The BiG Friday Edit | 16

The only thing better than a long weekend is a surprise long weekend which is what I’m about to be treated to as I hadn’t realised it was coming. Looking forward to catching up on sleep, catching the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel and maybe, possibly, potentially thinking about finishing unpacking from my trip…which I returned from more than a week ago. We’ll see how it goes…

In the meantime…

The Health Edit: Turns out that absence really does make the heart grow fonder! After a minor hiatus from 1Rebel they’re already sending me emails saying they miss me and offering discount codes. They know the way to this girl’s heart!

The Book Edit: This week I’ve had two books on the go – my ‘in transit’ read has been The Big Life by Ann Shoket and my ‘before bed’ read has been Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. Starting with The Big Life (written by the former Editor in Chief of Seventeen Magazine in the US): more inspiration than strategy this book is filled with uplifting stories of fellow millennials living their ‘big life’ and realising that there’s no such thing as work life balance (who knew?) Though I would have preferred a bit more how to’s and advice there’s no denying that this is a buzzy, enjoyable read with good takeaways about focusing on your own goals, ignoring the BS and living the life you deserve. In a completely different genre is Hidden Figures. Recently made into an Oscar-nominated movie, this is the true-life story of NASA’s African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America’s space program. I’m not too far into it but I’m already completely engrossed in the behind the scenes look at what was such an interesting time period in US history on so many levels.

The Shopping Edit: I got my Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets!!! After a 7-hour wait with no happy ending last time tickets were up for grabs I am so excited to be going to see the play for a second time…in July 2018. Whatever. I have tickets!!

The Screen Edit: Are any of you watching/have any of you watched 13 Reasons Why on Netflix? I started it last Saturday and finished the entire series in less than 24 hours (pesky sleep got in the way!) I was absolutely blown away by this show. The storytelling, the acting, the messaging, the learnings – this is one of the most powerful shows I’ve seen in recent memory. The themes are dark – a teenage girl commits suicide and leaves a series of cassette tapes dedicated to the ’13 reasons’ (people) why she chose to end her life – and watching main character Clay (the boy who loved her) come to terms with not only her death but also the secrets revealed after she’s gone is heartbreaking. There are a number of scenes which are not for the faint-hearted (2 rape scenes (which I fast forwarded through because I refuse to watch emotionally damaging content like that) and a graphic depiction of suicide) but I still highly recommend it and would love to hear your thoughts if you’ve seen it!

The Blog Edit: This week I (unintentionally) continued my discourse on digital, shared my review of Tata Harper skincare and indulged my love for London’s architecture.

As always, thanks for stopping by. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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