Flea market vintage shopping around Helsinki

Flea market vintage shopping around Helsinki

There's shopping and then there's shopping. As it's getting colder over here in the northern hemisphere I'm starting to pull out my cosy knits, beanies and coats and looking for ways to stay warm inside. Trickier at the moment due to COVID-19 but if you live somewhere where you can still venture into stores while [...]

What to do with an afternoon in London: Notting Hill

What to do with an afternoon in London: Notting Hill

I’m sitting here doing one of my favourite things (watching cheesy teenage movies on Netflix) and thinking about one of my other favourite things to do, spending a morning or an afternoon wandering around a London neighbourhood. Nothing Hill is a favourite of mine because I lived around the corner from it for my first [...]

Sintra | Portugal

Sintra | Portugal

Seeing as travel has been seriously curtailed (and with good reason) during this global pandemic i'm dipping back into my album archives so that we can all day dream about sunny European climes. If we can't physically go there at least we can drool over pictures right?Right? I can't believe that I haven't written about [...]

Lavender fields and zenned out bumble bees

Lavender fields and zenned out bumble bees

I don’t know about you but for me COVID-19 has meant anxiety, anxiety, anxiety. I think it’s getting worse with age, no actually I know it is. Funnily enough it seems to be a family trait (thanks Mum) as both my brother and I also suffer with it. I read somewhere that anxiety only exists [...]

Taormina

Taormina

Taormina. It's a tourist trap for sure. But it's a beautiful one and still so worth a visit. It's the quintessential Italian cliffside town, with earthy toned buildings perched high on the cliffs, tumbling down in a ramshackle way towards the ocean. Little cats laze around on sun warmed stones, people amble along the street, [...]

The Wallace Collection: Jewelled toned wallpaper & portraits into the past

The Wallace Collection: Jewelled toned wallpaper & portraits into the past

I'm sitting in a Joe & the Juice just off South Kensington station in London at the moment, with my oat milk latte on the table to my side, wearing one of my favourite silky midi skirts and with all my jewellery that I've made since moving here on. I'm surrounded by some of my [...]

Sicily. Beautiful and a bit of a surprise

Sicily. Beautiful and a bit of a surprise

As I was saying. Sicily was beautiful and honestly a bit of a surprise in many ways. It's somewhere I've wanted to go for a long time. I had this image in my mind of sunshine, warm lemon scented breezes, olive trees and a sparkling ocean peeking into view through the winding cliff side roads. [...]

Meandering Southern Italy: Part 2

Meandering Southern Italy: Part 2

So we've strolled our way through a few quaint little towns already (check Part 1 of this blog post). Let me introduce you to a few more now. Lecce. Rainy morning strolls spent ducking into old churches and discovering masterpieces, finding hole in the wall espresso joints, and the detail! All the architectural details will [...]