DEFYNE: Dreams and their Aftershocks

Photo credit: Michael J. Needham Monday 6th March 2017 has been blocked out on my calendar since the end of last year. That’s when LSE Dance Club began preparing its annual dance show, conceptualising, schematising and planning the next big venture for our society. After a kickass show last year, all of us were eager … Continue reading DEFYNE: Dreams and their Aftershocks

BOPO: Modest Fashion

Fashion season is upon us. The first of the biannual fashion weeks to grace the streets of London this year, A/W 2017 has been fabulous, dahling. As usual, the big brands haven’t shied away from all things high-concept and artsy (see Molly Goddard’s tea party and Gareth Pugh’s gothic bunker for a taste of London Fashion Week extravagance). … Continue reading BOPO: Modest Fashion

WELLBEING: Self-lovin’ 101

Do you ever have those days when you feel worthless? When you feel repulsed by yourself and everything you do? Don’t worry: you’re not alone. From Winston Churchill to Abraham Lincoln, even the greats of history have had to face depression. Clinical depression may affect a small portion of the population, but for a lot of … Continue reading WELLBEING: Self-lovin’ 101

FOOD: #CookforSyria Experiments 2.0

My mum’s best friends came to stay last week. Whenever Susan and Helen come round, lovely people that they are, they always come baring baked goodies. Susan’s tiffin is renowned and Helen's flapjack mysteriously disappears as soon as it is unwrapped. Emboldened by the (near) success of my Syrian fatti dajaj, I volunteered to return … Continue reading FOOD: #CookforSyria Experiments 2.0

MUSIC: Tunes to Shake the January Blues

Every New Year’s Day, my mum takes down the Christmas decorations. She says it’s bad luck to keep them up any later but I suspect this ritual is more to do with reducing the amount of stuff that needs dusting. Usually nobody minds; squeezing past the Christmas tree, holding your breath for fear of knocking … Continue reading MUSIC: Tunes to Shake the January Blues

FOOD: #CookforSyria Experiments

Middle Eastern food has got to be my favourite cuisine. Subtle spices and sweet fruits, doughy breads and falafel, halva and labneh and moutabal...the flavours dance right off the tongue. Since visiting Jordan last year I’ve fallen in love with this style of cooking. I ate so well in the Hashemite Kingdom that I got … Continue reading FOOD: #CookforSyria Experiments