• How to make money while traveling long term on a gypset budget!

    People have asked me over the past couple of years ‘how are you surviving? and leading the life you have ie travelling the world, not working a 9-5 job, leading a vagabond lifestyle’. Well the truth is it comes down to choices and sometimes sacrifices.  And in creating portable and non geographic income, skillsets, work, …ideally passive and/or residual income. What I chose to do. I chose to close a successful online advertising and marketing business a couple of years ago and concentrate on my love for travelling, and in pursuing my artistic career. I went from running a business earning six figures (which by the way was not easy…

  • Dreamy holidays big on style, luxury & budget boutique hotels? …

    A very well travelled friend of mine who is based in London introduced me to the wonderful bespoke travel company ‘Mr & Mrs Smith’ who also share the name of film made famous by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie specialising in dreamy luxe and boutique city and countryside hotels, villas, and beachside getaways. What I didn’t know about Mr & Mrs Smith is as well as high end luxury and with it high end prices they do in actual fact provide budget boutique luxury. I know you are thinking that’s an oxymoron in itself but YES it is possible to find luxury at reasonable and affordable prices without losing the…

  • Luxury travel & lifestyle on a gypsy budget

    For the last couple of years I have been living out of suitcase literally! I mean literally! I decided after running an online business in marketing and advertising to take some time out and concentrate more on my artistic career as a painter and fashion illustrator as well as travel. My ‘sabatical’ took me to around the globe, to Thailand, the UK, France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, India and the US. All while travelling on a shoestring. I had to make my dollars stretch and needed to be more savvy, smarter and more creative with my dollars, the way I travelled and my lifestyle.  As well as remaining true to…

  • The Gucci God

    I’m a huge fan of Gucci and the direction that creative director Alessandro Michele has taken with the brand over the last couple of years. Not only has he breathed new life into the brand but he has given Artists and Illustrators similar to myself a platform to be viewed with a far greater awareness and reach. Illustrator ‘Unskilled Worker’ is a London-based, self-taught artist who initially gained popularity through her very successful Instagram account and who Alessandro Michele and Gucci used to promote some the brand as well as support the arts. As a fashion Illustrator myself I have found the recent Gucci looks and creations to be hugely…

  • New York moments

    One of my favourite of all cities in the world is New York City! It holds a very special place in my heart and it’s a super fun place to visit and live. I was privileged and lucky enough to be approved a place at The New School (Parsons School of Art & Design) to study Fine Arts. So all my visits and living there briefly I’ve come to know it well and know which of my favourite shopping places to go and favourite Art Museums to go see. The Met is up there! It’s definitely one of my favourites that I return to each time I visit NYC, as…

  • Timeless Beauty

    Like the Chilli Peppers song goes…’break the spell of ageing’, most of us are searching for the fountain of youth, or at least wanting to halt the signs of ageing. There are a few key basic ‘magical’ ingredients that can help to gain that natural healthy glow that beach ‘lifestylers’ seem to exude. Food and dietary supplements are a good start combined with basic healthy living which for me includes most days, yoga, mediation (which help to reduce stress and a good reminder to breathe!) as well as daily workout whether that be a brisk walk for 30-45mins, a jog, a yoga class or a quick cycle. Just do something…

  • Bondi, Sydney, London, LA, NYC…Favourite city restaurants and cafes!!

    There are way too many to list but here we go…hope you have a chance to visit some of these amazing places while in Bondi, Sydney, London, Los Angeles or New York City. Favourite Bondi Restaurants & Cafes My absolute all time favourite is Seans Panaroma affectionately known to locals as ‘Seans’. I’ve had many a celebration there. ‘Bondi Trattoria’ or as I call it and locals call it ‘Bondi Tratt’ – its an institution in Bondi and been around for years. Porch and Parlour – Beautiful Sarah and Sam started this little gem a few years back and now get endorsed by the likes of Will Smith “the fresh…