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IRL AT NPG

National Gallery London Fashion Week LFW AW16 Style Form 42

Is it just me or has Instagram been acting a little out of character lately? Or has it gone the route of velvet chokers and ill-fitting oversized leather garments. By that I mean the 90’s trend that’s been sweeping the fashion scene for the last year. It has been raining. Non stop. Every. Single. Day. For 2 months now. I can’t even… So lost for words right now that I am going to have to circle back to the topic…

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LFW AW16

London Fashion Week LFW AW16 Style Form 42

It’s London Fashion Week, and I am back in London to check out some shows and recover some of my favourite haunts. And this view from Blackfriars s one of them. If you are willing to venture a few bridges over from Westminster, the views from Blackfriars bridge are equally excellent. Not only that but you can turn around and admire the wonderful stone architecture and wooden doors adjacent to Blackfriars station. Also home to the wacky and weird there’s…

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SEVILLE PART II

Seville Spain Andalusia Style Form 42

Founded 3,000 years ago by the greek God Hercules (this has got to be 100% legit, right?), Seville is now a jewel of both southern Spain and big budget film productions. It’s home to Star Wars’ Naboo, and Game of Thrones’ Dorn, among other productions. After Hercules and before hollywood it had some Roman and Moorish history. Apart from all this, Seville is also a great place to have a weekend break. If you are looking for some short-haul winter…

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TRAVEL

SEVILLE PART I

Seville Spain Andalusia Style Form 42

I arrived in Seville expecting not all that much. Perhaps a barber and a cathedral. And after a couple of bumpy bus and train journeys along the Andalusian coast which involved financial regulatory framework revision and maths drills, I would have settled for just the cathedral. It was the end of a very hot day and probably the only sane time to explore. So I took a walk around the centre of town, through twisty little side streets, past grocery…

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GRANADA ALHAMBRA

Granada Alhambra Spain Andalusia Style Form 42

The next stop on my Andalusian adventure was Granada. Among a cosy town centre and streets lined with ice cream shops Granada’s real gem is the Alhambra – a vast fortress and palace built during the Arabic occupation of the south of Spain. All of the panels, ceilings and walls are intricately carved by hand in amazing shapes and patterns. Of course my love of ceilings aside there was even more in the way of doors, doors and more doors.…

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ANDALUSIAN SUMMER

Nerja Spain Andalusia Style Fashion Form 42

On my last evening in Nerja I walked down to the beach to watch the sunset. And when in Spain… Long story short, I decided to dip a toe into the local culture as well as enjoy some manual air con with this red fan I picked up along the way. Having also dipped a toe into the sea and propped up some white-washed walls on the way there, I was finally ready to leave Nerja behind and move onto…

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NERJA RIO CHILLAR GORGE – PART II

Nerja Spain Andalusia Style Form 42

Following my from previous post, my trek through Rio Chillar gorge ended in this rather scenic parking lot (see last picture). From here we navigated towards the beach and the impressive array of ice cream shops lining it. I have this theory, that the first ice cream shop you get to on a beach is never the best, because that’s where most people naturally go – so it doesn’t need to impress. So, with my new dietary resolve out the window, I…

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NERJA RIO CHILLAR GORGE – PART I

Nerja is considered one of the most idyllic beach towns in Spain and is somewhere between Malaga and Granada. It’s famous for being one of Europe’s best beaches, but without dwelling on my disappointment, let’s just say that by far best part about Nerja is the Chillar Gorge. It’s a day-long trek into the gorge up Rio Chillar river. So go, see, conquer and do so in your worst pair of trainers. You can also make the trek as long or as short…

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NAUTICAL IN NERJA

Nerja Spain Andalusia Style Fashion Form 42

 After coming back from Asia, I wasn’t quite ready to give up on the summer sun. Unfortunately, here in London, summer gave up on me. So I promptly hopped a flight to Spain’s Andalusia, with a quick pit stop at Nerja on Costa Del Sol. The sunshine coast turned out to be far less sunny and about 20*C colder than places not on the coast. Like Granada and Seville. But after eating my body-weight in ice cream and wrapping up…

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GREENWICH SKYLINE

Greenwich Meridian London Travel Style Fashion Form 42

Transmitting again from Greenwich, I went back up the hill to try and see if I can catch the skyline in a state where I can actually see it, as opposed to just hoping it was over there, somewhere in the fog. After my previous post, nicely showing off exactly what to expect out of an average London day weather-wise, I caught that rare and precious of skyline clarity that happens pretty much never. There was actual sunshine there somewhere, I…

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