Last year I went to Kyoto for a couple of days and even though it was early December, the weather was still very warm and I managed to find this great little Japanese garden nestled among the houses and roads in Kyoto. The garden had a very uniform design, but with the falling leaves on … Continue reading One Autumn Day in Kyoto
If you ever wondered what trends could come back from your childhood, look no further than the summer of 2017. Some of the most daring 90’s fashion trends are coming back in a big way this season and one of these is the mule! The mule is a slip-on shoe, preferably with a slight heel … Continue reading Mules: The Perfect 90’s throwback
Earlier this year I had the pleasure of going to a 'Get into Fashion' event through Go Think Big for an evening with Jo Elvin, the pioneering Editor-in-Chief of Glamour magazine UK. I have been buying and reading Glamour for almost 10 years now, and to see such a loved and admired role model 'in the flesh' was truly wonderful.
While Newcastle may not be known for its food, with this one restaurant, it should be. The last thing I imagined when I came to the county of pies and Newcastle brown beer was that there could be really great food here, including seafood. Unfortunately, England is largely divided when it comes to really good food, with Michelin-starred restaurants like Five Fields mostly based in London. Luckily, with higher rents in the capital, many great restaurants and amazing chefs are taking their business out to the other parts of England.
For the lovers of the fresh witty generation of fashion bloggers, graduates of the top fashion universities, Shini Park of Park & Cube is the pioneer of blogging with a twist. From the emerging shoots of her first few posts (mostly with DIY and inspirations from shows) grew into beautifully edited swanlike images and text which is what attracts so many readers to the London-based blog.
In December, I was lucky enough to visit one of the best chicken yakitori places in the world, and one that is very popular with both locals and fans of fine dining in Japan. The restaurant, Bird Land, is truly a force to be reckoned with!
I have been using Paper 53 now for my illustrations for a couple of years now. I find that although I love the natural look of pen-to-paper calligraphy styles that are then digitalized, Paper 53 gives me a smooth edge to my pen stroke that corrects my handwriting's natural kinks and broken chain links between letters, and my illustrations simply LOOK better than they used to on paper.