Live out of a suitcase forever

Everything I own, everything that’s important to me can fit into 1 suitcase. If I had to (God forbid) evacuate my house for any reason, I know exactly what I’d grab: A few hygiene essentials my iPhone iPad just 1 camera (+ memory cards) pink Nike SB Dunk Low Elite trainers. (I mean, come on,…

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London: 3 years later

It’s been nearly three years since my entire life changed forever. After updating the design of my blog, I came across this post and I couldn’t help but laugh and cry at it. I’m not at all that person anymore. And I don’t know if it’s because I’ve found myself in London… or if it’s…

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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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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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Let’s dream of Notting Hill

Few people know this about me, but I have always had a secret love affair with England. If there was a choice in taste, mine would always somehow gravitate towards England. However, I decided to move here on a whim. It was not something M and I had talked about (seriously) for years. And I…

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