Tuscany

“Life offers you a thousand chances… all you have to do is take one.” Frances Mayes – Under The Tuscan Sun I left London on a drizzling morning. The city just healing it’s wounds after a terrorist attack, it seemed like the right time for me to take a break in a peaceful part of…

London

“No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford” – Samuel Johnson   Ah London, the big smoke, a city so full of history and life. One of my favourite places in the world.  I remember the first time I…

Edinburgh

“This was a townscape raised in the teeth of cold winds from the east; a city of winding cobbled streets and haughty pillars; a city of dark nights and candlelight, and intellect.” – Alexander McCall Smith Edinburgh is one of those of names that frequently pops up in the conversations I have with other travellers,…

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

“Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” I am first to admit that I’m a huge Harry Potter fan, they were books that got me back into reading and have always helped keep the idea of magic alive in my creativity. The movies, of…

Friendsfest

“So no one told you life was gonna be this way…” If you know me, then you know it’s not a secret how much I love Friends. It was the first television show that I ever really fell in love with and more than that it was something that actually helped me through a really…

Colombia

“Love is like swallowing hot chocolate before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time. ” – Henri Frederic Amiel Last month I was lucky enough to join UK chocolate brand Hasslachers on a trip to Colombia to shoot a series of images to…

Chateau de la Goujonnerie

“You make kingdoms and castles on your own” – Stephan Jenkins There’s something quite magical about spending a weekend in the French countryside, and that magic only seems to increase rapidly when your home becomes an impressive château filled with unicorns, glass hot air balloons, and a troupe of friendly and charismatic dogs. Earlier in…

Prince Edward Island

“Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It’s splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.” – L.M. Montgomery – Anne of Green Gables Last month I had the immense pleasure and privilege of not only attending but speaking and teaching at one of the most…

Dorset

“Life is to be felt, not figured out. – Thomas Hardy” For the past 18 months or so that I’ve lived in the UK, I’ve been asking people where I should visit. Which sights to see and places to explore and Dorset almost always popped up in the answers. I’d heard about it before, about…

Stourhead House and Gardens

“Completely and perfectly and incandescently happy” – Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice It was a sort of spur of the moment adventure. A “grab your camera, we’re driving for a couple hours” kind of a day, my favourite kind of all. Driving in the south of England is beautiful, with rolling hills and sheep and…

Chocolate Ecstasy Tours – London

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – Charles Schulz I should preface this blog post by saying that I am (much to the dismay of many that have heard) not the biggest chocolate fan. It’s never been something that I’ve necessarily sought to satisfy my sweet tooth…

Tuscany

“Life offers you a thousand chances… all you have to do is take one” -Frances Mayes author of Under The Tuscan Sun My vision of Tuscany in my mind before we landed in Pisa was of dusky sunsets, rolling hills with beautiful villas and olive trees rolling on across the horizon. I felt that was…