A Summer Worth Savouring

I dropped two rolls of film to get developed yesterday. The first of which I’m sharing today: a colour roll purchased from my friends at Analogue Academy back in Australia ($2AUD each, how could I resist!) and kept alive in my Canon AE-1 for 6 whole months. A window into a long summer. My first living in London.

A Summer Worth Savouring

An Empire State Of Mind

I guess Alicia Keys had it right when she sung about a concrete jungle. Only a hard climb to the summit of a mountain overlooking the bright blue ocean can compare to the feeling of standing on the concrete tree tops of New York City.

An Empire State Of Mind

The Golden Circle, Iceland

Visiting Iceland? The Golden Circle is a marketing name given to a series of natural wonders in the south-west of Iceland. It’s a 300km loop that you can complete by car or by tour bus, depending on your preference. This is a no affiliate, honest opinion based on personal experience.

The Golden Circle, Iceland

Stinky Subways and Manhattan Musings (Part 2)

On the only sunny day in the first week of May this year, I did eventually make it to Central Park. And whilst I don’t necessarily confirm or deny that my dream was some kind of warning about my inner turmoil, visiting the park was a very spiritual and fulfilling experience. 

Stinky Subways and Manhattan Musings (Part 2)

Stinky Subways and Manhattan Musings (Part 1)

New York City was a place I knew I would visit again. Partly due to the proximity to London, its position as a centre for art and business in The States, and also because I really did like it a lot… I just didn’t realise how much I truly enjoyed the vibe until I returned to the city in December after seven months of inner-London living.

Stinky Subways and Manhattan Musings (Part 1)
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Getting older is weird because inside your head you still feel like that same 16 year old writing in her journal, but now you have more lines where your eyes crease when you smile.

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3 Things I Learned On My First Group Travel Experience

I’m a serial solo traveller, so group travel is an entirely new experience. Solo travel comes with many perks (I get to do what I want, when I want, and how I want) but, as I learned this past weekend, group travel can open the doors to new experiences that you wouldn’t normally consider when you’re hacking it by yourself.

3 Things I Learned On My First Group Travel Experience

Recent Work: Discarded Cascara Vermouth

My first major project as digital editor of Caffeine Mag: an investigation into Discarded Cascara Vermouth. This two-part video series delves into the mystery and magic that is Discarded Spirits’ new product: a cascara based vermouth.

Recent Work: Discarded Cascara Vermouth

VAMFF 2018: Behind The Scenes at Ginger & Smart

Backstage at VAMFF is a whirlwind of volunteers, stylists, hair and makeup artists and frantic models. Not to mention the designers doing last minute patch ups and alterations.

VAMFF 2018: Behind The Scenes at Ginger & Smart

VAMFF 2018: Gala Runway Street Style

Ah, Melbourne fashion week, where influencers, b-grade celebs and people with too much disposable income pretend that the humble little #VAMFF competes with the glamour of Paris Fashion Week.

VAMFF 2018: Gala Runway Street Style