The Big California Clean Up

Our Oceans Are Drowning in Plastic Every day, we generate around 3.5 million tonnes of plastic waste.  This is ten times the amount we produced a century ago.  On Saturday, September 15th, the largest one-day volunteer event in California takes place.  Volunteers will be getting together to take part in the International Coastal Clean-Up Day organized by […]

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You Say Sneakers. I Say Trainers – Two Years In The US

It’s been over two years since I moved to the US and I wanted to share some of my latest comparisons between English and American ways (language, culture, architecture etc). It seems like every week, I notice new ones that amuse and confound. Language Differences When I think of the language differences between your ordinary […]

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Sustainable Exploring in LA – Union Station

If you’ve visited my blog before, you may know that I like exploring sustainable lifestyle alternatives and the City of Angels. Since moving here, I’ve also developed a fondness for the Spanish California Missions dotted around the State (I have 15 out of the 21 left to visit). Union Station combines these three loves of […]

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Stormie Dreams in Joshua Tree

Until recently, I’d never been a fan of camping.  I like sleeping in a bed and showering every night.  With a bit of cajoling from my husband and the promise of seeing lots of wildflowers, I’ve now been backcountry camping in Joshua Tree twice.  In this post, I’ll share my experience at Joshua Tree National […]

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Veerah Shoe Christening at UCLA’s Botanical Garden

While living in London, I probably only visited Regent’s and Hyde Parks a handful of times.  There was always next weekend or next Summer. Since relocating to the US, I’ve become geekily interested in the local flora and fauna and finding little pockets of paradise in the city. The other week I ventured out to the UCLA […]

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Going Back to School in a New Country

Last Summer I went back to School.  I didn’t expect it to be easy to get a job out here, but I’d worked my way up the corporate ladder in the UK fashion industry and assumed my experience would be transferrable.  American companies generally require you to have a degree in the field you’re working in.  I […]

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