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Marlene  UK based fashion & lifestyle photographer. From ๐ŸŒBorneo & ๐Ÿ‘ N.Z. ๐Ÿ“ฎ : [email protected] ๐Ÿ–Š :

First time wearing summer clothes this year and getting a proper dose of Vitamin D. ๐Ÿ“ท: @loisavery

I jokingly suggested to @loisavery and @jo_prado that they knock back a glass of vino or two to loosen up before the shoot. I had NO idea what lightweights they were after ONE glass of prosecco. They got VERY VERY happy and giggled about EVERYTHING including fries that looked like crisps ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜‘. Note to self: Never ask a client to drink or get sugar high before a shoot.

@loisavery, @jo_prado and I were probably the ONLY people in the entire Puglia region garbed in summer ๐Ÿ‘— dresses in 22ยฐC heat while everyone else was tightly wrapped up in thick puffer jackets. They thought we were bonkers. Jaws hit the ground as we walked past. Many even approached us to ask whether we felt cold. Nope, we're properly British now. One hint of sunshine and it's summer to us ๐Ÿ˜‰

Draped in the latest @loisavery collection in the shade of rosรฉ wine. Come along to Lois Avery Pop Up at Haymarket Hotel, London on Saturday 25 March from 2-5pm. RSVP Essential. Email:

Tuk-tukking through the narrowest streets of Ostuni and decorating the town with @loisavery Italian made cashmere scarves.

#throwback to the wisteria INSTA-craze last year. If it wasn't for Instagram, I would have paid absolutely no attention to cherry blossoms-magnolia-wisteria seasons. I'm in the beautiful town of Ostuni at the moment. More on my Stories.

@monicabeatrice got me hooked on podcasts sometime ago. Needless to say, I was thrilled to photograph her and @cocosteaparty's launch of their very first podcast. Head over to their profile and click on their link to have a listen. First episode talks about "Social media and comparison" - a very prevalent topic these days.

Check out my blog post today about Dubrovnik if you're keen about visiting the Jewel of the Adriatic and how to travel with just an @away Carry-On for 5 days. Click on the link on my profile โค๏ธ's another random thought only because I'm procrastinating. Ever thought how similar sunbathing is to barbecuing a steak? ๐Ÿค” You need to use a marinade or oil (tanning lotion or oil) and you flip the meat back and forth like you would your body depending on the level of "brown-ness" (tan) you want to achieve.

Knocking back endless cups of coffee โ˜•๏ธ after surviving a birthday party with 17 EXTREMELY energetic little girls on sugar high.

I can't believe how much I've learned about all the various metro systems around the world. Thank you to all of you who chimed in. My favorite places to eat still tend to be hole in the wall or mom and pop type of restaurant. Where's the best place you've eaten so far (other than your Mom's cooking)?

Most of my friends think that I'm an awesome secret keeper. What they don't know is that I've got a sieve like brain (otherwise known as shits for brain). The minute they utter the magic word "SECRET", my Operating System kicks in and considers the conversation as TRASH. It then promptly clears all the cache and empties the trash. So I would like to apologise to all those who were incredulous that I couldn't recall a single detail of their important conversations with me. Sowwy ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

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