Instagram is the fastest-growing social media platform with over 400,000 million active users each month. It’s become more than just a platform to share your snapshots of everyday life: it’s a marketplace, search engine and, most importantly, a community. It’s a 24/7 platform and the best way to reach people of almost all interests and demographics. I’ve been asked many times about how to grow an Instagram account, so after checking several profiles and noticing common mistakes I decided to write about how to build a solid foundation for follower growth. Instagram is a 100% visual platform, but before talking about the content (which should be really good), let’s start with how you present yourself there.   ‘You never get a second chance to make a first impression,’ – Harlan Hogan.   1. Easy-to-spell username Your username on Instagram or any other social media platform should be clear, unique and… View Post

At the beginning of the month I was walking home on Kings Road when I saw people gathering at front of Saatchi Gallery. I knew there was an exhibition about to open so I stopped to check what was going on. Apparently Rolling Stones were coming and band’s fans came to say hello. This is The thing in London – to meet somebody famous. I’m sure I’ve met already somebody, I just never recognize them. Anyway, I don’t really care about it that much (I only want to meet Hugh Grant and Jude Law in London haha) I had relatively free evening that day so I stayed. To make a long story short, now I can tick the box in some imaginary list of things I have to do until I’m X years old – ‘To have a selfie with Mick Jagger’. By the way, the exhibition is on till… View Post

Today is 2 years since I moved to London. Even though I was super excited, I was deeply sad to leave my family and friends in Saint Petersburg. A woman at Russian border control tried to cheer me up saying that my passport is valid for the next 10 years and I can visit home often. The moment I landed in London I was back to my normal mood of being excited about starting a new adventure.   2 years have passed quickly and I feel like I have always lived in London. I believe that certain places influence us to do or not to do something. For example, Budapest was all about partying and I couldn’t be bothered of doing anything else. In London I’m constantly inspired to embrace creativity and challenge myself as much as possible. This city can be very exhausting, yes, but at same time it… View Post

When my parents ask me what I do in London in my free time I say ‘I love doing street photography!’. They are like: ‘What? You just photograph a street? Like any street? A road? A wall? What?” Well…yes and no I answered. And then they came to visit me in London and my dad was taking photos of everything: signs, tube, houses, cars, etc. I found myself giving him advice on what he can take a photo of to capture London and London life. This is what I recommended: 1. Outdoor cafes Regardless of the season you will always find somebody standing or sitting outside a pub or a restaurant. British pubs look great on photos and people out front will make your picture look alive.  London coffee shops are also not to be missed out. There are many with eye catching exteriors and are an essential part of London… View Post

  Yes, I’m giving away ‘OK BUT FIRST COFFEE‘ bag full of goodies! Enter Giveaway right here. It will take 5 seconds >>> What am I giving away: A Cotton Bag to carry stuff around (also good for shopping!) Milk Chocolate Truffles – my favorite! Water Bottle to stay hydrated Notebook to write down your thoughts when in London Round Mirror to double check how awesome you look today London stickers to add to your notes Workshop Coffee Beans – Buf Espresso, Country Rwanda, Variety Red Bourbon to stay well caffeinated. You can taste London coffee before you come here!I LOVE it! How to win the London Travel Kit: 1. Enter the giveaway here! 2. You will get your unique Lucky URL after you enter the giveaway. Share this link with friends. 2. For every friend that you refer, you get THREE additional entries into the giveaway! 3. The more… View Post