Italian Summer Part One: Puglia

My family and I ate/drank our way through the southern half of Italy for two weeks in July, and I’ve been so excited to share our photos from the trip. Over the course of 14 days, we (meaning my dad- I was in charge of the glamorous Google Maps navigation post) drove from Puglia (in the south of Italy) to the Amalfi Coast, up to Naples and eventually Tivoli before a final 6 day sojourn in Rome. ¬†Every region we saw was magical in its own way, but Puglia will always occupy a special cubby-hole in my memory (which I will return to, most likely via the smell of good olive oil and/ or salty post-swim wet-bottomed car rides). The locals there were warm and charming, fellow-tourist-sightings sparse, and I can’t wait to return. Some of you may recognise these photos from my Instagram feed- I couldn’t stop myself from posting a few rather than waiting to compile them into a post. If you are planning to visit and have any questions about our trip I would be happy to answer them in the comments section.


Budapest Photo Diary and Guide

And here are some of my favourite photos from our trip to Budapest. Audrey and I had an amazing time pruning in the thermal baths, pigging out on paprika chicken whenever we had the chance, and admiring the city’s beauty- Budapest hasn’t seen the best of times as far as its history is concerned but everyone was amazingly warm and hospitable, and its worth a visit for the chimney cake alone. See the end of the post for some of our recommendations, and I hope you enjoy the photos.


Copenhagen + Stockholm Photo Diary and Guide

It’s been a while since our trip to Scandinavia, but Audrey and I had the best time and I really wanted to share these photos and our recommendations for any of you looking to visit, for ultimate doses of hygge and cinnamon buns.


Paris / Cuba Video Diary

I finally kind of got my shit together and edited / uploaded the clips I filmed a while back (*coughs* two months ago) when I went to Paris / Cuba with Chanel to see their Spring 2017 RTW show and shoot these photos¬†(amongst others which I will post…soon, I promise!) in Cuba. It was a whirlwind of unhealthy breakfasts, camera juggling, car naps, and ubers (the latter strictly reserved for the Parisian majority of the trip) and I think this comes across pretty verbatim in the video (or at least as ‘verbatim’ as a video compilation can be in this context).

I tried to do something a little different this time around in terms of the filming/editing style so tell me what you think, but I did manage to film while I was in Paris (again!) last week with Chanel (again!) so there will be an old-school vibe-y video diary up soon for those of you who find my voice annoying (I agree) and want to return to the good old days of ambient music and a disproportionate blurry-non-blurry clip ratio.


Les Temps Perdu- Chanel in Cuba

I’ve been so excited and also nervous to show you guys these photos I shot for Chanel in Havana, of the Resort 2017 collection. I’ve never felt comfortable thinking of myself as a photographer (and still don’t- something about it just makes me feel like a young girl trying on her mother’s shoes) but getting these rolls of film back after my trip made me so happy and I don’t think I’ve been proud of my work in a while. It might have nothing to do with my photos, as prosaic as that sounds, but having been in Havana Cuba with a bunch of great hardworking people for Chanel was insanely inspiring and I hope some of that energy somehow reverberated into my film camera because it was that magical. It was so surreal being in a city that is still living its history- something about the streets of Old Havana has stayed with me and I’m not quite sure how to put that into words. I’m so lucky to have spent a few sweaty and exhausting but unforgettable days with Angela (model and actress from Hong Kong) and the crew- thank you Olga and Chanel for letting me tag along to the city that time forgot. More photos to come.