It was the week the sun came out (as well as my pale pins), the week I took a little staycation with mama P (more on that coming tomorrow) and the week I hung out with Mary Berry. I know- I KNOW. I'm still not totally over it either, I did have to wash my arm sadly- but WHAT A DAY. Anyway, despite my excitement, I did have to do other things this week (like taxes, accounts and vet appointments) and in the mean time still found some gems worth reading- Happy Sunday!

This weeks reading to get your teeth in to...

(L-R Sources: Man Repeller, The Frugality, Flavour)

The Must-Reads:
I'm a frequent clicker on anything Man Repeller publishes, and this week (after seeing my friend Sarah share it) I adored this piece on self respect, written by the amazing Dolly Alderton. She talks about self-maintenance, dignity and doing things for you and not an audience. She says, 'self-respect is always voting, instead of always talking about voting. Self-respect is recycling, instead of talking about recycling. Self-respect is not making dinner plans with someone to keep them happy when you know you have too much work and you’re going to cancel day-of.' As many other wonderful truths, and I strongly recommend a read. I also loved the piece published on what femininity means to a collective of inspiring women (all dressed in Dior, no less)- which was a total sartorial treat (and wonderfully written too). I also loved The Pool's piece on feeling shamed into spending money and as always love tucking into the Refinery 29 Money Diaries- which are an amazing way of breaking the taboo about salaries and budgeting.

The Blog Post:
I've been a fan of Alex's for ever and although I bloody love literally everything she posts (be it on Instagram, Stories or her blog)- she did publish a couple of pieces this week which I did want to especially share. The first was her chat with the amazing Naomi Mdudu and Marisa behind Missoma, discussing the balancing act of running a business and juggling it all which, as you'd expect, was incredibly insightful and helpful from two amazing women. I also loved her post about some very cool ethical brands, which has definitely pushed me to get my post on something similar in the works- as I have a lot of love for going green at the moment.

The Website Love:
It's been a sweet while since I've got in the kitchen and done any kind of baking, but after seeing a few of Ruby Tandoh's gorgeous recipes pop up on my Twitter feed this week- it's become incredibly hard to avoid flicking on the hob, melting some butter and cooking up a storm. In particular her chocolate cake (in time for, ahem, Easter/every day) and the risotto. Hubba. Anyway, there's plenty of delicious flavoursome recipes to cook at home, which don't require obscure ingredients but have a serious taste pay off. Kudos, lady.

The Podcast:
Am I cheating by recommending something I haven't yet listened to? Perhaps! Who knows! Anyway, if you were as much of a fan of Serial as I was (I still consider the Jay/Adnan debate on the regs) then I've heard S-Town is quite something (it's also been created by the people behind Serial and This American Life, so I'm sure it won't disappoint). I know I'm in no position to shed the total 411 on this, but I'm planning on giving it a listen this week- so if anyone has already checked it out, let me know what you thought!

Objects of desire:



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It was the week the sun came out (as well as my pale pins), the week I took a little staycation with mama P (more on that coming tomorrow) and the week I hung out with Mary Berry. I know- I KNOW. I'm still not totally over it either, I did have to wash my arm sadly- but WHAT A DAY. Anyway, despite my excitement, I did have to do other things this week (like taxes, accounts and vet appointments) and in the mean time still found some gems worth reading- Happy Sunday!

This weeks reading to get your teeth in to...

(L-R Sources: Man Repeller, The Frugality, Flavour)

The Must-Reads:
I'm a frequent clicker on anything Man Repeller publishes, and this week (after seeing my friend Sarah share it) I adored this piece on self respect, written by the amazing Dolly Alderton. She talks about self-maintenance, dignity and doing things for you and not an audience. She says, 'self-respect is always voting, instead of always talking about voting. Self-respect is recycling, instead of talking about recycling. Self-respect is not making dinner plans with someone to keep them happy when you know you have too much work and you’re going to cancel day-of.' As many other wonderful truths, and I strongly recommend a read. I also loved the piece published on what femininity means to a collective of inspiring women (all dressed in Dior, no less)- which was a total sartorial treat (and wonderfully written too). I also loved The Pool's piece on feeling shamed into spending money and as always love tucking into the Refinery 29 Money Diaries- which are an amazing way of breaking the taboo about salaries and budgeting.

The Blog Post:
I've been a fan of Alex's for ever and although I bloody love literally everything she posts (be it on Instagram, Stories or her blog)- she did publish a couple of pieces this week which I did want to especially share. The first was her chat with the amazing Naomi Mdudu and Marisa behind Missoma, discussing the balancing act of running a business and juggling it all which, as you'd expect, was incredibly insightful and helpful from two amazing women. I also loved her post about some very cool ethical brands, which has definitely pushed me to get my post on something similar in the works- as I have a lot of love for going green at the moment.

The Website Love:
It's been a sweet while since I've got in the kitchen and done any kind of baking, but after seeing a few of Ruby Tandoh's gorgeous recipes pop up on my Twitter feed this week- it's become incredibly hard to avoid flicking on the hob, melting some butter and cooking up a storm. In particular her chocolate cake (in time for, ahem, Easter/every day) and the risotto. Hubba. Anyway, there's plenty of delicious flavoursome recipes to cook at home, which don't require obscure ingredients but have a serious taste pay off. Kudos, lady.

The Podcast:
Am I cheating by recommending something I haven't yet listened to? Perhaps! Who knows! Anyway, if you were as much of a fan of Serial as I was (I still consider the Jay/Adnan debate on the regs) then I've heard S-Town is quite something (it's also been created by the people behind Serial and This American Life, so I'm sure it won't disappoint). I know I'm in no position to shed the total 411 on this, but I'm planning on giving it a listen this week- so if anyone has already checked it out, let me know what you thought!

Objects of desire:



x

10 comments:

  1. S-Town was fantastic - I listened to it every morning for about a week while I was getting ready for work - don't read anything in advance, because it will really ruin the twist!

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  2. Wow, what a week! I absolutely love reading lifestyle - uplifting and inspiring posts and these ones on self-care and feminism are perfect! And any chocolate involving recipes definitely get a read from me - perfect for Easter! I've also been meaning to get into podcasts but never known where to start (there's just so many) so thanks for the recommendation!

    JosieVictoriaa // Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle

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  3. Thank you for sharing these discoveries! Love xx
    www.lienasnow.com

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  4. Love it! ;)

    www.evdaily.blogspot.com

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  5. Thanks for the links! Diving into all of these.

    Arden | Missing Wanderer

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  6. Some great finds, as always! I can't wait to read the piece on Self Respect, it looks really interesting. xoxo

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  7. I keep thinking I ought to do a weekly round up post but I never get round to doing it, which is so bad! x

    LuxeStyle

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  8. Definitely adding these to my reading list! x

    India x
    http://www.ohsoindiacharlotte.co.uk/

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  9. That piece by Dolly Alderton sounds amazing! Thanks so much for sharing, I think I'm gonna go give it a read now..! x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

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  10. Ooh yay I always look forward to your Sunday Reading installments! Can't believe you met Mary Berry, how bloomin' amazing gal! Immy x

    www.immymay.com

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