Reason #1001 why I love London: Colourful Characters

Reason #1001 why I love London Anybody can be whoever they want. I saw this colourful chap and his bike on Oxford Street and asked him if he was dressed up for a special occasion. He replied “no, just because” and smiled. I dig that. You can read more about him here.  (He lives in Tooting and calls himself James Bond  – I spotted him on … Continue reading Reason #1001 why I love London: Colourful Characters

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THANK YOU! TOP 10 POSTS OF 2013

I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who reads Wonderlusting. I truly appreciate every view, like and comment! Here’s a run down of the Top 10 Most Read Posts of 2013: First Impressions: Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Makeup Collection at Selfridges Vaishaly Cleansing Balm Review – post traumatic cleanser disorder! Well Hello! The Mentalist Simon Baker is Face of New Givenchy Fragrance Beauty News: Iman … Continue reading THANK YOU! TOP 10 POSTS OF 2013

The World According To Liz Jones In Therapy At The Other Club

Liz Jones is arguably the UK’s most famous female columnist, renowned for her confessional often controversial style. I’m not a regular reader of her column though when I do she generally elicits an eye roll reaction from me. However I like to hear things from the horse’s mouth and make my own mind up so when the chance came up recently to hear Liz Jones … Continue reading The World According To Liz Jones In Therapy At The Other Club

Wonder All Around: Lewisham Can Do Lovely Too

Lewisham was recently declared the least peaceful place in the whole of the UK with a homicide rate nearly twice the national average in 2012. When I recently asked on twitter for recommendations for a nice coffee shop in Lewisham, I got plenty of responses of the “flee now” variety and not one single positive comment! Poor Lewisham, I don’t think it is the armpit of … Continue reading Wonder All Around: Lewisham Can Do Lovely Too

The Fantabulous Joan Collins: Barefaced Beauty To Glamazon

I do think Joan Collins is rather fantabulous. Here she is in a video from early 80s giving today’s beauty vloggers a run for their money. She’s au natural doing a makeup tutorial with Michael Parkinson. Isn’t she just gorgeous without loads of slap? She must have been in her late 40s and her skin and bone structure look amazing. Thanks to makeup maestro Lisa Eldridge … Continue reading The Fantabulous Joan Collins: Barefaced Beauty To Glamazon

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New Book: Obama & Me ~ The Incredible True Story of a YouTube Sensation

As Barack Obama gets sworn in for his second term as the 44th President of the United States, it’s easy to forget the heady days before he was first elected.  A new book ‘Obama & Me’ , a rollicking read and warts and all tale of Brummie journalist, Adam Smith aka Steve Zacharanda, who travelled to Miami to volunteer for Obama in 2008. Along the way he … Continue reading New Book: Obama & Me ~ The Incredible True Story of a YouTube Sensation

Radi-Aid: Africa for Norway

Created by Norwegian students, this is one of the best things I have ever seen. Watch, laugh and ponder. It leads on from my recent musings on twitter about this One Laptop Per Child story which I thought though well intentioned was somewhat patronising.  Ethiopia is home to some of the oldest manuscripts in the world so I find it hard to believe the children had … Continue reading Radi-Aid: Africa for Norway

Skulls, skulls, skulls: style trick or treat?

Way before Halloween and the ghoulish decorations took over the shops I’d noticed how ubiquitous skulls have become. Once the preserve of Goths, bikers and cults, skulls are now so mainstream that M&S and BabyGap have children’s clothing and shoes covered in them.  It seems we just can’t get enough of skulls. Browsing the High Street, you’ll find a plethora of skull plastered products.  I’ve … Continue reading Skulls, skulls, skulls: style trick or treat?