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South East Asia, it’s a funny old place. Exciting, addictive and beautiful – not unlike travel itself. There’s no question that part of Asia’s appeal is the fact it is poles apart from our Western world, a place where you can very quickly find yourself lost in a totally different lifestyle and way of thinking. Well, we travelettes are nothing if not adaptable and on my recent stint away exploring …

[ Written by Alex | 18 Sep 2013 | 4 Comments | ]

Oh, how we Travelettes love Asia! The sun, the sea, the fashion, the people, the feeling of not knowing what the hell is going on at times and last but certainly not least, the glorious food!
One of the best food experiences of my life coincidentally took place on one my of my favorite Thai islands, Koh Pha Ngan. Smack bang in the main hub and port of the island, the …

[ Written by Alex | 13 Sep 2013 | 3 Comments | ]

There is always something happening in Camden. One of my hands down, favorite locations to shop, wander and people-watch; the centre of the alternative fashion scene is a wonderland of fascinating sights, smells and sounds. Hop on the underground’s northern line to step through the looking glass into one of London’s most diverse shopping locations and pick up a little bit of that Camden cool…

Shops:
Just strolling along the main high …

[ Written by Alex | 13 Aug 2013 | One Comment | ]

What the hecky-peck is going on with the weather in the UK at the moment? The past few weeks have been face-meltingly hot. We can’t believe our luck. The grey skies and woolly jumpers are but a dim and drizzly memory – the distant ghost of summers past. We’re all rushing down to Ikea and spending our wages on brand spanking new, mirrored garden furniture (“look at it shine!”) and …

[ Written by Alex | 25 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

Roll up, roll up, the fair’s in town! Ok, so if you’re seeking a ride in the bumper cars and a face full of cotton candy, this might not be quite what you’re looking for. But if vintage treasure and a bit of good, old fashioned entertainment’s the name of your game, then this fabulous, travelling fair is your dream come true…

The Vintage Fair slowly picks its way around England …

[ Written by Alex | 29 Jun 2013 | One Comment | ]

Ah, the lifestyles of the rich and the famous! The ladies and gentlemen of superstar-land that grace the pages of every magazine often seem typified by their beach bronzed bodies and shiny, sun-kissed hair. After all, if they’re not treading the red carpet as part of the day job, they’re accompanying truckloads of luggage through LAX and prancing on palm-fringed beaches in some exclusive, paradise hotspot. I guess it can’t …

[ Written by Alex | 16 Jun 2013 | One Comment | ]

North, south, east and west… No Dorothy, we’re not in Kansas anymore, we’re in London, the city that currently holds the accolade Style Capital of the World; and that gingham smock just ain’t going to cut it. It’s often struck me how our nation’s capital seems to be split into four distinct districts, all with their own fabulous shopping, identity and style. Yet with so much on offer, it can …

[ Written by Alex | 16 May 2013 | 4 Comments | ]

It’s no secret the treasures of Europe call out a siren song to travelers the world over. Sparkling coastlines, golden beaches, architectural gems and a thick, melting soup of cultural, historical and culinary delights tempt and enchant explorers from all four corners of the earth.
And what better time of year to start planning a European getaway than spring? After all, springtime in Europe is a time of cerulean skies and …

[ Written by Alex | 1 May 2013 | No Comment | ]

Once upon a time, in the days of gladiators, emperors and a legendary empire that looked as if it would bow down  to nobody, the city of Rome was known as the all powerful capital of the world. These days thankfully, the city has softened, its formidable face replaced with a reputation as one of the top contenders for a beautiful European city break. But in terms of undeniable history …

[ Written by Alex | 26 Feb 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

Anyone fancy a drink? The January blues are sinking in as we all return to our everyday lives after that month or so of tinsel, sparkle and accepting every invitation to eat and drink with a cheerful of cry of, ‘Well, it is Christmas!’ I predict some of us have either stopped drinking, embracing the detox world of the non-alcoholic tipple or are drinking even more to brighten up this …

[ Written by Alex | 27 Jan 2013 | 2 Comments | ]