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When a friend sent me a whatsapp that basically said. ‘Do you want to come to an networking event’. The answer was a straight yes. This friend doesn’t mess about. Without even seeing the link, I knew it was going to be something good, but when I got there. Hot dayum!
This book got me in the heart. I felt it in my chest. It brought up old feelings, reminded me of past loves, made me feel former heartache as if were fresh and had me gripped. Literally gripping onto the final pages as I walked into my office, unable to put it down until I reached my desk.
Rather than wait to review each product or method, I thought I’d start sharing the things I’ve got my eye on. So each month I’ll post a list of businesses, methods, and plans that I’m wanting to try out and Tip The Scales with. I hereby bring you the very first Tip List
Black creativity, whether celebrated or not, has been abundant since the beginning of time, from verbal storytelling to song writing, literature and fine art, theatre to architecture, fashion and beyond. Even with a time frame of just 50 years, I wondered how they would squeeze all that creativity into one show. I really wasn’t sure what to expect, but I knew I had to go.
This was a new record for me. I thought I read Queenie fast, but damn! I read this across two days, redefining the term ‘page turner’ for me. This book is told through the eyes of Kerode, a nurse in Nigeria who finds out that her beautiful baby sister Ayoola might just be a serial killer.
I’m a hairy lady. Always have been. I was born covered in a light feathery down that made my cheeks soft to touch. I was that peachy fuzz ball baby - cute on a kid, a bit annoying on a 33 year old.
I love a good spin class. It’s the only form of exercise that has me excited before I even get to the studio. The one thing that gets me out of bed before 6am (apart from a flight). And for sure the most consistent single workout I’ve done over the past few years. When you combine this with my love of US reality TV you can imagine my giddy joy when SoulCycle announced their first London studio.
I tend to find myself at this event every year – whether planned or not. I’ve stumbled across it after lunch with friends, raced there last minute after seeing things popping on insta, or like this year used it as a reason to venture out after a long weekend of homely solitude.
Hailed as Baldwin’s greatest masterpiece, I was determined to read this book before watching the film. This is by first book by Baldwin I’ve read, the first book in which he focused on Black Love and his first and only story to be narrated by a woman.