Lisbon- Charming Nostalgia

Lisbon is light, frivolous and… happy. In the summer, it is intoxicating, in the winter I would imagine serendipitous. It’s a happening spot, fun and flirty yet encapsulated by the charm of its history. For a city built on seven hills it is as theatrical as it is modern yet the history is not lost…

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RANDY PAUSCH | TIGGER OR EEYORE

I think about Randy Pausch a lot, specifically his last lecture. More specifically, his Eeyore, Tigger analysis. You can watch it here Randy Pausch was a father of three boys who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, a disease he fought time and again until the doctors found that there is nothing more they could do…

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MEGHAN, HARRY & THE PRESS

In 2007 we witnessed, the entire world witnessed, the breakdown of Britney Spears. So public and so undone, we witnessed this young woman whose career was on course to make her a bonafide legend in the industry, come apart before our eyes. The press ran its stories with searing and jeering headlines, putting it all…

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TOPSHOP- IT SIMPLY NEVER GREW UP.

“Meet me outside old Topshop” is going to be the thing going forward, which in itself will signify the gaping hole the high street giant will leave in its demise. We didn’t even have to specify the location because we knew which Topshop location became such a cult for meet ups. I am an Oxford…

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CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER…

They don’t make them like this anymore. There is a plaque in my apartment that I handmade, fashioned from IKEA shelves, painted white and on it are the notes of Edelweiss, from Rodgers and Hammerstein, the best score ever, in my opinion. The Sound of Music was of my generation even though it was decades…

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QUICK! BURN THE BRAS

Growing up, I remember being impatient to wear a bra, it was the ultimate coming of age moment, the last frontier following being allowed to read mills and boons way too early and thongs… please do not get me started on that. Now, so late in life, I cannot understand the hypnosis I must have…

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GOOD FRIDAY- NEGRONI

This week has been a long year, January has been a long decade, the thirteenth month of 2020 if we are being frank. As much as I love a new beginning, I have never been a January person, nor a Monday or morning person and still we move. We made it to the end of…

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THAT’S NOT MY NAME

I have never seen an episode of Love Island, I doubt I ever will, but having followed the recent story of the dispute between Yewande Biala and Lucie Donlan on social media, it’s safe to say I want to fight on Yewande’s behalf. As a child of Nigerian ex-pats, because immigrants is so last year,…

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