The Vulgar and the English

At the Barbican Centre in London, there was an exhibition on called The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined. The exhibit explored what taste meant in the fashion world, directed by Adam Phillips’, a psychoanalyst, definitions of vulgar. Previously, I have never given much thought to the word vulgar, but the exhibition made sure I left with my…

An Introvert At Heart

Sometimes I forget to talk when I’m around people and it isn’t until I start getting the sideway glances to check if I’m still conscious that I notice. I’m an introvert at heart, I like to be quiet and take in my surroundings. I mean no offence. I think this is why I sometimes forget…

6 Songs To Blast Winter Blues

Winter has officially set in and, if you’re like me, imagining sunny days and glittering oceans make you drool more than the thought of a Christmas dinner. Below is an eclectic sample of songs to help you forget what is so blue about winter.   White Foxes – Susanne Sundfør A slow, pulsating beat begins…

6 Unusual Museums in Berlin

Berlin is a fantastic city, dripping in history and culture. The city has had many drastic and distinct transformations, from its roots in the early 13th century to the present day. For a fascinating sample of the city’s culture, below are my favourite museums that are a must-see if you are in Berlin.   me…

The Fanny Fan

Painter Chantal Joffe designed a fan for Vogue. On it, she painted a woman with her legs spread and entitled it rather humorously, Fanny, and it is an image that has always stuck with me. Where fans typically conceal, Joffe’s explicitly reveals. ‘It’s the antithesis of a normal fan,’ she explains. ‘A rather dangerous liaison.’…

7 Favourite Hangouts In Bristol

While travelling, I met a lot of people who had heard of my hometown, Bristol. I was pleasantly surprised, because I had never thought Bristol was the typical city to be on a traveller’s wishlist. However, in total contrast, I have listened to someone argue that the UK was London. They could not be more…

Space and Light in Winterson’s ‘Sexing the Cherry’

Jeanette Winterson smudges the lines between reality and imagination in her novel, Sexing the Cherry. Based in seventeenth-century London, the story follows the lives of a large, feisty woman and her son. The woman, who has forgotten her own name, is known as the Dog-Woman due to the numerous dogs in her possession, and her…