ivanthasleem.com is where I document my escape from university life. Growing up in the Maldives, in the nanoscapic capital city that felt like a hybrid between a town and an island gave me a habitual appetite for travelling to cities that make me feel insignificant. I am every bit the August born summer child with tanned skin and dark hair and an overly zealous appreciation for creativity. Whether I’m walking along the bridges of London, latte in hand, or sitting cross-legged under a sunbed by a private water villa on the South East side of Maldives, you are most likely to find me with my nose buried in a book. Beautifully spun words are my dereliction, as are intricately stitched handbags.