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Interview with Rohini Walker: Desert Dweller, Writer and Editor of Luna Arcana

Rohini Walker is the Editor & Co-Creative Director of Luna Arcana, an arts and literary print magazine, shining a light on the creative community around the Mojave High Desert. Here, she talks with Zoey Goto about the logistics of launching an independent magazine, uprooting her life in Britain to move to the California desert and her tried-and-tested method for tackling writer’s block.

Ciao bella! Excited to see my 6-page sartorial guide to Naples in the current issue of Italia magazine.

Featuring the dapper menswear expert Luca Rubinacci and a behind-the-scenes tour of Italy’s most luxurious tailoring house, Kiton.  

My Interview With Kiton CEO Antonio De Matteis in Square Mile Magazine

There’s my latest article for Square Mile magazine, interviewing Antonio De Matteis, CEO of the world’s most expensive tailoring house in Naples. Between lockdowns, I managed to visit Italy last year to meet him and tour Kiton’s fabled workshop.

Some Palm Springs Escapism, via the latest issue of Drift…

On a particularly grey day in lockdown London, I’m hankering for a big dose of escapism. Thankfully, the latest issue of Drift has hit the doormat, packed with pages of wanderlust for when we can travel again, including my 6-page feature on Palm Springs’ scorching hot design scene.

New Photos from my Mississippi Road Trip

I’ve just updated my site with some images from my Mississippi road trip.

New Behind the Scenes Kiton Video for the South China Morning Post

I made a mini-film looking behind the scenes at Kiton’s tailoring workshop in Naples, for the South China Morning Post newspaper. This is the fabled workshop that produces the world’s most expensive suit, the K50. Take a peek at what’s involved here. 

The Independent: Finding my Festive Spirit at a US Hotel Celebrating Christmas Every Day of the Year

Christmas is not a date. It is a state of mind,” so said the author Mary Ellen Chase. To some this could be a throwaway comment, but to The Inn at Christmas Place, a left field hotel that lavishly celebrates the holiday season every single day of the year, it’s nothing short of a mission statement.

A Culinary Road Trip Through Mississippi – My 6-page Feature in the Latest Issue of Drift.

“To understand the world” William Faulkner once said, “you must first understand a place like Mississippi”. And to understand a place like Mississippi, you must first understand its food – a cuisine deeply rooted both in its fertile land and its difficult history, from civil war to civil rights. Zoey Goto takes us on a road trip through the Magnolia State, from Jackson down to the Gulf Coast, soaking up its cuisine and culture, and having a Huckleberry Finn moment on the Mississippi River.

Absolutely Mama Magazine – Quirky British Staycations

Have the current travel restrictions left you yearning for a dose of adventure? Thankfully, our British shores offer plenty of fantastically quirky staycation options. Zoey Goto rounds up the best unusual minibreaks, from bedding down in a safari park to playing king of the castle at a regal sleepover.

Seen in the City Interview about Sustainable Fashion

I’m talking vintage in Seen in the City.

My latest article for the New Zealand Herald, on the New London Fabulous design movement…

Absolutely Mama Magazine – Off to Legoland

As the birthplace of Lego, Billund has fun in its DNA. Zoey Goto took her children, aged 3 and 9, to find out why this Danish town is known as Europe’s most family-friendly destination…

My Island Escapes Feature Made the Front Cover of Drift Travel Magazine.

The front cover of the summer 2020 issue of the Canadian travel magazine Drift features my article on Europe’s best island escapes.  The image is of the gorgeous 72 Hour Cabin in West Sweden, a private island retreat that promises to lower your stress levels and blood pressure in just 72 hours, which sounds worth a shot! 

Junior – Why Billund is a Must-Visit Destination for Lego Fans

As the birthplace of Lego, Billund is an absolute paradise for Lego fans – and here’s why you should visit says, Zoey Goto.

Drift Travel Magazine Front Cover Feature – Europe’s Best Island Escapes

Isolation vacations are the current travel buzz, as we seek out safe, peaceful havens to relax and unwind. Make like Robinson Crusoe and start planning your next trip to one of these castaway kingdoms, oozing charm, adventure and tranquillity.

Drift – World Famous Noma Restaurant Reopens – As A Burger Joint

Find out how Noma in Denmark is adapting post-Covid, in my latest article for Drift.

Get Off The Beaten Track in Sri Lanka

My 6-page feature on Sri Lanka is out in the current issue of the Canadian travel magazine Drift…

My Memphis Travel Feature in The New Zealand Herald

Zoey Goto explores the city that made a legend out of Elvis Presley…

LIVING ETC – The Palm Spring Renaissance

Palm Springs is officially hip once more, as a new troupe of design enthusiasts rediscover its mid-century architecture. Zoey Goto headed over to California’s desert outpost for the…

GQ – How to Spend 48 Hours in Memphis…

Memphis Tennessee is at the root of contemporary music in America. Although the USA is rich with inspiring musical cities from New York’s gritty hip-hop beats to Nashville’s country twang, if you want to go all the way back, you need to head to Memphis to discover the city that gave us rock and roll, soul and the blues.

Here’s my Honeymoon Travel Feature on The Super Kitsch Madonna Inn, California

Out in this month’s Rock n Roll Bride magazine:

My 5-page Kentucky Feature in Escapism Magazine

How To Travel With A Baby And Just Hand Luggage

Just in time for the holiday season, my article on how to travel with kids with minimal luggage is in the new issue of Baby Magazine, hitting the…

A Postcard From…Botswana

My article on our fabulous Botswana trip, visiting three Wilderness Safaris camps, is in the current issue of Little London magazine. Out on the news stands now or…

Fly L Ranch in Texas

We’ve just returned from a fantastic family road trip around Texas, which included staying at a dude ranch for a couple of nights in Bandera – the Cowboy…

Botswana Trip Photography

Here are a few images from my recent trip to Botswana, staying at three different Wilderness Safaris camps in the Okavango Delta region.

My 6-page Family Safari Guide in Drift Travel Magazine

My Moomin Cruise Travel Feature is in The Times Today!

Exploring The Bluegrass State

On a recent trip through Kentucky, I fell for its nostalgic small towns, unique attractions, hip eateries and old-time music scene. Travelling from Louisville up into Northern Kentucky,…

A Postcard From…Hampshire

My review of the wonderful &Breathe postnatal retreat at the Four Seasons Hampshire will be in next month’s Baby magazine. Here’s a sneak preview…

On The Moomin Trail In Finland

We recently visited Finland for the first time, on the hunt for the best Moomin-related places to visit for Absolutely Mama magazine. We decided to take the scenic…

Moomin World!

We’ve just returned from Moomin World in Finland, which is probably the most brilliantly bonkers place we’ve visited as a family so far! It’s an entire island off…

Trapani Visit

I’ve just returned from Sicily, where I was photographing and interviewing the lovely rockabilly blogger Hungry Caramella for my new book on vintage style. Here’s a few pictures…

California – My Family Road Trip Itinerary in Luxe Recess

Luxe Recess have just published my article on road-tripping through California in style!

&Breathe Retreat at the Four Seasons Hampshire

Last month I was invited to spend 24 hours being pampered at a &Breathe postnatal retreat, as I am reviewing it for the September issue of Baby London…

Tennessee Road Trip in Little London

The June/July issue of Little London magazine has my 3-page feature on our fantastic family road trip through Tennessee, which included sleeping in Elvis’ teenage bedroom, hearing some…

Elvis’ Modernist Honeymoon Hideaway

Although I wrote about it extensively in my book Elvis Style, it was only recently that I finally visited Elvis’ honeymoon home in Palm Springs personally. It’s a…

The Roar-some Cabazon Dinosaurs of Palm Springs

It doesn’t get more kitsch than the Cabazon Dinosuars – a super-sized roadside attraction that we visited on the outskirts of Palm Springs. If you’re feeling brave, you…


A couple of weeks ago we spent the night in Pioneertown – a former Western movie set founded by Roy Rogers and Gene Autry back in the ‘40s….

The Amado – A Mid-Century Gem in Palm Springs

I completely fell in love with The Amado in Palm Springs when we stayed recently. It’s an impeccably restored Mid-century gem, where you can either rent individual apartments…

The Best Fish & Chips in England!

On our recent trip to California we flew from Heathrow and stopped off at Heston Blumenthal’s Perfectionist Cafe. I had read the reviews before we arrived, raving about…

Madonna Inn Visit

I’m currently working on a feature for Vintage Life magazine about the super-kitsch Madonna Inn hotel. We stayed during a recent road trip around California, as the hotel…