ALBERTO ALVAREZ - BETTER KNOWN AS THE MACRO WIZARD - INSPIRES THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ON THEIR FITNESS JOURNEY./  FOLLOWING HIS OWN INCREDIBLE PHYSICAL TRANSFORMATION - HE LOST OVER 65kg!! - HE HAS CARVED OUT A REPUTATION AS A KEY FIGURE IN HEALTH + NUTRITION EDUCATION./

ALBERTO LOVES TO EXPLORE, TRAVELLING + WORKING FROM ALMOST ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD (WELL, AT LEAST PRIOR TO COVID!)./  ON A MISSION TO VISIT AS MANY COUNTRIES AS POSSIBLE (HE WAS ALREADY UP TO 51 COUNTRIES WHEN WE SPOKE TO HIM!), ALBERTO IS A TRUE DIGITAL NOMAD./ 

WHEN HE'S NOT PINBALLING AROUND THE GLOBE, ALBERTO CALLS THE SPANISH CITY OF ZARAGOZA HIS HOME./  

WE ASKED HIM TO SHARE SOME OF HIS FAVOURITE PLACES IN THE CITY...  

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BORDEAUX NATIVE ALICE BALLU GREW UP SURROUNDED BY THE WINE CULTURE OF THE REGION./ AND DESPITE SEVERAL YEARS OF GLOBETROTTING - WHICH TOOK HER AS FAR AFIELD AS TOKYO, LONDON + AFRICA - SHE NEVER LOST HER FIERCE PRIDE IN HER HOMETOWN + ITS GASTRONOMY./ 

DRAWING FROM HER DEEP LOVE OF BORDEAUX, AS WELL AS HER BACKGROUND IN MARKETING, ALICE DECIDED TO SET UP 'TASTE - BORDEAUX WINE AND SEA TOUR', A BOUTIQUE TRAVEL SERVICE OFFERING BESPOKE TOURS OF THE CITY + ITS SURROUNDING REGION./ 

ALREADY FEATURED IN PUBLICATIONS SUCH AS 'ELLE', THIS ELEGANT BORDELAISE IS TAKING TAILOR-MADE-TRAVEL TO NEW HEIGHTS./  SO, WHO BETTER TO ASK FOR TIPS ON SOME OF THE BEST PLACES TO CHECK OUT IN THE CITY?/

HERE ARE SOME OF HER FAVOURITES...  

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ARTIST + ILLUSTRATOR BOBBI RAE DESCRIBES HERSELF AS 'A STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS IN THE FORM OF A FART CLOUD.' - HOW COULD WE POSSIBLY IGNORE THAT?!/

BASED IN LEEDS, BOBBI RAE HAS BEEN BUSY GAINING A REPUTATION FOR HER QUIRKY, CHEEKY + COLOURFUL ILLUSTRATIONS + PRINTS./ OFTEN UNCENSORED + FREQUENTLY FEATURING STRONG FEMALE CHARACTERS, WE LOVE BOTH THE AESTHETIC + THE SPIRIT OF HER WORK./ 

SHE'S ALSO HEAVILY INVOLVED IN THE LOCAL CREATIVE COMMUNITY, SO WHO BETTER TO ASK FOR TOP TIPS IN LEEDS?/

WE ASKED BOBBI RAE TO SHARE A FEW PLACES IN THE CITY THAT GET HER CREATIVE JUICES FLOWING.  

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CHARLIE VILLIERS IS ONE OF THE 3 FOUNDERS OF 'LUCKY PANTS', AN UNDERWEAR BRAND THAT APPEALS TO THE SUPERSTITIOUS SIDE IN ALL OF US./ 

DESIGNED IN LONDON + PRODUCED IN PORTO, PORTUGAL, THEIR BOXER BRIEFS ARE MADE USING A SUSTAINABLE, ECO-FRIENDLY BLEND OF MICRO MODAL + ELASTANE./  THE STYLES ARE INSPIRED BY CLASSIC MEN'S TAILORING, WITH THE DOGTOOTH PATTERN WAISTBAND A NOD TO AN OLD HERITAGE DESIGN FROM SAVILLE ROW, + THE LIBERTY PRINT TAB INSPIRED BY A POCKET SQUARE./ 

CHARLIE SPLITS HIS TIME BETWEEN LONDON + LOS ANGELES, TWO CITIES THAT ARE VERY CLOSE TO HIS HEART./  WE CAUGHT WITH HIM TO FIND OUT SOME OF HIS FAVOURITE PLACES IN THE SUNNIER CLIMES OF LA...  

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WE'VE BEEN A FAN OF ALEX KNIGHT'S STUNNING PHOTOGRAPHY FOR SOME TIME NOW./  HIS HAUNTING SHOTS OF TOKYO STREETS - INSPIRED BY CYBERPUNK, ANIME + SCIFI - HAVE EARNED HIM A LEGION OF FANS + A BIG FOLLOWING ON INSTAGRAM./ 

THE AUSTRALIAN PHOTOGRAPHER + UX DESIGNER HAS LIVED IN TOKYO FOR THE PAST 5 YEARS./ WHEN HE'S NOT BUSY WORKING, HE LOVES TO WANDER THE CITY AT NIGHT HUNTING FOR THAT NEXT KILLER CYBERPUNK SHOT./ 

WE ASKED ALEX TO SHARE SOME OF HIS FAVOURITE PLACES IN THE WORLD'S MOST POPULOUS METROPOLIS...  

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BELFAST-BASED CURATOR BEN CROTHERS IS CURRENTLY CURATOR + COLLECTIONS MANAGER AT THE NAUGHTON GALLERY AT QUEENS UNIVERSITY BELFAST, RECOGNISED AS ONE OF THE LEADING UNIVERSITY GALLERIES IN THE UK + IRELAND./ 

BEN'S MAIN AREAS OF CURATORIAL RESEARCH CENTRE AROUND COMICS, ILLUSTRATION, SPORT, GENDER POLITICS + THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY - AN INTERESTING COMBINATION THAT OFTEN RESULTS IN VIBRANT + INTRIGUING EXHIBITIONS./ 

BEN'S BACKGROUND IN AMERICAN STUDIES MEANS THAT HE OFTEN TRAVELS TO THE US ON RESEARCH TRIPS. BUT, WHILE HE SPENDS A LOT OF TIME IN PLACES LIKE COLUMBUS + BROOKLYN, HE STILL CALLS BELFAST HOME./ 

WE ASKED HIM TO SHARE SOME OF HIS FAVOURITE PLACES IN HIS HOME CITY...  

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CANER GÖZÜBÜYÜKOGULLARI IS AN ADVERTISING + MARKETING PROFESSIONAL BASED IN ISTANBUL./ WITH A WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE IN GLOBAL + LOCAL BRANDS' CREATIVE CAMPAIGNS, COPYWRITING + GUERILLA MARKETING, HE NOW WORKS AS A SELF-EMPLOYED SENIOR COPYWRITER./ ACCORDING TO HIM, WRITING IS A PASSION, PHOTOGRAPHY IS AN OBSESSION + HUMANITY IS RELIGION./ HE LOVES PHOTOGRAPHY, MUSIC + ART./ 

STRADDLING EUROPE + ASIA, THE CITY OF ISTANBUL IS THE ECONOMIC, HISTORIC + CULTURAL CENTRE OF TURKEY, OFFERING A UNIQUE BLEND OF 'EAST MEETS WEST'./ BUT, AS ONE OF EUROPE'S MOST POPULOUS CITIES, ISTANBUL IS ONE BUSY PLACE./ 

WE ASKED CANER TO FILTER OUT SOME OF HIS FAVOURITE PLACES IN THE CITY...  

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IBIZA HAS A VERY SPECIAL PLACE IN CHRISTIAN SARNELLI'S HEART./  EVER SINCE HE FIRST VISITED THE ISLAND IN 2002, HE WAS ENCHANTED BY ITS NATURE, ITS PEOPLE + ITS PARTY./ 

ALTHOUGH ORIGINALLY FROM NAPLES, CHRISTIAN SPENT MANY YEARS TRAVELLING THE WORLD, SPENDING HIS WINTERS IN PLACES AS VARIED AS AUSTRALIA, UGANDA, CHINA, MOROCCO, INDIA, FIJI + MANY MORE./  WHEN SUMMER CAME AROUND, THOUGH, HE WOULD HEAR THE CALL OF IBIZA + HE'D HEAD BACK THERE TO WORK THE SUMMER SEASON./ 

THE CALL OF 'MAMMA IBIZA' (AS HE CALLS HIS SPIRITUAL HOME) FINALLY GREW TOO STRONG + CHRISTIAN TOOK THE DECISION TO SETTLE ON THE ISLAND./  IN JULY 2016, HE SET UP THE AMAZING 'WELOVEIBIZA ART CAR PROJECT', ALLOWING VISITORS TO RENT UNIQUE 'ART-CARS' TO TOUR THE ISLAND./ 

WE ASKED HIM TO SHARE SOME OF HIS FAVOURITE PLACES ON THE WHITE ISLE...  

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PHOTOGRAPHER ALEXY POUTREL FIRST CAUGHT OUR EYE WITH HIS INCREDIBLY VIBRANT SHOTS OF MIAMI BEACH, WITH PALM TREES SILHOUETTED AGAINST FIERY MORNING SKIES./ 

ORIGINALLY FROM PARIS, ALEXY MOVED TO MIAMI A FEW YEARS AGO, CARVING OUT A CAREER AS A CREATIVE DIRECTOR + HELPING A NUMBER OF WELL-KNOWN BRANDS TO BRING THEIR VISIONS TO LIFE./ 

HIS INTEREST IN PHOTOGRAPHY ONLY REALLY DEVELOPED IN THE LAST DECADE + HE'S EXTREMELY DEDICATED, MOST MORNINGS WAKING SUPER EARLY TO CATCH THE AMAZING SUNRISES: "I'VE ALWAYS LIKED THE TIME BEFORE THE DAWN," HE EXPLAINS, "BECAUSE THERE'S NO ONE AROUND TO REMIND ME WHO I'M SUPPOSED TO BE."/ 

WE ASKED ALEXY TO SHARE HIS CREATIVE TAKE ON MIAMI BEACH...  

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BEN MUNRO SMITH DOESN'T STAY STILL FOR LONG!/  LUCKILY, YOU CAN KEEP TRACK OF HIS TRAVELS ON HIS INSTA PAGE, WHERE HIS CHEEKY UPDATES HAVE EARNED HIM A BIG FOLLOWING./ 

THE ADVENTUROUS AUSTRALIAN HAILS FROM SYDNEY, BUT HE USED TO CALL AMSTERDAM HOME, WHERE HE WORKED WITH NOMAD ACADEMY - AN INTRIGUING ORGANISATION BUILT ON THE PREMISE THAT CONVENTIONAL CAREERS HOLD US BACK FROM ACHIEVING ALL THAT WE COULD./ 

THEIR PROGRAMMES COMBINE SLOW TRAVEL (THINK LIVING IN A DIFFERENT PLACE!) WITH CAREER LEARNING (WORKSHOPS, MENTORING, YOU GET THE IDEA) TO OFFER PARTICIPANTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BREAK OUT OF THEIR ROUTINES + CREATE ENTREPRENEURIAL CAREERS./ 

WE MANAGED TO TRACK BEN DOWN TO DISCOVER SOME OF HIS FAVOURITE PLACES IN AMSTERDAM...  

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CARRIENE RENDBO IS THE FOUNDER + OWNER OF 'I LOVE NATURAL HAIR' - A WEBSHOP DEDICATED TO PEOPLE WITH CURLY HAIR, HELPING THEM TO MANAGE, ACCEPT + LEARN ABOUT THEIR CURLS./ 

AS WELL AS RETAILING PRODUCTS FOR 'CURLIES' (AS SHE AFFECTIONATELY CALLS THEM), CARRIENE IS ALSO A TRAINED TRICHOLOGIST, RUNNING MONTHLY WORKSHOPS BOTH ONLINE + IN PERSON./ HER BUSINESS CONTINUES TO GO FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH, + SHE RECENTLY BECAME THE EU DISTRIBUTOR FOR ONE OF THE BRANDS THAT SHE SELLS./ 

ORIGINALLY FROM LONDON, CARRIENE NOW CALLS COPENHAGEN HER HOME, WHERE SHE LIVES WITH HER HUSBAND + TWO CHILDREN./  AFTER LIVING IN THE CITY FOR OVER 10 YEARS, WE FIGURED CARRIENE WOULD KNOW A FEW DECENT PLACES FOR US TO CHECK OUT./  HERE ARE SOME OF HER FAVOURITE PLACES IN THE DANISH CAPITAL.  

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DESIGNER + PHOTOGRAPHER DAIJENA WANG FIRST CAUGHT OUR EYE WITH HER INCREDIBLY ATMOSPHERIC SHOTS OF CITY LIFE./ 

COMING FROM A MULTICULTURAL BACKGROUND WITH BOTH GERMANY + CHINA AS HOME COUNTRIES, SHE HAS ALWAYS BEEN FOND OF TRAVELLING./ AND, WHEN SHE GOT HER FIRST CAMERA WHEN SHE TURNED 16, SHE STARTED TO COMBINE HER LIFE OF TRAVELLING WITH HER PASSION FOR PHOTOGRAPHY./ 

WHILE SHE LOVES TO TAKE PHOTOS ON HER TRAVELS, SHE CONFESSES THAT "MY FAVOURITE PLACE TO CAPTURE IS + WALWAYS WILL BE MY HOMETOWN, SHANGHAI."/  ALTHOUGH CURRENTLY BASED IN GERMANT, DAIJENA VISITS OFTEN + SHE ALWAYS FINDS SOMETHING NEW - "SHANGHAI NEVER CEASES TO AMAZE ME!"/

IN A CITY WITH SO MUCH TO SEE + DO, DAIJENA ADMITTED THAT IT WAS NOT EASY TO LIMIT HER SELECTION TO ONLY A FEW PLACES, BUT HERE ARE SOME OF HER TOP PICKS TO CHECK OUT IN THE CITY...  

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