After the delight of the villa, I was a little sad about leaving it to go to a hostel next. Really I had nothing to worry about because the hostel was amazing too. We stayed at the Puri Garden Hotel, and shared twin rooms. It was pouring rain when we arrived so we sheltered while we checked in and watched the skies open. The hostel … Continue reading Bali – Ubud
This post is really over due. I went to Bali in November 2017. I know. I have no excuses. We started our trip in Canggu, arriving late to the most delightful AirBnb – pool flamingo and all. It had an open plan living and dining area that made you feel both inside and outside at the same time; perfect for Bali luxury living. The bedrooms … Continue reading Bali – Canggu
I get asked a lot about which city has been my preference to live in, what the best part was, what the worst part was. In reality I have loved them all, and the friends and memories I have from each city are different but equally cherished (lol lame). But the best thing I got, came from living abroad in general because it teaches you … Continue reading What you learn when you live abroad.
Typically I like to read a lot – for example, I would normally get through 3 – 4 decent size books on a two week holiday. My 2018 new years resolution was to read 52 books this year, and boy am I stubborn; I refused to fail. Mostly rewarding, but at times a – s t r u g g l e – . I … Continue reading I read 52 books in a year: here are my recommendations.
You know when you come across someone and you are just in awe of how that person could exist? That’s what happened when I came across Jessica Pointing. Physics and computer science student at Harvard (prior MIT). Internships at Google (software engineering), Goldman Sachs (investment banking), Morgan Stanley (strategist). Incoming PHD candidate at Stanford in Quantum Computing. One of those things alone would be incredibly … Continue reading #WCW – Jessica Pointing
Amazon just announced their $1 billion acquisition of PillPack, an online pharmacy drug dispenser. A company who set out to sell books now touch every part of our lives: from fashion, to food, to healthcare. Cleanly designed, easy to understand, simple. It’s an acquisition that makes sense. Amazon has spent the last 20 years perfecting the direct to customer model, refining it until you can … Continue reading Amazon & PillPack: another step towards Prime domination.
You can’t have a day in the office without hearing someone talk about it; ‘Did you watch Love Island last night? Oh my god!’. I must confess that I don’t actually watch it, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been touched by the obsession that’s swept not only my home country, but my current country of residence too. Love Island is by no means the … Continue reading How the reality TV model is driving real business
Did you know I went to Japan recently? Did you know I loved it? Well buckle down, because it was a wild ride, and I’m going to share it with you. Japan’s got some weird things going on, and surprisingly they’re not the things I thought would be weird. Lack of bins Japan is the cleanest place ever. Toyko is a city of 36 million … Continue reading 10 Weird Things About Japan
It’s taken me so long to write this blog post that I’ve now actually been to Queenstown twice. I have to say it is an incredibly beautiful place; like Scotland on steroids – which makes me feel at home. I first went in September for my 24th birthday with my friend Nat. Highlights: Nat (a true blue aussie) seeing snow for the first time, skiing, … Continue reading Queenstown
Despite the controversies around social media in advertising (the Facebook/Google data walls, Cambridge Analytica, general algorithm upheavals), we’re all still stuck in this world where to engage with our customers we feel like we have to be sprinkling our budgets across Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat. This isn’t untrue, and I’m not here to debate the fact that social drives results and helps to build a brand, … Continue reading Why investing in Experiential Marketing is more meaningful than social media.