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  • Tapas and Flamenco in Seville

    WOW, it has been a very long time since I have blogged a holiday.

    Seville was a place that unexpectedly blew me away. From the food that was amazing to the history and architecture. I hired an apartment from Airbnb which was the most adorble place ever! Oh did i mention that i visited in June where temperatures were 40 degrees! I have never felt that kind of heat before and I can tell you that 40 degrees is HOT! lol

    I walked absolutely everywhere and everything was just stunning however the things that come to mind that literally blew me away was The Alcazar which was STUNNING and Plaza de Espagna! I remember just walking around the corner and BAM getting the full view of it was just mind blowing! I have not enough good things to say about Seville. It was literally so beautiful that it is hands down the most beautiful place i have been to in Europe.

    Icecream, Tapas, flamenco... had to do it all! Not to forget a day spent in Cordoba.

    Being in Seville i must say i wasnt exactly the luckiest of people! The heat rash and nose bleeds were to be expected in 40 degree heat but AS always something was bound to happen to me. Story number 1.... While i was walking down an alley a pigeon literally pooed and thankfully missed me but due to the epic force that it must have pushed it out it hit the floor at super fast speeds and bounced off the floor and splattered all over MY FOOT AND LEG!!!!! Of course no tissues could be found and was forced to rip a section of the map to swipe it off! argh... how i can laugh at it now! haha

    Story number 2... one night was we went to get ice cream there was one place that was really good. So off i go checking that its dairy free. I get the all clear so i begin to dig in. 5 mins after i have eaten it i start to feel my lips tingle! So... i start to say.. mm i think my lips are tingling!! mm Sure they are. Within seconds i get out my mirror and my lips have swollen twice the size! I swear to god they looked like i had fillers gone wrong!! Well i must at the time it was hilarious! But as i told my nurse friend later she said i was insane that i didnt go to the hospital to get it seen too! Unfortunately my voluptuous lip were not made to last and by then next day they were back to normal!!!

    Everywhere that we had eaten was so good. But i was waiting for that one place to just blow me away. THEN on the second to last day that moment happened! The place is called La Brunilda. If you are in Seville you MUST go to this place. It does get super busy so get there early or be prepared to wait! But trust me, its worth it. 

                                                                                              

  • Steve Gerrard Wedding Photography Workshop

    Again being late but finally here are some pictures from the workshop i did ealier this month! Was lovely to meet a bunch of other wedding photographers to share our technique's and experience's with. 

    Not to forget meeting my fav wedding photographer Ed Peers! Super Dupa friendly and down to earth guy!

    Check out their websites and feel inspired:

    http://stevegerrardphotography.com/

    http://www.edpeers.com/

    Was out of this helpful to me especially with my first wedding in May in Italy! Its going to be amazing im sure and cant wait to share the pictures with you all! 

  • Viva Barcelona

    Another short but sweet weekend away with 2 of my girls. Third time to Barcelona yet it still excites me to know hopfully it will be sunny and the climate will definately be in double figures. The art of Gaudi, tapas, amazing architecture, cool shops, super friendly people and bad ass Mojito's is what i love!

    Again i tend to walk as much as i eat (which was alot) with my little toe just about able to take the last few steps without the fiction of my new Nike trainers rubbing on it just about bareable. Walking in Barcelona is amazing with every other building just as unique and beautiful as the next! 

    Our apartment was an absolute dream! All white, super bright cottage style with a roof top terrace somthing id imagine by the beach! Only thing its 5 floors up with no elevator! Great to burn off all the great food i ate, not so great after 1 too many Passion fruit Martini's! 

    My happy moments:

    •   If you love brunch with a twist you have to go to 'Brunch & Cake'  i guarantee you will not regret it!!
    • Dusk for some seriously strong bad ass drinks. I recommend the Mojito and also the Passion fruit Martini - taste like juice which can only mean 1 thing- drink responsibly :)
    • Blanc @ Mandarin Oriental- The Octopus salad was orgasmic!... so was the Cheesecake & Caremilised Apple Lasagne for desert!!! 
    • Park Guell- This place is seriously amazing and definately worth a visit but make sure you bring some comfy shoes coz the hill is on a seriously steep incline!

     

    Warm Octopus salad at Blanc at The Mandarin Oriental

     

    Cheese Cake, Apple Lasagne. YUM

     

     

     

    Puffo and coconut ice cream. Double YUM

     

     

    The most amazing brunch!!

     

    Park Guell

     

     

  • A Parisian Weekend Away

    A baltic weekend it was, i promise you if my friend wasnt so kind to offer me her gloves i would not have my fingers right now to type with!

    A birthday celebration weekend it was yet not so much celebrating went down as we were all too tired at sun down that i personally was KO'ed and in bed my 10pm. (hard core, i know)

    I did not however let my appetite down and ensured i stuffed my face to my hearts content! Tea and cake at the Laduree i have to say was a happy moment. Vanillla tea and the Strawberry, Rose Saint Honore went down a treat. Lets not forget the 2 hot chocolates i had the day before that i could no longer have dinner and the Lamb at the Les Bouquines was pretty awesome! YUM.

    Heres a few pictures from my trip! Enjoy and Au Revoir!

       

    A quick stop for some well deserved hot chocolate

    The beauty of Notre Dame

     

        

    Some serious decisions had to be made! :)

    A stop for lunch! .... :)

    I am watching you.....

    You havent been to Paris if you dont see the Eiffel Tower! 

     

     

    The Metro- How i miss the tube... but not the prices!

     

    Ate some serious sweet stuff! 

    The mother of all Tea and cakes!

     

  • New Editorial 'Shanghai Nights' featured in Blanc Magazine

    Finally after nearly of 2 weeks of no internet I can now share this with you all on my brand new blog. I have always wanted to shoot an oriental themed editorial and this was in the most perfect location.

     This time I had the opportunity to collaborate with a new stylist I have not worked with before Emma Breden. Professional and boy did she deliver, the clothes, shoes and accessories where gorgeous!!! As always the team was AWESOME and thank you all so much for your amazing work: Luca, Siena, Johanna, Isis, Emma & Kristie.

     (BTW Thank god I hired out the 24-70L lens coz the room let’s say was a little cosy!!)

     Lastly thanks to Blanc Magazine which is located in the Philippines for allowing me to share my work!!  All please flick through the magazine if you have a minute it’s really great! What a creative, artistic bunch at Blanc Magazine, it’s just ridiculous! 

    Blanc Magazine Anniversary Issue:

    http://issuu.com/blancmagonline/docs/theanniversaryissue/1