Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

The title itself has to be one of my favourites of all time. There’s something about names in a title (Harry Potter, Harold Fry) that appeals to me, and this is especially brilliant for its simplicity and charm. This lulls you into a false sense of security, carried through the early pages of the novel, … Continue reading Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

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Review: As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti

The premise of this novel drew me in right away: it is set in a town where everyone gets one wish, and it is guaranteed to come true. The topic of wishing usually brings on a sense of ‘ah, if only’! How many people would turn down the genie in a magic lamp offering them … Continue reading Review: As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti

Review: The Futures by Anna Pitoniak

On the surface, everything about this appealed to me: the beautiful cover, the blurb, the themes. I still love of all of these, and the setting was brilliant, but unfortunately I didn’t find the novel quite as compelling as I’d hoped. Part of the blurb reminded me of 500 Days of Summer, one of my … Continue reading Review: The Futures by Anna Pitoniak

Review: Raspberry and White Ginger candle, Skye Candles

I was recently sent a Skye Candle to feature on the blog, which was a lovely offer – thank you! Skye Candles is – funnily enough – based on Skye, and was set up by James Robertson following work at a local soap company, where he discovered he enjoying mixing scents. From the first sale … Continue reading Review: Raspberry and White Ginger candle, Skye Candles

A little gem: Gem Bar, Soho

Recently my friend and I attended the relaunch of Gem Bar in Soho. Just off Beak Street, five minutes from Oxford Circus, it’s perfectly placed for a post-shopping drink. Before the event we were asked our favourite spirit and whether we preferred sweet or sour drinks, so we could have a bespoke cocktail waiting for … Continue reading A little gem: Gem Bar, Soho