As the amber leaves fall from the trees, it’s safe to say that summer is over. But don’t worry! Many popular idol groups such as SHINee, TWICE and Monsta X are set to have their comeback this autumn. We’ll be reviewing GOT7’s fiery comeback track ‘Hard Carry’ this week, the second part of their ‘Flight Log’ series!



From the balmy weather to the abundance of festivals taking place all over the country, we think that autumn is the best time to visit South Korea. If you’re interested in a getaway to this unique country this season, or at any other time in the year, then why not go off the beaten track? To save you hours of searching for things to do, we’ve come up with a list of places to go which you may not have even thought of!



If you haven’t already seen from the pictures we’ve been posting this week, we’ve had another Inspire Me Korea meet up! This time however, we teamed up with ‘AskCulture’ at the Royal college of Art to celebrate Chuseok. The day was filled with laughter, joy, fierce competitions, raffle prizes and personalised Korean calligraphy name!




September is here and so is Chuseok – the celebration of thanksgiving and harvest for Koreans!

So it’s no surprise that we’ve themed our September box: the CHUSEOK box – bursting with Korean snacks, beauty and culture products that all relate to the month of celebrating this huge Korean festival! So what kind of surprises will you find in your box this month? Find out below…

For more information on how Chuseok is celebrated, why not read our monthly magazine September issue which explains all about the history and traditions of Chuseok? This is available digitally and in print in your boxes this month so look out for it!


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We all know that Korean beauty products are at the height of a phenomena right now, seen as innovative and revolutionary, shaking up the beauty world both East and West. Well, we want to bring these products to you.

Introducing the Inspire Me Korea BEAUTY BOX: specially curated best-selling Korean beauty products to revolutionise your beauty and skincare routine, delivered straight to your door! Want to know what’s inside? We have partnered EXCLUSIVELY with Whamisa, an organic Korean beauty brand to bring you luxury, award-winning Korean beauty products unlike any other, worth over £45 for only £24.99.


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August 19th marked K-Pop sensation BIGBANG’s 10 year anniversary, a feat that few idol groups have achieved. To celebrate this milestone many fans of this popular boygroup (known as VIPs) staged various flashmobs in big cities across Europe, where they all danced to the band’s hit song BANG BANG BANG. We think they did a great job and we hope that the 5 member group will appreciate it!



With back to school season fully underway, both in South Korea and in many other countries around the world, we thought it would be fun to see what new school supplies Korean students will be buying. Some will be expected, others might be a complete surprise!


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Step aside 2ne1! YG Entertainment’s new girl group Blackpink has made their debut and it’s caused quite a storm across social media. Their single album Square One has already nabbed the number one spot on the Worldwide iTunes Album Chart, a feat no other girl group except Fifth Harmony has achieved. This week we have decided to review Whistle, which has already amassed over four million views!



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We’ve popped in a bag of these sesame cracker sticks, we know they’re rather more-ish that’s why we included a big pack! They are lightly coated with the star ingredient – honey!

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The honey trend started a year ago and it is still going strong! Blending the taste of sweet honey and nutty almonds perfectly – you’ll be yearning for more of these delicious more-ish crackers!

“Ingredients: Wheat Flour, Shortening, Almond, Palm Oil, Dextrin, Margarine, Peanut Butter, Egg, Roasted Sesame, Milk, Yeast, Cereal, Enzyme, Preservative (E222), Salt, Sugar”



If you were lucky enough to attend KCON LA, NY, or Paris, then we can (only) imagine, that you had the time of your life! K-Pop fans know the struggle of their country not actually being a part of the world, especially when there is a “World Tour”, and your continent/country isn’t a part of it!


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As many of you know our Inspire Me Korea monthly magazines, jam-packed with the latest trends, entertainment, reviews, recipes etc, are available for pick up for free at various locations in London and of course in your boxes if you are a subscriber. Now, due to popular demand – they are now also available digitally! Our newest issues will be available online here on our blog as soon as they come out.

Catch up on the issues from the previous months by clicking the links below:

IMK Magazine September CHUSEOK Issue 8

IMK Magazine August TRENDY Issue 7

IMK Magazine July HOLIDAY Issue 6

IMK Magazine June SUMMER Issue 5

IMK Magazine May DE-STRESS Issue 4

IMK Magazine April CAFE Issue 3

IMK Magazine March CLASSIC Issue 2

IMK Magazine January SEOLLAL Issue 1


All mine

Last week the song All Mine which starred the lovely ladies of f(x) was released as part of SM Station. This project was launched by SM Entertainment in February this year, with the idea of releasing a new single each week. From solos by SM artists such as Taeyeon’s Rain to collaborations with non-SM artists like Lil’ Something which featured Chen and Heize, the concept of showcasing musical talents is a great success so far and we can’t wait to hear the upcoming singles!