Field & Nest is An online journal dedicated to embracing a slower pace of life, written by a girl with a constant wanderlust and a Nordic obsession.
Based in a small town in West Yorkshire, Emma Lavelle is a freelance travel & lifestyle writer who has contributed to publications including Stylist, The Culture Trip, Rucksack magazine and Planet Mindful. She loves getting outdoors, exploring the world and getting lost in a good book. Alongside writing, she dabbles with photography, social media, content planning and interior styling.
Emma launched Field and Nest at the end of 2015, creating a place where she could write about all the things that interest her. Expect to find content covering subjects as diverse as slow living & slow travel, ethical living, timeless style, simple interiors, the Nordic countries and her personal thoughts on the world of blogging & influencer marketing.
Are you a brand that would like to work with Field & Nest? Or a website or publication that would like me to tell a story? Email email@example.com for collaborations, with writing opportunities, or if you simply want to chat.
Why did you start a new blog?
I've been blogging since 2008, before the internet was saturated with blogs. I started my old blog, Kisses & Cross Stitches before the launch of Pinterest and Instagram and used it mainly as a visual scrapbook where I'd share the photos that I stumbled upon online. I mainly blogged about fashion and photography and rarely used my own photos. In 2015, I'd completely fallen out of love with my blog and found it a chore to update. My interests had changed and I needed to create a new platform to start from scratch and to have a place online that I was proud of.
Why Field & Nest?
I knew that I wanted to blog about a variety of topics but two stood out more prominently than the rest - travel and the home. 'Field' references all of my travel and outdoors post while 'Nest' focuses on interiors and making your house a home. I've since gone on to focus on other subjects such as slow living and timeless style but these two words still sum everything up.
What camera do you use?
I use a Canon 600D with a 50mm f/1.8 lens and a Canon M10 with a 22mm f/2 for most of my photography. I also have a variety of film cameras.