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the suze bag

By Marlene | Published: 9. April 2014
Spruced-James-Castle-Suze-Bag1 So the reason we flew to Thailand was because James designed a new beach bag that we wanted to take pictures of – on the beach. OK, maybe that’s a lie. But what’s true is that we couldn’t have found a better place to photograph The Suze. It’s a dip-dyed denim shopper with tan leather straps that looks like 30 degree sunshine to me. I carried [...]


By Marlene | Published: 7. April 2014
Spruced-Kaftan-Rodebjer The idea of running around on the beach halfnaked made me feel more than a little queasy before our holiday. Wearing a bikini is not on my top 10 list of favourite activities anyway. So how would it feel with a massive belly? My safety net: this kaftan from Rodebjer, which doesn’t just cover the bump but the two metric tons of Rittersport whole almonds [...]

10 days in thailand

By Marlene | Published: 30. March 2014
Spruced-Koyao-Island-Resort1 „Let’s go away one more time.“ I can’t remember who said it first. Probably me. We were sitting on the couch at Christmas, stuffed, happy and thrilled about what the new year would bring. And because so much of what was coming was going to bring huge changes, we suddenly had this idea of escaping to a beach somewhere – before beach holidays would [...]

lazy island life

By Marlene | Published: 28. March 2014
Spruced-Koyao-Island-Resort-Terrace-View Sleep, eat, swim, nap, swim, eat, swim, sleep. Repeat. This what our days have looked like since we arrived on Koh Yao Noi. This has been incredibly easy to get used to. Much as I could get used to waking up to the above view every morning, which is what I see when I open the terrace doors. And the fact that I can get by for a week with roughly three pieces [...]