New: Aurora Design Online Store

Online Store

Online Store

Proud to launch the Aurora Design Online Store, hosted on Red Bubble!

Over the years I’ve had numerous requests for prints and the like of my photos, and this store will make it easy to meet these demands using high quality products. Diverse range of products on offer, including; American Apparel t-shirts, Prints, Posters, Throw Cushions, Postcards, Travel Mugs, Stationary, Tote Bags and more!

My debut collection is: Canada & The Rockies, featuring some of my most popular travel photos from Canada. Shot across Banff, Jasper and Whistler. the gorgeous Pacific Northwest landscape works exceptionally well in rustic and minimalist Mid Century Modern-style interiors. The perfect gift for your well-traveled friend or relative.

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First look at the products on offer

Canada & The Rockies framed prints

Canada & The Rockies framed prints

Rocky Mountain Throw Cushion

Rocky Mountain Throw Cushion

It's a Hoary Marmot! Top

It’s a Hoary Marmot! Top

Oh Starry Night Tote

Oh Starry Night Tote

White Forest Wanderlust Laptop Skin

White Forest Wanderlust Laptop Skin

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One day in Annecy, France for AIAFF

One Day in Annecy for the AIAFF
Situated under cartoon-like clouds over the French Alps, the pure blue waters of Lac D’Annecy reflect cute medieval castles, framed by snow-capped mountains. Sounds like a fantasy? It is no wonder that Annecy was a key source of inspiration for Walt Disney.

Such as its heritage, it’s become the international spiritual capital of animation. Animation aficionados descend on the fairytale lakeside town in the Rhone-Alps region of France for the annual Annecy International Animated Film Festival. If you make the pilgrimage to “The Venice of Savoy”, be sure to wander the enchanting streets and create your own fairytale day in Annecy. Full gallery on Flickr >
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Monaco in one day

Port Hercule at night, Monte Carlo

Port Hercule at night, Monte Carlo

The world turns its collective sights onto Monaco for the Formula 1 Grand Prix each May.

Monaco marches to its own beat. The second-smallest country in the world and home to the largest number of millionaires and billionaires per capita. It has no formal borders with France (so you won’t get a Monaco stamp in your passport), yet has it’s own royal family. It isn’t a member of the European Union, but uses the EURO currency and has no income tax.

Monte Carlo is THE playground for the rich and famous on the French Riviera. European sports cars line the streets, yachts swan about the harbor and gamblers the world have a roll of the dice.

Last year, I had a brief visit to Monte Carlo, whilst traveling around the Cote d’Azur. Here is my travel photography, from a quieter moment in the most exclusive city in the world. Read more…

Offbeat Travel Guide to Rome

Offbeat Rome Travel Guide
You have wandered around the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum? Check. Admired the renaissance art at the Vatican Museums? Check. Thrown a few coins into the Trevi Fountain? Check. Crossed the Pantheon off your bucket list? Check. All the major tourist attractions in Rome are absolute must-sees. However, the Eternal City also has a progressive side, perhaps fueled by the student population or Roman ingenuity. I hope this guide will encourage you to get off the beaten path in Roma. Read more…

Offbeat Travel Guide to Salem

Offbeat Travel Guide to Salem
Salem, Massachusetts is a quaint coastal New England town, just 30 mins via train from Boston. Infamous for the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692, this quirky town has rich American history, stunning examples of New England architecture and it’s sure to celebrate Halloween like nowhere else. There are quite a few tourist traps (mechanical dioramas anyone?!), below I will highlight places where you can discover the real essence of Salem (Google map included).

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Offbeat Travel Guide to San Diego

San Diego Travel Guide

San Diego, known for its unique mix of maritime history, colourful Mexican culture, the epicenter of Comic Con and pristine Pacific coastline. While it’s Mediterranean-style climate makes it a great holiday destination, it also has a rich cultural scene and dedication to preserving its eclectic architecture.

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Top 5 Milkshakes in the USA

Best milkshakes in America

There’s nothing like washing down a burger and fries with a good ol’ Milkshake. Whilst traveling through USA these past two years, I discovered that foodie culture is having an impact on the humble milkshake. Diners are serving fresh, new flavours that go beyond the standard milk/icecream/syrup recipe, created with real ingredients in unique combinations.

Read on for my favourite milkshakes in America, chosen for their distinct flavours and quality.
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Top 5 American Candies

Offbeat Travel Guide to Paris

My last trip to the USA proved to be a gastronomical discovery of sorts, a new world where chocolate meets peanut butter and the confectionery from movies is real. Here are some quintessential American candies that you must try in America (or find in an import store).

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Offbeat Travel Guide to Paris

Offbeat Travel Guide to Paris

To celebrate Bastille Day, I’ve put together a mini travel guide of my favourite things to see & do in Paris. While I’m sure the Eiffel Tour, The Louvre and Notre Dame are at the top of your lists… here are some quirky art, food and shopping ideas to get you off the beaten track in the City of Lights (includes Google map).
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Offbeat Travel Guide to London

Offbeat guide to London

When I visited London, I had to make the most of my limited time. I couldn’t waste a precious moment in long queues at tourist traps – I needed to get to the good stuff, fast. Read on for my offbeat travel tips and get to the epicenter of London’s quirky heart – markets, shops, street art and galleries (not a palace or a clock in sight!).
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