Has Instagram made us lose sight of why we travel?

I’ve been sitting on this post for a while, probably because it’s a very personal one, but it’s also a post that might generate varied opinions. I’ve just got back into the swing of real life after two weeks away in California, the main reason for our trip was to attend Coachella Music festival, which I’ve been lucky enough to visit twice before.

This time we were going with two friends who had never been before; I was really excited to spend three days showing them around and dancing in the desert listening to live music. Like in previous years when golden hour crept in I knew what to expect, the Instagram models and photo takers came out (myself and my friends included). But this year unlike previous festivals,

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Visit London: Harmonics in Space Exhibition

Where NOW Gallery,The Gateway Pavilions, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0SQ

Dates 28th Feb-29th April

What? Harmonics in Space is an exhibition by Fred Butler. A room dedicated to the celebration of Shape, Space, Colour and Sound; exploring the idea that chromotherapy and light are an antidote to SAD (seasonal defective disorder) within city life.

Why Visit? The exhibition creates a calm, colourful, quiet space, which sets itself apart from it’s urban surroundings.

Tip Wear/bring socks with you, as there’s a no shoe policy. Definitely say yes to the headphones, the music transforms the space and allows you to have a personal interaction with the pieces.

Price Free

I first found out about the exhibition through a colourful post on Instagram (take a look at #Harmonicsinspace for some inspiration). I’ve always wanted to visit the Now Gallery as the

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Five TED Talks by Inspiring Women

As I mentioned in this week’s vlog, I’m starting a series on my YouTube channel celebrating women working within the creative industries. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been scouring the internet for inspiration and after my friend Kelly recommended, I started looking into a lady aptly named Jude Kelly, which led me down a rabbit hole of inspirational women speakers. I wanted to share my favourites with you in this morning’s post as there are pieces of advice that have resonated with me from the speeches below that I thought might appeal to your lives too. I’m always one for sharing knowledge and empowering others and feel like these 5 TED talks do exactly that.

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Home Comforts

Over the past two years I’ve visited the airport more times than I’d like to count. I’m always filled with that new trip anticipation, but there’s always an element of the unknown, even if you’ve planned the adventure to the very last detail. Landing back on home ground is a whole different story; as soon as my feet walk off that airplane I’m comforted by the unpredictable grey weather that greets me and the promise of a great cup of tea. This post is in collaboration with Heathrow Airport; they are celebrating what Britishness means to you and conducted an anthropological study on what ‘Modern Britain’ means in 2018. We live in such a diverse multicultural country, and Heathrow Airport is a microcosm of people from different cultures and backgrounds which all add to that contemporary sense of Britishness.

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Desert Diaries- LA to Joshua Tree

Ever since my first visit to Joshua Tree, it’s always been one of my favourite places to travel to. When Steve and I originally visited back in 2015, I remember entering the park and almost wondering what all the fuss was about? There were these weird looking trees combined with a super sparse landscape and you would think there was nothing much to see when you drove through. But when the sun set across the sparse landscape, it became a magical place filled with warmth and colour; where the long shadows of the Joshua Trees danced on the desert floor.

When the opportunity to visit came up on our last trip, we jumped at the chance! With only 48 hours until we had to be back in LA, we started embarked upon a whistle stop tour!

I thought I’d take you through some of the places we to visited which would definitely make the most out of a short trip to the desert!

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What 2017 taught me

Happy New Year everyone!

This post has taken me a while to write; it started up as a round-up of 2017, but after realising that I’d shared most of the good bits with you guys already, I thought I’d go for a different angle for the first post of the year! I learnt a great deal about myself in 2017, it was my first full year of being self-employed and through a lot of trial and error; I feel like I’ve started to figure out where I want to be in 2018.

Things I’ve learnt-

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Work Life Essentials- What’s in my bag?

My first year of self employment has taught me so many lessons, and it always amazes me that I could be working from a coffee shop in London one week and then from an air bnb in LA the next. Travelling in any form whether for work or for a holiday used to fill me with a sense of anxiety, but this fast paced unpredictable profession has taught me the art of being flexible, open minded, but most of all, to be prepared for anything that comes along.

One of the ways I’ve helped reduce any anxious feelings is to compartmentalise all the items that enable me to do my job into one place. This preparedness then enables me to capture the content I want to create wherever I am in the world.

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East Africa Travel Diaries | Serengeti Luxury Camping

After a demanding car journey from the Ngongoro Crater to the Serengeti National park, we arrived at Asanja Luxury Camp at around 10pm at night. The few days we spent at the camp were some of my favourite from the trip. It was the ultimate height of luxury in the middle of the Serengeti bush. Every game drive was filled with prides of lions, along with big five animal sightings. If someone asked me to go back tomorrow I most definitely would! 

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