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Day Tripper :: Two Beautiful Brighton Shops

On a recent trip to Brighton I fancied seeking out something a little different. I’ve spent most of my life wandering in and out of the vintage shops in the North Laine area, and so I was keen to discover a few new places. You know, shake things up a b…

Ten things to do in Oxford

When I moved to Oxford in 2001, I thought it would only be for a couple of months as I had planned to use the move as a stepping-stone to London. Fourteen years later and I’m still here having never quite made it to the Big Smoke. Oxford worked its peculiar magic on me and […]

At Home with Shevie of Fine & Dandy

‘For a minute there, I lost myself.’  RadioheadI hope this post will make up for those missing a bit of vintage cheer here on Candy Pop. The photographs were taken when my family and I spent a precious day with Shevie of Fine and Dandy.I met Shevi…

‘Famous Chelsea Buns’ at Fitzbillies, Cambridge

‘Photographing a cake can be art’ Irving PennLast time I visited Cambridge I asked Twitter for recommendations. I was expecting people to suggest the Cambridge Colleges or punting on the River Cam, but instead everyone urged me to try a Chelsea bu…

The Emerald Isle

Apologies for the radio silence over the last week or so – I took a much needed vacation and have largely been off social media (apart from posting pictures on Instagram, natch!) I’ve been to Ireland a few times before but I’ve never had the chance to travel around and see what else this beautiful […]

Day Tripper :: Ledbury, Herefordshire

A Grand Day OutLedbury is a small market town and one of my favourite places in Herefordshire. It’s the home of Richard Ashcroft and my uncle Nick, and it’s always on my to-do list when I visit my parents.We are creatures of habit and so we usually sta…

Collecting Joyful Moments #5

‘Always look on the bright side of life’  Monty PythonThis week I thought I’d share the photographs from my trip to York combined with the joys of recent days. I haven’t had the best of weeks and so being a positive person I thought I’d focus on a…

West Coast to East Coast

My body is trying to work out exactly what timezone it’s in having just returned from a trip in the US where I jumped from West Coast to East Coast, losing my sense of time completely on the way. Not only did I have to adapt to two different timezones in a matter of days, I […]

“Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen”

The New Year always starts with my birthday, which is on the 2nd January and wonderfully prolongs the Christmas vacation beyond New Year’s Day. For my birthday, husband wanted to take me away for a weekend city break and I decided on a European city I have always wanted to visit – Copenhagen. I grew […]

2014: A Year in Pictures

‘It was a very good year’  Frank SinatraAs we wave goodbye to 2014 I thought I’d share a few photographs of my year. I’d planned to list a few highlights – turning 40, seeing Kate Bush, travelling, becoming minimalist – but then I thought I’d simp…

A tale of two cities

The past three months have been hectic and I’ve done a rather insane amount of travel for work, which is one of the reasons why I’ve been posting so infrequently on my blog. I went on my final trip this year in the past week to San Francisco and New York, two of my favourite cities in the…Read more A tale of two cities

Athenian beauty

This week I was lucky enough to travel to Athens for work and got a decent amount of downtime to see some of the wonders of this magical city. I have never been to Greece before, so it was quite an experience. Despite being the middle of October (and having come from a week of…Read more Athenian beauty

Ireland and Italy

I’ve been doing a rather insane amount of travel recently, both personally and professionally, and will continue to do so until the end of October (hence why my blog posts have been few and far between lately). I love to travel and feel rather blessed that I get to see so many interesting cities around…Read more Ireland and Italy

Two weeks, four cities

Things have been a little bit quiet on my blog over the last couple of weeks as I had a bit of travel scheduled with work, one of the main perks of my current job. I got to travel back to New York for the second time this year, as well as visit Washington DC, Toronto,…Read more Two weeks, four cities

Tuesday Treat – Train Adventures

I don’t know about you, but I don’t go on the train very often. When I do, it’s like a little adventure and I love every second of it. I’ve recently gone on the train quite a bit (actually, I wrote this on the train!) I love it when you get a seat and room […]

A Spoonful Of Sugar

‘The happiest place on earth’This is my last holiday post and considering how much we did I think four posts is pretty respectable. I haven’t shared my trips to Yosemite National Park or the Grand Canyon because with the exception of a couple…

Vintage Vegas

‘Man, I really like Vegas’  Elvis PresleyThese photographs were taken in Downtown Vegas which felt like stepping onto the set of Viva Las Vegas. I loved the vintage charm and it’s strange to think these slightly kitsch light displays were onc…

Viva Las Vegas

Oh my, where do I even begin? I had a feeling I’d like Vegas, after all I love anywhere with the wow factor, and having seen countless images of the city I could see it was a pretty special place. But nothing in the photographs or films I’d seen ever s…

If You’re Going to San Francisco

‘Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair’San Francisco exceeded all my expectations and there were moments when I imagined what it would be like to live there. I decided I would have an apartment in Haight and work for Pinterest, I would spend my sum…

Collecting Joyful Moments #1

‘We’re so busy watching out for what’s just ahead of us that we don’t take time to enjoy where we are.’  Bill WattersonAs much as I love to look forward to weekends and holidays, I like to cherish the little moments in life too. There is no r…