Something to look forward to in January: Pretend It’s a City on Netflix, a film series about the evolution of New York City over the past several decades, narrated by my favourite New Yorker, Fran Lebowitz with Martin Scorsese. Mark your calendar for January 8th.
UPDATE: OK I’ve started watching and if you rate Fran, you’ll love it. I didn’t realise it’s a series! Martin Scorsese is very sweet, chuckling at Fran’s rants
WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGE: Fran Lebowitz / Pretend It’s a City
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Have I ever posted a timely gift guide? Never, I always leave them way too late! But I do have a few house-y, DIY and arty recommendations that have come my way, so consider this a nesting guide of sorts instead. Things to buy as gifts, or self-gifts, or just to inspire you for the New Year. (To shop the post, scroll to the end. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links.) (more…)
If there’s one thing this year has proved, it’s the importance of the human touch. Not being able to hug, enjoy a massage or simply shake hands has been, for many, beyond brutal. And for good reason. Skin-on-skin contact is scientifically proven to boost our emotions, releasing powerful feel-good hormones. According to Tiffany Field of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami, so-called ‘skin hunger’ actually weakens our immune systems, effectively allowing the stress hormone cortisol to run riot.
The next best thing then, according to Field, might be self-administered touch. (more…)