If you asked me to describe why I love Hong Kong so much, I don't think my answer would make you want to visit. The chaos and noise, the strange intoxicating unpleasant smells, the grumpy taxi drivers, the crazy bamboo scaffolding that makes your stomach drop when you see someone climbing it, the way your clothing sticks to you in the humid damp heat, the dumplings (ok, that's clearly a good one), wandering aimlessly through the streets and never feeling lost. As much as I try, I can't find the words. Hong Kong feels alive. It's a place that needs to be visited, not described.Read More
"We are born in one day. We die in one day. We can change in one day. And we can fall in love in one day. Anything can happen in just one day." - Gayle Forman.Read More
Postcards from Lindos.Read More
Since we moved back from Asia, I’m not sure that we’ve really had a holiday. You know the kind of one where you stay in one hotel the entire time, read a million books, drink too much wine and snooze off the inevitable hangover in the sun, with the occasional dip in the pool. Normally we’re always driving from one place to the next, with never more than three nights in one spot. But after seeing Casa Cook all over Pinterest and some off my favourite blogs, I was desperate to visit, and stay for as long as possible.
Situated on the east coast of the Island of Rhodes, and tucked away at the base of a rocky hillside sits Casa Cook. The result of a collaboration between interior designer Annabell Kutucu, architect Vana Pernariv and design agency Lambs & Lions. The sharp juxtaposition of the modern, minimal and bohemian setting against the ragged backdrop of mountains and wild goats makes you feel like you’re a million miles from anywhere. The decor is on point, and it makes you want to go home, chuck out everything you own, concrete your entire house and only wear linen for the rest of you life. Or, you could just move there.Read More
A little while back Erika called me to insist that I come to see a new store on Hackney Road. Now, I’m not really one to turn down a chance to visit somewhere new, but when you throw plants, vintage furniture and coffee into the mix, I’ve already got one foot out of the door.Read More
Sometimes it’s easy to forget that I live in London, especially when the city feels like it’s actually lots of tiny little villages spread throughout the capital. With travel times, crowded public transport and everything you could ever need within a 20 minute radius, it’s all too easy to stay in your own little bubble. But that’s just a little boring, and quite embarrassing. I live in one of the best cities in the world, and after a return trip to Camden last week, I realised that I am seriously missing out on so much that this city has to offer.Read More