Cat Person: Starting a Conversation


  Like a great many people in the world I eagerly devoured Cat Person, a short story written by Kristen Roupenian and published in The New Yorker on December 11. This powerful piece of fiction, which had me hooked from the first line, has set the internet ablaze in a way fiction rarely does, receiving praise, backlash and backlash to that backlash. Divisive as it has been, Cat Person has ignited a conversation about sex, gender, power and consent. The short story focuses on two characters: Margot, a twenty year old university student and Robert, an older man Margot meets at the artsy cinema where she works.… Continue Reading

Not Ya Nan’s Embroidery


  Crafting has been making a come back over the last decade or so, largely due to our increasing desire to disconnect from technology and reconnect with the mindful act of creating with our hands. This desire is something Caitlin Tubb knew all too well as she started her rather cheeky embroidery business Not Ya Nan’s Embroidery. A curvaceous bottom or perky breast may not be the sort of subject matter you would typically see embroidered into an artwork but it is undeniably fun and provoking. We caught up with her to find out just what made her pick up… Continue Reading

Sugar and Spice


                Credits Shoes: Fletcher Lovell / www.fletcherlovell.com / Facebook / Instagram Photography: Alec Morris / alecmorris.photo / Facebook / Instagram Models: Ashleigh Wilson / Facebook / Instagram at Devojka Models Olivia Mennie / Facebook / Instagram MUA: Melissa Gordon-Robertson / Facebook / Instagram Location: Treehouse / Facebook / Instagram

The Art of Champagne with The Champagne Dame


  With the festive season upon us, it is highly likely that you will find yourself with a glass of bubbles in your hand at some point in the next few weeks. And although champagne may be the  drink of choice at most celebratory affairs, how much do you actually know about it? Do you know where it comes from or how it should be served? Or if you have a ridiculously expensive bottle ready and waiting to go, do you know how to store it or open it properly when the time comes? Never fear all these answers and… Continue Reading

A Chat with Sarah Morrison – Musicals, ABBA and Mamma Mia


  I have said it before and I’ll say it again, I am not a fan of musicals. All that sing-talking makes me want to puke into my favourite Miu Miu cat clutch. And yet, despite my propensity to vomit at the mere hint of a sentence that screams to be spoken rather than sung, I actively go and see a lot of musicals. And if they are more of a play interspersed with the occasional song, I confess to rather enjoying myself. The latest musical to come my way is the West End and Broadway smash Mamma Mia, a… Continue Reading