Burritos in Brixton

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Those of you who follow new restaurant openings as eagerly as me will know that Brixton Village has become something of a haven for experimental establishments in the past 2 years. In fact, it’s been bubbling away for years, but the main hype around ‘the village’ in particular, feels more of a recent event and so it was recently I finally crossed another establishment off the list.

Heading down on a freezing Saturday night, we plumped for Mexican at El Panzon. Having been established in the area since 2004, It’s nothing flashy, but it does have excellent graffiti on the walls – in fact I was somewhat miffed that they didn’t offer me a marker pen upon arrival as I was keen to get scribbling. Nevermind, I’ll save that for another bar… Anyway, the important thing is that it is indoors which makes a serious difference when you’re in a covered market in South London in the middle of February.

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The menu serves up most standard mexican fare for around £10. The staff are superbly friendly and fun…we negotiated 6 tequilas out of them for £15 which seemed like a bargain and they even had one with us. The food is fresh, tasty and it arrived quickly. Nothing fancy, but great with a group of good friends. Oh and don’t forget that it’s a BYO so you can be as extravagant (or as pikey) as you want with the booze! Hurrah.

El Panzon
1 Granville Arcade
Brixton Village Market
Coldharbour Lane
London SW9 8PR
Tel : 0207 924 9888

Get quilted

So it’s snowing outside AGAIN and after a long weekend away, I’d really rather be curled up by the fire under my duvet watching mindless television, however with that not being an option right now, I’ve turned my attention to cosy clothing instead. So this got me thinking, how can I emanate comfort and warmth in my daily life without going for full-on hobo knitwear? The answer: buy a quilted jacket.

Now I’m not talking about your standard outdoor puffa popularised by european tourists, I mean the elegantly tailored, floral or patterned versions taking over the highstreet. For 2013, the quilted look has had a sophisticated makeover and is now THE desirable jacket for the fashion-conscious professional. On a most basic level though, if it’s good enough for Cara Delevigne in the current Zara campaign then it’s good enough for me.. SOLD.

Here are the current favourites jostling for space in my wardrobe….

ImageZara floral print quilted jacket, £59.99

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