Leather – Love it or Leave it?

In this post, I’ll be discussing modern leather alternatives and my journey to embrace them. I was brought up to wear leather rather than leather substitutes and I understand why.  30 odd years ago, leather alternative clothing and accessories didn’t have a great reputation.  They usually didn’t last long, shoes were uncomfortable, and they weren’t […]

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Twilight Concert Series Guide

If you live in LA, you may have heard about the summer Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier.  These appeal to everyone and anyone – the organisers have tried to include a diverse range of music from around the world. I’m a big fan of these events and have been to several. I […]

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This place stinks!

I’m a bit of a cheese fancier you see and, since moving to the US, I’ve been on the lookout for mature cheddar.  British supermarkets offer a huge selection of cheddars, ranging from mild to medium and from vintage white to extra, extra mature! I’ve scoured Whole Foods, VONS, Target, Gelson’s, Bristol Farms and Trader […]

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Reusable shopping bags

We’re all aware of the merits of the reusable shopping bag.  Using them helps preserve natural resources, prevents air pollution and protects our oceans and the sea creatures that inhabit them. I considered shocking you with images of animals entangled in plastic bags or a video where a sea turtle needs a plastic straw tweezered from his […]

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Santa Monica Pier

I was asked the other day if I have a favourite LA landmark.  I may be a little biased due to living in Santa Monica but I realised that it would have to be the Santa Monica Pier. One of the things I love about Santa Monica Pier is the history Santa Monica Pier is […]

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Wood watches by JORD

A little while ago, I was approached by the American watchmaker, JORD, to review one of their sustainably produced watches.  I’ve been interested in ethical fashion for a number of years now, which has come a long way from scratchy hemp shirts. They’re far less scratchy. So what makes these watches so special and sustainable? The manufacturing […]

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