Thursday, 29 June 2017

Iceland's Secret Swimming Pool Hidden in a Valley


Here's an off-radar place to bookmark for when you're looking for your next heatwave escape hatch. Iceland’s oldest swimming pool, built into the mountainside in a narrow

Candy-Coloured Donkey Prints


I've been looking for a whimsical and uplifting print to brighten up a corner of the Ellie & Co office and I think I've found just the thing (along with one of these). So many illustrators

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Monday, 26 June 2017

Magical Memories of Glastonbury


This weekend, the giant beast of an otherworldly gathering that is the Glastonbury Festival took place in the Somerset countryside in south-west England. A celebration of life, earth

Friday, 23 June 2017

Internet Scrapbook #12


Happy Friday, people! Hope you've survived the heatwave. This weekend, I'll be knocking around the hood, taking a few more snaps for the Secret Brighton book, coming soon! In

Brighton's Secret Thai Restaurant


It might look like an ordinary Thai supermarket on a busy main street in Brighton and Hove, but this shop is actually hiding a secret in a cosy corner at the back. 

Thursday, 22 June 2017

She's Been Sketching Her Road Trips for 20 Years...


You know when you discover an artist whose work really speaks to you? To me, it's like finding a new friend; one that shares similar interests, tastes and aspirations,

Cool Summer Entertaining Plates


So, I can totally imagine serving hungry dinner party guests heaps of delicious, artfully arranged tasty treats (think 80s Ferrero Roche ad) from Brighton's amazing French bakery,

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Some Amazing Summer News!


To celebrate summer solstice, Herb Lester is offering a huge 30% off its entire collection of travel guides, maps and accessories with the code HOLIDAY17 until 28 June 2017. Here's

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

A Weird and Wonderful Weekend in Amsterdam


As I mentioned before, the Ellie & Co team of two recently took a weekend break to Amsterdam to go to a gig and do a bit of exploring. It was a whirlwind adventure, so seeing

Friday, 9 June 2017

Internet Scrapbook #11


What are you up to this weekend? I've finished the first draft of my Secret Brighton guidebook so I'm going to a local festival to swig GnTs. For now, I thought it high time I put

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Notes On Going Home


Did you move away from your hometown? For me, London is always a great and strange place to visit as it sparks so many memories – some good, some not so good – of growing

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Brazilian Salsa Under the Bandstand


On Bank Holiday weekend, I was biking along the seafront when I spotted people moving around under the bandstand. As I got closer, I could hear soft music playing and noticed

Monday, 5 June 2017

Instagram's Most Incredible Mermaid


What people inspire you? I know life envy and flicking through social media too much aren't healthy pastimes, but... as a desk-bound writer in rainy England, I love that Instagram can transport me to exotic places and new worlds and teach me about brave people living adventurous lives that are completely different to my own.


Like the incredible Kimi Werner, a champion free-diving spearfisherwoman who lives in Hawaii, can hold her breath for four minutes 45, fishes with nothing but a spear and a knife and once caught a 165b yellow fin tuna.



She grew up on a remote part of Maui and was taught how to freedive for her food by her father; skills which soon became a way of life and passion she's turned into an amazing profession as a speaker and activist – and star of her own show on National Geographic called Living Free.






After an underwater hunting expedition, she cracks open a cold beer, cleans and prepares her daily catch before turning them into delicious healthy dishes like fish tacos – before posting it all on Instagram.






 Follow Kimi Werner on Instagram here.

Pssst! Post you might also like: The Grandma Who Solo Hiked Across America

Friday, 2 June 2017

Crazy Rush Hour In Amsterdam


If you follow me on Instagram, you might know I just got back from Amsterdam. Dan surprised me a trip which included tickets to see Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) concert.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Doorstops Just Got Really Cool



I know doorstops are generally not that interesting and not useful for everyone, but I found out about these amazing doorstops and had to share! Meet The Wedgies,