If you asked me 5 years ago how I spent my weekend, I’d probably tell you some long story that involved me trawling through stores with arms full of purchases and a wallet full of debit. Going into a store used to be a luxury in itself as you delved into some brand’s magical world and emerged with a memento of the experience. Now days, it seems like either I have become lazy or shopping has become a bit of a chore, I’ve removed almost all of the former experience by converting to online shopping – even down to the smallest things, it feels like I spend most days ordering something from Amazon Prime. While I can’t put all the blame on technology, I’ve noticed that the same behaviour has slowly started trickling into other areas of my life, technological developments have made life so much easier now that we have stopped experiencing things whether it be people, places, and moments all for the ease of sitting behind a screen. It’s hard to be touched by something when all you are touching is a screen. But that’s it, technology has made us experience lazy (unless it is an experience that we can show everyone on Instagram that we did it). Which is maybe why I’ve felt a real thirst lately for something that I could submerge myself in, something tangible. So what could be a better reason to travel than the opportunity to delve into another culture and explore the unfamiliar? I guess that is how I found myself in the South of France on an adventure beginning in Avignon experiencing something rather than just spectating from behind a screen – although the summer heat and uneven cobbled streets might have been a little more enjoyable that way. But this historical city has truly given me (and my legs) an opportunity to not be lazy… and an excuse to wear Burberry.
Shirt Burberry, trousers Marks & Spencer, belt ASOS, sandals Teva @ ASOS, sunglasses Saint Laurent @ Harvey Nichols