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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Fashion & Style Travel

Lust list: Travel bags and pouches

I love a good pouch for keeping my handbag organised, even more so my luggage. Now that I’m travelling full time, I’ve got my eye on a few new travel companions. A good carry-on handbag makes the journey throughout the airport and onto the plane so much easier. I like an oversized tote to carry …

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Travel

Getting around in Barbados

Cruising down roads flanked by beaches. Bouncing along winding country lanes on buses artfully circumventing potholes despite their girth. Piling into minivans sharing half a jump seat, music blaring. There is a variety of transport experiences in Barbados and depending on how game you are they can all be quite fun. The saying goes that …

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Travel

A day in Bathsheba, Barbados

The crisp scent of salt carried in the air. The roar of waves crashing on their first obstacle for 3,000 miles. The long stretch of blue meeting blue along the horizon. The powdery-soft sand sinking between toes. The pungent aroma of seaweed so strong you can almost taste it. Bathsheba is a small fishing village …

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