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The Friday Fun: 10 July 2015

Tomorrow, you get to be as rude as you like to your shrill alarm clock, because Saturday mornings are for lie-ins. Tomorrow, you get to forgo sensible clothes, and schlep around in those ratty trackpants you should really throw away, alternatively, finally have a reason to wear that dress that makes no real sense but was too pretty not to buy. Tomorrow, you get to forget the name of your boss, the password for your work computer, the 384 niggly little things on your To-Do List that never seem to get done. Tomorrow, you get to do whatever the hell you want to do, and then you get to do it all again, if you like, the day after. Because, dream weavers, tomorrow is Saturday, which comes after this beloved Friday. The weekend, therefore, has come so here are a few things to help you get into it. 1. This darkly thrilling music video- Rihanna’s Bitch Better Have My Money- to remind you that sometimes, you need to not give a f***. (Seriously, that’s it. …

The Friday Fun: 3 July 2015

Your feelings are your own, and you’ve a right to them. They are the most real thing in the world to you, more present and influential than the sun in the sky or the heavy feel of food in your tummy (although, one cannot deny the effect of these things on one’s feelings.) We here at miafarradaily respect your right to feel however the hell you want to feel, whenever the hell you want to feel it. We would never force you to be happy when you weren’t, or be offended by something you could care less about. We will never tell you to ‘cheer up!’. What we will do however, what you can count on, is this: Every Friday, we will give you a list of things to help you find joy. One or two suggestions for silliness, a couple of recommendations for revelry, a gentle push towards pleasure. Here’s today’s Friday Fun. 1. This nostalgia filled tribute to the glorious, uncomplicated music of Bad Boy. Complete with a classic pratfall by Diddy, and …

The Friday Fun: 19 June 2015

Guys, it’s here. Over 48 hours of uninterrupted no-work time. Nothing but you and whatever the hell you want to do. 4 hour manicure? Go for it. Back-to-back naps? Do you. Hiking? Yes. Marathon karaoke? YOLO. White tie banquet? We love it. Divorce celebration party? Carpe every available diem. Babysitting? Spread the love. Juice fasting? Eye of the tiger, baby. Excessive partying? Let it all hang out. We here at miafarradaily.com are 100 percent behind any and all weekend plans (except for weekend classes for professional courses which have to be the worst thing in existence). We salute you, merry-makers, however you choose to make your merry because we worship the liberty of the weekend and respect all who do the same. Here are few things to help you get into it: 1. This photo, because it’s a real thing and I have had it at almost every dinner party I have ever hosted. If you are having a dinner party this weekend, learn from me, and buy 3x as much wine as you think …

Mia’s Library: The Wideacre Trilogy and The Girl With All The Gifts

Sick as a dog all weekend, I managed to exceed my own PB for books read in a 48 hour period. Of that number, (11!) here are 4 I think you should add to your library. 1-3: The Wideacre Trilogy by Philippa Gregory. Book 1: Wideacre , Book 2: The Favoured Child, Book 3: Meridon These books are not new, and as such may already be familiar to some of you- I am sorry to be so late to the party. I however found them at the perfect time- they took me to a wonderfully juxtaposed world of pre-Industrial England, with attendant bucolic beauty, and intensely drawn malice, evil and madness. Wideacre is both the title of the first book and the focus of all three tales- a beautiful estate in Sussex owned by the ancient Lacey family. You meet Beatrice in book 1, a happy, headstrong, clever child so full of love for her father, the Squire, and Wideacre that she feels an almost metaphysical connection to home. Beatrice’s gender however works against her- …

The Friday Fun: June 12 2015

There’s no hard and fast rule that says that bad things can’t happen on a weekend. But in the same way we don’t dispute that most babies are born at night, or that most people named Alan are a bit odd, or that your luggage will never, ever be the first off the carousel after a long flight, we all know that most good things happen on Fridays, Saturdays and glorious Sunday afternoons. The weekend is here people, here are a few things to help you get into it. 1. This insanely good, mega-massive summer track by the Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face”. It’s got all the good bits of a classic Michael Jackson hit, with all the modern musical extras we’ve come to expect. There’s a huge trend for new-music-sounding-like-old-music which I am absolutely here for. This one is a great example and a surprising (but not unwelcome) departure from the Weeknd’s usual 200 minute long sexy-time odysseys. 2. This opportunity for endless belly-laughs, by way of (arguably) the best news story to ever …

FOR THE LOVE OF LABELS: The Chloe Drew

… if the Chloe Drew were a person, she’d be the girl you met at university whose beauty struck you immediately as indisputable but effortless. You’d have tried to hate her, because she scared you a little bit with her deceptively simple style and instant popularity, but eventually you realised that she was lovely, and steady, and true and you’d be silly to pass up on the chance to get to know her better. Eventually, you took the plunge and walked up to her and said hello; she smiled at you,  gave you half the cupcake she’d been having for lunch and said ‘Share the calories, share the love eh?’ with a twinkle in her eye and a rueful shrug. You’d known then and there that you’d never have to be formal or polite or considerate with her feelings- she’d let you be you, inspire you to be better, but she’d never ever stress you out. After a while, you two would become inseparable. She’d encourage you to disdain makeup on the weekends, but teach …