Katya Jackson

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20 London Interiors You Need to Instagram

London is a real gem when it comes to photography. There are many interesting coffee shops, shop exteriors and, of course, cafe and restaurant interiors. I don’t post interior photos on my Instagram but I really love seeing pretty places in my feed. Also, who doesn’t want to go for brunch/lunch/dinner/drinks to a place with stunning decor? I’ve put together 20 places with eye-catching and Instagram-worthy interior designs. I think…

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Lavender fields near London and the best time to visit

July and beginning of August are for visiting Lavender fields and have some fun taking million of photos! One of the things I love about London is that almost every month something is blooming. A few years ago I went to one of the lavender fields nearby and spent an amazing time there. There is always a shop where you can not only buy lavender but also different products made…

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McQueens Flower School 20th Anniversary Celebration

A few weeks ago I was a guest at McQueens Flower School 20th Anniversary party/workshop in Bethnal Green. McQueens is a well-established brand not only selling beautiful flowers but also decorating London venues with gorgeous designs.   I remember a few years ago I was thinking about becoming a florist but I did nothing and gave up on that idea. I love flowers (who doesn’t?) so I was thrilled to be…

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How to Stand out on Instagram With a Little Bit of Magic

I see more and more people on Instagram getting really creative with their photography. I personally like photo editing and I don’t see anything wrong with it. Well, what I mean is it’s ok to enhance some colours, correct exposure, increase/decrease highlights and shadows. I also think it’s ok when people try to add vintage, rustic or any other specific feel to a shot. Removing rubbish, wires and other ‘stuff’…

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10 Day Trips for Londoners this Summer

I was filling in my calendar for June the other day and realized there were only 11 weekends left this Summer. At first it seems like you have plenty of time, but in reality, I already see myself at the end of August surprised where has this summer gone. The weather in passed May was surprisingly good, it was sunny almost every day. I really hope it will stay like…

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8 Picturesque Villages to Visit in The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds are full of delightful houses built from local limestone, originally funded on the profits of the medieval wool trade. It’s not a county in itself as some may think, but rather an AONB which stands for Area of Outstanding Beauty. The Cotswolds is large area and some of its villages are located far from one another. While you can get there by train from London via Oxford (an…

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Instagram Guide to New Zealand. Part 1: North Island

New Zealand is truly an amazing country with breathtaking scenery. The natural landscape looks like it’s been already photoshopped with enhanced vibrancy and colours. You really feel like you are in the setting of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films. We only had 3 weeks for both islands and decided to spend one week in the Northern Island and the rest in the South. For the entire…

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How I plan my travels

Over the past few years, I’ve developed a system of planning trips that work quite well for me. I’m one of those people who like to plan most of the things in advance. This saves not only my time when traveling but also helps not to spend a fortune. In addition to that, beautiful photos in 90% of cases require some preparation which involves thorough research and planning. Here are…

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