Greetings from London where the sun popped its head out for a few days of excitement. The mood in our adopted city and across the world continues to be uncertain and a little unsettling. I was looking for an antidote to my feelings and along came Michelle Obama with her fierce session on carpool karaoke and rousing speech at the Democratic National Convention.
Regardless of your politics it is wonderful to see women like Michelle Obama own and achieve leadership positions in some of the toughest jobs in the world. New British Prime Minister Theresa May and US Democratic Party candidate Hilary Clinton have a difficult road ahead but they are changing how women are perceived at the highest levels of government. This requires an incredible amount of passion and dedication and I applaud their resilience.
Women (and men) of the world, whatever your passions.. please enjoy these travel, art and culture links to reassure you that the world and its people are creating wonder and not just mischief.
Links + Loves – July 2016
London – street signs are a growing medium for clever street art
Santorini – a feast of options on where to stay for a dream trip to the most romantic Greek island
Be inspired – by the shimmering beauty of this art installation at Uluru in Australia’s red centre
Imagine – a year of living Danishly in the happiest country on earth – Denmark
Wear – a colourful collection by two Melbourne icons – fashion house Gorman and artist Mirka Mora
Read – The Man Booker prize long list for 2016 is out and includes J M Coetzee’s new book – hooray!
Treat – I have a long running obsession with portuguese tarts. This recipe looks easy and delicious
In case you missed .. my top posts in July
Coming up in August
Stay tuned on the blog and social channels for posts celebrating Italy. We are heading to the Italian lakes for a short break after attending a friend’s wedding in Switzerland. Exciting! I can always be persuaded to visit Italy.
Hope you all have some wonderful plans for the European summer or escaping the cold in the southern hemisphere
Thanks, as always, for reading