Mexico is definitely on my bucket list, yet the closest I’ve been is Wahaca which I don’t think quite counts! Say Mexico and I think of arid cactus-filled deserts and Mayan monuments contrasted with fiery Lantino spirit and buzzing cosmopolitan streets. I can imagine lazing for days on endless sandy beaches under beautiful blue skies, sampling street food and soaking up the culture.  So, this afternoon I’m thrilled to share a little inspiration from fine art photographer Taylor Barnes Photography

Destination: Baja California, Mexico

Where did you stay? I rented an apartment with two girlfriends in Tijuana

What made you pick the destination? Most winters during my work down time I like to do volunteer work and this time my travels took me to Tijuana. I loved everything about the lively and generous people and I created memories that are sure to last a life time!

What would you recommend to do?  Never miss a sunset! The sunsets where by far the best bit about living on the west coast. We would often go down to the beach and just stare as the sun said goodbye every evening, it was so inspiring. The light for a photographer was a dream and often let me mind wander as I would take myriads of photographs along the beach.

Also you must go to the sobres (markets) which are often outside and have the best street food and you can get amazing finds too. Like the all the amazing vintage cameras I bought!

If you are holidaying in South California then head down for a few days its so easy to travel over the boarder and head straight to Rosarito Beach which is relatively tourist friendly and safe for all!

What would be your top packing tips? Wear sensible shoes! I found the streets like a lot of busy cities could be heavily littered so good closed toes shoes are a must! Plenty of pumps!!!

Would you visit again? Absolutely! I can’t live without sunsets like that for too long plus I made some amazing friends their, the people are truly amazing!



After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

I'm also a co-founder at The Brand Studio, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive where I support and nurture wedding pros building industry leading businesses. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.


Mexico is one of those far-flung destinations that has made it firmly onto my must-visit l



I can’t think of a better way to kick of the week than with this dreamy Mexican trav