Katya Jackson

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Celebrating the art of coffee at Costa in Brixton

This week I had a chance to visit a Costa store in Brixton that had been recently refurbished to create speedier service and a fresher in-store environment. They did an amazing job! The store looks very modern and trendy, space is big but still makes you feel cosy.   The Brixton Costa launched a new installation to celebrate the ‘art’ of coffee and I met an illustrator working on a…

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Resource Library

Here is the list of resources and tools I use for travel planning, photography, maintaining and monetizing my websites and social accounts. When I first started blogging, I used free platforms and that was enough. Just because I always wanted more I have never stopped discovering and learning about new opportunities and services that make my life a lot easier. I’ve grouped everything I use at the moment into 7…

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How to travel business class for £25

As much as I love planning trips in advance I enjoy making spontaneous trips. Last spring when I got redundant at my previous job and was sitting at home and thinking what to do next, I decided to go home and visit my family (also, being without a job in Russia is much cheaper than being in the same situation in London). Last minute tickets to Saint Petersburg are around…

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How to make money on Instagram – launching a digital product

Instagram has always been a great source of inspiration for me. First of all, as a passionate traveller, I would religiously follow my friends’ travels on the app and slowly I discovered more and more interesting accounts. That was in 2013. I can’t say I have always wanted to make money on Instagram or was growing my followers with this specific goal. As a blogger, my main aim was to…

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How to Display Your Instagram Photos

I don’t really miss the time when we only had film cameras, but I do miss printing out my photos and organise them in albums. Each printed photo had some meaning when nowadays we can take thousands of photos a day and they will be buried either on our phones or laptops. At the same time, I love how iPhone allows me to take really good photos and it’s always with…

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An Instagram Guide to Iceland

  For Easter, I was thinking of going to New York but my friend convinced me to go to Iceland. Why not? I saw a lot of amazing photos of this place and of course wanted to go there too. I didn’t spend a lot of time preparing for this trip, I only looked at some places to visit and booked the cheapest accommodation on Booking.com. The most important thing…

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5 of My Favourite Online Classes on iPhone Photography

One of my favourite online platforms to learn new skills is Skillshare. I’ve been a member of this community for almost 2 years now and from time to time I binge watching creative and business related classes. My favourite courses are of course about photography. What I like the most is that they are quite short and gem packed with really useful information. You can get 2 months of Skillshare…

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