If you haven't realised it by now, life is freaking tough and that was just January, so here's how I've been tackling February:
Hit up an exhibition (Or two, or seven)
I just got back from the Picasso and Paper exhibition at the RA which was jam packed with amazing paintings and beautiful collages by the main man, which reiterated my opinion that you can never go wrong with a man who wears stripes. As ever I'm already thinking about my next one, with a trip to the Now Gallery to see Emmanuelle Moureaux's "Slices of Time" being on the cards as well as the Andy Warhol exhibition at Tate Modern in March. A little closer to home for us Colcestrians is Anthony Gormeley's "Field For The British Isles" at FirstSite. How often have you ventured to this golden, some may say eyesore, right on your doorstep? Probably not as often as you should, so venture forth as it's a real treat to have such an established artist in our midst - plus it's free entry so there's really no need for us to not take full advantage.
Reading Everything in Sight
As previously mentioned in last month's piece I'm striving to read more. I'm in such a reading frenzy at the moment I can't get enough. I'm currently on number 7 of 2020 - yes I'm instilling an element of competition to even the most solitary of activities - which is Calypso by David Sedaris. It's a collection of essays in which Davis Sedaris sees the beauty and hilarity in the everyday monotony. It's absolutely hilarious and sad and heartwarming at the same time so well worth a read. I'm always here for any book recommendations or ones to avoid - like Moby Dick, you can skip right to the spark notes on that one. Reading always puts me in a really positive and creative headspace, plus it's a great way to relax after all those exhibitions I know you're running to!
Planning my Spring Wardrobe
I am fully bored of jumpers, scarves, and most of all.....tights. I can't wait to be rid of them all, unless of course they're fishnets which I will still be cracking out way in to those Summer months. I'm not a seasonal dresser with separate wardrobes for the seasons so it's nice to plan outfits that aren't weighed down by numerous layers and frostbite. I'm longing for denim jackets over mini dresses and swapping out scarves and cosy nights in for sunglasses and beer gardens. So I may be getting slightly ahead of myself but a short sleeved leopard print tucked in to some Levi's is ALL I can think about right now.