Julia Gillard: An exclusive interview


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Last week I interviewed Julia Gillard, the former Prime Minister of Australia. Gillard is the first woman to hold the position, and returned to her birth country of Wales for a special lecture at the National Assembly for Wales.

In my exclusive interview, I spoke to Gillard about leadership, women in public life and how the symbolism of a female US President would change the world. You can watch my interview here.

You will all probably remember the now famous speech that Gillard delivered in the Australian Parliament calling out sexism against her and other women. It's powerful stuff and well worth another watch!

White House Week


For me, the most exciting White House news this week was... photos are now allowed on all White House tours!!! Thanks Michelle Obama for reversing this 40yr old rule!

The Magical World of Harry Potter


Earlier this week I took a trip to London to visit the Warner Bros Studios and the magical world of Harry Potter! It was certainly worth the 2.5 hour journey and was pretty much a look back at one of the highlights of my childhood.

Top tips for your visit:

  • get there early for when it opens or two hours before it closes.
  • fun to try Butterbeer but really not worth the price. (£4 for a small cup, and £5 for an ice cream!)
  • if you are hitting the gift shop, pick a budget and stick to it. Some of the items are quite pricey.

Check out some of my photos below.

The amazing model of Hogwarts- it fills a whole room!

The super fun Diagon Alley.

Professor McGonagall and Dumbledore costumes.

Harry and the gang.

A sea of pink.

The stunning glass drinks table from the Winter Ball.

At the gates of Hogwarts!

June through Instagram


Rediscovering old favourites (like these espadrilles!) | Pretty poppies | Dior and I | Some new Decleor  goodies | Embracing 1920s chic with Phryne Fisher | Rocking my NATO hat | Perfecting my eye game thanks Eyeko | Leopard print J.Crew pumps for a black tie function | Finally watching Happy Valley

Track with Tile


If like me, you're prone to losing things, then Tile is for you. The office keys are something which I usually misplace (the curse of changing handbags) and there is always a mad panic when I need to be out the door, but the keys are nowhere to be found!

Tile is perfect for this situation. Tile is building the largest community of people united in helping each other find their most important things. Tile is made up of three core components- a physical Tile, an app and the community.

Simply attach your Tile to your most important item that you don't want to lose, and download the app to sync. Tile is a Bluetooth Low Energy device, and if you are not in the range of Bluetooth when searching for your item, Tile uses the connection of neighbouring iPhones running the app to cast a wider search net. Pretty awesome!

Find out more about Tile below! You can also have fun by looking at the #TiledIt hashtag on all the social media platforms.

Thanks to Tile for sending me a device to test. All opinions are my own.

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