10/03/2015

New and Improved Coffee and Heels!




SO happy about the Coffee and Heels re-launch!

I've worked with the talented Christina Galani on the new design, which I am so proud of!

My aim for the new and improved Coffee and Heels is to turn it into a chic, elevated lifestyle site, so expect to see more curated content on vegan living, blended with my own thoughts, adventures and rants (I know you've missed my rants!). 

Let me know what you think of the new design - I feel it's much more representative of me and what my blog is today.

28 comments:

  1. Hi, I'm curious how you were able to move to England as a freelance writer with all the government restrictions. What visa did you apply for? I have been constantly searching for some way to get there as an artist. The housing is not a problem as I have a friends room already ready for me.

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  2. Sono felicissima di rileggerti e vedere questa nuova veste di Coffee ahd Heels! Aspetto curiosa i nuovi post :)

    Un abbraccio

    Life, Laugh, Love and Lulu

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  3. I keep seeing a comment in my dashboard that's not appearing here - no clue why. However BRITT if you are reading: I didn't need a visa since I am an EU citizen! We can freely move around the European union, which is really awesome. I don't really have any tips for those outside the EU as I don't have much knowledge on it - maybe check at your local UK embassy?

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  4. Hi Britt, no clue why the comments keep appearing in the wrong part of my dashboard, sorry! However, I didn't need a visa since I am a EU citizen! I have no clue what advice to give to those who require a visa to be here. My best tip is try the UK embassy in your city.

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  5. I didn't know I would find exactly what I'm looking for. I have researched London for years and I am looking to move there. I have no money, but I would love to be able to move to London, find a job, and settle down there. What do you think my chances are?

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  6. Hi Brea! Well, this is a question that brings up a few follow-up questions: firstly, what kind of job would you be looking to get? People look to London for all kinds of professional endeavours, some of these more simple than others. Let's just say that if you're a web developer, things are easier than if you are a musician, although London is rife with both. Secondly, where are you moving from? As I have mentioned, I was lucky enough to come as an EU citizen, meaning there were no visa issues whatsoever.


    Lastly, I would say moving to London with no money is something I would be wary of. Rents are absolutely insane here, as are transport costs. When we came over, we brought enough funds to last us for the first couple of months, plus I am a freelance writer so I had work lined up from clients outside the UK. Remember that the last thing you want is to be forced to move back home in a month because you've ran out of cash, then be back where you started and ask yourself what might have happened if you'd just planned better and given London a better shot.


    It's great that you've done the research. I'd say come here for a vacation and visit areas where you'd be likely to live and get a feel for the places where you could see yourself working. Then save up a bit of money and embark on your adventure.

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  7. Thank you very much for the reply. I would look for work in an architecture firm (my major). I'm looking at study abroad programs as well as internships. I currently have 3 jobs, but I'm looking for one or two more to save money. I don't come from a well to do family and I'm itching to get out of my comfort zone. I'm coming from Sacramento, California, USA. I figure England is far outside my comfort zone while being an english speaking country. I will certainly save money to make this happen. Thank you very much.

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  8. Amy Louise Robinson22 April 2015 at 15:26

    Very true and wise blog.
    For those moving to London i recommend joining our online community at www.wouldlovetogo.com it's aim is to help people new to London meet people with similar interests and hobbies and form some strong friendships.

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  9. Thank you so much for these advices! I am going to move to London in a few months because of my job and I am excited and worried at the same time. I hope that I will find good friends in London. Wish me luck!


    Cassy Troy

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  10. What a wonderful post, I have been thinking about moving to London for years now and this post is really up lifting :)

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  11. Thank you so much for this article! I want to move to London, but it's really just a whim for now, so after I've read this here, may be I'll just wait a little bit and prepare better. Thanks a lot for sharing your experience! Cheers, my website

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  12. Thank you so very much for this as well. I'm 21 and having those "what am I going to do with my life" thoughts. Quite frankly I've been infatuated with London since 2012 and have only been for a day with my brother 2 years ago for my birthday, but I fell in love. I'm now doing some research on study programs, but being that I'm in America I know getting a visa is going to be tough. Unfortunately my grades aren't quite there for scholarships and the costs are quite up there so I'm kind of disheartened right now. Hearing that it is possible though for someone without copious amounts of money gives me hope.

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  13. Sascha,

    I came across your blog (very cute by the way!) embarking on my research on moving to London. I am currently moving (sadly) back in with my parents to work and save money to do so. My girlfriend lives there and so I would move in with her and have all of that part figured out. I love London and i can't wait to eventually be there! My issue is I am an American. I do have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations and have some experience. I do not want to do a 6 month *pricey* internship "program" where you are paying for experience.. I've been looking for a job or internship that is paid but it's so hard since I like I said, am an American. Would absolutely very much appreciate some advice/tips from you!!! Thank you in advance dear!!

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  14. I really want to move to London really soon but I have some troubles like we're I'm going to stay And how to earn money and I just need help and also I don't know if they accept us money there bcz I guess I'm not going to be able to get money easily there

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  15. We're moving to London on mid January,I have a good job sort out already,but my biggest concern is that my boyfriend is not excited at all. He finds Uk depressing and I really don't like seeing upset about our next move...

    He agreed that we should leave the sunny island where we are living now because the summers are to hot,traveling abroad is expensive (and we love traveling) and we simply don't see us living in here on the long term,but now.... He seems attached to this place (and woman are supposed to be the moody ones!)...

    So... Can you pls help me finding some more reasons of making him love London? So far the only cards that I used and somehow worked were "amazing Uk outdoors" and "water sports" :)))

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  16. this is by far one of the first post that has made me want to move to london even more. I love the city and no matter how many times i go it feels like the first time there with its british charm. I'm a independent software developer and student with a dream to study for my bachelors there and i'm really hoping to see how it all turns out. Thanks for all the advice, love the blog

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  17. well for starters London is a great city for travellers as it has Paris just alittle under 3 hours on the train, Brighton and Kent about an hour either way to connect to the beach. Ireland, Scotland, and those are just a few nearby. Travelling from London is very inexpensive and is amazing for someone that loves to see new things. Plus the FREE MUSEUMS.

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  18. if you were to go as a student under the Student Visa, the visa allows you to work up to 24 hours during school season and up to i believe 34 to 40 out of school seasons. Also "not recommended" you could do like many and just make money under the table

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  19. Loved this! My husband might have an opportunity to relocate to London for work, but I'm worried that at the age of 34 we should be staying where we are! We own a house here, which we could easily rent out to pay the mortgage - but I feel like this is probably something we should have done in our late 20's, not as we approach our mid-30's! Any advice?

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  20. This was wonderful- thank you! I'm in an interesting predicament. I'm a US chef moving to London with a "stage" opportunity at a Michelin star restaurant. I can't apply for a visa until I get a job but the way this industry works is you get the job- you start immediately. There is no way around it. I leave next week- can I apply for a short term work visa after I get my job in London? I'm only staying for the year.

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  21. i lived there 3 yrs and believe me.......YOU CAN'T JUST UP AND MOVE....VISA OR NOT; THEY HAVE MAJOR LOOPHOLES!........they won't let you in because its a cute place....educate yourself as to how..........I had to marry someone

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  22. Sorry Adelina, YOUR BOYFRIEND CAN'T just move with you...............................
    it doesn't work like that.......I know, I lived there 3 yrs but was married.
    I HAD TO DO ALL THE PAPER WORK TO STAY. But "boyfriends" are no different than anyone....educate yourself on this......

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  23. Sorry Izzy...the only reason I got to STAY in England was because I married a British man.
    YOU CAN'T just move because its a cool place..............................
    the immigration will educate you on that and why.
    + READ UP ON THE BAD BARBARIC NHS OVER THERE..........ITS NOT COOL TO BE SICK HERE.

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  24. LISTEN UP AMERICANS.....YOU CAN'T JUST GET UP AND MOVE TO OLD ENGLAND BECAUSE ITS COOL.........IMMIGRATION HAS NEWS FOR YOU.........................I LIVED THERE AND THAT WAS ONLY BECAUSE I WAS MARRIED TO A BRIT.............LATER I DECIDED TO LEAVE AND THAT WAS FINE BECAUSE OF THE ANTIQUATED NEGLECTFUL NHS FREE MEDICAL THERE.
    ITS FREE BUT NEGLECTFUL TO ELDERS. ETC...educate your self on the RIGHTS OF YOUR NHS....you haven't many.........................
    ENGLAND IS NOT GOING TO BE ANOTHER USA...THEY DON'T JUST LET PEOPLE move in and stay..........educate yourself before you make such remarks as "I want to move there etc"

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  25. What are you talking about? Of course he can move if he wants (which he already did). If you are trying to say something make a full statement.

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  26. Thank you Sebastian for your answer. We moved a month ago and things are great :)

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  27. Are you aware that:
    1. not everyone reading this blog is from the US?
    2. someone that moves abroad checks this things first?
    You might had a bad experience, but that doesn't mean everyone that wants to move to London should stop following their dreams.

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