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The LA Edit: and the Agony of Goodbyes

I was at my best friend Lexy’s a week or so ago and we were talking about the previous two years; the various ups and downs and adventures and heartaches and highs and lows moving to Australia has entailed. It’s a move she’s considering herself; though for her it’s one that would involve uprooting her […]

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Picture Perfect: Libraries for Your Bucket List


As we near the end of Libraries Week – seven days in which we celebrate the importance of libraries – I realised it’s been a while since I last visited one. As someone with a tendency towards buying and stock-piling books, while I spent many a weekend perusing the shelves of my local library as […]

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Review: Summer Sisters – Judy Blume

Summer Sisters

I’ve been a voracious reader of Judy Blume’s for as long as I can remember. I devoured her books as child, and remember eagerly perusing my local library shelves in the hope of finding more of her books. From Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret, to Deenie and Blubber and beyond, her books were […]

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Literary London: the Capital’s Best Bookshops

One thing London isn’t short of is brilliant bookshops. And so, in honour of Bookshop Day, an initiative organised by Books are My Bag, here are some of my very favourite literary hotspots in London. From Bloomsbury’s best-dressed window to a hidden haven on a cobbled street off Charing Cross Road and beyond, here you’ll […]

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The LA Edit: On not knowing where home is anymore

I suppose hitting breaking point was inevitable. This year has been nothing if not a series of crushing lows, followed by surface-level highs; a comped night in a five star hotel; a sunrise on a beach with my sister, the type of Instagrammable travel that many could only ever dream of; the footloose freedom that […]

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Review: Under the Influence – Joyce Maynard

Under the Influence

As a seasoned bookworm that loves nothing more than devouring books in their droves; few things are better than finding an author I adore and then making it my mission to read their entire back catalogue. While I came across Joyce Maynard a couple of years ago when I read Labour Day – a subtle […]

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How to up Your Instagram Game


Those daily shares in little squares have become something of an online addiction for many of us. Whether an aspiring influencer, a seasoned blogger or a new business venture honing their brand identity, we’re all after the secret to more followers and better engagement on one of the most popular social sharing platforms around. And […]

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Review: The Help: Kathryn Stockett

The Help

The Help is one of those books that has been on my reading list for a long while. It’s not one that I can remember who it was that told me to read it, but when I was recently forced to leave it unchecked on a how well read are you quiz I knew it was time […]

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Review: The Best of Us – Joyce Maynard

As a book blogger, it’s hard not to feel like a broken record at times. As much as I like to think of myself as something of a wordsmith, there are only so many adjectives and phrases one can use to describe a book – compelling; a page turner; beautifully written, evocative, atmospheric. While the […]

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Review: 10% Happier – Dan Harris

10% Happier

Meditation is something I’ve been trying – and for the most part failing – to incorporate into my life since I first began my yoga teacher training, almost two years ago. Given the somewhat turbulent events of this year, I’ve tried my best to turn to meditation in the darker times I’ve gone through; times […]

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