While scouring the internet for gifts to buy people I don't even like that much, I came across the print versions of some of my favourite blogs.
This year was a good year for lady blogs, memes, and female-focused content "going viral". While the process of Popular Blog Getting a Book Deal isn't exactly unique anymore, I love that so many Tumblr blogs and even vide...
12 Dec 2012 11:00 GMT
London loves a pop-up shop, and December is absolutely crawling with them.
But what's different about this round of pop-up shops is that it's full of shops and brands you'll actually like and want to buy things from. Imagine that!
From deliciously posh turkey sandwiches, to tech accessories and crafts, there will be plenty to keep you busy over the next few weeks in London.Especially for those of you who like to leave your shopping until...
11 Dec 2012 14:30 GMT
Looking for a few ideas on what to buy the book lover in your life, other than just books? Here are top ten of my favourite literary gift ideas!
1. 50 Shades of Grey Poster
If you're looking to spice things up in the bedroom with your bookish loved one at Christmas, then this scintillating homage to the best selling book of 2012 is err... not really going to do the trick. If this 50 Shades of Grey poster doesn't g...
10 Dec 2012 15:30 GMT
The best thing about going on a boxset binge is the fact that you don’t have to leave the house for two days (sometimes longer). You can sit in front of the TV, unshowered and wearing clothing that laughs in the face of the phrase ‘loungewear’ - I’m thinking tartan brushed cotton PJ bottoms, mismatched thermal top, 10-year-old hoodie and odd snuggle socks.
07 Dec 2012 15:00 GMT
There are ways to behave at gigs, and a ways to not behave at gigs. There are unspoken rules about this that have yet to be written down. Until now.*
The problem with gigs is that you spend your hard earned cash on tickets to a once in a lifetime event, and then you find yourself hoping and praying that there aren't any problems... Such as that one person in the audience who ruins it for you. It's an exaggerated feeling of Cinema Dread: hoping you don't get...
06 Dec 2012 17:30 GMT
There was a time when I actively looked forward to the latest episode of Gossip Girl – the scandal, the backstabbing, Blair’s coordinated headbands and Serena’s utterly inappropriate bastardization of the Constance school uniform. Most of all, I looked forward to Gossip Girl herself, with her sly observations and that deliciously ominous catchphrase – “xoxo, Gossip Girl” – full of promises and threats of social humiliation and ru...
05 Dec 2012 17:00 GMT
Christmas markets, skating rinks, carol concerts – they are all well and good, but festive amusements are prone to getting a little repetitive. Traditions are grand but why not try something delightfully different this year? Here is BitchBuzz Culture's pick of festive events that are sure to be as refreshing as the smell of fresh pine needles or a Boxing Day stroll:
04 Dec 2012 16:30 GMT
It seems that everywhere you turn lately someone is awarding a prize for the year’s best book. This last week has seen US writer Kevin Powers win the Guardian First Book Award for his stunning novel, The Yellow Birds, based on his experiences serving in Iraq. Waterstones have proclaimed Russell Norman’s beautifully designed Venetian cookery book,
04 Dec 2012 12:00 GMT
The X Factor or 'the fix factor' as it has become known is a programme that you either love or hate. Personally, I have no qualms in saying that I love it. Nothing quite makes a Saturday night like sitting on my sofa shouting out expert comments such as “Oooh that was a flat note” or “How is *insert contestant's name here* going to do country and western week??”
03 Dec 2012 16:30 GMT
With Christmas only a few weeks away, it's time to get into the seasonal spirit by dusting off our novelty jumpers and cracking on the stove to mull some wine.
For me, it doesn't really start to feel like Christmas until I've settled down in front of my favourite holiday films. Some classic oldies like Meet Me in St Louis have stood the test of time, while others seem to invade our living rooms year after year with their pointless, consumerist...
03 Dec 2012 10:30 GMT