Tuesday, September 22, 2009

cellardoor magazine

Once upon a time there were 3 young girls - myself, Suze, and Jade - who had to make a magazine for a unit on their University course...
We came up with the idea of making a magazine that had the look and feel of a diary, with beautiful pictures, little doodles and content that would appeal to stylish, intelligent and confident young women.
It featured a mix of fashion, art, music, film and various other cultural events to keep the readers happy.
We decided to call it cellardoor, and the day that we pressed print and handed it in we were so proud.

Months later, and depressed about not going back to uni, we've decided to keep the magazine going by putting it online. We've received such lovely feedback and we can't wait to get out first issue online. Please take a look!

You can also follow us on twitter, or head to facebook and become a fan, or join our group.



Monday, September 21, 2009

She & Him

Miss Zooey Deschanel became a Mrs this weekend when she married Ben Gibbard, who is lead singer in Death Cab for Cutie, who incidentally have recently recorded "Meet Me On The Equinox" for the New Moon soundtrack (had to get that in somewhere!).
Zooey's one of my fave celebs. She's funny, cute and has the ability to have two credible and successful careers in music and acting. And not forgetting that she has a wardrobe I would die for! Definite girl crush.


Have The Time Of Your Life

I watched Dirty Dancing the other day as I was feeling a bit sad about the Patrick Swayze news. I totally forgot what a good film it is!
Johnny Castle was my ideal man once upon a time, and I remember being 9 years old and recreating the final dance with my best friend in the playground.
(DIRTY DANCING - I've Had The Time Of My Life video)
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I think everyone should watch it, ideally with a tub of Ben n Jerry's and some great friends. It really is the ultimate, feel-good chick flick!


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Glory Fades

Today I'm feeling very nostalgic. Everyone seems to be going back to uni, or starting it for the first time and it seems very wrong that I'm not.
I miss student life - the friends, the partying, the never really being lonely. Even actual university itself. There was always someone to talk to within a 5 minute radius and lots of good times to be had. I would do it all again in a heartbeat, and yet, I wouldn't.
It's time to grow up and move on, and while that's scary it's definitely the next step to take. I've got my whole life ahead of me, and I have no idea what I'm going to be doing in a month's time let alone another 3 years, and that's absolutely terrifying. But it's definitely a good thing.
I've been in education since I was 3 and a half (I started school early because I was a clever clogs). That's 18 years of education, of structure and not having to think too much about what I was doing. Now it's time to stand up on my own 2 feet. Granted at the moment I have no job, no money and I'm living in the middle of nowhere with my parents, but I have decided to think positive from now on.
I can use this time to think about what I want to do - to write, to read, to better myself. I've got the rest of my life to work, pay bills and stress about everything else.

Having said that, there needs to be more moments like these in my life right now...

Just sayin! xxx

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in posession of good fortune, must be in want of a wife...

...so where are these men?

I spent my whole day watching the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice today. That's right, another 6 hours of my life gone! But hey, what are Sundays for if not for lazing around watching DVDs? Ha! What is it about Jane Austen's leading men that can make you fall in love with them no matter what? I never saw the Colin Firth thing until he got out of that lake...

I must must must have a productive day tomorrow! I'm thinking I'll crack on with my book again. I've neglected it far too much recently. I am yet to find my Mr Darcy so I'll create one for a fictional version of me.


PS. Does anyone else get goosebumps/sometimes cry at X Factor?

Thursday, September 10, 2009


OK, so I get that I'm supposed to be kind of cool and mysterious on my blog, but I've never really been like that.
I figure I might as well talk about myself a bit, build up the character profile as it were.
I've recently finished university and desperately want to work in publishing. It's not looking too promising at the mo, but I'm thinking positive thoughts and hoping good things are coming my way.
I love nothing better than to read a good book, however some may frown upon my tastes of chick-lit, I really couldn't care. If I could meet Jane Austen it would be the most amazing thing. That woman has provided me with a lifetime's worth of reading and viewing pleasure. More recently I have become a TAD obsessed with the Twilight saga, which I am aware is very fourteen-year-old of me, but clearly I love a good romance, and Robert Pattinson isn't bad to look at either.

As well as reading I love writing. Until recently I'd gone a bit off track and had gotten a bit lazy but a few weeks ago I started writing a book, which I'm really excited about. Some friends have read a snippet and said some really lovely things which makes it all worthwhile.
I love great music, I love good films - much like any other person. I love going out dancing, I used do proper dancing all the time but oldness, lack of money and being massively unfit have all led to a decline in my career as a dancer! Pfft.
I have an addiction to celebrities, I like knowing useless facts that help me in nothing but quizzes. It gives me a sense of pride when someone asks "oh, what's she been in?" and I can tell them their name, roles they're well known for and any other celebrity they've ever been out with. Is that weird? Probably.
For this reason I find shows like The Hills massively addictive. These people actually WANT me to know everything about them. Awesome! I also fantasise about having Lauren Conrad's life and the biggest thing having to worry is about disliking my best friend's boyfriend (already been there, done that!)
I have a tendency to fantasise my life away, so I live in the future rather in the present which definitely isn't always a good thing. The plan is to soon be living in one of these...

I fear may be slightly deluding myself. Got to have something to keep me going though :) Me and my uni housemate have plans to win the lottery, buy some cats and live there happily ever after. Well not forever obviously, no one wants to be a cat lady.
I'm so thankful to know so many weird and wonderful people. I have the best friends I could ever ask for, and none of them are very alike. I think it's because I'm an eclectic person, which just by looking at my itunes you'd soon discover!
OK, I think I may have rambled on. I always thought I'd have nothing to say on a blog, but much like when I talk any thought that has entered my head has just popped out.
I think I'll leave it there for today...


A Whole New World

So it seems I am a massive late-comer to the world of blogging, but better late than never right?
It's about time I jotted my thoughts down rather than just rambling on to anyone who will listen. Please bare with me while I try and make the blog more me.
By tomorrow this page will look lovely and I'll try and come up with something remotely interesting to talk about! :)