Break-ups, Features, Netflix and chill

The Twilight saga: setting women back 50 years

Happy 10th anniversary, Twilight! Ten years ago this week – on my birthday no less – the first instalment of the Twilight Saga hit theatres. Adapted from Stephanie Meyer’s four part series of novels, it has been said- although denied by Meyer – to be a religious allegory for a God is my boyfriend, absence only lifestyle. That should have told us all we needed to know about the series’ values, but we were too captivated by the sparkle to listen. 

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Break-ups, Relationships, Sex and the City

Carrie Bradshaw has a Big problem

Regular readers will know that one of our favourite topics of all time is Sex & the City. And why not? It’s only the greatest (and most relevant) television series in existence. It also just came to my attention that this week is the 20th anniversary of the series premiere. And yet, it remains as relevant in 2018 as it was in 2008.

Years ahead of its time, it offers dozens of sex and dating life lessons all under the guise of “research” for Carrie’s weekly New York Star column. Those brunches, random interviews with her extended social circle and legendary vox pops (RIP) create a multi-layered thesis style plot turning each character’s life into a modern-day anthropological diorama of sorts.

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Break-ups, Consent, Dating

My pettiness knows no bounds

It was a nice long weekend. Should have rained the whole time. Didn’t.

In other news, I’m moving. My studio’s rent is going up to a rate that I just can no longer justify. Saw a few one beds. Committed to a very central one for the same rate my current studio is. The only down side is I lose my roof garden and private gym access.

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Break-ups, Dating

Intuitive or downright cray?

This is one of the first posts I’m going to write without a neat and tidy ending.

I’ve been dating a wonderful guy for about two months now. He’s perhaps one of the most delightful people I’ve ever come across. He’s sensitive, warm and is genuinely into me. Regularly, he casually drops into conversation the features he adores about me.

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Break-ups, Dating, Relationships, Sex and the City

The Post-it Always Sticks Twice

Coco here. I thought I’d share one of my favourite scenes in Sex and the City, because why not? In this very realistic scene (NOT sarcasm) Carrie runs into Berger’s friends at Bed right after their infamous break-up via Post-it. That’s all I’ll say for now. Having been broken up with over email in my early 20s, I’ll be the first to admit I can relate. At least she looked amazing in this scene.