Author: Natasha Bonny

Why The Hiatus?

I have to apologise! Β It’s been almost a month since I last wrote something on my site… …So, I’m sorry. It’s been too long and there hasn’t been a day where I haven’t thought about writing. So why has it taken me this long to talk to you guys? Well.. As you all know I went travelling for a month around the U.S (check out previous blog posts) and it was a great time, but I’ve been back for over a month now and my life has changed a lot since I got back. Firstly, I don’t live in London anymore. I had a strong feeling in my gut that I wouldn’t be coming back to my ordinary life. As soon as I got into Gatwick coming from Los Angeles I just knew I wasn’t ready to go back to London. Why? Honestly, I was getting sick of it before I left. The weather, the people, the commute. Everything was grinding my gears and I needed to escape. Now I’m back in Hertfordshire where my …

Habits I Picked Up Whilst Travelling

Finding Time to Read When your budget is small and you can’t afford to go to the MOMA in NYC or shop till you drop on Fifth Avenue… You go to the park and read. As it might be your cheapest option. I found myself reading a lot more whilst travelling because firstly, I had an abundance of time for myself, secondly it was free (if you already have a book) and thirdly I just enjoyed being able to stop, sit-down and take in my surroundings whilst reading a great story. Keeping Up With My Skin-Care Routine There is no excuseΒ for getting sloppy with your skin-care whilst on holiday. You have all the time in the world!!! It also helps to believe in the products you’re using. I took a trip to Glossier the first second I got to New York (read here) and bought a bottle of Milky Jelly Cleanser. The whole experience of buying it directly from the Glossier Penthouse then using it for the first time and being blown away, has made …

24 lessons for 24 years

So yesterday, I turned 24 years old! I love my birthday because it gives me a chance to reflect on how life was a year ago. Looking back and being here today, life has definitely taken a turn for the better and so many lessons have been learnt. Some of these lessons I need to remind myself of daily, some are imprinted on my mind. I wanted to share with you some of the most inspiring quotes I’ve read, I’ve learnt and still teaching myself about, so you can be the best version of yourself too.. 1. When you stop censoring yourself and show people who the real you is, the right people will come into your life. 2. You are not your status, you are not the money you make. 3. The amount of effort you put into something, is the same amount of effort you get back. 4. Things that have happened to you, do not define who you are. 5. By giving myself more time, attention and space, I have more to …

Rainbow Smoothie Bowl @ Amazebowls, L.A

If this doesn’t bring a smile to your face I don’t know what will… With a treat so colourful and full of nutrients, I couldn’t help but feel like I fed my soul too. In celebration of Pride month, Amazebowls have created a very beautiful rainbow smoothie bowl and it’s truly delicious… I chose the Dragon Bowl-Z base which contains pitaya (dragon fruit), banana, strawberries, basil, lemon, coconut and pineapples. With rainbow decoration of course. check them out if you’re in the area πŸ™‚ ARTS DISTRICT Located @ One Santa Fe 300 S. Santa Fe. Los Angeles, CA 90013 http://www.amazebowls.com  

Why I Chose To Travel Alone

Fellow lone travellers can agree that there are so many perks to adventuring solo. If you’re on the cusp of taking a solo trip but you have a few doubts, I’m here to reassure you, you’re on the edge of a great thing… 1. You can do whatever you want, whenever you want, with whoever you want. That’s right, complete freedom! You can do whatever. you. want. If you want to get up at 4AM to watch the sunrise, nobody’s gonna tell you no. If you want to spend a whole day shopping, you can. If you want to just relax in your hotel all day, you can! It’s completely up to you. It’s up to you whether you want to hang out with others too, if you’re staying in a hostel, you’re going to meet super fun people, so the option to be with people is always there. But if you want to just be on your own, you can. You set the rules! 2. It’s being completely independent. I’ve always been quite an …

Momofuku Milk Bar, N.Y

Always wanted a birthday cake flavoured ice-cream? Look no further. I got you covered! While the weather has been perfect for it, I couldn’t come to NYC and not review an ice-cream place. Actually famous for their naked cakes and crack pie (google it ya self) they sell amazing soft-serve ice-cream too. Their most popular flavours are ‘cereal’ which is literally the flavour of cereal milk and ‘b-day’ the flavour of vanilla cake. I opted for the ‘b’day’ flavour purely for the cute sprinkles. πŸ™‚ I thought I’d found an off-the-beaten-track place but there are actually 9 stores spread across New York. So if you’re not in the East Village like I was, there is probably another store 20 mins away! Location:Β 251 e 13th st, ny 10003, corner of 13th street / 2nd avenue Opening times:Β sun – thur 9am – 12am | fri – sat 9am – 1am MILKBARSTORE.COM