Monday, 20 August 2012

Favourite Non-Beauty Websites and Blogs

I LOVE finding new websites and blogs - and I read a lot of sites that have nothing to do with beauty.

Below are a few of my long-term faves alongside some newer finds that I would recommend if you're at all interested in that kind of thing... and please do leave some recommendations of your personal favourites in the comments. 

In no particular order they are...


Aran, a mother of two living in the USA makes the simplest foods look like they were sent from the Gods. Exquisite photography and beautiful food.

More beautiful pictures of gorgeous food - this one is a bit more how-to.

A new find - Polly is a two-time cancer survivor with a wealth of information on healthy living.

The complete antithesis to the sites above. For hardcore meat lovers only - vegetarians enter at your peril.


A bit of an obsession of mine - photography sites keep me engrossed for hours. 

Julie is a wedding and society photographer based in the States. Beautiful images caught with Julie's eye for detail. Warning: once you look at the slide shows in the side bar you'll be there all day.

Carlton is based in the North West and does portraits and weddings, having a particular gift for capturing children in the best possible way. He's also one of my oldest friends - we grew up together - no bias here though. Go see for yourself.

Ok for the most part I just don't 'do' fashion. Never have. Partly because none of the clothes fit me (5"11 with a long body/short leg ratio and a real sized bottom) and partly because most of the people I have met 'in fashion' are either up themselves, dull, on coke, or all three. 
Now that I've blown any chance of that Banana Republic deal with that sweeping generalisation - on to 4 sites that are none of the above.

Jaime and I met when we both spoke at the last TOWIB event and he is utterly charming. The politest person in the room, he gave a talk on photography and when you see his site you'll see why. A mixture of boys, girls and places - its eye-catching, never dull and certainly not up itself. :)

Tory has that Park Avenue Princess look down to a T - but her blog is a nice mixture of travel recommendations, style and entertaining.

I love Kate Spade. Our affair started with her stationary when I came across it years ago in NYC. Quirky and stylish, her blog - along with her Instagram - is always fun.

I love Garance's site. A mixture of beautiful pictures, illustrations and observations - it's easy on the eye and inspiring.

What are your faves??



    And my favourite...

    Thank you for your recommendations x

    1. Amazing! Already love The Burning House.

  2. Just became obsessed with
    Its beauty mostly nails but she's a scientist and breaks down exactly how all your products work. Equally informative and eye opening.

  3. Just became obsessed with
    Its beauty mostly nails but she's a scientist and breaks down exactly how all your products work. Equally informative and eye opening.

  4. I love Beautiful pictures of beautiful stuff: fashion, home decoration, art, jewelry, whatever. As long as it's purdy!

  5. Aww, I am smiling at this blog post! Thank you SO much for mentioning me and my blog. I am so happy you enjoy looking at it, and it really means a lot! *hugs* :]

  6. The Sartorialist
    Great photos of what people are wearing in daily life. The wearers are more interested in looking like themselves than trends or brands. Variety of ages, backgrounds and locations.

    Lisa Eldridge
    I find it relaxing to watch Lisa expertly apply make-up (something I can not do) while I am drinking coffee. Also very informative.

    Thanks for recommendations!

    1. Sorry. I noticed after posting that this is a list of NON-beauty blogs. Sloppy reading! I do find watching Lisa apply make-up similar to watching an artist paint though.

  7. My fav is A Cup Of Jo,
    Smitten Kitchen for foodie :D

    and for fashion

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