With an AW18 collection inspired by exploration, who better to catch up with than photographer and travel influencer, Claire Menary. Documenting her travels as she goes; we talk about her love for exploring, her ideal type of holiday and find out where is on her bucket list.
I’m lucky to have been to some incredible places but I think my most memorable trip was the one that I did at the start of the year to India. It went straight up there as my favourite trip to date as I had always wanted to visit India and it was every bit as incredible as I’d hoped.
I love the beautiful parks we have in London, we’re very fortunate to have them on our doorsteps. I live close to Clissold Park in Stoke Newington which is so wonderful and there’s also Victoria Park which is not too far away - ideal for a Sunday stroll (there’s also a great little foodie market on there every Sunday). You also have the likes of Battersea Park and Richmond Park that are easily accessible and well worth spending a few hours over the weekend exploring.
A fast-paced city break followed by a chilled week in the countryside, please. It’s important to have both, preferably one after the other!
Again, both. There are plenty of beautiful parts to the UK that are worth exploring and equally I love discovering places further afield. During the summer however, I actually do a lot of staycationing. Partly because it’s nice to make the most of the weather in the UK when it’s enjoyable but also, I really hate going away to a new destination only for it to be swarming with crowds - I much prefer traveling abroad off season!
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