Each month I’ll share with you a list of my favourite things, enjoy! xx

December


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Listening to

‘Hey, Girl.’ is a self-care centred podcast presented by Alex Elle. Each episode she sits down with a fantastic wellness expert offering life advice through story telling and sisterhood. Alex’s delivery is both insightful and soothing. I highly recommend you get involved in this one! Listen Here

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Reading

The ‘Forever first lady’ of the United States has released her second book. An autobiographical masterpiece. Full of honesty, openness and vulnerability. A book i shall pass down and around my circle of phenomenal women. My husband bought this for me the moment it came out, and this is why he is bae lol xx

Get your copy of ‘becoming’ here.

Watching

So, i must be honest, at the time of writing this, i hadn’t watched the movie. But this film has received rave reviews, and stars not only my cousin (in my head) the formidable Viola Davis, but also two of our very own superstars, Ms Cynthia Erivo and Daniel Kaluuya. I can’t wait to go and see this, it’s out now at ALL major cinemas!

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Visiting

December is the time of year when Birmingham kicks off the festive season with the opening of it’s German Christmas Market. Here you’ll find delightful treats, handmade gifts and the most gorgeously kitsch decor. Every year our family wraps up and takes the delightful journey through the centre of birmingham. For more details click here.

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Eating

I’m not sure if it’s all the sushi i wasn’t allowed to eat this time last year, but currently i am obsessed! We have a Wasabi in Birmingham’s Grand central train station, and i find it almost impossible to pass by without picking up a sushi platter called the Harmony set. Delicious doesn’t even begin to cut it! M&S also stock the set in their food hall, try it out here.

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Wearing

So, this coat is not for the shy or faint hearted. Now while i’m used to being stopped in the street, i have never worn an item of clothing that has gained so much attention. This embellished coat from River Island - Yes, River Island, has the looks of a designer statement piece. And make a statement it most certainly does! This coat is so much more than just a pretty face, for these chilly evenings that are slowly but surely coming in, this coat is perfect…feels like being wrapped in a duvet! Worth every penny! Get yours here.

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Following

My daughters and i literally squealed with delight when we came across Cherelle’s gorgeous cards in Paperchase a few weeks ago. Her self-designed cards emblazoned with relatable art from natural hair to jollof rice. We then had the pleasure of bumping into Cherelle at this years BlackGirlFest, and even more squealing ensued.Her cards are funny, relatable and so necessary. Follow @KitschNoir to keep up with the exciting products she has coming!

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Creating

I have a tattoo on my arm with the words “Magic Girlz” , this is how i’ve always described my daughters and the title has always applied. I was so proud of them when they came to me with a business idea, and i have put everything into helping them to make it happen! Subscribers will know about the launch from the newsletter you will have received. It’s been a lot, but i’ve loved every step of working with them on this, and helping them to turn their ideas into reality. Click on the Magic Girlz page for more.

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Celebrating

I am absolutely celebrating my magic girlz. I’m incredibly proud of them and their business launch and will continue to do everything i can to help them with it! My Magic Girlz are about to take over the world!! 💛💛