When we first met Sophie back in 2012 it was like I met my future self in my younger body. Clear to say we had a fair few things in common. From launching her own label at just 21, to traveling the world by herself to NYC where she currently lives and works in the digital industry, Sophie is one go-getting lady that doesn't let anything get in her way of world domination. Between plane rides and cross time-zone messenger chats, we managed to catch up with Sophie for 5 minutes and hear more about what motivated and inspired the beautiful soul behind Sophocles Adventures.
We follow you on instagram & your life looks like one big holiday, I’m jealous & want to know how to live like that! Can you tell us how you got into blogging?
I love taking photos and making memories for my future self so I started writing so that I could document about the adventures I had. I ended up getting a lot of questions about the places I had been, where to stay, where to go and loved being able to share this with others and help them shape their own travels.
What do you love most about what you do?
I do a lot of solo adventures and because of this, I’ve learnt a lot and been able to travel to new places on my own, experiencing it in my own way. This is my favourite part about it because traveling solo allows me to learn and grow and it’s really shaped who I am.
Whats your favourite beach you have ever been to?
My favourite beach would just have to be Praia Do Camilo in the Southern region of Portugal. I’ve heard its jam packed here in Summer but because I visited in off season, I had this whole beach to myself which you have to walk down a huge staircase to get to. It’s my favourite sunrise spot in Portugal and has rolling waves and caves to explore.
What does your Summer playlist lookalike?
I’m really into jazz music so I love to listen to soul and jazz as it makes me happy and is easy listening. I also love really chilled out music like Kevin Garrett, Bon Iver and Third Story.
Talk us through the last place you went on holiday…
I just got back from Japan and absolutely fell in love with it. It was my first trip here and a place that I’ve always wanted to explore. The whole country for me was a strong 10/10 and everyday held a new adventure. The culture was amazing, including all the food and what I loved most is how polite, genuine and patient Japanese people are. I squeezed as much as I possibly could into ten days and am already looking forward to the next time I get to visit.
Top travel tip?
There’s not too many travel trips I have that apply to every location but the ONE thing that I always do is I ‘save’ places on google maps which links up to my phone. This is particularly amazing if you don’t have wifi because you can download the maps offline and still be able to navigate your way to the places you want to visit.
I also always travel with tonnes of water, lip balm and an eye mask- I can’t travel without these things anymore, they’re my absolute essentials.
Where to next for the Sophocles adventures?
I’m heading to South Africa in two days which I’m super excited about. I’m going with my sister who is my favourite travel companion and I’m looking forward to spending some sister time in this new destination.
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As we’re doing our best to keep ourselves educated and updated on the Black Lives Matter movement, one of our favourite ways to do so is to listen to podcasts. We’ve been loving learning from teachers, historians, and just regular people experiencing racism and issues we don’t even know about.
As we’re launchingour new Signet Rings, why not take the time to learn more about this timeless piece of jewellery?
First and foremost, signet rings represent a wide range of personalized ring, usually representing family symbols, signs, monograms and more. They were used to represent someone’s identity and they were traditionally used to sign into melted wax. How amazing is that?! A unique representation of someone’s signature right on their finger. In that sense, signet rings were extremely meaningful.
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Luna & Rose necklaces come in a variety of lengths from 18" to 23". Our 18" chain necklace is made from our Fine Chain with the 20" and 23" length chains in our 'Everyday' Chain. These are the same chain design, just slightly heavier in weight for the longer lengths. For a rough guide (as we all have different, amazing bodies) the 23" chain sits around or just above your nipple line...
We're big fans of layering necklaces and I'm pretty sure you are too. All of our chains are adjustable in length by 2" to make sure you can style your layers to perfection and mix them up with other pieces in your jewellery wardrobe.
Although all necklaces are adjustable, for the perfect layered look we suggest that you purchase your necklaces on different length chains. This way you get to see the beauty of both pendants and there's less chance of scratching! We also personally like wearing the smallest pendant on the shorter length and the larger heavier pendants longer. That's just our personal choice though, we're all awesome & individual humans and ultimately you get to decide how you style your pieces!
Below is a little guide of some of our favourite pieces layered and their lengths:
|SALLY T-SHIRT MEASUREMENTS||SMALL (Size 6-10)||MEDIUM (Size 10-14||LARGE (Size 14-16)|
|CLASSIC T-SHIRT MEASUREMENTS||SMALL (Size 6-10)||MEDIUM (Size 10-14||LARGE (Size 14-16)|
It is important to note that different countries have different sizing methods.
Most of the world goes by number sizing which is the easiest and most accurate.
Because we sell our jewellery all over the world, we have decided to stick with number sizing and have put together the below chart to help you out. The most common size for ladies is a size 7 and size 10 for man. If you are unsure of your size you can measure the inner diameter of one of your own rings and refer to the below measurements.
Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further issues.
Please also note that if you are ordering a wide band ring, its usually a good idea to go up a size.
Size 4 = Ring Size H 1/2. Inner Diameter measures 14.9mm (Recommended Pinky Size)
Size 5 = Ring Size J 1/2. Diameter measures 15.7mm (Recommended Pinky Size)
Size 6 = Ring Sizes L, M, Inner Diameter measures 16.5mm
Size 7 = Ring Sizes N, O, Inner Diameter measures 17.3mm
Size 8 = Ring Sizes P, Q, Inner Diameter measures 18.1mm
Size 9 = Ring Sizes R, S, Inner Diameter measures 18.9mm (Recommended Male Size)
Size 10 = Ring Sizes T 1/2. Inner Diameter measures 19.8mm (Recommended Male Size)
Size 11 = Ring Sizes V 1/2. Inner Diameter measures 20.6mm (Recommended Male Size)
Size 12 = Ring Sizes X 1/2. Inner Diameter measures 21.3mm (Recommended large Male Size)
If you require a ring in a different size in any of the designs offered, please send us an email here and we will see what our clever silversmiths can do for you.
Luna & Rose chain bracelets also have a 2" adjustable chain length with a clasp. Therefore they have two/three size options for you. They sit at a total circumference of approx 16cm & 17.5cm
If you require any other sizes for any of our items, please just let us know and we will see what we can whip up for you! You can contact us here.