Category: Travel

Margate – Twenty nine

A few weeks ago I went to an exhibition called The Great British Seaside at the National Maritime Museum. It featured lots of Martin Parr and the best and worst of the UK’s coastal activities… It was a pretty good exhibition and it made me want to get to the seaside for my birthday this weekend. I’d never been to Margate before, but seen lots about it online so it was top of the list.


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Japan – A trip to Tokyo. Tips & itinerary


It has been a dream of mine to go to Japan since I was a 13 year old attempting to draw manga characters and trying to (badly) replicate outfits from Fruits magazine. Since then I have been obsessed with all things Japanese. Characters, design, fashion, films, food.

In February I was lucky to have the opportunity to go there for work (for the past two+ years I have been working at Sanrio, a Japanese company that are most notably known for Hello Kitty). Two times a year, Sanrio has a big ‘expo’ where people from all around the world go to see the latest Sanrio characters and products. I also stayed in Japan for an extra week after the work part so managed to cram in lots of fun things in Tokyo & Kyoto.

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Cadaqués – Salvador Dalí House

Way back when, the summer before last, I visited Cadaqués in Spain. Even though it was a while ago now, I can remember so vividly how blue & white everything looked – it felt like such a fresh place to be and very relaxing. As well as the beauty of the place it’s also the location of Salvador Dali’s home which is open for anyone to visit.

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It was truly amazing, left just as it was. Some of my favourite parts were the giant bear upon entrance, the art studio with old paints in the original packaging and the bedroom was very elaborately decorated too. The outside space was also incredible, including the big eggs everywhere and the giant phallic water feature… I would never have said I was a huge fan of Dali’s work but after visiting his home my interest was definitely piqued!

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Fundació Joan Miró – Barcelona

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Hello, hello, is anybody out there?! A lot of the time real life is more fun than the internet, when things get busy it’s good to live in the moment and not update your online presence… ya dig? ~ mindfulness ~ etc. etc. Anyway, hello July! Hello blog! Jeez this year has flown by. ANYWAY…

Last month I went to Barcelona, and had a mini road trip up to Cadaqués (next post!). One of the first places we visited was the Joan Miro museum, located at the top of an amazing hill in Montjuïc, Barcelona. It was super fun and colourful. The architecture of the museum is very ‘Bauhaus’ & extremely similar to the Bauhaus-Archiv in Berlin (also an incredible place if you love concrete as much as I do!) The Miro museum is much cleaner, feels lighter and more airy though. I wish I could live in a building like this.
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The place is filled with amazing drawings, sketches (all by Miro) and also a very cool bar and two awesome museum shops.
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A Whitstable weekend

seagull oysters fisherman For the bank holiday weekend me and Henry hopped on the high speed train to Whitstable. It’s only an hour and a bit away from London but feels like somewhere much further. The air is fresh, it’s super pretty and very English. It isn’t tacky at all like a lot of British seaside towns (though I do love tacky…), I’d say it’s much more charming and old fashioned. The whole high street is mainly local shops and it feels like a very creative little place. We stayed in the best little cottage/glorified beach hut(?!) ever. Everything inside was to the best taste; beautiful gold copper lights, House of Hackney pillows, Habitat dining chairs, David Hockney books…
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