout out to what we can assume is now his favourite fruit, you know, because Diced Pineapples are so 2 years ago.
London has always been a hub for fashion which has lead many individuals to push against the grain to create their own style identities which have in turn developed into renowned independent brands. Camden, Hackney and Portobello Road are just a few examples of hot spots with an effervescent fashion scene that’s always eager and open for a new kid on the block.