The April Almanac.



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The shirt I am wearing is from Eileen Fisher. My nails are Intensae in the colour Jungle. I have a video coming up in which I walk through this makeup but until then the lip colour in this video is ColourPop's Lumière.

The music that opens the video is "Comme une maison vide" by Julsy. Her stuff is all as gorgeous as this and more. I also used a song of hers, "Ze Rest Of Uz", in my Norway video. Listening to it chokes me up every time because I'm sensitive af. Support her on Bandcamp; the world needs more dreamy albums from this artist.

The golden group chat is made up of Emily, Lex, rhr and Sa-nay-nay. These girls convinced me to go to Amsterdam, and I am so glad they did. I'm so happy I got to see Sanne speak on her panels (*proud mother duck*), be in the same room with Rosianna even though she was a working whirlwind. Lex took me to my bus stop to get to the airport because she is a total gentleman. And Emily is getting as difficult to pin down as Rosianna these days so I was so so happy to have someone to gush to about how much we were falling for Amsterdam. Seriously though, I might like Amsterdam more than London now HELP???

If you ever go to Amsterdam – or the Netherlands at all – you have to hit up a Bagels & Beans for food and order their Warme Chocomelt. I'm a bit annoyed because I thought I had taken a full video of me stirring the chocolate chips into the milk. But I have a sneaking suspicion that I did this on Snapchat, which HELLO deletes the video after 24 hours. Snapchat has claimed a lot of the things I thought I had filmed. Thanks Obama.

I am well and truly obsessed with the podcast Call Your Girlfriend. The episode that I mention is their interview with Huma Abedin. I feel so much smarter, and at the same time feel like I need to know more listening to this podcast. Ugh, it's so good. Just listen to it already. Honourable mentions go out to S-Town which I assume you've already listened to, Dear Hank & John – ditto, and Make Out With Him.

"The boob dress" might arguably my garment of the year because it has made many outings since I purchased it in November. It is the REFORMATION Blaise dress that I got at their London pop up store. This picture that I love was taken on the day I bought it. Getting this dress has also gotten me well acquainted with boob tape and sticky boobs. Whodathunkit.

Person: Arden Rose, cheers for making me feel old and creepy. @planetalex_ keeping tumblr alive, but on Twitter. Does anyone use tumblr anymore?! RIP

L'objet: Which is object in French because I am fancy, okay? My glass KeepCup is the 12oz size.

Reading Material: Inferior by Angela Saini. How Science Got Women Wrong—and the New Research That's Rewriting the Story. It's out at the end of May in the UK.

Back in action: The stickers that are on my Oyster card are from Fran.

Watching: Atlanta (2016)— don't read about it. JUST WATCH. It's on FX in the US and Sky Go has it in the UK. Magnolia (1999). Also don't look up or read ANYTHING about this film before you watch it. It has earned itself a spot as one of my top favourite films and that should be enough for you. Boogie Nights (1997) is also great and weirded me out at how attracted I am to young Mark Wahlberg. Forgive me. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) for comfort or mindless background chatter.

Almost all the text in this video I hand-wrote. It didn't take too long but it can be fiddly as I used my phone. I used the app Procreate and followed this guide from Hey Claire.

I'm pretty bummed that I forgot to talk about what I've been listening to in April in the video. So I've made an April playlist. It's on Apple Music so apologies as I know that will suck for most of you. Basically all you need to take away from it is listen to Aimee Mann's new album Mental Illness. On repeat. For all of May.

Camera: Emily shot this for me using the Canon C300 using 24mm lens.

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