I was captivated by a cinemagraph many years ago. I can’t remember what it was of, only how it made me feel: enchanted, like I had just discovered that magic does exist as I fell into a mini trance lost in the rhythm of subtle movement. Though I now know how to create moving still…

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This is not going to be a typical blog post. If it was I would wax lyrical about the paradise that is Hawaii based on a recent trip in March. I would dive into how the history of Hawaii and the arrival of laborers from different cultures (Japanese, Philipino, Portuguese, Korean and Chinese) at different…

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Planning a creative conference to fundraise for charity in under five weeks with no budget and a small squad of volunteers is not for the faint of heart. At various points of the planning stage I questioned our collective sanity, both privately and publicly. Now that it has been a month since Creating for Good…

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  For the best views of the Forbidden City head to Jingshan Park our Beijing guidebook advised. The wide-but-steep stone steps up the imperial park would have made for an easy climb if not for the last of the sauna-like heat that have been clinging to the capital since we arrived earlier that morning. I checked my iPhone for…

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It was 1976 when she and her little brother hopped on a boat overloaded with others to escape the only world she knew to find refuge and opportunity. They eventually made it to the United States but not before reaching Taiwan – only to be turned away – then tried their luck in Japan where they were…

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Embracing the art of slow living during the nitty gritty of everyday life is not something I excel at. I’ve never been known to be patient and too often suffer from a bad habit of attempting to cram in three days worth of to do lists into one day – only to be overwhelmed by it…

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London is full of surprises and the one that I have recently embraced with open arms is Eneko at One Aldwych, which opened in September 2016. When a restaurant is affiliated to (and named after) a chef with three Michelin Stars and whose debut restaurant is ranked number 16 in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, you tend…

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