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Thursday reading

Welcome to another installment of Thursday reading!

I finished a fantastic book last week. So fantastic in fact that I’m still thinking about it! It’s by Maria Semple and called ‘Today Will Be Different’. Once I picked it up I couldn’t put it down. It’s slightly dark in places, sarcastic and very funny. She’s also the author of another bestseller called ‘Where’d You Go Bernadette’ which I plan to read ASAP.

I’m heading home to Ireland for Christmas this year and while I’m VERY excited I’m also slightly worried as I’m not the best in cold climates 😉 So planning ahead, I made three essential purchases; this amazing swing sweater dress, this ballerina wrap sweater and um, pajamas with pugs on them. All essentials, right? 😉

This Top Shelf interview with Grace Coddington is truly amazing. I am a huge fan of Grace and her work and loved watching her in The September Issue a few years ago, so it was a real treat to read this. I didn’t think it was possible, but I love her even more now. What a legend (and that hair!) 🙂


Speaking of hair, I feel I might do something drastic with my mop soon. Visiting the incredible Aveda salon on Al Wasl Road today didn’t help matters as naturally, everyone in there has amazing hair. Right now I’m feeling a fringe, a long bob, and a more autumnal rich brown shade. What do you think? (Also, I really hate the word autumnal).

I watched an incredible film on Netflix this week, recommended to me by Laura. The Siege of Jadotville has an amazing cast of Irish actors, including Jamie Dornan, and it’s based on the true story of 150 Irish soldiers who took part in a doomed-from-the-beginning U.N Peacekeeping mission in Africa. Bloody incredible and real edge-of-your-seat stuff.

Lastly, a quick shoutout to Tarte Cosmetics who are rocking my world right now. Amazonian Clay Foundation and Tarteist Mascara are amazing. I mean, seriously amazing. I use them every day without fail and can’t wait for Tarte to officially launch in Sephora Middle East next month as I plan to buy all the things.

That’s all for now and thank you for reading! If you have any good book recommendations send them my way 🙂





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