Chapter, Fashionably Light
Dec 02 2013
In honour of my impending departure from London [and from putting u‘s in honour.], I Simply Must plug my favourite guide to one of my favourite cities. [might as well throw around as many u words as I can.].
Saska Graville’s London Style Guide is divided into chapters by neighbourhood, and lists the most chic places to eat, sleep, and shop. It is equipped with stylised maps [and we know how much that kind of thing excites me]. Sometimes I use it for inspiration on where to wander, and stumble upon the recommended specifics by happenstance.
Between the neighbourhood guides are interviews with cool local Londoners who share their thoughts on the city and spill their hidden jaunts and sacred weekend-in-the-city routines. The interview with Brix Smith-Smart’s Sunday-ly trips to Daunt with her husband was such an idyllic concept for me that it inspired my current reading routine.
I refuse to buy some mainstream guide with poorly selected fonts that is guaranteed to take me to a city’s most touristy spots. First of all, if I’m going to invest precious suitcase space to a book, it has to be pretty (Like the Wallpaper city guides.). This is both gorgeous and super informative. Perfect for perusing on the Tube and planning one’s next adventure.
Well, you can always browse, can’t you? The pictures alone are worth it. And now they sell it at Anthro, the ultimate aesthetic/lifestyle stamp of literary approval.
After paying at a till, I used to rush. I would stuff everything in my wallet. I’ll deal with that later, thought I. Thing is, it takes an extra couple of seconds to deal with things on the spot, but much longer to deal with it all later. Plus, if you let your wallet get […]
Simple Fix: Never Put Receipts in Thy Wallet
Nov 29 2013
Eat Regular Meals? Isn’t that…super easy? Well, yes! And that’s the point of a tiny tweak. Each month when I define my new habit-forming step, I find something that should be easy, but is actually not happening. My first tweak, to get fresh air in the morning, takes seconds, but can make a day of a difference. The […]
December’s Tiny Tweak: Eat Regular Meals
Dec 03 2013