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Further Ado is a blog about living well and pursuing passions, with segues into culture, fashion,.. lifestyle, literature and travel, as well as select bits and pieces from my life.

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  • Role Model of the Week: Dolly Parton
    on Nov 23, 2009 in Uncategorized
    When we were younger there were our older sisters, Disney stars and fairytale princesses. But who do we look up to now that we’ve grown up? Eschewing the drugged-out celebrities and philandering politicians, each week we seek someone who inspir...
  • Sunday Segues
    on Nov 23, 2009 in Uncategorized
    Uh-oh, it’s Monday! Please excuse my tardiness, I’ve been having internet issues. Currently at McDonald’s so I can use their free wireless: that’s dedication! Threadbared’s ruminations on the fashion blog, in a three-part se...
  • The benefits of language barriers
    on Nov 21, 2009 in Uncategorized
    (Photo by Curious Expeditions) I’ve had plenty of people say to me, “Oh, I’d love to move France/Spain/Indonesia/wherever, but I don’t speak enough French/Spanish/Indonesian.” I understand where they’re coming from...
  • Links à la Mode: The IFB Weekly Roundup
    on Nov 20, 2009 in Uncategorized
    Food for Thought Edited by Ashe Mischief This is my first time editing since I wrote Good Cop/Bad Cop: Participating in Links a la Mode. Thank you all so much for making this my most pleasurable experience in editing yet! I’m not sure if it’s bec...
  • Music man
    on Nov 19, 2009 in Uncategorized
    Some music for you to enjoy! The track list: Carries On – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Syvlia – The Antlers Intro – The XX Dear God – Monsters of Folk Bookends – Simon & Garfunkel Pitseleh – Elliot Smit...
  • Witerary Wednesdays: History of Love
    on Nov 18, 2009 in Uncategorized
    Nicole Krauss’s novel History of Love is an anatomy of loneliness, and a compendium of hope. Leo Gursky is an invisible man, elderly and despairing. His son, a famous writer, knows nothing of his existence, much to Gursky’s desolation. He has wor...
  • Zine Scene: 5 great online fashion mags
    on Nov 17, 2009 in Uncategorized
    2009 has been a tough year for the magazine industry. Circulation is downat many major publications, advertisers are jumping ship, several titles have been cut loose, and heads have been rolling at Condé Nast. Magazines are by no means ‘over&#...
  • Role model of the week: Carmen Rodi
    on Nov 16, 2009 in Uncategorized
    When we were younger there were our older sisters, Disney stars and fairytale princesses. But who do we look up to now that we’ve grown up? Eschewing the drugged-out celebrities and philandering politicians, each week we seek someone who inspir...
  • Sunday Segues
    on Nov 15, 2009 in Uncategorized
    When you think about it, the noughties has been a decade of “cute”: cute popstars, cute fashions (babydoll dresses, for example) and, of course, cute internet memes. Vanity Fair explores this phenomenon. I’m super-paranoid that one...
  • Recently in real life: Berlin
    on Nov 13, 2009 in Uncategorized
    So, why was I in Berlin? To do this story on the 20th anniversary on the fall of the Berlin wall. Click that link, watch the video, hear my voice! Most of my time was spent working – recording, interviewing. The best part was working with my...
  • Witerary Wednesdays: The Time Traveller’s Wife
    on Nov 11, 2009 in Uncategorized
    There are some books that I just resist reading. No matter how many people tell me, “Oh, you’ll love it, you’ve got to read it!” I always find some excuse. When it comes down to it, I’m probably just being stubborn becau...
  • A reminder
    on Nov 10, 2009 in Uncategorized
    may my heart always be open to little birds who are the secrets of living whatever they sing is better than to know and if men should not hear them men are old may my mind stroll about hungry and fearless and thirsty and supple and even if it’s...
  • Interview with musician, Laura Imbruglia
    on Nov 9, 2009 in Uncategorized
    Indie rock musician Laura Imbruglia charmed us with her laundry fantasies with her single My Dream of  A Magical Washing Machine and introduced us to her ‘crying disease’ and witty word-play with her self-titled debut album of 2006. Sinc...
  • Links à la Mode : The IFB Weekly Roundup
    on Nov 8, 2009 in Uncategorized
    Go Fashion Bloggers, Go! Edited by Debutante Clothing As more and more print magazines fold, bloggers seem to be growing in professionalism and media legitimacy. When bloggers such as Previously Owned and kaKofonie Of si(gh)lenS can get the scoop on...
  • Sunday Segues
    on Nov 8, 2009 in Uncategorized
    Hey there! Looking for something to do? Procrastinating, perhaps? Well, I am too. Check out these links! Photographers talk about the toughest shot they ever took. Would you butcher your own meat? These New Yorkers did. The InterChange Desk is a rep...
  • Work it: Caitlin Shearer
    on Nov 6, 2009 in Uncategorized
    Caitlin Shearer started selling her art out of necessity: high school had ended, and it was time to make some money. “I needed to earn some sort of income. Probably quite naively, I chose painting over working at a supermarket,” the Sydney-sider...
  • Recently in real life: Geneva, Grenoble
    on Nov 5, 2009 in Uncategorized
    The day I posted my review of The Alchemist, I went to Mango – where I discovered they had brought out Paulo Coelho t-shirts. Ha! My parents and I went to Geneva. I have to say, one of the great things about being in Europe is that you can ju...
  • Witerary Wednesdays: When You Are Engulfed in Flames
    on Nov 4, 2009 in Uncategorized
    The best sort of humour is often the type that provokes a knowing chuckle, an “I’ve been there too!” smile of acknowledgement. It’s relate-able, if a little outrageous. David Sedaris lives in Paris, makes his living as an author, and has a fa...
  • Architectural Dressing“Good architecture is like a piece of beautifully composed music crystallized in space that elevates our spirits beyond the limitation of time.” – Tao Ho. Is the same not true of fashion? Its transformative powers propel themselves...
  • Sunday Segues
    on Nov 1, 2009 in Uncategorized
    I don’t think I’d really be so inclined to eat cake if it looked like it was going to eat me first… (Via cakeland) A beautiful and heart-breaking photo essay documents life in the Pine Ridge reservation, South Dakota. “The Don...