ANOTHER YEAR IN TRAVEL

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Morocco, Essaouira, December 2016
Wearing Raye Kate Embroidered Slides available on Revolve

I know it's been awhile but I've spent the past two months in all sorts of places and also working on a couple of pretty exciting things! I'm concluding my year of travels with my recent trips to Morocco, I went twice within a month because I simply couldn't get enough of the culture I experienced and it still is to date one of the most beautiful destinations my eyes have ever seen.

I've missed writing here, it's sad I've neglected this space just because I've had so much on my mind in terms of what I had intended for my own work creatively. Many may not know what exactly I do but now that I am home I am definitely going to start work on my project to make it all happen. I've spent the past few months being disappointed with my work and my travels have changed that, I've gained new perspectives, met some amazing individuals who have come to make a huge impact in my life and frankly speaking, lived the most I've ever lived in my past 23 years of being. It's been a fantastic year despite it's shortcomings, I found myself hitting rockbottom earlier this year when I saw my dreams crushed in front of me and it's taken awhile, and a lot of travel to get myself back on track but I am happy to say that I am!

Here are some of my favourite moments from the year in terms of travel:

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Milan, May 2016

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Paris, May and December 2016

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Thailand- Chatanburi, Pattaya, Bangkok & Koh Kood, February and August 2016

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Indonesia- Jogjakarta, Jakarta and Bali, August, September, October and November 2016

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South Korea- Seoul & Jeju Island, April 2016

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Hong Kong, September 2016

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Dubrovnik, June 2016

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London, always there, always will here.

Thank you again for a year of following me on my adventures!

YOGYAKARTA

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Wearing Free People Top, Clare V Alice Tote and Tibi Sandals all available on Shopbop

Hello from Yogyakarta! I'm currently here with AirAsia for a few days to explore a new side of Indonesia I've never seen before and I am so excited. This were taken just during the start of the trip where we had lunch in a traditional Indonesian heritage building. Isn't it beautiful? Can't wait to show you guys more images, especially those we shot at the Borobudur Temple at sunrise. It's been such a good week. 

ALL ABOUT THAT SLOW LIFE

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Wearing Zimmermann Swimsuit from Shopbop

After 6 hours on the road from Bangkok and 40 minutes on a speedboat, I've arrived to Soneva Kiri in Koh Kood, South-East of Thailand near the borders of Cambodia. It is a beautiful luxurious resort with it's own Soneva time, full of luxurious villas all with their own private pools and it's own eco-system where fresh produce is grown and served daily to guests. It's been an eye-opening experience especially for me, I've never been a beach person but being surrounded by new and old friends and just having to take things as it is and enjoy what's being presented in front of us has turned out to be so much fun. We've unfortunately had most part of our itinerary the resort planned for us cancelled due to bad weather but there's actually plenty to do here. Watch films in their outdoor cinema, dine in your own tree-pod hoisted up on top of Koh Kood's ancient rainforest with food and drink delivered  via a zipliner (!!), go canoeing or simply enjoy the resort's private beaches... it's the perfect way to enjoy a 'slow life' as the resort puts it. People walk here barefooted, phones are discouraged in public areas.. I don't think I've ever quite been to a place like this! 

I spent the afternoon in our beach front villa playing in the pool and drinking fresh coconut in the rain . Can't imagine what it would be like if we arrived to perfect tropic weather but it's been great so far. The hospitality is undeniably one of the best I've experienced and I can't be more grateful to have gotten to come here!

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Find out more about Soneva Kiri here

AT THE DUOMO

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Wearing Free People's Bohemian Winds Maxi Dress

While I may be all for going after a local experience, see the Duomo from the distance and visiting the terrace of the cathedral was a dream in itself. Skip the long lines for the tickets into the Duomo and go straight for the terrace where you get stunning views of Milan and see the intricate details of the roof of the cathedral. 

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The details took my breath away, it is no wonder this took 6 centuries to complete. I wasn't even that keen on going up to the Duomo but when my friends who are local to Milan took me up, it was with no regrets despite the countless of steps before getting to the terrace. I couldn't have asked for a better way to spend my Saturday morning with my favourite people.

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The weather was perfect. I am wearing a Free People dress, you can find a similar one here


TAKING MOROCCO

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I am thrilled to finally be able to share these images and my experience from one of the most unforgettable adventures I had in Morocco. It seems only apt for me to bring 2015 here on Missingavenue to a close with a destination that has since defined me and not a day goes by where I am not thinking about the beauty I saw throughout that one week right in the heart of summer. Morocco was more than just another holiday for me, it was everything I had dreamed of and everyday I was presented with fresh new perspectives, scenic landscapes, fortress cities, heartwarming and souls. I had never felt more myself than I had during that time I was there. This is a place that is a world of it's own, and one that's filled with happy accidents. 

#COPENHEAVEN

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Summing up the last of my travels for 2015, I headed back to Copenhagen. The city that has my heart, that gave me complete peace of mind and closure and that I have found myself to obsess over. It’s like ever since I visited for a first in September last year, everything I find out that is Danish fascinates me and I simply cannot stop. I was a completely different person leaving Copenhagen last Fall and revisiting this winter- now stronger and happier than I have ever been in a long time. 

This time around, I was lucky to have been able to experience a slightly more local perspective of this city. I reunited and stayed with my friend Mads who showed me around, introduced me to everything possibly Danish and was the best companion. To end off the trip, I stayed at the gorgeous Avenue Hotel in the lovely neighbourhood of Frederiksberg. Humble, cozy and everything I could possibly feel about ‘hygge’ in a place- I absolutely loved my experience and couldn't have done it any other way.

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My stay at the Avenue Hotel was lovely- the interiors were everything I had dreamed of an authentic Scandinavian experience. It's a little cozy boutique hotel off Frederiksberg and I love that it was right in the centre of a buzzling neighbourhood so I got to experience how Danes went about their everyday lives. I was sipping tea amongst locals in coffeeshops nearby, strolling in Frederiksberg park and it was so great that the hotel offered bikes for rent to go around this bike town. Being able to rest and recharge in my room was something I looked forward to everyday, with it's fluffy sheets, a hot bath and a cute view of the hood. I would wake up ready and excited for new adventures in Copenhagen and there would be breakfast waiting downstairs- rye bread, half-boiled eggs, butter and granola and hot tea... Just everything I need for the perfect start. 

I am humbled and grateful for my stay at the hotel, for the lovely staff who made me feel right at home and went the extra mile to take care of me seeing that I was not well. Being alone anywhere can be daunting.. and I am so glad that I chose the Avenue Hotel to be my home for those couple of days. It was the perfect place for me to get myself in the right frame of mind, after a full day of self-exploration new perspectives. I loved every minute of it. 

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SANTORINI PHOTO DIARY

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I’ve just gotten back from a 3 week adventure in Santorini, Paris and New York and it was a blast. I couldn’t have asked for better company throughout despite the craziness of it all. Santorini was yet another destination I got to check off my dream list. We went to celebrate my pal, Niran and his other half, Christine and it was easily the most beautiful wedding I’ve ever attended and such a blessing to have been able to be a part of. I spent most of my time on the Greek island in both Fira and Oia, both stunning with it’s endless epic views and stacks and stacks of Cycladic whitewashed houses soaring over a 300m sea drowned caldera with hints of blue, pink and yellow. This island in Thira had already stolen my heart before I had even set foot in it and everyday for a week I was lost for words by what I saw everyday. Food alone was in a league of it’s own and I was having some of the freshest seafood I have ever had. Thank you Santorini! For your sights, tastes and loveliest people.