Welcome to my Art and Lifestyle Blog. Follow my adventures as a Bohemian artist.



Please check out my Etsy shop.

It’s taken a while but I’ve finally uploaded some of my new paintings onto my Etsy shop.

My new year’s resolution is to start being more organised and focused with my art and to start selling works.

Otherwise how am I to survive as an artist?

I don’t have a gallery yet to sell my art for me. (someone jump in here!) Selling and marketing has never been my strong point, which is why I’m an artist. Ironically, without the sales skill, I will not survive doing what I do. Maybe this is the reason artists have part time jobs.

If you have been following my blog for a while you probably have realised that I do have part time jobs. Visit where my friend and I blog about our hometown, manage airbnbs and offer guided food tours.

Now go check out my shop, create some traffic and help to share the news. 🌹

Thank you for your support. I appreciate it 🙏

PlayinChoc is the most ethical plant based organic product you can buy

The story of PlayinChoc

PLAYin CHOC is for the ethically conscious. The entire product is organic plant based and biodegradable. No plastic is used.

This is a wonderful well thought out product created and designed by my beautiful and talented friend Maja.

This time last year I got to taste her chocolate recipes from her house and now the final product is ready and already flying off the shelves.

The contents inside the cute packaging include organic vegan chocolate and an educational self assembled eco toy of an endangered animal made from 100% recycled board and a paper description.  There are 7 to collect in the endangered animal series and 4 to collect in the bunny series.

It recently launched in the UK and is available in many stores including the Conran Shop and the swanky the Ned in London.

You can order them online at


PlayinChoc: Our Story I still remember the anticipation, excitement and joy I felt as a child when my parents would buy me a special treat – a chocolate with a small toy!

Now as a parent I still enjoy chocolate as much – if not more! – than ever, but have become more health conscious about what we as a family eat. I was determined that sweet does not have to mean unhealthy. My kids (being my kids…!) love chocolate, and while I have learnt about the benefits of cocoa I also know about the nasty health effects of refined sugar. To get the best of both worlds I started experimenting with chocolate recipes at home using only the highest quality organic ingredients, and NO refined sugars. Sebastian, my eldest, my husband Dominic and myself are lactose intolerant so my recipes also had to be dairy free.

It took a while and we had lots of fun taste testing, before I eventually developed a delicious chocolate recipe we all fell in love with. It so happens that it is vegan, organic and made out of just 3 natural ingredients: cocoa beans, coconut and vanilla.

They say the best things are the simplest, and I can only agree.

With a background working in design and teaching, after a Masters degree in Scenography at Central St Martins, I gave myself a challenge of designing a playful, fun, educational and eco conscious toy. 

With kids growing up so quickly I’ve been reflecting more on the world we will be leaving to them. I became more aware of the dangers to our planet from discarded plastic waste which ends up in our oceans, woods and environment. This has motivated me to design a series of fun, educational, self-assembled toys made entirely from 100% recycled, biodegradable card – including the packaging. In this way I hope to excite children about our planet through play.

Combining my love of chocolate and nature I came up with Playin Choc.

When trying out my recipe with family and friends it turned out that the parents enjoyed it as much as their kids, so I decided to offer ‘a grown-up version’, the same delicious chocolate without the toy (sorry grown-ups – you get more chocs inside!)

Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Maya x




May the force be with you… 

Darth vadar

I went Christmas shopping and found this really cool star wars gift.  

Artisan Darth Vadar soap. Chemical free and all natural ingredients. 

Christmas shopping has never been easier!

Society 6 pouches
Society 6 Pouches by BulanLifestyle


It’s that time of the year again and Christmas shopping has never been easier.

If you are looking for gift ideas, please do check out my online shop at

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Thank you! xoxo

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BulanLifestyle artsy totes from Society 6

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Headphones tshirt by BulanLifestyle

headphones tshirt
headphones t-shirt by Bulanlifestyle

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Retro style original illustration of cute belgian shepherd/Malinois wearing a striped tie. Perfect for hipster animal lovers with a sense of humor.


Sheba the French bulldog tote.

14567573_1232852543402170_659744575261972355_o.jpgSheba the French bulldog tote.

I met Sheba in East London a couple of years ago outside a vintage shop and decided to do a sketch of her and now she’s on my products. I don’t often promote my products but I do sell stuff online if anyone is interested. How else would an artist survive?

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Sketch of the day no 834 in my moleskine art journal: ballerina shoes

Shoes were made for walking. My butterflytwists

These shoes were made for walking… Where shall I fly to now that I have my travelling foldable ballerina shoes from butterflytwists?
Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal are my favourite pair of navy striped ballerinas.

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