Travel

My epic two-month itinerary in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia

I was supposed to fly from London to Bangkok this week to spent the next two months bumming around parts of the backpacker trail in southeast Asia. I planned to start in Bangkok and head north, crossing from Thailand into Laos and travelling down into Cambodia. Obviously with global travel at a standstill because of …

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Above the Animal Flower Cave, Barbados
Life Travel

When three months become six

What happens when you embark on long-term travel just before a global pandemic outbreak. This month’s update is not at all what I was expecting a few weeks ago. The plan was all laid out. It was put into motion months ago when I resigned from my job in London. After three months in Barbados …

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Life

Planners, organisers, notebooks

Things have changed quite a lot in past few weeks. My original plan — when I left London to embark on full-time travel unknowingly at the start of a global pandemic — was to spend three months here in Barbados. I would then pop back to London for two weeks, before strapping on my backpack …

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Beauty

My top Korean skincare products

Anyone who spends any length of time with me knows of my love for South Korean skincare products. I can’t stop raving about them. The 10-step routine has transformed my skin from a dry and flaky mess, giving it a glow that often garners compliments. My love for all things K-beauty has only grown since …

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Life Travel

Month two of my new reality

I’m thinking that I’ll write a monthly update… It’s already a week into March… Let’s see how long I keep it up! January was a transitional month, with no responsibilities beyond deciding which beach to hang out at. It was the break I needed to ease into my new life as a freelance writer and …

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Fashion & Style

London Fashion Week FW20 key trends

The catwalks in my home city of London are known for offering up an edgier vibe than the other main fashion cities, and this season was no exception. While some of New York’s trends carried over to London — there were hints of chocolate brown, forest green and voluminous dresses — the designers of the …

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Fashion & Style

New York Fashion Week FW20 key trends

Chilling out here in Barbados in bikinis and sundresses, most of my wardrobe boxed up in storage back in London, I admit to feeling rather more removed from fashion month than I usually do, when I stay up to tune into live streams of the New York shows. But I’m still very much a fashionista, …

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Travel

February festival frenzy in Barbados

Dancing in the streets. Free samples of homemade wine. Outdoor soca concerts. Heritage bus tours. February is a fun time to be in Barbados, coinciding with the annual Holetown Festival and Agrofest. This year there was bonus fun because 2020 is the year of We Gatherin’ — a series of events in one parish each …

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