What I’ve been reading lately #6

magazines, zines and newspapers I've been loving lately

Whether you’re looking to take a break and want a beautiful read or if you’re looking for some creative/blogging inspo, you can’t go wrong with any of these incredible titles. Here’s a look at some magazines. zines and newspapers I’ve … Continue reading

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What I’ve been reading lately #5

what I've been reading lately - Esquire, The Death of Superman and Flow

I’ve been looking for a lighter read lately and something that I can easily dip in and out of or read in one sitting – hello, magazines and comic books! Quite the eclectic mix, doncha think?! I had to pick … Continue reading

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Books by bloggers

books by bloggers

A couple of months ago I blogged about books on blogging, some of which were written by successful bloggers, such as Joy Cho, Dana Fox and Regina Anaejionu. I think most of us would be lying if we said that … Continue reading

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Follow Friday #5

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So many lovely bloggers, so little time. Here’s what I’ve caught up on this week (I lost half of this post and had cleared my internet history so couldn’t retrieve the links. First world problems! I also found that when … Continue reading

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Highlights of the week

my week in photos

New blog discoveries The Peppermint Pencil Jennypurr a little opulent One Sheepish Girl Blogging How to make your fortune writing about stuff you love – BBC News Amy Writes: Why have we become so disillusioned with blogging? – Love AmyBecca … Continue reading

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10 Things I love about the June issue of The Simple Things

h&m simple things cushion

I love The Simple Things. It features the kind of life I’d like to live if I had more free time and money! Exploring, dinner parties, crafting, recipes, etc. There are a dozen or so things I want to buy … Continue reading

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Highlights of the week

Here’s some of the cool shit I found online this week:

Favourite articles

Why you should get paid for your blog posts – skinnedcartree.com
Can you make it through this post without your ovaries exploding? – Buzz Feed
Despite the best efforts of Cameron’s Britain, being in your twenties is actually great – New Statesman
Got Blogger’s Block? Here Are 50 Ways to Kick Its Ass! – Gala Darling
Watch the first three minutes of Joss Whedon’s new film, In Your Eyes – Indiewire

Shoulda woulda coulda (or: things I would have blogged about if there were more days in the week!)

Awesome finds on Paperchase, including their ‘Taking Tea‘ range, cute rabbit timer and deer mug

Primark’s Marvel women’s range

Roald Dahl mugs from Truffle Shuffle

Want, need, wear, read (inspired by The Cake Hunter’s birthday wish list)

Want: I am completely in love with this Essenza Paz duvet set from Next but it’s £100 for a kingsize! Reckon if I hold out it’ll come down in price?

Need: When I bake, the hard bit is getting the items out of the trays. It has been easier with my silicone ones but this no-bake collapsible pan from Lakeland is perfect and, at £14.99, there’s no excuse not to start making cheesecakes! Yum!

Wear: Forget Kate Moss’ new range for Topshop – it’s all about Zooey Deschanel’s collection for Tommy Hilfiger

Read: Will Taylor’s book, based on his blog Bright Bazaar. I love his column for The Simple Things

Awesome images

Emma Stone being awesome

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New favourite magazine: The Simple Things

I’m a magazine junkie. When I was little I would spend my pocket money on magazines such as Bunty and Mandy, before making my way up to Smash Hits and Top of the Pops, then Sugar and Bliss before hitting the ‘grown up’ mags. At one point I subscribed to about a dozen magazines because it was cheaper than buying them on the news stands every month. Now I’ve ‘cut back’ to just Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Company, Little White Lies, Sight & Sound and Vanity Fair (I’m waiting for my subscriptions to run out on Aesthetica and movieScope). The thing is, I’ve just started a subscription to another new magazine which I’ve fallen in love with – The Simple Things.

The Simple Things started out as a blog back in April and launched it’s magazine last month. I didn’t hear about it until the first magazine was published and checked out the blog and bought the first issue. It’s not like me to buy a magazine that isn’t a glossy women’s mag or about film, never mind subscribe to it, but I love the combination of food and lifestyle. The recipes are do-able (even by my standards – look out for tried and tested recipes coming soon), the items for the home are affordable and it is beautifully presented with eye-catching photos.

Issue 1 and 2

£4.99 an issue may seem a bit steep to some people, but if you subscribe you can get your first three issues for a fiver, then it’s £12.99 a quarter.

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