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Wander, Beats, Style, Create, Ramble - The West Blog


This my corner of the web to preach and reach on the subjects that interest the most. You'll find creative articles, case studies and design opinion. You'll find rambles  on anything and everything. And the core to all I converse in; Wander, Beats, Style.

Photos from my travels, journals and places to explore. Let your heart got lost and filled with lust in Wonder. Reviews and recommendations of the best places to see, stay and eat from across the world.

The first love. What's exploring the world without an epic soundtrack to set it too. Beats will be the place for new music, reviews and our own mixtapes of classic tunes and the freshest music.

Be it fashion, locations, reads, designs; style has the latest that is setting my life a light. From our own tee designs to fashion pieces you or your gent has to own to interior and just all over lifestyle.

/ Essentials - June 16

The Three Musts for May

/ Wander

Hotel Kompas
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Fly - Monarch

Stay - Adriatic Luxury Hotel

/ Beats

Coloring Book
Chance The Rapper

Chance /

Apple Music

/ Latest

June Mixtape

 #NewMusic / Beats - 14th June 2016

Each month I'll compile a playlist to bring you 20 tunes that set the mood with some of the freshest new beats that are getting my ears excited. The month is nothing but brand new tracks. Highlights including Becks impecable return, Chance streaming everywhere and the Interpol/RZA crossover over dreams with Banks & Steelz. Check the June Mixtape...

A Narrative Too Complex

 #Orlando #SocialMedia #LGBT / Ramble - 14th June 16

Massacre, madness, unity, love, and the ugly side of the news; this week has had it all. When I would usually withhold opinion or be exhausted with apathy; the events of the past few days have made me realise we all have a voice, one we have to use no matter how small, to not succumb to the calculative political agenda of others...

Case Study: Wonderful You

 #WebDesign #BrandingDesign / Create - 22nd May 2016

Creating a brand through Multi-platform Web Design. Wonderful You: Award winning life and style that doesn't play by the rules. Content heavy and cross platform, wonderful--you.com brings together video and written content in a truly unique user experience.

 

It's a strange concept, fashion blogging. A very personal space on the web has found the power to become big business. There is a very delicate art in keeping a sense of identity and personality within content while also expanding into collaborations with brands and into the market of attracting and sustaining followers....

Why I Love Pro-Wrestling

 #WhyILove #YoureNotTheBossOfMeNow / Ramble - 22nd May 2016

I first fell in love with pro-wrestling aged 3. It was Christmas 1991. My family, immediate and extended had cemented its middle class status by renting a cottage in some remote village in the peak district, papering over the cracks of dysfunctionally with festivities in a charming, all be it ill-sized, abode. This is my earliest recollection of pro-wrestling however I had been, presumably, introduced to it at some point long before this visit as the highlight of the entire stay, besides a ping-pong table positioned in an attic with a very questionable floor, was the excitement of waking up on Christmas morning and unwrapping, jointly with my older brother, the 1991 5th Annual WWF Survivor Series on VHS...

Dubrovnik: Wander & Style

 #Travel #Fashion #PhotoJournal / Style - 19th May 2016

Unpopular opinion, however I am not a fan of Game of Thrones, in the slightest. Such is my level of ignorance that upon deciding to venture to Dubrovnik for a long weekend I was completely dumb-founded by the official GoT merchandise store that presented itself as first sight at the airport. Apparently a very large portion of the series is filmed within the city walls of Dubrovnik's old town and such the Adriatic resort has seen a recent spike in tourists making the trip to see for themselves. And I can see why, GoT fanatic or not, the mountainous back-drop to an icon old city and a glorious blue coast line are a set worthy of any lens, or eyes...

May Mixtape

 #SunshineBeats #NewMusic / Beats - 5th May 2016

Each month I'll compile a playlist to bring you 20 tunes that set the mood corssed with some of the freshest new beats that are getting my ears excited. The past month has seen some my favourites drop new tracks and albums, from the biggies like Bey and Blake feat. Bon to a soothing collaboration with KAYTRANDA and River Tibre. The sun has also made its long awaited debut so I've mixed in some classic that give yo the start of summer feel. Check the May Mixtape...

Paris: Autumn & Spring

 #Travel #Photojournal / Wander - 5th May 2016

Two trips to Paris with a winter sandwich in between. The sun brightens the romantic skyline in September and April. Here is a collection of some of the images I captured on both my encounters with the French Capital....