• America,  Florida,  Travel

    Orlando’s Sweet Tooth

    Disclaimer: This list is not for the banting brigade, the carb-conscious or the anti-chocolate mafia. Look, I had all the best intentions of eating healthily in the States, but after 1 week, it went out the window. In saying that, it’s frankly impossible to avoid sugar there, even the air is laced with high fructose corn syrup. However, if you’re in Orlando, your saving grace is that you’re walking a lot (that Proclaimers song will become your mantra). On average, a visitor walks 10-15 miles each day at Disney and in just 3 days I clocked up 36 kilometres. Thank God, because I ate everything on this list (plus other stuff that didn’t…

  • America,  Featured,  New York,  Travel

    New York | Great coffee spots

    After living New York for 3 weeks, I’ve drunk enough coffee to float a fleet of small, yet very practical boats to China. New York is home to the finest coffee in the world, yet surprisingly it also plays host to some of the worst coffee in the known universe. Thanks to Yelp, help from a few locals and trial and error, I found some great spots that you should try. 1. Ninth Street Espresso Bar There are 4 Ninth Street Espresso Bars in New York city, and we chose to visit the one tucked away in the Chelsea Market (another experience for another post). Ninth Street is the first speciality coffee spot…

  • America,  New York,  Travel

    New York | Brooklyn day trip

    Whilst visiting New York, I lucked out and got the opportunity to cat-sit for friends who stayed in the financial district. That week, New York offered up a snow-free, sunny day and I decided to take a stroll over to Brooklyn across the famous bridge. Despite being able to see the bridge the entire time, it took me 35 minutes to find the actual entrance. I accidentally walked up an off-ramp (thankfully quiet) and had to navigate some strange back alleys to get back on track.     Brooklyn Bridge Brooklyn bridge is beautiful, awe-inspiring and like every other iconic, global landmark, now home to its own community of love…

  • America,  Digital Marketing,  New York

    U.S. | Revlon | #LoveisOn Campaign

    Whilst travelling, I’ve been researching how UK, EU and US brands are currently handling digital. Globally, we’ve hit a saturation point where everything feels as if it has been done before and it’s interesting to see how the major players are tackling it. A few have stood out and in an effort to share this information for the greater digital good,  I’ll be talking about them over the next coming posts. The first one in the series is American cosmetics giant, Revlon. Times Square is a pretty busy place and with all the brands competing for consumer eyeballs, it can be tricky to disrupt. Revlon however, are finding this no…