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14, 04, 2016

Writer’s block.

writers-blockTitting, sodding writer’s block. It’s my lame excuse for the poorly-executed, rarely-posted content of late. That is all.... Read More

05, 04, 2016

Local lunch spots: Counter Vauxhall

DSC_0034Considering all I’ve been posting about is my galavants around sunny California, you’d be forgiven for thinking that I’m still freelancing from wherever I do so please. Holing up in coffee shops in Seoul and write-write-writing was fun for a while, but doing the same in London was different. I think I was bored. When you take the-ability-to-travel out of the mix, freelancing on your tod gets old fast. So off I trundled, back into the world of traditional employment and for the past month or so, I’ve been working in Vauxhall. Despite living a 30 minute walk away, it’s not a part of London I’ve explored before so I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for new eateries to try. First up: Counter Vauxhall.... Read More

28, 03, 2016

Secret Cinema X: a total let-down. And I truly hate to say that.

secret cinema xI’ve been wondering whether to post about this. Usually, my blogging mantra is that I try not to discourage any young creative person or company by giving them a ‘bad review’ if I have a less-than-stellar experience. Instead, I try to thank the PR for his or her time, and let them know what I would have changed about the experience in order to do an honest and gleaming write-up. I pretty much stick to this and it’s always worked out for the best: they’ll take the comments on board and let me know how they’ll ensure others (particularly paying customers) will get a better time. This one’s different though (partially because I attended as a normal, paying guest and have absolutely no affiliation with the company or its PR team whatsoever). I’ve had one prior experience of the Secret Cinema in London, and it was mind-blowing. The small handful of others I know who’ve been have shared my thoughts: this is one hell of a company, offering something to London that no one else in the world has.... Read More

14, 03, 2016

California road trip, part two: the Malibu, Santa Barbara, Cambria & Carmel-by-the-sea bit

Santa Barbara Arts End of NowhereAfter a brief dalliance with Los Angeles on the first step of our California road trip, the three of us bundled ourselves up in the Toyota Yaris (RIP, dreams of winding around California’s snake-like coastline in a stretch Hummer) and started to make the long, slow journey up to San Francisco. Except it wasn’t long and slow; we didn’t stay anywhere longer than 36 hours and by Californian standards*, that’s lightning speed. So to amend, off we hurried to Malibu, after hearing tales of its tasty, tasty seafood.... Read More

06, 03, 2016

California road trip, pt. 1a: Cafe Demitasse, LA

Cafe Demitasse Los Angeles Arts End of NowhereBefore I elaborate on part two of our big, badass* Californian road trip, I need to make a quick detour to focus on a glint of coffee perfection just outside Hollywood. In search of quality coffee and wifi one morning, the boys and I happened upon artisan coffee newcomer, Cafe Demitasse, which opened on 16th February.... Read More

01, 03, 2016

California road trip, part one: The LA bit

California road trip Arts End of NowhereAs all people unburdened by sense and financial responsibility know, the best way to alleviate post-holiday blues is to book your next one. When I returned from a few months in Korea in November, one of the first things I did was scour Skyscanner while WhatsApping my dear pal, Ally T. He mentioned he was going to LA so guess what? I’M COMING WITH. If I recall correctly, I don’t think I even asked if it was ok to crash his holiday, but there we have it. If you’re going west (or indeed any which way), you’re taking me with you.... Read More

24, 02, 2016

FishWorks: (possibly) the best seafood in London

FishWorks London review Arts End of NowhereAs a child growing up in Cornwall, you’d have thought I’d have had a penchant for a fishy dishy from an early age, but no; ironically, my appreciation for seafood only blossomed when I had left the motherland for pastures new. While I’m still a long way off being able to eat something that’s staring me in the face, I’m particularly partial to a fillet here and a clam there. In my five years of living in London, I haven’t found an eatery that specialises in seafood any better than FishWorks, just off Piccadilly.... Read More

18, 02, 2016

How to be super productive when working from home

Arts End of Nowhere freelancing tips 2So, between coming back from my autumn season in Asia and starting my new job, I’ve been working from home as a freelance copywriter. Sounds super glamorous right? Yep, if your idea of glamorous is a make-up free girl who hasn’t brushed her hair in three days, wears pyjamas for 24 hours straight and goes to Tesco just for an excuse to have some human interaction (that last one? Actually came true one day. WHAT IS LIFE).... Read More

12, 02, 2016

Painting the Modern Garden: From Monet to Matisse

Monet to MatisseFor someone who claims to be kinda really into art and lives only a short train ride away, I haven’t spent very much time in art-mecca, a.k.a Paris. Until last August, I’d only spent a single day there (a Tuesday, the day when all the galleries are shut. I only discovered this after bounding up to the Louvre and gleefully quipping about the lack of queue). That day came as an afterthought to a wedding, and we spent just as much time wandering a single garden as we did that picturesque world city. The garden was Giverny, Monet’s backyard and inspiration for such Impressionist masterpieces as Water Lilies.... Read More

10, 02, 2016

18 things to do in Cornwall when it’s raining

Cornwall in the rain Arts End of NowhereMoving to London in the pre-Uber era and developing a lackadaisical (impatient) approach to navigating the night bus system, I used to take a lot of black cabs. Almost invariably, whoever happened to be Drives that evening would query my roots and promptly recount bygone summers spent in Cornwall as a child. Summers. Not winters. Cornwall is a ghost town from September to May; making it perfect for those who prefer a civilised sojourn over a bustling, tourist-filled holiday. Although the sunny coves are the Cornish cynosure, there’s still a lot to be uncovered when the weather rages. Here are 18 things to do in Cornwall when it’s raining.... Read More

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