Josie Sampson
Josie is a freelance writer, finding a way to combine a love for film with one of fashion on her own blog. You’ll also find her blogging for London's Metro, as well as anywhere else that will have her.

Entries by Josie Sampson

Paris: Seven Places You'll Recognise From Cinematic History

(0) Comments | Posted 4 November 2014 | (10:39)

Paris is a city that's spent centuries inspiring artists, writers, musicians, photographers and filmmakers alike - and wandering the streets of the City of Light, it's not hard to see why.

It's here, among the iconic architecture and the air of romance, that the film director greats such as...

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A Novel Place to Stay: Famous Literary Hotels Around the World

(0) Comments | Posted 20 August 2014 | (11:25)

If you're a fully-fledged bookworm, it's safe to say that you might just consider your favourite writers and novelists akin to rock stars of the literary world. And where better to make like a rock star than by paying a visit to the very hotels where they wined and dined,...

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Moving to Paris? Everything You Need to Know

(0) Comments | Posted 6 May 2014 | (11:40)


There's just something about Paris, isn't there? The enchantingly grand buildings, the deliciously gourmet food, the feel of romance floating through the air; it's a city that Francophiles all over the world dream of calling home. But is it time to make that...

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Skateseeing? Five Other Reasons to Check Out East London

(0) Comments | Posted 20 February 2014 | (15:12)

With London voted the most popular destination in the world last year, it was only a matter of time before we started seeing some new marketing campaigns seeking to promote the capital as a place to visit in 2014.

The latest effort from HotelClub is a travel video encouraging...

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All Halloween'ed Out? Alternative Festivals From Around the World

(0) Comments | Posted 28 October 2013 | (16:23)

All dressed up and no one to scare? If you're feeling uninspired by another year of Halloween pumpkins and the same old witch hats, then never fear! The onset of November brings weird and wacky celebrations to countries all over the world - so this year, why not throw caution...

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A First Time Buyer's Guide to Getting on the Property Ladder

(0) Comments | Posted 12 September 2013 | (18:17)

Everyone always says that renting a property is like money down the drain, but what if you just haven't got the cash to buy? Don't worry, because here you'll find a guide to the options available to you - so that you can afford to make that move.

Over the...

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Your Guide to Tokyo's Fashion Tribes

(0) Comments | Posted 17 June 2013 | (11:14)

The city of Tokyo is fast becoming a top contender in the ultimate power struggle to be crowned with the title of 'Fashion Capital of the World', fighting off stiff competition from the likes of London, Paris, New York and Milan. One thing's for sure though: when it comes to...

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What's Your Favourite London Experience? #LDNEXP

(0) Comments | Posted 30 May 2013 | (10:49)

London lover or hater?

Yep, London has its lovers and haters. Maybe you zoom in on the negatives - sardine-like Tube conditions, super-expensive tourist attractions, paying through the nose to live in a middle class ghetto. You're only in it for the money, or for the greater employment opportunities....

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Why the High Street Isn't Dying, It's Evolving

(0) Comments | Posted 5 March 2013 | (14:17)

With British retails gems such as HMV and Blockbuster dropping like flies, it may seem like the UK high street is on its way out. However, in the spirit of the glass being half-full, we suggest that this is not the death of the high street after all, but instead,...

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Fashion Resolutions for 2013

(1) Comments | Posted 10 January 2013 | (23:00)

So the New Year has rolled around once more, and along with it comes the expectation of a brand new you. Whether it's joining the gym or giving up chocolate, we all make resolutions that quickly fall by the wayside and are long cast into the dust by February.


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Dressing The Royal Tenenbaums

(0) Comments | Posted 17 December 2012 | (15:56)

To dismiss the films of Wes Anderson as cutesy or kitsch based on their stylised nature is to miss their point completely. Bubbling just underneath the sunshine-coated surface are always themes of a very dark, twisted and wholly adult nature. Placing a high importance on the visual aesthetic of his...

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The Fashionable Mr. Ripley

(0) Comments | Posted 14 December 2012 | (15:56)

Anthony Minghella's 1999 remake of Patricia Highsmith's novel, The Talented Mr. Ripley has long been overlooked and underrated. Who knows, perhaps this only further adds to the film's mystique, akin to the best restaurant in town where only the locals are privy to its secret. The title's namesake, Tom Ripley...

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