Friday, 29 July 2016

Review: Nepenthe - Women and War Festival


Following my visit to the So and So Arts Club last week for War Babies, the second show in the Women and War Festival that I chose to see was Nepenthe.

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Monday, 25 July 2016

Lisbon Outfit Diary


When I was planning what kind of blog content I wanted to capture whilst I was in Lisbon, an outfit diary was one of the first things that made the list. As I mentioned in my High Street Style Haul, I’m always keen to keep up the fashion part of my blog and I love reading outfit diary posts, or watching lookbook videos from people’s travels.

I definitely make more of an effort with putting together outfits on holiday; when there are photos being taken at every opportunity, it’s always best to avoid throwing together mismatched combos that will leave you cringing for years to come. Although maybe that part’s inevitable. Who knows what 2026 Laura will think of the wide-legged culottes trend that we all think looks super cute right now.

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Friday, 22 July 2016

Review: War Babies – Women and War Festival


The Women and War Festival is a multi-discipline festival that is taking place at the So and So Arts Club throughout the month of May. On Tuesday evening I headed there to see War Babies, one of fifteen shows that are being put on in July.

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Monday, 18 July 2016

Review: Stalking the Bogeyman – Southwark Playhouse


Based on true events and adapted from David Holthouse’s original 2004 newspaper article, Stalking the Bogeyman tells the story of David’s quest for revenge on the man who raped him when he was just seven years old.

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Saturday, 16 July 2016

Review: No Quarter – Network Theatre


Hidden behind a locked gate in what seems to be the loading bay area for Waterloo station, this unusual and somewhat dingy approach to Network Theatre (perhaps inadvertently) captures an essence of what is to come before you’ve even entered the venue.

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Thursday, 14 July 2016

Review: Owl Song at Dawn - Emma Claire Sweeney


Emma Claire Sweeney’s Owl Song at Dawn introduces us to Maeve Maloney, a woman of nearly 80 who runs Sea View Lodge, catering largely to guests and staff with disabilities. This moving story traces Maeve’s reaction to the unexpected (and unwanted) arrival of an old friend, and these episodes of the present day are interspersed with passages from the past, filling in Maeve’s somewhat surreptitious past, memory by memory.

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Monday, 11 July 2016

Review: Fury – Soho Theatre


Written by Phoebe Eclair-Powell, winner of Soho Young Writers’ Award 2015, Fury is promoted as a modern-day Medea and presents a profile of Sam, a young single mum living in a council flat in Peckham. This 70-minute play offers a ruthless look at society’s punitive stereotyping whilst providing the audience with a difficult moral judgement: is Sam capable of being a good mother to her children?

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Saturday, 9 July 2016

Review: In the Heights - King's Cross Theatre

Ever since the Hamilton hype hit the musical theatre world and I became completely obsessed with the soundtrack, I’ve been desperate to see Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first success, In the Heights, which is currently on in London at the King’s Cross Theatre.

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Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Beauty: Sephora Haul

A few years ago I would have walked past Sephora without batting an eyelid. I only had the very basics when it came to makeup, i.e. foundation, concealer, powder and mascara, and I would only buy new products to replace any of these when they ran out. And even then I most often rebought the exact same product.

Fast forward to now, and a combination of my own developing interest in makeup and skincare and the world of beauty blogging that I have unintentionally fallen into, meant that I was finding out if there was a Sephora in Lisbon weeks before we even made the trip.
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Sunday, 3 July 2016

The Sunday Brunch Post, Episode XIV


So June is over already? Wow. Not only do I need to exclaim that another month has flown by, but I have to come to terms with the fact that half the year has passed already. Yep, we're halfway through 2016.
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Friday, 1 July 2016

High Street Style Haul: The Lisbon Edition



I’m always keen to find ways to include more outfit and style-related posts on my blog, so when I found myself (rather guiltily) returning to our apartment in Lisbon with a couple of shopping bags in tow, I had to make use of the mirror and backdrop of dreams.

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