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01 May 2020

Meet my first Talking Travels and other stuff guest….

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Destination photographer Natalie J Watts AKA Natalie J Weddings.

So, along with the rest of the world, I have been trying to remain positive during lockdown and have been exploring different avenues for my creative output as I haven’t been able to enjoy my usual jetset lifestyle (the garden and dog walking in the park don’t count!)

Podcasts have been part of my life for a while, and I love listening to people chat- it’s like eavesdropping but much more targeted!

So, as I like to chat (and to keep myself motivated), I got a mini podcast kit from Shure and got busy learning how the wibbly wobbly world of the Pod works. Actually, with this kit, it was remarkably easy! The very dinky microphone plugs into your smart phone, which slots perfectly into the table top tripod, so you can self-record video or do voiceovers of scenery at the press of one button. As the footage the saves into your iPhone photos, the conversion to a podcast is easy peasy!

My long term intention is to interview guests on my travels face to face, but for the moment, I have guests lined up for recorded isolation chats.

Listen to my maiden voyage with Natalie, and let me know what you think!

Talking Travels and other stuff

06 Apr 2020

ADVENTURES IN OMAN

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Arabian delights don’t come more exotic than Oman.

With endless deserts, sand dunes, mountains and mosques, as soon as you embark from the plane, you enter a Disney fantasy world.

The perfect destination for adventurers, sun-worshippers and food-lovers. It’s the opposite in just about everything to its neighbour Dubai.

Read my review for Luxury lifestyle Mag here

24 Feb 2020

LISBON IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA

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Whether you are a first time visitor, or have been to Lisbon before, the contrast of old and new is spectacular. With the imposing S?o Jorge Castle with its Baroque design and dramatic carved spires dominating the skyline, there is plenty to inspire, and although the city is accessible by foot, be warned, the hills are steep!

My trip seems ages away- hopefully I will be back soon!

Read my review for Stylenest here

Whether you are a first time visitor, or have been to Lisbon before, the contrast of old and new is spectacular. With the imposing S?o Jorge Castle with its Baroque design and dramatic carved spires dominating the skylin
Living Art in Lisbon
Lisbon tram
21 Jan 2020

WELLNESS IN ST LUCIA

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You don’t have to go halfway around the world to release your happiness endorphins….

but if wellbeing and finding elusive inner peace is on your agenda, Saint Lucia offers a natural tonic and provides the perfect option for those who want to mentally re-charge and zen out.

Read my review on the idyllic Marigot Bay Resort for Citizen Femme here

27 Nov 2019

HEAD TO MADRID FOR THE MENINAS

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November has been a busy month for Madrid. Not only is the bustling city gearing up for Christmas, it has also hosted it’s annual open air art exhibition, based on Diego Velázquez iconic painting, Las Meninas.

With artists designing eighty, 1.8-metre-tall figures, which have been commissioned to form an open air gallery around the city, locals and visitors have been exploring many of the national landmarks and hidden treasures to track them down.

Read more on SoEdited here ?

27 Nov 2019

WINTER LIGHTS FESTIVAL

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I was lucky enough to visit the Winter Lights Festival in Portland, Oregon earlier this year, and wowee! It was impressive.

It’s no wonder that the fifth anniversary in 2020 is getting bigger and better, with even more artists, installations and immersive events taking place around the self confessed “Weird” city.

If that’s what makes it weird, that’s why I like it!

Read my report for SoEdited here

21 Oct 2019

HUNTINGTON BEACH IS THE PLACE TO BE THIS AUTUMN

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CALIFORNIA’S HIDDEN GEM
Huntington Beach is one of those cool Californian cities, situated south east of Los Angeles. It’s known for its ten miles of sandy city beaches, stuffed to the brim with sun kissed surfers, families and beautiful people roller skating along the promenade.

So when the weather is looking gloomy in the UK, why not jump aboard a jet and head to Cali for some fun in the winter sun!

Read more on SoEdited here

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Huntington Beach
21 Oct 2019

SHOE TRENDS FOR 2020

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When I was asked to go to Italy and do a shoe review, I thought my all my dreams had come true! After all, shoes and pizza are two of my favourite things…

But I remained completely professional and soaked up the shopping, consumer and style trends from WGSN like an extremely dry sponge… and saw some mighty fine shoes to boot!

Read my report for Fused magazine here

21 Oct 2019

SINGER SONGWRITER MALA RODRIGUEZ MAKES A HOMECOMING TRIP TO MADRID

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I was lucky enough to attend Mala Rodriguez’s homecoming tour in association with ALOFT hotels in Madrid.

Cool city, fab hotel, amazing art and a night to remember…I also got to meet contemporary artist Mister Piro at his studio. Madrid rocks!

Read my review for Flush magazine here.

Mister Piro
21 Oct 2019

ART IN ABU DHABI

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Abu Dhabi Art

November is the highlight of the contemporary arts calendar in Abu Dhabi. Read all about the Abu Dhabi Art show for SoEdited here

Abu Dhabi Art
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