Archive of ‘Travel & Culture’ category

Little Women. Further Reading

  This new year everyone has been talking about the much anticipated new adaptation of Little Women starring Saiorse Ronan, Emma Watson and Florence Pugh where director Greta Gerwig (Ladybird) brings a modern vision to the 19th-Century novel by Louisa May Alcott. The original story if you haven’t read it or watched the iconic 1994 version […] Read more…

All Good Things: New Inspiration

Hello friends! I haven’t written for a while and took a blogging hiatus of sorts. Aarya started school, we went on holidays, life got in the way… but here i am back now… It’s nice almost starting fresh again. I thought you might like to know what i’ve been up to whilst I’ve been away… here’s […] Read more…

Harry Potter A History of Magic at The British Library

I will preface this post by saying i’m no Potterhead – I read all the Harry Potter books many years ago and have seen the films, some several times but I have never had a movie marathon or own any merchandise… I am however an ardent admirer of JK Rowling’s work and how her writing for children […] Read more…

Outlander: Ultimate Autumn TV

Hailed ‘the feminist Game of Thrones’ I’ve had my eye on fantasy period drama Outlander since it came out in 2014. Based on the bestselling historic novels by author Diana Gabaldon it’s been nominated for several Emmy’s and a Golden Globe but since it was only available on Amazon Video and I didn’t have a subscription I never really got […] Read more…

Things To Do This Bank Holiday

If you are like me you probably have plans for the bank holiday ( wedding + a family day at a country fair) but the bonus of an extra day means you are feeling breezy about them, they feel like ‘loose plans’ and the weekend still has that feeling of possibility. Maybe you can fit […] Read more…

Greenpoint, Brooklyn Design Guide

Welcome old readers and new, re-charged and inspired after my annual break, I’m back with an abundance of design inspiration for you, starting with our glorious trip this summer to Brooklyn. In April, a serendipitous Facebook status and a spontaneous spirit started the wheels in motion for a house-swap in New York. I’ll spare you the logistics […] Read more…

July Musings: Things To Read, Watch and Do

For those of you who follow my Instagram you will know that today our family is off on our big Brooklyn summer holiday! However burglars beware – we are taking part in a house swap, so the lucky swapper will be staying at our home in East London whilst we are away. Because I’ll be […] Read more…

Time to Retreat: Sisterhood Camp

Okayyyy. The city is hot, the city is making me bothered, there seems to be a lot going on these days, too much to digest and my brain and heart feels a little ravaged (it’s probably time to turn off the news updates on my phone that seem to signal doom and gloom with each […] Read more…

Interior Inspiration : The Handmaid’s Tale

Anyone think I’ve been watching a lot of TV lately (see my recent post Period Inspiration: Netflix’s Anne with an E)? Well there’s been a flurry of great shows with astounding interiors – and one of the most talked about is The Handmaid’s Tale, an adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s iconic novel of the same name featuring a […] Read more…

Mini Margate + Ramsgate Guide

A few weekends ago – Easter weekend actually – the three of us visited Margate and Ramsgate for the first time and fell in love with it’s vintage seaside allure. Amongst the exodus of Londoners moving to the rapidly gentrifying ‘Kent Riviera’ as it’s fast becoming known – many of our friends have moved down from […] Read more…

East London Idyll: Dalston Eastern Curve Garden

On Monday I woke with the lethargy of the prospect of a whole two weeks to fill with half-term activities. We are always unprepared for these holidays because, well – we’re new at this (she is just turning three) and we are more the ‘winging it’ types – which is sometimes exciting but more often […] Read more…

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