Reading List #4
The Gentlewoman This weighty volume recently landed (with a definite thud) upon my doorstep, and was instantly devoured. I am a magazine obsessive and found it impossible to resist a 300 pager with the tagline "where real women, real events and real things are enjoyed'. A celebration of stylish, intelligent, and passionate women, The Gentlewoman is ambitious, fresh, and original in every sense, and I just wish it was a monthly.
Humans of New York The blog behind the bestselling book is a website I visit on an all too frequent basis (procrastination station throughout the entirety of my degree), and never fails to leave me with a smile on my face, feeling a sense of hope and pride in the individuality, character, and strength of the human race (as well as an intense
desire NEED to get back to NY).
In A Pavilion My blogging goal is to create a blog which is an extension of myself in every way, shape, and form, and Lily's blog is one of my main sources of inspiration in this endeavour. Discussing everything from her travels, to days out, food, fashion, and exhibitions, all accompanied by exquisitely taken photographs and clear, intelligent prose. Lily's 'Weekend Through A Lens' posts make me long for a city break in Berlin, and her 'In Seven Days Around The Web' series is always bound to give me new inspiration and reading material. Hop on over and click 'follow', you won't regret it.
Oh My Clumsy Heart Sophie clearly puts a lot of time and effort into ensuring that her pictures meet the uniform standard which can be seen across her various social media platforms, her website, and in her work (check out her gorgeous handmade jewellery here). Clean, uncluttered, and minimalistic, the proof that simplicity is beauty.
Jules Frakes There's a little bit of everything on Jules' Pinterest page which gives it an air of eccentricity, but without the clutter. Her pins are all unique and interesting, straying from the norm but still culminating in a collection of all things pinnable.
Paris by Edward Rutherford The latest in Edward Rutherford's city series (which sees the author weave an imaginative web of stories over hundreds of years in an individual city, visiting all of its defining events and locations), focuses upon la belle Paris! Rutherford's prose is intelligent and detailed but easy to follow and engage with, and he clearly spends years researching the cities about which he writes because these books constitute some pretty hefty tomes. Ideal holiday read material, and if you're not planning a trip any time soon then indulging in this series will certainly leave you longing to!