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By Our Bedsides, Vol. 4

By Our Bedsides, Vol. 4

By Our Bedsides is a new evening series in which we share the books, beauty products, and whatever else it may be that we’re winding down with at the moment. In this edition, Raquel talks us through the items on her nightstand that support her […]

Christmas Trinkets

Christmas Trinkets

And just like that, Christmas is upon us! 2017 has blundered its way through and we’re suddenly at the tail end of the year. I don’t know about you, but these eleven months have gone by so quickly I barely have time to breathe and […]

Ode to Autumn

Ode to Autumn

Last week September came rushing into our lives. To me it felt like some kind of drowsy spell had broken and I was finally motivated to do all the things I had told myself I would do over the summer months. While I doubt there is a witch casting spells on my productivity levels – although I would be thrilled if it were the case – there is some magic in the season of autumn.

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A Summer of Podcasts

A Summer of Podcasts

Podcasts are steadily becoming my latest obsession. It’s almost like controlling a radio station that is entirely geared towards your interests. There’s nothing quite like a familiar voice in your ear that you can chuckle along with or learn from as you clean, walk, travel, […]

Immense and Immersive: A Dunkirk Review

Immense and Immersive: A Dunkirk Review

May 1940 and the Second World War is going terribly for the Allied forces. Thousands of men are stranded and surrounded on the north coast of France with Nazi forces gaining on them every day. As we’re told throughout the film: home is so close […]

Literally Six Hours in Nashville

Literally Six Hours in Nashville

I don’t like country music.

There are exceptions, namely Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline, but I don’t even listen to those enough to consider myself a bonafide fan. I have however been drawn to the city of Nashville for a few years now, given its burgeoning art scene and vocal endorsement of the slow fashion movement.

The city is sprawling with gorgeous neighborhoods, good food, and several aesthetically pleasing independent businesses. I was fortunate to get a chance to travel there for the first time last month, staying the weekend in Germantown, a quiet up and coming neighborhood. While the majority of the trip revolved around business, I was allotted a rainy Sunday morning to explore, and tasted enough of Nashville to leave me wanting more.

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Unspeakables of the Oscar Wilde Sort: A Book List for Fifty Years of Gay Liberation in Britain

Unspeakables of the Oscar Wilde Sort: A Book List for Fifty Years of Gay Liberation in Britain

The month of June has now drawn to a close. June is widely recognised as Pride Month in LGBT+ communities across the world, but milestones in gay liberation come all year round. As we wave a fond farewell to 2017’s month of pride we welcome […]

To be or not to be… modernised?

To be or not to be… modernised?

Two plays, both alike in mutiny, in fair London where we lay our scene. Over the last week, I have watched two productions – Emma Rice’s Tristan and Yseult at Shakespeare’s Globe and Robert Icke’s Hamlet at the Harold Pinter Theatre, the latter with Food & […]

Wonder Woman: Finally a Superhero Movie Full of Hope

Wonder Woman: Finally a Superhero Movie Full of Hope

“Be careful in the world of men Diana; they do not deserve you.”

I’m not too proud to admit that I cried at this line. With the above words Hippolyta, Queen of Themyscira, (Connie Nielsen) sends her daughter Diana (Gal Gadot) off into the outside world to fight in a war that the Amazons have nothing to do with. But she knows that Diana will go no matter what, that she cannot stay now she has heard of the horrors. It’s the moment that Diana starts her journey from princess to superhero; it’s the beginning of becoming Wonder Woman.

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The Proust Questionnaire Vol. 4

The Proust Questionnaire Vol. 4

    For the fourth installment of our Proust Questionnaire series, Home & Family Editor Lee answers the famous questions.