BOKRA: Making Jersey stylish one wall at a time

BOKRA: Making Jersey stylish one wall at a time

You may have caught sight of Ben Robertson (or BOKRA as he's artistically known) scaling the side of a building or two as he brings to life some of St Helier’s less-loved areas. As a graffiti artist he caught our attention through his involvement with the Skipton Art Series, redefining the way the local community interacts with art. I caught up with Ben at his studio to talk murals, the Island and why art is suddenly finding itself in the most unexpected places.

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Why blog?

Why blog?

It’s been a while since I talked about my new found career as a writer and blogger, and while there can’t be many left that haven’t heard me harp on about how much I love it, I thought maybe we were due a recap! Quite a few people have approached me about how to get into blogging and even more have asked me the secret of how to leave a career in finance for something more rewarding. I’ve been surprised and saddened to realise just how many people there are out there working nine to five in a job they hate. 

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Sizzle down below

Sizzle down below

In these cold months, it's hard to give much thought to your underwear unless it comes with in-built heating or a thermal layer. But new Jersey brand, Hidden Beneath Underwear, is set to get everyone a little hot under the collar, no matter what the thermometer says. Minimalistic, risqué and with a erotic art following, the lingerie label created by Kate Sloan could be exactly what you need this February to stoke those fires. 

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Who to follow in 2018

Who to follow in 2018

This Christmas, me and my friend decided to give someone the gift of Instagram. We set up an account for her, gave her a snazzy profile and then handed over the reigns to her new-found life. With 800 million users now on the mobile photo sharing network, Instagram is one of the fastest growing social media platforms out there and rightly so, it's great fun! But, it can be hard to find those feeds you really want to follow, the picture that really is a perfect fit for your life.

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More than a mum: 3 of the best

More than a mum: 3 of the best

Motherhood is a life changing event and I can speak from experience. Whilst you get to celebrate and bond with the new little person in your life, you naturally undergo a startling change and it’s so easy to lose sight of yourself. As a high achiever, I struggled with the notion of having very little to show for my day, other than both mother and baby managing to survive! This is a common feeling for a lot of new mothers, but goes part way to explain what it is that kick drives us mums into doing something different and fabulous after becoming a mother. The birth of the mummy entrepreneur is becoming a phenomenon, as we take control of our lives and find better more inventive ways to balance family and our passions. 

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