I DIDN’T GET A POST OUT THIS WEEK WHOOOOPPPPSSSSSSSSS. Soz and that, been megz busy. Here’s whats been good this week!
- Bang Bang by KNOXA ft. Georgia Ku
Today the world is SUPER EXCITING because my brother’s first single with his dance act KNOXA is OUT! They’re signed to Ultra Music and this first release is a STORMER. And I don’t even LIKE dance music much usually. I’m usually more about like, showtunes and Liza Minelli Live but this is an aaaaabsolute TUNE. It features the stunnnning vocals of Georgia Ku, an epic songwriter in her own right and my god, HI GIRL CRUSH. Go download now on iTunes, GooglePlay or Amazon Music, whichever is your jam and turn it up loud to start your weekend RIGHT!
- Bounce for March the 4th
A few years ago on March the 4th, some of my dearest and most debauched pals from university met up and had a night of utter carnage. You know those nights where everyone is just ON FORM and SO DRUNK? Anyway, since then, the tradition of March the 4th has continued. This year we met for drinks and ping pong at Bounce in Holborn. OMG I SUCK AT PING PONG SO MUCH but I am really good at drinking so swings and roundabouts. Much fun, such laughter.
- A*Stars Auditions
At the theatre academy I co-run, we have just had auditions for our big Summer musical, which is my ALL TIME FAAAAVE The Wizard of Oz. It’s the third full scale show we’ve done, and it is just beyond incredible to see how much the students have developed with their skills and, more importantly, their confidence. SUPER PROUD.
- Villain at Leicester Square Theatre
Took a jaunt on Saturday night to see my pal Martin’s new play, Villain in the lounge at Leicester Square Theatre. Powerful writing and a brilliant performance. Hopefully the play will have life elsewhere as it is STONKING.
- The Old Vic Variety night
Sunday night I teamed up with some lovely souls and we went to the second Variety Night at the Old Vic. We went on a bit of a whim, but it turned out to be BRILLIANT. A hugely eclectic line-up of comedians (Tim Key, Mark Watson, Angela Barnes), musicians (Matilda Lloyd, Echoes of Ellington Jazz Orchestra, Only Men Aloud, DJ McKnasty) and magicians (Jeff McBride, Eugene Burger) all providing fantastic turns. We also had three bottles of wine. I for one, cannot WAIT for the next one.
- Caitlin Moran at the Southbank Centre
OH QUEEN CAITLIN. Ahead of the launch of her new book Moranifesto, Caitlin took to the stage at the Royal Festival Hall on International Women’s Day to read extracts and talk politics, feminism and cameltoes with Jude Kelly. I cried because I was both moved, inspired and tickled. Her piece for Esquire this month, 12 Things About Being a Woman that Women Won’t Tell You, is just genius.
- New lens
Since I got my beloved Olympus Pen E-PL7 a few weeks ago I have been in LOVE. Is it legal to marry a piece of technology? K, well IDGAF cos I think I’m gonna. It lives up to ALL the hype and I just adore it. Before heading to Melbourne next week (I know my life is horrible sometimes) I have got my MITTS on the 45mm lens to add to my kit which was the overwhelming favourite when I asked Twitter. WOOOOOO CHECK THAT BLUR GIRRRLL.
- This Primark blouse
It is cream and looks well expensive and vintagey and has gorgeous lace detail down the front and looks good with blue jeans and velvet shoes. WIN.
- Meeting with Tabl
Last Autumn I went to a pop-up dining evening with Tabl.com who are dedicated to bring Londoners (and soon other regions!) the best in unusual and immersive dining experiences. Supper clubs, pop-ups, special events- there is ALL SORTS on there. I met with Tazz from Tabl for coffee this week to discuss some exciting collaborations for the near future- watch this space and in the meantime, be sure to check out the website!
- The Largest Bottle of Gin
Charlie and I were invited down to Hedonism Wines to join Silent Pool Gin for the launch of the biggest gin bottle in the world. It is 9 litres and costs five grand. COOL, BRING ME SEVEN. We oohed and ahhed over the huge vessel and had a tasting with the master distiller of the brand himself. Full post to come!
- This book about swearing
My Oxfam bookshop is SO BRILLIANT. I can spend hours in there, it is so well curated and put together and I love that each visit feels like rummaging through Aladdin’s Cave, you never know quite what you’ll find. This week I picked up this book Filthy Words which is about why we swear and where that language comes from. Expect my expletives to suddenly get a lot more academic.
LOVE YOU BABIES HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!