Miami Beach cinema vibes

After spending most of the summer away from London, I kinda missed the hustle. The cinema scene is not big in London; you’ll only ever see ads for movies that were shot in the UK, or has actors/actresses who are originally from the UK. I think the choice for things to do in the city…

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The summer in Cape Town

The first perfect summer days always make my heart skip a beat because I know I am guaranteed one of life’s greatest pleasures: summer in Cape Town.

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That East London neighbourhood

Lezbehonest. There’s not much to love about living in South East London. The transport links are shit, you’re quite far away from everything, the transport links are shit and so on and so forth. But hey, every once in a while I come across beautiful little gems that make me proud to be so close…

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This is it

I can’t believe it’s the 1st of December already. Tomorrow is the first of December 2015, and I am in London. I’m sorry. I keep banging on and on about that, but I just can’t believe that I’m still here. I’m not a small town girl. I’m from a great city. Not a big city,…

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What Instagram means to me

Hi, I’m @missleilah, and I used to be part of the Instgramers Cape Town community but I’ve since moved to London and am now a London iger. A big moment for me this year was when I got to meet two really amazing girls – @missunderground and @movethemoon (two igers whose work I’ve always admired)…

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The most wonderful time of the year

Last night M and I had the most amazing Mexican food at Wahaca in Soho. I’m going to be bold and even call it authentic. Another one of my least favourite, overused, agency buzzwords. We spent the afternoon in Crystal Palace park with Sutro. I love how the Winter sunlight is so soft from any…

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10 Pieces of Real Advice For Young Creatives

Earlier this week I posted on Facebook about my last three days spending time with an intern. At day 3, I found myself feeling really good about our experience together and it made me realise something: I actually, really enjoy imparting knowledge. Especially, when you can see it has made a real impact. This was…

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The Killing

I have something really terrible to confess. It haunts me every single day. When we were living in Cape Town, before the big move, our old place had mice. Little field mice, the type that’s as big as your palm. Harmless. But there were dozens of them. Every night I’d hear them squeak as they…

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