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Alpana  Communications & social media strategist for luxury brands; my own pics of adventures in food, culture, travel |πŸ“LondonπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ | πŸ’Œ alpanalondon@gmail.com |

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Just look at these fab colours and textures 😍 I first came across @illyriapottery via the @instagramforbusiness blog as a case study of a business that has successfully adopted IG for its marketing and I've often referred to it when talking to clients. It was a pleasure to finally visit this extremely photogenic store last weekend and learn more about the hand made ceramics, they're so beautiful. And interesting to note that the owner responded to my Stories posts - so few brands and organisations do this, missing out on an opportunity to create audience engagement and build brand advocacy. Definitely worth a browse if you're in Oxford ❀️ #craftmanship #designinspo #handmadeceramics

The Girl in the Green Dress πŸ’š a chic #strideby

The artist's palette 🎨 Fascinating to meet urban artist @james_earley as he added the finishing touches to his work at Surrey Street; you can see the final design on his profile. From last week's art walk with @tinyatlasquarterly #mytinyatlaslondon

With graduation ceremonies taking place in Oxford yesterday, there was an added frisson of excitement around the city. I loved the spectacle of students in their gowns, celebrating their achievements with their very proud families, equally dressed up. The smiles! The sweet grandparents! We were swept up in the atmosphere and I found myself taking photos of strangers 😁 It was an unexpected touch of local colour to my day trip and so utterly charming. Watch out for the flying hats in the video β˜ΊοΈβ€οΈπŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ“πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸŽ“#WHPmood

"Let us never underestimate the power of a well-written letter." - Jane Austen, Persuasion. I think the same can be said of good cake and company, don't you? I was lucky to have had both today, courtesy of @norawanders who showed me around her favourite spots in Oxford. Thank you Nora and safe travels back to DC ❀️ More on Stories. #onmytable a subtly spiced carrot and orange cake that really hit the spot at @barefootoxford 😍

About last night ✨Friday Late at @dulwichgallery in the company of the inspiring @tinyatlasquarterly community: Pimm's, John Singer Sargent watercolours and lots of 'go stand there' πŸ˜‰Thank you everyone, it was grand. Pictured: images snapped on this week's photo walks in Shoreditch and Croydon, proudly on display in the spectacular Pavilion CafΓ©. More on Stories ❀️ #mytinyatlaslondon

A bit of floral magic for you 🌿🌸 My sister Elena gave me this pretty arrangement of salvia, scabiola and geraniums picked from her garden. Wishing you all a happy Friday! πŸ’“πŸ‘‹πŸΌ

Presenting Amaya, a cool 8 yo who was the star of today's colourful street art photo walk led by her dad Kevin of @risegallery. The walk was an education for me ~ I learnt about the thriving art quarter in Croydon with wall art and sculptures by artists such as Schoony and Dan Kitchener. The neighbourhood has certainly been livened up by the introduction of colourful works, part of an urban regeneration project. Kevin also explained how there's a shift with fine artists moving into street art and street artists showing in galleries. Check out Amaya interviewing award-winning artist Rich Simmons on her YouTube channel 'Amaya does Art'. It's informative and entertaining 😍 A big thank you to @tinyatlasquarterly and all the organisers, hosts and sponsors of the walk and for the warm welcome. I loved meeting everyone! More on Stories ❀️ #mytinyatlaslondon

Every time I visit @mayfieldlavender I take the same pics ~ the vast fields with rows of lavender, close ups with buzzing bees...🐝 This year, I still took similar snaps πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈbut thankfully Sailor was on hand to add a bit of variety ☺️ More on Stories πŸ’œ #howisummer

A touch of whimsy for kerb appeal πŸ˜πŸ‘ #housesofldn

A walk in the park with a dash of morning light πŸ’“βœ¨

The One Where I Finally Meet Instagram Friend @norawanders IRL ~ and all we do is take photos of each other walking up and down stairs πŸ˜†πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ“±Lovely to see you Nora, really enjoyed our time together and thanks for this pic 😍#reflectionpic #communityfirst

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