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Last weekend, I took my own tattoo advice and headed down to Lenovo‘s pop-up “Illuminated” tattoo parlour to appease my creative needs and get my tech geek on.

As well as getting inked via temporary illumination, the event gave me the chance to play with the Yoga Tab 3 Pro and its built-in projector. I was surprised to find myself slightly infatuated with the tablet. As well as improving the average consumer’s Netflix And Chill game (imagine projecting a film while you take a bath!), the tablet is surprisingly powerful, crisp, and is built to he held, hung or free-standing for maximum comfort.

The barrier between art and life was well and truly destroyed, inspiring an Oscar Wilde-friendly wander through the equally magical streets of Soho.

What I Wore:
Purple printed cape (similar here)
Printed skirt (similar here)
White tank top from Nike
Scallop-edged Chelsea boots from Daniel Footwear (I have not received so many compliments on a pair of shoes since I first whipped out my Julian Hakes Mojitos)

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I have spent a number of my London Years hot-footing it through Victoria with little time spent getting to know the area itself.

I mean, I know the station better than I know members of my own family: I know the platforms which take you to South London the fastest, the right time to strike for the freshest bagels, and my favourite seat in every coffee shop within a mile, but I could never claim to know Victoria. Not until I spent the weekend there.

You all know I love a staycation (or, if you’re new here, hello and you do now!). Playing tourist in your own city is not only a schedule-conscious way to “get away” but a real opportunity to practice gratitude…

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Over the next two months I will not only endure my first bike race but my first 5k. Naturally, I’m spending much more time working out – running, hot yoga-ing, dancing, and everything in between-ing.

But while I love a good post-workout walk to stretch everything out, I don’t love wearing gym clothes ‘out and about’. These pieces have been my style-conscious happy medium: incredibly comfortable but cute enough to pull off a warm down through Kensington Gardens. So much so I’ve allowed myself an outfit post at my most dishevelled.

What I Wore:
Hoodie, leggings and shoes – all Converse from JD Sports
Handbag from Kenneth Cole

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converse fashion blog

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Long-time blog followers will be pretty familiar with my love for Camden Market. A visit is a weekly – if not more frequent – eventually and one I never tire of. Having recently started looking for a coworking space, nay, the right coworking space, Camden Interchange was my logical first stop.

The new ‘Triangle’ space is part of the rapidly expanding Interchange portfolio and contains small offices for start-ups as well as a stunning coworking space with panoramic views of London Town. My proximity to Camden also means the space is just a morning run away (Interchange fit fam-friendly lockers and shower facilities).

My first day in the space featured a decadent lunch meeting at Gilgamesh (dangerously connected to the coworking space), a solid nine hours of productivity, and an end of day visit to Wines of Argentina’s pop-up event celebrating Malbec World Day.

If you’re a fellow foodie, Interchange might be the best and worst thing to ever happen to you.

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On most travellers’ bucket lists, you will find a destination that seems displaced from the rest. Mine was Puerto Vallarta in Mexico. It was Puerto Vallarta for over ten years. While my bucket list has been built on emphatic reasoning, Puerto Vallarta found its way to the top on little more than The Night of the Iguana and a few temperamental years studying Spanish (or, more realistically, watching the soap opera Destinos in Spanish class).

Last month, I finally made it to the Bahía de Banderas.

The Puerto Vallarta food tour may have been my personal highlight, but it was running against some fierce competition…

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