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Hever Castle is located in Kent, an hour drive from Central London. It sits on give or take 700 years of history and 125 acres of pure beauty. I wanted to showcase a few day trips that one can take for a quick weekend getaway, and the first one is London to Hever. Driving through 100s of years old forests, through winding roads, surrounded by scattered houses is pure bliss for me. I also got to do this in a Morgan, which added to the beauty of the experience. The car is just made for the country side (visually) and…

How do I find the spots to photograph? OK, this one is a bit more tricky. I get it, you want THAT pink house but searching google maps, seemingly does not return the same precise location as when you search ‘Big Ben’.Β  There are multiple ways of figuring it out. Option 1 – you know the approximate area. Get your walking boots on and get cracking walking about and looking for it πŸ™‚ I do that so often. It allows you to get to know a new area, find other pretty spots in it, and is also good for your…

Recently, I have started getting a lot of questions about editing my photos on InstagramΒ  and camera tips. I am always so genuinely delighted when people ask.Β  However, I am also surprised about it. I always think that I am not a professional, and I feel like I am constantly winging it (imposter syndrome anyone else? πŸ™‚ ). I see a lot of people sharing editing tutorials on Insta etc… and I never felt like my knowledge (or final product) was good enough, for me to share tips on editing. So, I am writing this article to answer all the…

It is I’m moving to London’s 2nd birthday and I cannot express how excited I am, about the journey we have been on together. Last year, I wrote a post about my learnings from year 1. This year, I wanted to share some behind the scenes and thoughts overall on the blogging/Instagramming life. My year inΒ  review: I reached 23 000 followers on Instagram and thank you for each and every one of you, for being there, engaging and spreading love and positivity in this world I got featured in Time Out London print edition (can’t link to that unfortunately…

I love plants. I think they have also learnt to love me, as they do not seem to die at an alarming rate in my hands anymore. Last week, I got invited to a really cool activity for any plant lover – build my own herb garden in a pot with Lavender Green Flowers. I wanted to share this article today and celebrate Earth Day, doing my bit, one plant a time. Lavender Green Flowers are known to be one of the best florists around, with more than 25 years experience in decorating exclusive events. The team are really passionate…

Magnolia in London, blooming magnolia in London. It has become synonymous with beauty and Instagram craze. Everyone’s feeds turn flowery, pale pink during the start of spring. I get so many questions about locations and advice of finding these beautiful trees that I decided to create and share this guide with you – the Instagram magnolia trail of London. I have been thinking loads about publishing guides of magnolia, wisteria and blooms. It is a controversial topic within the Insta community – should we share all these spots or should we keep them to ourselves (channeling Lord of the Rings:…

There are few more iconic London places than Covent Garden. In its usual impeccable style, it has gotten all dressed up for Easter and it has a lot to offer. I spent a day doing some fun activities around and I wanted to share this guide with you for some last minute ideas about gifts or experiences. Covent Garden chocolate hunt: As I am a big chocolate lover a big chunk of this article will revolve around chocolate and what eggs can be found around Covent Garden, at the end I am also sharing a few gift ideas. Let’s begin.…

This weekend I embarked on a journey with DriveNow, a cool and flexible car sharing service taking over East London with their BMWs and Minis. I wanted to share a half day itinerary, which you can use to explore Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest, while using the DriveNow cars. What is the best about using the service? You can park anywhere within the DriveNow zone for free, do I hear you humm with happiness? I find parking in London to be one of the biggest pains in my life and finding this service made my exploratory day hassle free…

I have never been to Ascot for all the 8 years living in the UK. EvenΒ  I am ashamed of myself about that. It is a tradition, and it should be done. So when my lovely friend Michelle invited me to join her on a Royal Ascot extravaganza, to pre-taste the menus for the season, I was beyond excited. It is a smart casual affair at this stage, so no hats were required. It was all about florals and the welcoming of spring. We drove up to Ascot and were whisked away to our beautiful box on the 3rd floor.…

How do I get a job in London?Β  This is one of the most frequent questions I get from people all over the world. I do apologize if I have not managed to answer you all but here is a long, and hopefully comprehensive response. The paperwork Are you legally allowed to work in the UK? If yes, then it is already 1 less hurdle for you to go through. Rock up to London and start looking. It depends what you do and what kind of job are you after. Do you speak fluent English? Do you need to learn…