Blackbird House by Alice Hoffman

One of my favourite books by this author, this is Hoffman at her finest. Blackbird House is a series of short stories about one house, from the day it’s built to the present, telling the stories of the lives that live there. Often tragic, but always beautiful, each story is different, but with certain themes…

Marilyn Monroe by Barbara Leaming

In this book, Barbara Leaming has looked deep into the archives to discover the life of a woman who captured the hearts and imaginations of millions before her tragic death. Oddly, the book is untraditional in that it starts with her meeting Arthur Miller for the first time. Perhaps with so many books about the…

The Wonderful Wise Owl Tea Review

There’s nothing quite like the afternoon quiet time, when you can reward yourself for the mornings work with a delicious cup of herbal tea, or curling up with a book and a pot of fragrant brew while the rain beats on your window pane. I’m a huge tea fan, and like to try new varieties,…

Vintage Looks: 1920’s style make up

As some of you probably already know, I love all things vintage, and as someone who makes and writes films, I think I have a tendency towards dressing up and the dramatic. I’ve always loved the 20’s look, but being someone with curves, I find that the era is not so friendly to my body…

Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster

Written way back in 1912 for children or young adults, by Jean Webster, a woman who believed in women’s rights and other socially progressive issues, this book has been made into films and stage plays. And for some reason, I had never read it. Which is crazy, because as a kid I was a reader,…