It’s that time of year when the air is fresher, cosy jumpers are on, and we all fancy an amazing Sunday roast at the weekend. There are loads of awesome Sunday roast pubs in London that are perfect for friends and family time, or to just get over the boozy night before! However as there are so many, how do you pick which one to head to? You may have already found your favourite roast dinner in London, but here are ten favourites to to definitely try (in no particular order).
October is the month of winter coat shopping in order to grab the top picks of the season before you are left with the crap that is sold off during Black Friday (November), the Winter Sales (December) and January Sales in err January - you get my point. However waiting until after the season of sales has finished ie February it kind of seems a little pointless investing in a new very warm coat and therefore most of us 'make do' at that point of the winter season. You should certainly be looking to grab hold of this seasons top menswear trend 'The Shearling Coat' championed in this Autumn's blockbuster Kingsman: The Golden Circle by the stateside agents The Statesman.
I've smelt a lot of fragrances recently and getting straight to the point, this new luxury launch from Acqua Di Parma is absolutely unique, fresh and contemporary. Why do we always want to smell incredible and different from the person next to us? For me it's because I want the person I'm with to associate that particular scent with me, in a kind of memory bank of matching people with smells. We all do it, when I pass a girl in the street and she smells great, I always think back to a person or time which reminds me of that scent. There are so many choices out there these days and some new launches can be quite similar to previous collections, but this new Colonia Pura scent is unique to anything ever formulated in perfume labs. A incomparable scent guaranteed to turns heads.
I've had my SONY A7SII or A7S2 for about 3 weeks now and being new to Sony cameras, it was imperative that I learnt about each function and where to easily find each setting. When out on the streets of London shooting StreetStyle images you need to know exactly how to setup and change your camera settings based on the lighting, weather and subject promptly. Not only that but so often when shooting outside the lighting changes and therefore you have to make small adjustments to your camera settings to combat this. If you take 5 minutes to change settings, especially in London you would have missed the moment and the chances are the lighting would have changed again. So before using any camera, I recommend learning about each setting and what effect it has on your stills and video filming.
Kilian fragrances are without a doubt the most collectable fragrances around, not only for their incredible, unique scents but for their art. Each fragrance comes in a uniquely designed, reusable high quality box, oh no we are not talking cardboard, we are talking a box that has been designed to last, designed for other purposes in mind such as a jewellery box, watch box or even a box to keep all of you business cards in. The newest edition to the Kilian family doesn't disappoint in both in the smell or in the art, in fact I think it is my favourite box and fragrance yet.
Working From Home is great. Firstly you get to avoid the horrible commute into work everyday and for anyone living on the Northern Line between Clapham South and Clapham North will be as grateful as I am to be WFH. As much as I miss waiting for 6 trains to pass by every morning at 08:15 until there is finally space for me to board - only to be squished up against the tube door or even worse, some girls soaking wet hair slapping me in the face as the tube rumbles along it's tracks (true story, not pleasant). Secondly, you don't even have to shower, get changed or presentable if you really don't want to...whose there to judge, no-one! And don't get be started on all the procrastination and life admin that you can get done in-between work of course.
In my eyes the single most important aspect of blogging is exceptional content creation, whether that is photography, videography, writing or creativity in general. The reason I say that is because most of the campaigns I have worked on recently, the value is in the content I have created for them rather than numbers of followers on social for example - which is a very small part of the bigger picture. By offering exceptional editorial, creative content it offers the brand more than just a point-in-time social post that has a major impact at the time of posting but doesn't particularly have longevity, unless you have enrolled in a larger month-on-month campaign. Being able to create high-quality content for the brands, you offer them something they could potentially use (depending on images rights), for their website, social pages and larger advertising campaigns to name a few.
Many of you may have already heard about ESPA, maybe through their massive expanse of spa treatments around the globe. In fact ESPA recently won the award for 'Best Wellness Experience' at the GQ Grooming Awards 2018 for ESPA Life at Corinthia Hotel. It seems the brand is building on it core strengths of holistic wellbeing, natural beauty and inner calm with its mens range of products. Find out more about the range on offer and my top two picks from their collection.