It’s Jess here, writer and photographer of my
baby blog Escape Button. Firstly, thank you for checking out the site. Starting this blog was all about sharing honest travel advice, along with my styling knowledge, so I hope that you can take away a few handy tips each time you visit.
If you’re wondering how Escape Button came about it actually has a bit to do with my questionable work history. See, I’ve never actually had a full-time job. Instead I’ve freelanced and owned my own business in the years since graduating from university (studying Communications). I’ve worked as a broadest technician in the television industry, travelling around for projects and managing to get a few sneaky overseas gigs in. I’ve also worked as an event stylist and studied personal styling after lusting over glossy editorials for so long. I guess these were the two main work roles that led to the start of Escape Button.
After hoarding thousands of travel photos I decided to share my experiences on the blog, through the eyes of a stylist. This is not a blog where you will find hundreds of travel guides covering every major city and you will certainly never find any cargo pants here (if you do, please slap me). What you will find is a curated list of beautiful destinations to escape to. I’m the kind of traveller who plans an entire trip around a grainy Pinterest pic of ornate gates, so style always plays a role in my travel posts.
I am a big believer in immersing yourself in a new destination rather than ticking every tourist attraction off the list. For this reason, I hope you like cafes, quaint boutiques and authentic design. I share only the places that have personally influenced my style or that inspire me to jump on that plane.
Looking back I know that my thirst for travel actually started when I was 11. I had the opportunity to visit Sweden, Finland, Denmark, France and England with a dance group, sans parentals. I think embarking on overseas travel so young instilled in me a knowledge that there was so much more out there beyond the walls of my school.
Currently I’m trying to embellish my travel experience by learning French. So far I think Ou est le fromage? will be most useful to me. Cheese addiction aside, the thing I love most about blogging is that it allows me to draw on the mish-mash of skills I’ve gained over the years. This year I’ll be sharing more video content with you as I mix the world of broadcast with travel blogging. I can’t wait to share and develop my editorial style of videos with you.
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