Travel

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 cafĂ© 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 …

Danes start the new year with a bang

2014 went out with a bang. Several of them. From becoming tour guides and host, to the joys of spending the last few days of the year with those closest to my heart, our year finished with a final bang as Danes light up the streets with streams of fireworks. We were in Copenhagen, a …

London’s Calling

From Amsterdam to London. The city on my passport but also a city on my homecoming still feels a little like a mystery. London is so large and is ever changing that I feel like a new gem is waiting around the corner for me. Even in the dirtiest or in what appears to be …

Amsterdam | A city of two halves

Amsterdam: A city of two halves. On one side you have the stunning canals, the wonky but charming houses that line them and decorated bicycles tied to every lamp, bridge and railings. On the other you have the tacky souvenir shops, the smell of weed in the air, windows filled with red lights and all …

Cornish pasties, cliff walks and one happy dog

Our trip to Cornwall. A pastime of many Britons for many years (my family included), is a trip to the Cornish coast. A place where time slows down, walks are longer and where the sun (if rumours are correct) pops its head out more often than not. You can delight in taking a rest every …