A butterfly trapped in a spider’s web

One of my co-workers died the night before Thanksgiving. That would have been sad enough. But what pushes this news into the tragic is that she wasn't some wizened old librarian. She wasn't someone who had been lucky enough to accumulate many decades. She wasn't someone who was at the end of a good, long… Continue reading A butterfly trapped in a spider’s web


What I’m Spinning – If We Were Vampires

"It's knowing that this can't go on forever. Likely one of us will have to spend some days alone. Maybe we'll get forty years together, but one day I'll be gone or one day you'll be gone." This post wasn't supposed to be about this song. Up until yesterday, I'd been obsessively listening to another… Continue reading What I’m Spinning – If We Were Vampires

A few precious hours in a space of our own

It's probably not surprising to hear that I've spent the morning thinking about last night's horrific news from Manchester. I've tried to jot down my thoughts, but I'm really struggling with it. Everything I try to say comes across flat, platitudinous, and I can't properly express the depths of my emotion. Because, once again, this… Continue reading A few precious hours in a space of our own


Book review: Love Style Life by Garance Dore

One thing to know about me: I love fashion. Loooooove it. I have for as long as I can remember. When I was a kid, I had subscriptions to Teen and Seventeen magazines, and as I got olderĀ those turnedĀ into Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. I would spend hours pouring over them, studying them, in awe of… Continue reading Book review: Love Style Life by Garance Dore