This week, I’m into:

 

Tatty Devine Name Necklaces

I’ve just ordered my first Tatty Devine Name Necklace (hugely discounted and a happy new job gift to myself) – it says Riot Grrrl*, naturally.

Screw names though – now I want one for absolutely every word I love, like coquettish, undulate and voluptuous. Somebody stop me.

The Poison Tree

I’m only 140 pages in but so far so good. I’ve been hearing about Erin Kelly’s He Said/She Said a lot but it was listening to an episode of Hello Friend featuring Alice Slater that got me to purchase this book. Book Expert (and babe) Alice said this was her favourite and I’m nothing if not suggestible.

So far everything is just hinted at and I haven’t got to the crux of the story but it’s about obsession, friendship and horrible acts. What more do you want?

I follow both Alice and HF’s Bethany on Twitter (go find them) and really recommend the podcast too. (I’m in the middle of a What I’m Listening To post featuring HF so more on that soon).

Spider-man: Homecoming

Hands down the best movie to come out of the Marvel Universe to date. I had doubts but was assured it would have a different tone, something a little John Hughes-like and that was pretty accurate.

No origin this time just a lot of humour, a strong and likeable Spidey and a believable teen experience. Stand outs: Michael Keaton’s Vulture, BFF Ned and a very cool Zendaya. Love love love. So much we’re seeing it again on Sunday.

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The Theatre Royal, Brighton

New work invited me to join them on a behind-the-scenes tour of Brighton’s Theatre Royal this week and I can safely it’s one of the coolest things I’ve ever done. Not only is the building Grade II listed and breathtakingly beautiful – it’s also rumoured to be haunted by one of its former managers, The Grey Lady.

Backstage we got to hang out in the dressing rooms, where Marlene Fucking Dietrich once prepared for a performance and nose around in all the nooks and crannies. I feel unbelievably lucky to have been part of it. Next time I’m taking my mother.

*Not my real name. Shhhhh!

What are you digging this week?