Kayla-Joleen Doris

Freelance writer and creator of website Reset Travel.

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nataal.com
12/10/2017
AaKs

Akosua Afriyie-Kumi’s ethical fashion brand AAKS has been producing handcrafted luxury handbags in Ghana since 2014 and these days she's spreading the love worldwide. The designer blends traditional African textiles and craftsmanship with contemporary designs – an approach that is a result of her experiences both at home and abroad as well as a reflection of how deeply interwoven she is with her canny business strategy and heartfelt creative vision.

SUITCASE Magazine
Five Unaffected Caribbean Islands You Won't Know (But Should Visit) | SUITCASe Magazine

The Caribbean probably isn't currently at the top of your winter sun wishlist. As the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria continue to play out on our newsfeeds, it would be ignorant to downplay the destruction caused by the storms. The category five hurricanes were some of the worst recorded in the Atlantic, with Cuba, Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands among those bearing the brunt of Irma.

SUITCASE Magazine
01/24/2017
Wake Up Here: Wilderness Country Reserve | SUITCASE Magazine

Sprawled out across the East Anglian countryside, luxury estate Wilderness Reserve spans 5000 acres of preserved meadows, woodland and lakes, positioning itself as the go-to for a quintessential English stay. Choose between rustic cottages, farmhouses or a converted barn, with Georgian manor house Sibton Park offering a Downton Abbey-esque experience thanks to traditional decor, a formal dining room and private courtyard.

Union Times
04/07/2016
London Fashion Exhibitions Not To Miss This Year

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty raised the bar last year when it became the V&A's most popular exhibition in history with almost half a million visitors. Not one to rest on its laurels, London is continuing to showcase the best of the fashion industry with numerous exhibitions this year.

Spindle Magazine
07/31/2014
When Did Food Become Fashionable?

It's the latest snapshot that your Instagram needs to stay trendy. Nothing shouts hip more than a salacious oversized burger put with a pair of skinny fries and a full length Coke. And nothing screams nonchalance more than someone who doesn't care how many calories are in their feast.

SUITCASE Magazine
11/20/2015
The Enduring Appeal of the Bohemian | SUITCASE Magazine

Fashion's love affair with the bohemian reignited this year. Exotic embellishments sparkled, jeans flared and burnt oranges and browns constituted the season's colour palette. A flirtation in early 2014 involved saturated hues, dalliances with suede and teases of slouchy trouser shapes at Milan Fashion Week; by the end of the year a full-on romance had bloomed.

SUITCASE Magazine
09/10/2015
Best Riads in Morocco

Summer may be coming to an end but that doesn't mean your fun has to end too. In an effort to prolong our favourite season, we've teamed up with boutique hotel experts Mr and Mrs Smith to find the perfect places to extend summer.

Spindle Magazine
09/03/2014
Preview: Meatopia x Sailor Jerry

Vegans and vegetarians look away now. Carnivores - this one's for you. Meatopia will be taking place this weekend. That's meat utopia. Meat heaven. Where God is played by chef Richard Turner, creator of this meaty festival, and the singing angels come in the form of Groove Armada, Severino and Love Glove.

SUITCASE Magazine
09/07/2015
Best Boutique Hotels in Tel Aviv | SUITCASE Magazine

A city that is attracting more and more visitors every year for its art, food and nightlife - Tel Aviv should be one of the places on your bucketlist. These are the best boutique hotels in Tel Aviv.

Spindle Magazine
08/15/2014
Southbank's Festival of Love

If you hadn't heard, Southbank Centre is giving Saint Valentine a run for his money. Why just spend one day celebrating love, when you could spend sixty? The Centre has been hosting The Festival of Love since June, celebrating the Same Sex Couples Act by rejoicing and revelling in all things lovey.

Spindle Magazine
07/30/2014
Preview: Beacons Festival

Beacons Festival returns to Yorkshire for a third time after its remarkable success in previous years. The music and arts festival has recently revealed its art and film schedule, and looks set on becoming their strongest event to date.

Spindle Magazine
09/12/2014
Preview: Scarlett Raven Debut at Mayfair's Fine Art Gallery

Up and coming artist Scarlett Raven will be debuting her contemporary collection in Mayfair this month. The cited 'Van Gogh in the making' (no pressure then), will display her newly unveiled collection at the Castle Fine Art gallery for two weeks. The Central Saint Martins graduate is set to impress us with her art work entitled 'The Eleventh Hour.'

Spindle Magazine
08/19/2014
Preview: Simon Constin's Impossible Catwalk Shows

Fashion's favourite month is fast approaching and whilst we don't want summer to be over, the lure of this September's Fashion Week is calling our names. Adding to the autumn appeal is Simon Costin's Impossible Catwalk Show, a new exhibition that kicks off on the first day of Fashion Week and explores the possibilities of catwalk shows if there were to be no limits.

Spindle Magazine
08/01/2014
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The largest arts festival in the world returns this month for three weeks. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe begins on the 1st of August, ready to showcase even more artists after the 2,871 shows that were held last year. With over 250 venues showcasing extraordinary talent, there is no doubt that there is something for everyone.

Spindle Magazine
08/30/2014
Review: Man Meets Woman

Man meets woman. Man fantasises of next few hours. Woman fantasises of next few decades. Yang Liu's humorous graphic novel highlights the differences between the male and female thought process, using a series of simple diagrams that both sexes can understand.

Spindle Magazine
08/28/2014
Black Mirror Christmas Special

This winter, Channel 4 brings you a new nightmare before Christmas. No not Christmas shopping. And not X Factor-winners Christmas number one. In fact we're very sorry to have even mentioned the C-word at all. But this seasonal gift we think you may like, as Channel 4 bear to us the Black Mirror Christmas Special.