We are a generation who love to travel. Gap year travelling through India? Why not. Erasmus study abroad? Ok. Why do we browse flights every few months? To discover new places, to have wild adventures, to visit friends, to lose yourself, to find yourself, to inspire...
I had visited the Czech Republic only once before, and that was a few years ago in the summer after graduating, when a friend and I flew into Prague to begin a little three country tour in those sun-filled months. We hadn’t ventured out of the capital and I don’t think I would have returned to explore more of the country, having left Prague feeling satisfied we’d seen a great deal and had had a truly Czech experience - but that all changed when a friend invited me to visit his home, in the rural town of Nachod, North East of the Czech Republic and this time, in mid-winter.
On the brink of the New Year, I’d like to take a moment to say a big, emphatic thank you to the designers, brands and artists I’ve worked with over the past few months! Your stunning and unique stories and products; (bags, clothes, jewellery and illustrations) have helped curate a space where quality, style and sustainability can be admired, inspire and be shared.
Just a few hours away till the New Year, I'd also like to share with you some changes to Olive Road Journal and what you can look forward to from us in 2016!