Travel

Iceland

Travels in Iceland | by Rebecca Hawkes

Night that never comes and light that never ends. Summer in Iceland is both beautiful in its full midnight sun glory and in its soft clear day- light that highlights waterfalls, mountains and volcanos. A lifetime of stories told by Icelandic friends and with a dream of seeing into the world so many have photographed …

Leaving Oslo

This post is a long time coming and even three months after the fact I do not have the words to describe packing up all belongings to fit within the space of a backpack and to leave my adopted home of Oslo. One of the most vulnerable decisions I have made but one fuled by …

Geilo

Travel in Norway | Geilo by Rebecca Hawkes

A few months ago, myself, a housemate and soon-to-be friends from Bulgaria rented a car and a cabin in Geilo, Norway. There is still so much of Norway, that I have yet to explore. Geilo, at only a few hours drive from Oslo (as well as Bergen) was the perfect get away for a few …

Work Remotely | How to live and work where the wild things are

Work Remotely | How to live and work where the wild things are

Slowly, piece by piece, item by item I moved my home across an ocean to Norway. Without planning for the future I set myself up for a new life in Scandinavia and one that I would support with my creative outpouring. Six years ago the remote lifestyle was not on my radar. I started work …

Living is in the Adventure

It is difficult to pack up your stuff, and leave town. I know this deeply right now as I attempt to untangle myself from years of home-making to once again hitch a backpack on and take to the road. There is limitations in not just the ‘stuff’ and ‘things’ we surround ourselves with but also …

Reaching the Pinnacles

Reaching the Pinnacles | Adventures in California | Rebecca Hawkes

  With all creative endeavours you need to refill the creative tanks. My refill came a few weeks ago with a trip along the West Coast of California. Timing the trip to fit with Designer Vaca in Palm Springs and bridging the trip by starting in San Francisco and visiting friends, my road trip took …

Eating sustainably in Copenhagen

Eating sustainably in Copenhagen | Kost in Vesterbro | by Rebecca Hawkes

Denmark, stands out with a reputation and perception of sustainability. The Danes were born with a bike between their legs, windmills on their coastline and organic food filling the lunch plates in schools. In recent years they have become known for the lengths they go to make organic and eco friendly sourced products the staple …

Find your happy place | Moving to Copenhagen

Move to Copenhagen | Rebecca Hawkes Diary

We all have places in this world that make us feel more creative, more productive and more ourselves. Sometime it is an area of your home where you feel most comfortable, the light rolls in and the playlist is always on point. Other times it a café where they know your order from the moment …

A Roman Holiday

A short post to share where I have been just over a week ago. Short, because I cannot wait to share with you the places we saw, and the restaurants we ate at, so you can visit for yourself. Until I have finished with the editing and sorting through my notes here is just a …

An Artist’s Retreat | Simple ways to give yourself a break

For me travel is a release of tension and an opportunity to see the world with a new perspective. After a summer of hard times, a sick partner and working twelve hour days, I needed a break. So this October I gave myself just that. An artist’s retreat to just be without work, and without …