“Like most people in this country, I’ve always had a complex relationship with the outdoors, shuttling between brolly clutching pessimism and the sort of spring day over exuberance that leads to soggy espadrilles. But if you listen, in the distance, the thwacking flip flops of change can be heard. And it’s not just the time-honoured, annual urge to gather in a muddy field with other like-minded individuals.
Whether it’s boutique festivals, outdoor bars, street food parties or treehouse getaways, there’s a move away from the dry ice-clouded fug of traditional nightlife to something that’s freer, cooler and possibly adept at whittling.
Within the magazine and the website you’ll find bold woodland fashion, a bespoke festival planner, new campsite tunes, a trip (via canoe) to find the secret of Swedish happiness in the town of Kopparberg and an obscenely cool photo of Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw.”
Jimi Famurewa. Editor, Eklectik