Essays

My version of love

I have to admit, I'm not the biggest fan of the cultural phenomenon that is Valentine's Day. There's something mildly icky about panic-buying the same old bunches of roses, boxes of chocolates and cringey cards, paying double for hotel rooms and sitting knee-to-knee with other couples in overpriced restaurants with heart-shaped confetti all over the… Continue reading My version of love

Essays

Relationship status with social media: ‘It’s Complicated’

I know what you're thinking: Arielle, you love social media. You're always tagging friends in memes on Facebook, drunkenly snapchatting your friends singing in ubers, tweeting #JournoRequests and writing excessively long captions on Instagram. Yes, yes, I know. I live in the social media bubble just as much as the next millennial. I probably unlock… Continue reading Relationship status with social media: ‘It’s Complicated’

Culture

The January Round-Up: Reality TV, the most comfortable trainers & super expensive face-cream

I've decided to officially self-title myself an Influencer because you've to go fake it 'til you make it honeyboo. And in order to do all kinds of influencin', I will be coming at you each month with a round-up of all the things I've been doing, consuming, watching, reading and loving.┬áPrepare to be influenced. I'VE… Continue reading The January Round-Up: Reality TV, the most comfortable trainers & super expensive face-cream

Culture

Why you (a fully functioning adult) need Disney to keep you sane

I've developed a new addiction these past couple of weeks while I've been sick with bronchitis (ain't nobody got time for dat). I'm not talking about painkillers - although that has happened before, but that's a different story for a different day. No, I'm talking about a movie that came out last year. It's called… Continue reading Why you (a fully functioning adult) need Disney to keep you sane

Culture

How to be a graduate basic bitch in London

Those of you who have been fans of my work since the beginning (hi Mum) will remember my groundbreaking article on The Tab, 'A comprehensive manual on becoming an EX4 basic betch.' It was, I'm told, an incredibly useful guide on becoming basic enough to fit in at Exeter. I've lived permanently in London for… Continue reading How to be a graduate basic bitch in London

Essays

How can you enjoy Christmas when you’re grieving?

It's the 10th of December as I write this, which means the festive season is truly underway. My advent calendar is peppered with open doors, the christmas tree is covered with glistening lights, and it genuinely, actually snowed today. If it were any other year, I'd be at my happiest. I'd be excitedly anticipating the… Continue reading How can you enjoy Christmas when you’re grieving?

Essays

Why failing at adulting actually means I’m winning at life

A key thing you should know about me before we move forward with this blog is this: I am a woman-child. No, not just in the standard millennial way, moaning about how bad life is all the time and requiring constant praise in order to function. Well, that too, for sure - but I'm also… Continue reading Why failing at adulting actually means I’m winning at life