Rome City Guide

I’m lucky enough to have been to Rome before and to have seen the great sights at the Colosseum and the Vatican. I love art and history but I hate crowds so I decided to leave those off my list for this visit and instead spend my time wandering neighbourhoods with my...

NYC City Guide

In many ways, I think that New York City is designed for solo travelling. The hotel rooms are tiny, you can often pick up single seats to Tony-winning Broadway shows and, perhaps best of all, as a single diner you can get a seat at the bar of some hard-to-get-into...

Portland City Guide

After Seattle I hopped the train down to Portland. I'd been wanting to visit Portland for some time and I'm very glad that I took the opportunity to go. My big regret in Portland was that I had many more "must visit" restaurants than I had appetite. That said, I did...

Ballard Farmer’s Market

When I travel I love to find a local farmers' market. The colours are always inspiring and there is often great signage. When I was in Seattle I spent a morning at the farmers' market in Ballard. Earlier in my trip I'd visited the iconic Pike Place Market but had...

Styled Beach Picnic

Part of a food photography and styling workshop I took in 2014 in Seattle with Aran Goyoaga, organized by Angela Ritchie's Ace Camps. It was a great weekend. Aran is a generous teacher and I loved having the opportunity to spend time with a group of really talented...