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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Nina B Roze Active Apparel

Browsing through my recent posts, you probably wouldn’t have guessed that this English lass is a “Made in the USA” advocate. While in the UK, I spent much of my career advocating “Made in Britain.” I am not a turncoat! What I am is a supporter of “buy local” movements and the companies that underpin them.  […]

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Trying out the new METRO Expo Line

Last week, I took the new Metro Expo line extension from Santa Monica (17th Street/St SMC) to Downtown LA. It was an easy ride and I sat at the window taking it all in – or so I thought. On the way home, I saw entirely new sights and a tonne of street art that I […]

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A Londoner’s perspective on LA’s public transport

Let’s be realistic, the City of Angels isn’t known for its public transportation system.  The consensus here and abroad is that if you’re in LA, you need a car. I have a car! Unfortunately, I don’t have a valid California driving license (through no lack of trying) so I have instead relied on buses and trains. […]

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