FASHION | piña para la niña

FASHION | piña para la niña

I never take my pineapple off — it has special meaning for me. It's a symbol of hospitality, a symbol of my home Australian state of Queensland (we even have a giant pineapple!), its kitsch and tropical, and also represents the local saying piña para la niña (pineapple for the little girl) embodying my personal philosophy of living with a childlike wonder for the world and everything in it.

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W+B | CONSCIOUS BEAUTY

W+B | CONSCIOUS BEAUTY

Although I'll stray from time to time, I try to make beauty decisions consciously. Being aware of ingredients and packaging and the ethical commitments of the companies behind each product. I make a lot of homemade masks and cleansers using oats and honey and my roommate is always coming home to find me with food on my face, literally.  

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TASTE | THE CULTURE OF FOOD

TASTE | THE CULTURE OF FOOD

When I travel, one of the main ways I connect with the local culture is through food. The ingredients, cooking methods, eating rituals, eating spaces, all reveal so much about the collective identity of a place. So when I arrived to Cartagena five years ago and found an absence of any food-related tourism, I was propelled on a course that has seen me create street food tours, market tours, cooking classes, rum tastings,  coffee tastings and all the other food experiences I was looking for when I first touched down.  

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MOTIVATION | KRISTY ELLIS

MOTIVATION | KRISTY ELLIS

Colombia is one of the top five most unequal countries on the planet — the divide between the haves and have-nots is staggering, and overwhelmingly it is the afro and indigenous communities of Colombia that suffer most. I would like to highlight FEM (Fundacion por la Educacion Multidimensional) a non-profit organization operating in Cartagena that works to empower indigenous and afro communities to create a better future by supporting sustainable development projects.

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