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A striking young woman, draped in a wide shawl, majestically walks up a street corner in Florence. Fifteen Italian men are looking at her, captivated (some manifesting their interest in a more subtle manner than others). This is American Girl in Italy by Ruth Orkin, and it is one of the most famous street photographs of the 20th century. 

© Ruth Orkin, used with special permission of the Ruth Orkin Photo …

[ Written by Marie C | 10 Jun 2014 | 5 Comments | ]

The southwest of England is famed for its rolling countryside, sunny beaches and deep history…. But you would never suspect the southwest to contain a city that is not only stuffed full of history, but also paramount to the fashion scene of England! In this corner of the UK, you can spy the mysterious Stonehenge; explore the stunning Cotswolds; catch great live music in Bristol (where I currently live) and …

[ Written by Sophie | 7 May 2014 | 13 Comments | ]

Finding the perfect piece of luggage is a bit of a trial and error affair. We’ve all been seduced by fancy looks over functionality. We’ve all thought we’ve invested in a bag that would ‘last a lifetime’, only to find that two weeks of hauling around on buses/trains/planes has caused it to split right at the wrong time. We’ve all wanted to have the perfect bag that would apply to …

[ Written by Sophie | 3 Mar 2014 | 15 Comments | ]

Digital photography has made a lot of things easier. Everyone with a common sense for composition and perspective and a little knowledge about exposure, aperture, shutter speed and ISO has the possibility to create an aesthetic masterpiece – safely locked up on a memory card and a hard-drive. The sheer amount tourists and travelers with bulky DSLR cameras around their necks has rapidly spiraled upwards in the recent years.
After 5 …

[ Written by Kathi | 11 Sep 2013 | 4 Comments | ]

We all love to travel. It inspires us, motivates us, improves us… and provides great tales that you can share and hold in your heart for decades. Whatever your trip brings you; good times or bad times, you can be sure that’ll leave a lasting impression on your and affect you more than you realise. So when you start scratching your head and thinking about what you’ve actually picked up …

[ Written by Sophie | 24 Aug 2013 | 16 Comments | ]

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 | ]

Road trip check-list: you have the vehicle, the maps, an enthusiastic travel companion and the perfect soundtrack. But what clothes should you pack?
Sure, you could solve this by settling for comfy tracksuits, but you don’t want to be caught wearing them on every photo from your trip (unless of course you are going for the full-on gangsta look: in this case add mad sneakers, heavy beats and a set of …

[ Written by Marie C | 5 May 2013 | 3 Comments | ]

When visitors think of Las Vegas, naturally everything glitz and glamour will spring to their mind: streets lined with posh hotels, world-famous show attractions, and 24-hour nightlife. Towering above the crowds, billboards and high-tech video screens in colorful hues vie for the stunned visitor’s attention. And yet, one of the world’s most famous old-fashioned neon attractions is still located at the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip: Welcome to …

[ Written by guest | 30 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]

Christmas is associated with glowing lights, warmth, and friendliness. And during modern times to a growing extent also with last minute shopping sprees and crowded malls. Looking for a bit of  everything? You’ve come to the right place.

In case you’re not yet feeling christmassy at this time of year, begin your Glasgow tour at George Square. Located at the heart of the city, the festivities start right here with the …

[ Written by guest | 3 Dec 2012 | One Comment | ]

I came to Vegas with only one thing to do on my list: i needed to find a vintage shop. When I thought of Nevada’s sin city, what came to my mind were tall women in glamorous gowns with high heels and feather boas, standing by the gambling tables watching their husbands and sugar daddies lose a fortune or win big. Surely there would have to be a vintage shop …

[ Written by Katja | 31 May 2012 | One Comment | ]