The Joys of Flying Long Haul




Survive? What is this, Bear Grylls and The Chamber Of Secrets?
Let’s be real - there’s nothing to ‘survive’ on a flight, long haul or otherwise. You’re being fed, watered, and oxygenated; all you have to do is sit down, shut up, and not be a cheese-eating racist. Clickbait articles titled otherwise would have a generation of advice-seeking fliers believe that a long haul flight is an epic journey to Mount Doom when really it’s the biggest first world problem of all: Oh, you’re enduring the indignity of travelling thousands of miles over a relatively short space of time and degree of comfort to an exotic destination? Awww, poor thing, does somebody need a waaaah-mbulance? 
Let’s all not lose our heads but rather count our blessings. Not even regard a long haul flight as a means to be justified by the end, but the reasons why the experience is something to be welcomed as a privilege. 
These are the three things I love about flying long haul (not included - squealing WHEEEE! during turbulence).
February 07, 2016

The Joys of Flying Long Haul

Survive? What is this, Bear Grylls and The Chamber Of Secrets? Let’s be real - there’s nothing to ‘survive’ on a flight, long...

24 Hours in Brussels, Belgium: Eat, See, & Do

It's amazing how much you can see and do with 24 hours in Brussels (namely, how many carbs I can cram into my waffle-hole) when your nose isn't buried in your smartphone while you frantically Google "How to make the most out of Brussels: So many things to see (eat), so little time".
If there are 3 things I can take away from my city break they are: a) Brussels is far more civilised and empty on the weekends (the day-trippers will have departed for Paris by Friday, which sees hotel rates drop), b) despite the current climate, Brussels has never been safer - the constant police and military presence makes the recently-unlocked down city the place to visit right now, and c) you can cover all the highlights of Brussels in a day, but there will never, ever, be enough room for all the waffles, frites, mussels, and chocolate. Oh the chocolate.
So, in the time-poor but experience-rich spirit that seems to be the zeitgeist of every city break-taking millenial, I've put together this blog post: a photo-diary slash city guide for all of you who want to hop aboard the Brussels Express. Passports at the ready...
 PHOTOGRAPHY BY JASIMINNE YIP AND HENRY RIDLEY-COOK. PHOTOS 2 & 14 COURTESY OF THEIR ESTABLISHMENTS


January 27, 2016

24 Hours in Brussels, Belgium: Eat, See, & Do

It's amazing how much you can see and do with 24 hours in Brussels (namely, how many carbs I can cram into my waffle-hole) w...

What I Saw In Warsaw

Neon Museum Warsaw, Poland

What I Saw In Warsaw (now repeat that 5x as fast as you can)
January 17, 2016

What I Saw In Warsaw

What I Saw In Warsaw  (now repeat that 5x as fast as you can )

Polish-ing Off Warsaw, one restaurant at a time



How to go from The Wolf of Warsaw to The Pig of Poland in four delicious ways.
January 15, 2016

Polish-ing Off Warsaw, one restaurant at a time

How to go from The Wolf of Warsaw  to The Pig of Poland in four delicious ways.

H15 Boutique: Warsaw, Poland

January 13, 2016

H15 Boutique: Warsaw, Poland

The Wolf of Warsaw

The Wolf of Warsaw - a wolf fur winter warmer

January 11, 2016

The Wolf of Warsaw

Interiors: My Christmas present to myself - A 'calm luxury' bedroom refresh


Happy Christmas! This year I embraced the festive spirit by gifting myself with a bedroom makeover.
December 25, 2015

Interiors: My Christmas present to myself - A 'calm luxury' bedroom refresh

Happy Christmas! This year I embraced the festive spirit  by gifting myself with a bedroom makeover.

Winter Skin: My 8 Epidermis Essentials

My 8 skincare and beauty essentials for Winter from E45, Banila Co. Tony Moly, Aritaum, and Cellnique.

 That's right, lucky number 8. To all my superstitious Chinese homies, can I get a '发发*'?
* - fatt, or 'prosperous', which sounds just like '八' (eight).
December 22, 2015

Winter Skin: My 8 Epidermis Essentials

 That's right, lucky number 8. To all my superstitious Chinese homies, can I get a ' 发发*' ? * 发 - fatt, or 'prosper...

Press for Champagne

Bob Bob Ricard: Mayfair, London

Ahhh, there's no place like home.
December 18, 2015

Press for Champagne

Ahhh , there's no place like home.

Are You Fur Real?


Fur real. Real fur. Either way, it works - no synthetic fibres for me, darling.

December 16, 2015

Are You Fur Real?

Fur real. Real fur . Either way, it works - no synthetic fibres for me, darling.

That's Capital! Tavern at 15, London Capital Club


Venturing past the borders of hipsterland for Snacks In The City 
(which I'm totally going to name my parody food-fashion blog, if I ever write one...).
December 14, 2015

That's Capital! Tavern at 15, London Capital Club

Venturing past the borders of hipsterland for Snacks In The City  (which I'm totally going to name my parody food-fashion blog, ...

Short Days, Long Nights: London Lates


As the days get shorter, I'm beating S.A.D - Seasonal Affective Disorder - by slipping into 'vampire mode'.
December 07, 2015

Short Days, Long Nights: London Lates

As the days get shorter, I'm beating S.A.D - Seasonal Affective Disorder - by slipping into 'vampire mode'.