Wednesday, 12 September 2018


I just stumbled upon this post - unpublished... from 2015 - my first visit to Bali .... so let me share this experience with you anew.....

It was only a couple of months ago that I stumbled upon Villa Kubu a luxury villa complex in Seminyak, Bali... I wrote a little blog post here, but little did I know at the time, that a few months later I'll have the opportunity to stay at Villa Kubu.  And even now as I'm writing this post I am a little bit overcome by just how wonderful this life can be in the here and the now.

So here we go.... I'll paint the picture.... I'm sat on a comfy lounger by the pool, my breakfast arrived a little while ago and I have the soft and soothing sounds of sweeping and birds chirping and co cooing in the trees.... The water is stirring invitingly and I realize with a very grateful heart that I have found paradise.... thank you

The morning had come and gone and I've been for a little wonder.  Back now at my little paradise villa and am relaxing by the pool.  Feeling peaceful and calm and just enjoying the gentle passing of time.  

Book your beautiful stay at Villa Kubu - this is Villa 11 

Tuesday, 7 August 2018


Visualisation by Farm Visuals
Visualisation by Farm Visuals
Visualisation by Farm Visuals

I met with the client for this beautiful project towards the end of 2017.  He wanted to create a contemporary Nigerian cuisine experience - the setting to showcase the ambiance and best of Nigerian Culture

Aji off course was also interested in using our beautiful natural Clay-works clay plasters for the interior walls and ceilings to represent the rich heritage of open wood cooking - the oldest method of cooking known.  Shown here is a beautiful rustic clay plaster to represent the smokey ambers and glowing red ames.  The rest of the interior will have a more contemporary feel - in keeping with the theme

Introducing Aji to Jack from Farm Visuals came next - and together they could develop the brief and design the Architecture Concept for what will be a truly unique restaurant and dining experience in London

I am super impressed by how lifelike these visualisations are looking and even more excited to see this project come off the ground
Amazing work from the guys at Farm

Image renders via Farm Visuals

Tuesday, 29 May 2018


Nowadays we can hardly go half an hour without checking our phones let alone half a day

So for some the thought to be without connection while abroad may be quite a frustrating one

Most of the UK network providers now offer coverage in most of Europe without any additional costs - but travelling to further flung destinations could either leave us with hefty phone bills when we return home; or having to resort to using the Wi-Fi at the accommodation and cafes and restaurants - not ideal if you want to post that Insta story while in the midst of a tropical downpour in the middle of a deserted island chasing waterfalls…

Well the guys from Flexiroam have come up with the perfect solution. 
A nifty little SIM you attach to your current SIM, and insert back into your phone. And an even more nifty little app which allows you to switch between your home SIM and your flexiroam SIM in A couple of clicks- and voila soon as the airplane hits the tarmac you're online and good to go .... Before the seatbelt signs are switched off.

It's easy to top up and their customer service is second to none.

And to top it all - the good people behind flexiroam have kindly come up with a wonderful 35% discount for any new customers purchasing a new starter pack using the voucher code below at checkout - and if you join using this link both you and I will get another 100mb of data added to our accounts

Amazing right! "To get Flexiroam for yourself, please use this link ( to download the app and then use (URBAN35) at checkout to get 35% off your Starter Plan. Code valid for In-App Purchases only - Not valid for Lite Plans and Local Data.” Now … where in the world would your wonderful travels be taking you?

I'm off to Bali this evening- my flexiroam SIM loaded and ready for a week of nature : beauty : culture : bliss and touch of excitement... 

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017


Hello there

It's sure has been a while...

Thought I'd share a little insight into what I'm listening to from day to day - you'll see a new gadget to the right with a Spotify Playlist

This will change from time to time - or maybe week to week, let's see how this goes

And hope you enjoy this new addition to my blog... currently listening to a lovely mellow | Smooth Jazzy Grooves | playlist via Spotify



Image via Pinterest

Monday, 17 July 2017


Wow... so where does one start - a perfect tropical retreat in an eco-conscious neighbourhood with cobble stoned streets - a short bike ride to the beach...
This is Villa Verde in Aldea Zama, Tulum, Mexico - and this is one for my list for next year...

Images via Villa Verde AirBNB

Designed by co-labdesignoffice

Thursday, 29 June 2017


Originally designed by Frank Gehry, recently renovated by Dan Brunn Architects and located in Los Angeles Little Osaka neighbourhood

Images via Dezeen

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Monday, 3 April 2017


Photography - Lindé Davies
Photography - Lindé Davies
Photography - Lindé Davies
Photography - Lindé Davies
Photography - Lindé Davies
Photography - Lindé Davies
Photography - Lindé Davies
Photography - Lindé Davies

Sometimes I can get a bit stuck - stuck in my routines - and the commute to and from work that tire us out
Sometimes between the everyday comings and goings we get so stuck, we often forget to really live....

To take a step outside, to look at the world with new eyes, with fresh wonder - and realise what a truly magnificent thing it is to be alive here - right now....

On Sunday it was just one of those perfect days for wondering around - camera in hand - I felt like a tourist again, and my early years and memories of being new in London came rushing through.  
I love this time of year - springtime - the blossoms - the flowers and the promise of summer to come...  a few favourite pics I'm sharing with you here

Photo's by me

Saturday, 1 April 2017


Stumbled upon this delightful project some time ago - I love how inviting that minimal facade can still appear....  Love the whiteness and curious about what beautifully designed spaces will wait once you've entered through to the indoor spaces

Designed by KMA (Kabarowski Misiura Architekci) you will find this silent surprise house in the suburbs of Wroclaw

Images via KMA

Saturday, 4 March 2017


This week I've totally been crushing on this beautiful minimal urban loft in Antwerp, Belgium - designed by Vincent van Duysen (super talented, intensely creative - and all time favourite designer needless add)

The palette is subdued with the use of rough timber and concrete thus in keeping with the historical vernacular and prominence of warehouses in the surrounding quay and city area.  The space has volume, and light, and feels inviting yet still remains in keeping with a very minimal design aesthetic.  Just a beautiful minimal almost monochrome loft like space - but the warm tones and timber clad interior in some areas adds an organic and comforting feel 

Lots of inspiration here for my weekend getaway - still in the planning, still in the making, not quite yet off the ground ... but getting there (she says, and smiles)

images via leibal