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Digital Do’s and Dont’s

I’ve worked in the media/marketing industry for almost 8 years now and over those eight years I’m sure many of you will have noticed the shift to digital. It is almost impossible to have a business these days without having some sort of digital presence. And yet so many do! It is somewhat mind boggling. […]

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American Honey: A middle of the road road-trip movie

There’s something to be said for the beauty of nothingness. In fact just this morning I heard part of an interview with Charlie Brooker in which he fondly remembered times of meh in politics as opposed to the lunacy of the current climate. In a cinematic context though; perhaps you could argue that audiences don’t […]

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Somewhere in between a foodie and a food critic

* Food makes me happy I have absolutely no grounds to call myself a food critic other than that of my tastebuds. However, I was raised on a diet of restaurant cuisine from a young age. One may argue that it was my family’s penchant for dining out (my father having belonged to a London […]

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Make art

I feel like we live in a world where everyone is constantly screaming to be heard… where we vocalise every thought, feeling and opinionand in a world with so much noise I find myself becoming more quiet I crave silence and stillness  I don’t wish to speak just to be heard  I don’t want to […]

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First rule: There are no rules 

I am not an exception to the rule. I’m not special. I’m not unique. What am I am however is someone who questions the authenticity of the ‘rules’. That is not to say that I am a rebel. Far from it in fact, I was the epitome of a ‘goody-two-shoes’ at school. Often branded a […]

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I’ll see your ‘The Notebook’ and raise you ‘The Danish Girl’

In the last three weeks I have jetted from London to LA, LA to Mexico, Mexico to Toronto and Toronto to London (albeit the flight to Toronto was only a stop over on my return back to London). Nonetheless, as someone who struggles immensely to sleep on airplanes, these journeys were used to catch up […]

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I was first!

I once asked a wise man whether it was about quality of content or quantity of content…he replied ‘Both’. I no longer think this is the correct answer. Unfortunately we seem to be living in a time in which it no longer matters what you post but rather when you post it. What you have […]

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Do we still suffer from FOMO?

    ‘FOMO: anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on a social media website.’ In 2013, FOMO was added to the Oxford English dictionary. Once again I was late to ball as I only noticed its infiltration into popular culture and discourse in 2014 whilst coming […]

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Snapchat isn’t very snappy…

To us millennials, time is our most valuable asset. Social media apps such as vine, Snapchat and twitter have ensured that we have an average attention span of about 15 seconds. We have become accustomed to streaming forms of information. Our instinct is to swipe, tap, like or ‘heart’ (as Twitter recently introduced). Even clicking […]

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Flip a coin…

Why do we ask for advice? During my teens I recall seeing an episode of Frasier in which Niles presents a coin toss as the solution to helping Frasier make his decision… Niles argues that before the result of the coin toss is revealed, the person attempting to make the choice or decision already knows which […]