On Writing: I appreciate good writing. When words come together like a thoughtfully crafted sonnet or a carefully curated art exhibition, it does amazing wonders to my heart. Yes I do appreciate a well written piece. For years, I wondered what the secret to becoming an excellent writer was. I thought initially it must be attributed to natural talent and gifting you know like the way some people naturally have a way with words or are effortlessly charismatic at public speaking. This was until I stumbled upon the quote a few years ago “editing is the key to great writing”. It never left me. In fact, I gave me the renewed hope that I too could one day become great at this writing thing.
Now I realise I was not alone in my quest for the hidden secret to becoming an exceptional writer. Caroline Donofrio of Hello I’m Flawed, whose writing I absolutely love/enjoy put together a list of pointers/ tips from other established writers on becoming a good writer. I agree with most and think everyone with a keen interest in this area will find it helpful.
On The London Food Scene: Picking up the Evening Standard magazine this week, did me the good thing of becoming updated with the London food scene. Firstly, (wait for it) the original cronut bakery will be opening a London location later this year (early fall/late summer). London is about to get a taste for Dominique Ansel. Read more here.
Secondly, Egg break is the new brunch spot with an interesting selection of egg based dishes located in London’s Notting Hill area. It kind of reminds me of NYC’s Egg Shop. Rosie Londoner, did a post on Egg Break here.
Finally in more news of US based/ inspired restaurants in London, I discovered The Bowler the other day. It’s London’s version of The Meat Ball shop. Polpo also serve a good selection of Meatball dishes.
On Reading: A leader is a reader the saying goes right? I am currently thumbing through the pages of Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power of Who What Wear, Byrdie and My Domaine’s The Career Code. It’s been interesting learning more about their career backgrounds and how they got to where they are today. I am not done yet but so far would say it’s a collection of useful career notes, not necessarily ground breaking revelation but good to always be reminded.
On Design: I am thinking of shedding some light on different talented British designers I have discovered over the years from attending design events and shows. We have so much talent in Britain, I think they are worthy of all the support we can give. Let me know if you’d like to see them, I can begin sharing from next week.
That’s it for now on these ends, I hope you have the loveliest weekend.