WELCOME TO MY LIFESTYLE BLOG inspired by my love for colour, crafts, fashion, art & design with a huge dose of rainbow thrown in (and not just thanks to my ever-evolving hair shades!) As it’s my little space of the internet it’s also where I post my personal rants, thoughts and musings.
I started Craft and Travel to showcase traditional and contemporary crafts from around the world, hence the name. It’s since evolved but when I go travelling I still have my radar switched on for handicrafts: it’s the aspect that most draws me to a destination. Most of what I see, spot and want to share also involves colour so that’s why my blog is so colour focussed and I mean some serious rainbow-vibes, at times you may need shades.
I live in London, UK, so you’ll also find a lot of London-centric content because when I’m not abroad I love discovering my city.
I hope that over time my blog will become a place of inspiration helping you to make your own day-to-day life and globe-trotting plans as colourful as they can be.
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About Me: Momtaz Begum-Hossain
I currently work as a Freelance Writer, Editor and Content Creator and was previously Editor of the UK’s oldest crafts magazine Popular Crafts. I have written for a number of leading publications including The Guardian, the i paper, Mollie Makes, Project Calm, Actual Size, Asiana and BBC Magazines. I’ve had two craft books published and a travelogue, and have over eight years professional experience writing travel, specialising in the luxury, honeymoon market and this year was awarded ‘Fashion Journalist of the Year’ at the British Bangladesh Fashion & Lifestyle Awards.
On the crafts front I’ve designed projects for books and magazines, taken crafts onto live TV and radio, worked as a consultant and all round crafts expert. Last year I worked with Akzo Nobel (the international company for Dulux Paints) where I assisted in creating a global image bank of photos and videos – yep, it’s been a varied and exciting career and I’m always on the look out for my next adventures in colour!
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COUNTRIES I’VE VISITED SO FAR:
United Arab Emirates
MY BUCKETLIST DESTINATIONS…where I really, really want to go!
- Central Asian/Silk Route (for the crafts and architecture)
- Peru (to learn about their incredible handmade crafts, see their epic landscapes and experience the culture)
- Taiwan (I’ve heard about a rainbow village I really want to go to!)
- Vietnam (again very interested in the crafts and fashion and I love Vietnamese food)
Here’s some of my fave Adventures in Colour so far….
Golden Palace, Bangkok, Thailand
Carpet Village, Bodrum, Turkey
Chichicastanengo Craft Market, Guatemala
Isla Mujeres, Mexico