Another one from San Francisco because this was one of my favourite moments in California, we had a pizza picnic on the beach, made friends with the cutest dog and watched the sun go down over the ocean & it was just the most beautiful evening 💫 Back to today and I’ve been having a very chilled Sunday with lots of reading time & they’re my favourite kind. How’s your day going loves? 🧡
Visiting Kejetia Market, in the central Ghanaian city of Kumasi, was an experience like no other. It’s perhaps the largest open air market in West Africa. Thousands of stalls stretch for as far as the eye can see, with everything imaginable hidden under these tin roofs. You can buy beautiful fabric and get clothing made on site. You can get great food and cheap electronics. There are vendors wandering between the stalls, like the women seen here selling live chickens and bags of water from baskets on their heads. It can be overwhelming, and it’s easy to get lost. But if you keep your senses about you and go with the flow, you can get an awesome glimpse at everyday Ghanaian life and take home some great souvenirs.
Apparently they’re in the process of a major redevelopment of this market, making safety and infrastructure improvements. Hoping it keeps the same feel as it had during our visit!
A Sunday pub pic.
Travelling back to London after spending a lovely weekend seeing my baby niece and nephew, Annabelle and Arthur. It’s so interesting seeing the two cousins interacting in their little ways and wondering if they’ll stay close growing up.
After a year of this project consuming my entire existence, I’m excited to share the first EVER minimalistic GMT dual time travel watch 😁🎊⌚️✈️
Long story short - Devon and I spent all of 2016 traveling to 35+ countries across 4 continents. It was almost impossible to keep up with the constant time changes, so we started looking at GMT watches (which allow you to tell time in two independent time zones).
The problem with all the current GMT watches are quality ones cost thousands of dollars, they’re extremely bulky (12-14mm thick), they require complicated math or turning of a bulky outside bezel and as Devon will tell you... they also aren’t made for women!!!!!
I’ve always been obsessed with watches, so I started designing my own high-quality and affordable one. I can’t describe in words how much I’ve learned throughout this entire process. From engineering to manufacturing to distribution to business relationships... it’s been extremely difficult at times, but looking back on it the journey was worth it.
No joke, I left out on NOTHING when it comes to using the best materials. Swiss made movement, 316L stainless steel (same stuff NASA uses in their rocket ships), sapphire crystal glass (what Rolex uses), diamond cut hands and indexes, leather straps, etc.
Anyway, I’ll be launching a Kickstarter campaign for pre-orders next week! Retail price is $199, but for the Kickstarter pre-launch we’re listing them for $100 😱😁 In the meantime, check out my stories later today for some behind the scenes pics of us designing the watches over the last year!
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Off to my next Destination - Durham, another historic English town nestled by the River Wear since roughly 200 BC. I started my day with a visit to Durham Castle and Durham Cathedral that are standing side by side on a hilltop and form a UNESCO World Heritage Site (swipe right to see more photos from both of these places)
The castle was built over 900 years ago to protect the English borders and today it’s home to the students of Durham University. Fun fact: you can actually stay in the castle overnight during university holidays (I'm definitely coming to Durham to do that!) 🤗
Durham Cathedral is one of the finest surviving examples of Norman architecture in the UK. I climbed 325 steps to get to the top of the Tower and enjoy the breathtaking views of the city. Another fun fact: Durham Cathedral was a filming location for Hogwarts in the first two Harry Potter movies! I didn’t know that until I got there!
Pakistan 🇵🇰 If I were to sum up one word to describe our first few days in Pakistan it would be ...Happiness 🥰
This less traveled country is full with local people who are so happy to see you and welcome you .
We can never get anywhere in a hurry because people want to say hello, offer us chai or take a selfie. They are always beaming with happiness to see us. The happiness and smiling here is infectious.
Pakistan, we are so happy we came here. We can't wait to explore more.
Check out our stories for more on this fun city of Lahore and all of our new friends 😄 ...