INTERVIEWED: HALO OF THOUGHTS

Welcome to INTERVIEWED, a series of discussions and chats with creators of all kinds.



Today we're joined by my good friend + blogger of many talents Arran Brown of Halo of Thoughts!

D: What do you do online as a creator?

A: So I'm a blogger who's main focus is Male Grooming, fashion, food and gaming. I also dabble in between about ongoing situations when I face them. 


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MY LIFE IN MUSIC.


Music has always been a big part of my life, for the last year in particular. I wanted to share some of the artists that have had a lasting effect on me and my life today! Going in chronological order, let's start with...






















KATE NASH AND AMY WINEHOUSE

My sister Suzanne had the albums 'Made of Bricks' and 'Back to Black', for me, two of the most iconic albums of the 00's. I listened to them constantly, and even now I play them on the regs. These albums came into my life during those very important pre-teen years when I was just beginning to form my own musical tastes, and whilst the topics of these songs were beyond a 12 year old's comprehension, I still hung onto every word I went to see one of Kate Nash's 10th Anniversary Made of Bricks shows and it was frigging lit. (I'm writing this before I go, I assume it will be lit?) 

I can now confirm it was lit.


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INTERVIEWED: BETHEVE

Welcome to INTERVIEWED, a series of discussions with creators of all kinds!

Today we're joined by one of the warmest people I've ever met (even if only briefly in an All Bar One!), blogger and online magazine founder, Beth Eveline.


Photo credit: Alex Cameron

D: What is it you do online as a creator?

B: I create content with no filter, it’s things that I feel like I want to talk about, but also what I feel like might be useful for others too. I used to create content that I thought other people wanted to read, but now I make what I want to make, which is much more enjoyable.

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THE EDEN PROJECT, ST. AUSTELL


Last month I turned 22, and as a birthday present from the most important person in my life (me) I received a solo trip to the Eden Project in Cornwall, UK!

A bubblewrap kingdom filled to the brim with plants, located almost as far southwest as you can go in the country! From London, the journey took 6 1/2 hours door to door - it's really bloody far from anywhere!

However it's totally worth it. The place is lush, for lack of better word. It's like stepping onto a different planet, one without pollution, one that's sustainable, one where humans don't rule.

Rather than harp on, as I don't know a bloody thing about plants, have a nosey at all these photographs.
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INTERVIEWED: MINI ADVENTURES

Welcome to INTERVIEWED, a series of chats and discussions with content creators! This week we're joined by pink haired travel guru Milly of Mini Adventures!


D: What is it you do online?

M: I write a lot, basically! I'm a travel, food and lifestyle blogger, sharing my adventures exploring the world and my home city of London. I try to inspire people to have more fun through words and pictures, tell stories and give my unique spin on destinations, restaurants, festivals and fun things to do. I also engage in the important activity of using lots of gifs on Twitter.

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Summer BBQ memories with BADGER ALE*

There's no denying that summer in London is glorious- for the whole 3 weeks it lasts. Which is still a whole week longer than it lasts back home in the North. 

Whilst it's bloody beautiful and sunny, and there's tons to do here, if you live in London, you likely have little to no outdoor space, meaning you have to get extra creative during the summer months. Today I'm partnering with Badger Ale to talk about some of my favourite BBQ memories from this year to celebrate their new BBQ shed! 




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My Travel Fears and Scares | Travel Linkup

I'm joining travel link up for the first time, and as a(n occasional) travel blogger, I couldn't be more excited. I love reading other people's thoughts, feelings and musings on travel, especially as most travel bloggers are much more well seasoned than I am!

This month we're focusing on travel fears and scares.



I don't have a fear of flying, I don't really get scared about getting lost or running out of money - these things have already happened to me, it sounds worse than it was. I just went to an ATM in Hiroshima and all was good again.

I get FOMO. The millennial 'fear of missing out'.

It's really quite dumb, I fear what will happen while I'm gone. Will I miss a friend's birthday and all of my friend's from home coming back together? This is before considering what gigs I'll miss. I'm away for two weeks in November (travelling around Eastern Europe) and there are 3 gigs in London that I'm missing. One day Dua Lipa, one day Future Islands, one day Father John Misty.

Will I miss out on a big family event? I missed Easter whilst in Tokyo last year, and for the first time in my life I felt homesick. Next year my sister is getting married abroad and I either have to miss a festival I really want to go to, or miss the family holiday prelude to the wedding.

I want time to just make an exception when I'm away and allow me to do what I want, when I went and not miss out on anything! I have this strange obsession with experiencing and living everything I can to the point where it's not healthy.

Alas, let's live life, travel and have fun. That reads like a shite tattoo.

If you'd like to join travel link up, and read some more posts by great bloggers, go here and go wild!

INTERVIEWED: ARRAN CROSS

Welcome to #INTERVIEWED, a series of interviews with creators of all kinds.

Today we're joined by a fascinating man of many talents: Arran Cross.



D: What do you do as a creator?


A: I run the The All Night Listening Post blog. It's a collection of original articles, essays and images focusing on menswear, design, travel and gear. Since it launched two years ago the blog has evolved into a platform for sharing stories about well made honest goods and the people who make them. As a result of the success of The All Night Listening Post, I recently co-founded Department Two, a creative content and strategy agency, with my partner Fern.


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