Escape to Istanbul (Final Part)

Flanking Istiklal on either side is a treasure trove of cafes, restaurants, bars, clubs, pubs and food stands. It feels like the kind of place that you could get lost in for 100 years and still come no closer to fully seeing everything it has to offer. The cobbled streets are shadowed by old ornate… Continue reading

Escape to Istanbul (part 2)

The famous domes of Istanbul rise and fall amongst the dynamic landscape the city rest upon. It is a vast, seemingly endless, urban sprawl, lying like a gauntlet over the boundary of East and West, reaching out in either direction. It is one of Europes fastest growing cities and has a population of over 15 million people. It long… Continue reading

Is West The Best Man For The Job?

Kanye West is still in the running to becoming Americas 45th president this week as he releases his first campaign video 22 days before the vote. Kanye has been the butt of many jokes during his career, with his unorthodox business moves, controversial public statements and twitter rants. In his last appearance related to the election, Kanye was… Continue reading

Staycation: Seaside Social Distancing

The natural consequence of the pandemic has been the upsurge of the 'staycation', especially as quarantine rules force people returning from abroad to isolate. Google search results to do with staycations went up by a third in March and April compared with the same time last year. However, this sudden influx of British tourists looking… Continue reading

Mommy Minaj

Nicki Minaj has reportedly given birth to her first child this week, with her Mother Carol Maraj posting a confirmation post on Instagram. It seems to be perfect timing for the 37 year old Trinidadian beauty, after wedding her partner Kenneth Petty 9 months ago, and earning her first two No.1 songs on the Billboard Chart this… Continue reading

Escape to Istanbul (Part 1)

A few weeks ago, a Covid grace period led to the lowest records of new cases and deaths since March, the world breath a premature sigh of relief, and I made my move. It was time to escape the confines of my dreary lockdown existence and visit a friend in Istanbul. At the time it felt like… Continue reading

NETFLIX’S SOCIALLY DISTANCED SERIES

Netflix has released a trailer for an upcoming series called ‘Social Distance’ which portrays the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in March. The series sums up 2020, which was defined by virtual friendships, long-distanced relationships and grief. As globally, governments were told to inform the public to quarantine at home for months and are still… Continue reading