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Copenhagen. Beautiful city filled with even more beautiful people. 🇩🇰😍

This was my second time in CPH, yet the city felt completely different and I saw a new side that I loved even more the second time around.

Copenhagen | @andwhatstyle

RIDE: Baisikeli (Ingerslevsgade 80 | Åbent Man-Fre 10-18. Lør&Søn 10-16) 

First things first, get yourself a bike. They have them all over the city, we got ours from Baisikeli which literally has 1000s of bikes to choose from. I wanted a cute little pink one but my legs were in my armpits riding it unfortunately. The best thing about CPH is that you can literally leave your bike anywhere and its safe. Lock the wheels but we left ours outside a bar overnight and they were there in the morning – how about that London.

Copenhagen | @andwhatstyle

EAT: Mad & Kaffe (Vesterbro:Sønder boulevard 68, 1720 København V | Amagerbro:Tyrolsgade 6, 2300 København

This place is a must. Hungry or not, get your belly here. It was recommended by literally every Dane we met. The Open Sandwiches or smørrebrød (a CPH thing) were incredible, went for the Tartar. Get a side of the crispy fries which are covered in garlic and rosemary goodness and if you have a sweet tooth have a Chai Latte. They are all over CPH and made with this divine powder, spicy goodness.

Copenhagen Design Museum | @andwhatstyle

SEE: Design Museum Danmark (Bredgade 68
DK-1260 København K)

Could literally spend hours here. They had an I AM BLACK VELVET exhibition on Balmain through the years which was divine. Literally all the little black dresses circa 1989 I would bring back and wear today.

The Danish Chair: An International Affair is a permanent exhibition in the museum which affirms that the Danes are responsible for paving the way in terms of where we all rest our behinds. There were a lot of Eames masterpieces in there.

HIDDEN GEM: Room 606, Radisson Blu Hotel (Hammerichsgade 1
Copenhagen V, DK-1611) 

A golden gem, one of my friends Ana who is an artist tried to take us here. Room 606 is the only room in the hotel that has the original preserved designs commissioned by Arne Jacobsen. Arne Jacobsen is one of the most iconic designers from Denmark, probably most well known for The Egg Chair (1958) which was designed specifically for this hotel.

Copenhagen | @andwhatstyle

SHOP: Moss Copenhagen.

Dotted all around the city, this is a mainstream shop in CPH that I wish would come to London. Massive fan of Scandinavian style, this story has your stylish basics for reasonable prices.

DANCE: Bakken (Flæsketorvet 19, 1711 København V)

This place is incredible. Not only do they serve pitchers of Gin & Tonic, the DJ, decor and crowd in this place is everything you could possibly want on a night out in CPH.

The DJ looked as if he had been transported from a Back to the Future film and into the club. Instead of using headphones he had a proper old-school, curly cord, string attached phone to hear the upcoming tracks. SO much fun.

We also met lots of gorgeous VIKINGS in the bar, including a whole generational family – with the grandfather, father and sons out to party.

EAT AGAIN: The Greasy Burger Joint. 

Located in the parking lot just outside of Bakken. This burger truck was started by a Syrian refugee. His story was incredible, a side of inspiration with burger is not something you’d expect.

Until next time CPH!

-&what x

Copenhagen | @andwhatstyle

Copenhagen | @andwhatstyle

Copenhagen | @andwhatstyle

Copenhagen | @andwhatstyle

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Winter Wonderland.

Winter Wonderland.

Woke up on Christmas morning to a full on white christmas, we’re talking 15cm+ of snow.

What does one do? Head out into the cold to play in the snow. Went to the local park and pond by our house. Neighbours were shovelling the pond to skate and play hockey on the ice whilst listening to Christmas music. So magical and so very Canadian.

Snow place like home. It’s been the happiest of times over these holidays.

Hat: Artizia | Sunglasses: Le Specs x Adam Selman – The Last Lolita | Christmas Jumper: Asos 

-&what x

Toronto, Canada | @andwhatstyle

Toronto, Canada | @andwhatstyle

Toronto, Canada | @andwhatstyle

Toronto, Canada | @andwhatstyle

Toronto, Canada | @andwhatstyle

Toronto, Canada | @andwhatstyle

Toronto, Canada | @andwhatstyle


Home for the holidays, which also means that I have more time to finish up the current reads in the works.

My favourite book that I have read all year, Shoe Dog. Phil Knight is an incredible storyteller recapping his inspiring journey of passion, risk, uncertainty but taking bold steps forward anyway. One of my favourite things to do while reading books is to fold the pages with messages that I find interesting or want to look back on. As you can see, there were a lot in this book.

A final thought in the closing chapter of the book really resonated with me. Wise words to go into 2018 (and life) with:

‘It’s all the same drive. The same dream. 

It would be nice to help them avoid the typical discouragements. I’d tell them to hit pause, think long and hard about how they want to spend their time, and with whom they want to spend it for the next forty years. I’d tell men and women in their mid-twenties not to settle for a job or a profession or even a career. Seek a calling. Even if you don’t know what that means, seek it. If you’re following your calling, the fatigue will be easier to bear, the disappointments will be fuel, the highs will be like nothing you’ve ever felt.’ 

Mission for 2018, find the calling.

-&what x

Phil Knight | NIke @andwhatstyle

Phil Knight | NIke @andwhatstyle

Phil Knight | NIke @andwhatstyle


It’s been a week since we got back from Berlin and I’m not going to lie, each day I spend a good chunk (really, about 20 minutes) plotting out what life would be like if I lived there. Some cities you have a magnetic attraction to – Berlin being one of those for me.

Day 2 in Berlin started off slightly rough for us. Having got in at about 5AM post a (the first) failed attempt to get into Berghain we weren’t at our freshest. Hence why the Day 2 list is significantly shorter.

SEE: Spruth Magers Gallery

Oranienburger Straße 18, 10178 Berlin, http://www.spruethmagers.com/home

Our first stop post-filling up on cheeseburgers at SH was the Sprüth Magers Gallery. I have to thank Insta for this one as I got into an Insta Blackhole literally creeping on people that lived in Berlin. As you can see from the photos, I struck Insta GOLD when we found this gallery. Forever – Barbara Kruger was a stunning exhibition.

The room was covered in plastic vinyl quotes from people like Karl Marx that reflect the nature of truth, power, belief and doubt that embody contemporary society. Kruger’s style combines language with mass media, criticising consumerism, desire, political will and the hidden mechanics of power.  This exhibit marks three decades since Kruger’s first solo exhibit in Cologne.

There was another exhibit called Dream Journal by Jon Rafman which was incredible as well. I prefer contemporary art, however this was pure fantasy. Rafman brought to life his visions of dreams in a computerised film that was watched while laying on what was designed to feel like a human. It was shaped like a person and covered in a mix of plastic and styrofoam to give it an interesting texture. The chairs also vibrated to the film (full 4D experience) which provided some mild comfort during the hangover.

Sprüth Magers, Berlin 2017 | @andwhatstyle

Sprüth Magers, Berlin 2017 | @andwhatstyle

CLIMB: Walk up the 400 steps to the viewing point at the Berlin Cathedral. 

Am Lustgarten, 10178 Berlin, www.berlinerdom.de

After our stop at Spruth Magers we walked about 20 minutes over to the Berlin Cathedral. It was 3:30PM and the sun was nearly set – how depressing – it was also raining and freezing cold – confirming this probably isn’t the best time of year to visit if weather is your concern.

We spent about two hours in the Cathedral. I absolutely love these spaces and make sure to go inside the main Cathedral in ever city I visit. Just think about how old these structures are and how much money and labour were required to build these – it is insane. We walked all the way up about 500 steps to get to the look out point. Kira++ app in hand, the view and pictures were incredible.

Cathedral, Berlin 2017 | @andwhatstyle

HANG: The Michelberger Hotel (Bar + Restaurant)

Warschauer Str. 39-40, Berlin, 10243, http://michelbergerhotel.com/en/

Post – gallery and cathedral we walked to another crowdsourced recommendation – The Michelberger Hotel. GO GO GO. Felt very much like the Ace Hotel.

The Michelberger hotel had a great DJ, drinks and very interesting people. The kind where you want to know who they are, what they do and pretty much every detail of their lives in Berlin. NOTE: This may or may not be to replicate their lives in a couple years time.

We had dinner at the restaurant inside the Michelberger hotel which was incredible. You have to cross the back patio area into the neighbouring building to find both the restaurant and bathrooms. I got the lobster gnocchi and C had the lamb. Our server was actually someone that C knew from her uni days in the UK – SMALL WORLD. That was some synchronicity and the universe at work.

On our way to the Michelberger hotel we walked the whole length of the East Side Gallery – there will be more on that soon!

Michelberger Hotel, Berlin 2017 | @andwhatstyle

Michelberger Hotel, Berlin 2017 | @andwhatstyle

Day 2 verdict: Berlin can do no wrong. I love Berlin. Ich Bin Ein Berliner (I am a Berliner – JFK). 

-&what x



Glossier. Pretty much what millennial dreams are made of.

Minimalistic packaging with a dash of pink. Memorable names like Cloud Paint and Wow-der. Subtle scents and a mix of neutral and bright tones that with some layering you can draw even more of a punch. Emily Weiss, founder of Into the Gloss and now Glossier has really nailed it.

Having watched the launch from a far on Instagram with both Toronto and our US neighbours being able to buy the products (UNFAIR) online and in-store, naturally as you could have guessed I was mildly excited when I heard Glossier was coming to the UK homeland.

Post a Soul Cycle-esque spin class on Sunday, I made my way to Marylebone to the Pop-up shop which was located in a beautiful English home. Sadly I can’t afford that yet as I fancy avo on toast too much – something I am not ready to give up.

Walked inside and it appeared a lot of other millennials had the same Sunday plan as me – surely with the prep spin class too.

With two floors of products and a team of Glossier-s in millennial pink jumpsuits, it’s quite surprising that there wasn’t an inch of room.

Once I finally had my time with a pink jumpsuit wearing, iPad carrying Glossier Girl, I went a bit mad. Got a full range of the products that I absolutely CANNOT wait to try them all.

  • Priming Moisturizer
  • Perfecting Skin Tint
  • Stretch Concealer
  • Birthday Balm
  • Generation G Lip Colour – Jam and Cake
  • Milky Jelly Cleanser

Easily could have double or tripled the products in this order but unlike my avo on toast habits, I have shown restraint with this.

However, if Santa (aka Mama K) end up reading this – the Moon Mask, Boy Brow and Body Hero Daily Perfecting Cream are high up on the list.

The whole house was decorated in fresh flowers which was the perfect touch and also made for some seriously Insta-worthy content. Again, not surprising as every millennial brand needs to have multiple Insta moments at any pop-up. Checkout #glossierlondon for the full line-up. See if you can spot mine on there!

-&what x

Glossier London | @andwhatstyle

Glossier London | @andwhatstyle

Glossier London | @andwhatstyle

Glossier London | @andwhatstyle


Sunday funday with my girl Z. It’s days like this that remind you there is so much to be discovered in this city.

We went for breakfast at TRADE in East. The pancakes are A+. Then spent the rest of the afternoon walking along Brick Lane, looking at old sunglasses and what not.

Stumbled on this graduate art fair in The Old Truman Brewery which is clearly a dream for the gram. Just the coolest.

-&what x



Last Wednesday we went to XOYO for an incredible mid-weeker. The gig was put on by Re-imagine. A 16-piece orchestra playing the WHOLE Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album. Unreal Vibes. Heaven, seriously nothing short of that.

Have been listening to the album non-stop since then. Kanye is such a creative genius. Everyone should be a little more Kanye.

Following the success of their first show (it sold out in minutes), Re-Imagine London have put on three more shows and a Destiny’s Child rendition as well. GO GO GO.

-&what x





Zero plans make for the best days.

Spent Saturday walking around East with a solid crew. My friend Michelle from Toronto stayed over on Friday after a night of bar hopping. Woke up at 6:45AM (stupid body clock). After trying to get back to sleep we decide to get up and make the most the sunshine.

Walking through Brick Lane to Beyond Retro – their original shop with racks on racks of vintage clothes. Walked past the curry houses and dumplings which would have made the perfect cure for the hangover not so much for the beach bod.

Ended up in Shoreditch as per usual. First stop was House of Hackney where I spotted the sink of dreams. Everything in HOH would fit perfectly in my future home, already planning out each room.

Second stop: Artworks Bookshop on Rivington Street. With every obscure magazine and coffee table book you could imagine, this is a place you could spend hours in. Eyed up even more things for the future home.

More home planning at the third stop, a new space that opening on Charlotte Street. W.A.Green. They had Cire Trudon candles that are said to be the ones they made for the Palace of Versailles. A candle fit for a queen? I’ll take that any day.

Only one more day to the weekend now!

-&what x

   london, art, bookshop, shoreditch


Miroslava Duma is the founder of Buro 24/7, a fashion blog and now media outlet based in Russia. She has been one of the biggest fashion leaders to originate from the market.

Having been an avid follower of her activity, I noticed a few months ago that she was posting more on tech and start-ups – developing partnerships with the giants like Google, Facebook and Alibaba. Curious to know what all of these little hints were laddering up to, Duma recently launched Fashion Tech Lab. Her own start up in the Tech and Fashion space – two of my passion pastimes.

Fashion Tech Lab is said to be a hybrid venture – part investment fund, accelerator and experimental lab with the core objective of driving new tech and innovation within the fashion industry. More details on the new venture can be found on Business of Fashion.

What I find so inspiring about this is that Duma with a background in fashion and business took time to meet with and learn from the heads of the tech giants to cover her background research to start this company. An opportunity that many cannot afford – either with financial or network limitations. However, an approach similar to this could easily be taken on a smaller scale, by reaching out to inspiring and successful leaders either in your network or extended.

I would love to take a couple months, head to Silicon Valley or an up and coming start up city like Tel Aviv and learn from all of the people driving the innovation and industry in the tech space. There really is so much knowledge to gain from the people that are doing things differently. From stepping out of your comfort zone and into a space in which you know nothing – ready to learn everything.

People like Tim Ferris speak of the Real-World MBA, taking the leap to put yourself out there and learn as much as you can either from people within the industry. An alternate approach is using the investment you would make on an MBA to start a company or invest in companies acting as a VC to learn business strategy and management in real-time.

Studying for an MBA is a thought that I consistently revisit, weighing up the opportunity cost of the degree from a cost, education and connection perspective. Still yet to come to a decision on that subject but its examples like this that make me rethink the traditional way of doing things. It is amazing to see leaders like Miroslava Duma  building innovative businesses and learning from those around her then making it happen.

Similarly to the advice I received from Anya Hindmarch (full post here), it is important to take a risk and start something. It won’t be perfect, but get it out there and iterate as you go along.

It will be interesting to see where Fashion Tech Lab goes from here, excited to be following the journey. So inspired by women like Miroslava Duma who are pushing the boundaries and reshaping industries, proving that anything is possible with a dream and a whole lot of ambition (+ capital) backing that. 👊👊👊



New York City. The concrete jungle, what dreams are made of.

One of my favourite cities in the world, as soon as you get off the plane it feels like you’re home. The people are incredible, so welcoming and inspiring – always working towards something – a project, dream, goal, anything really. The city never sleeps no matter what night of the week or where you are, adventure follows you.

Over the past three years, work has taken me to NYC for two weeks at a time. Attending both AW and SS fashion week. A whirlwind each time, with new places to discover. Each time I leave I know I will be back, just because it feels like home.

NYC in the summer and winter are equally as amazing. Haven’t been back yet this year and am seriously craving a trip. Miss the energy and excitement.

Cheers to next time NYC. Promise you I will be back soon!






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