With the holidays now in full swing—it’s the perfect opportunity to pop your feet up and catch up on a spot of reading.
But if you have a stack of books, articles and blogs bookmarked—and no idea where to start—we’ve curated the ultimate summer good reads guide for you to get stuck into. We’ve also included a few of our fave podcasts for you to enjoy, because sometimes, even reading can feel a little too strenuous...
For the beauty lover
We couldn’t do a round-up without including our very own platform! Featuring articles that explore everything from how to get the perfect sunless tan, to the benefits of hyaluronic acid and how to read an ingredients label—it’s a treasure trove of natural beauty, tips and tricks.
As an interactive digital magazine dedicated solely to beauty, Gritty Pretty publishes quarterly and features up-to-date industry news, as well as the latest trends and how-tos. We love that given it’s paperless, it’s sustainable too!
Glow Journal & Podcast
Founded by Gemma Watts, Glow Journal features the very best in beauty from around the globe—and since launching her podcast by the same name in 2018, her brand has developed somewhat of a cult following! Featuring interviews with some of the world’s leading beauty pioneers, as well as info on the very best products to stock your beauty cabinet with, Watts undoubtedly has her finger on the beauty pulse.
For the foodie
If you’re gluten or FODMAP-free, bookmark this blog immediately. Not only is it an endless archive of delicious dishes, but the food styling and photography is also something to be celebrated. We recommend starting with the Gluten-free Lemon Drizzle Cake...
If you’re looking for a lighthearted podcast that takes dinner table chat to the next level, then this will undoubtedly be your jam! Featuring some very fancy dinner guests—including Nigella Lawson, Dawn French and Twiggy—Jessie Ware and her lovely Mum will make you feel right at home. Perfect poolside listening!
For the lifestyle guru
As the most famous lifestyle brand in the world, Goop is a well-curated catalogue of content that covers everything from food to fashion, beauty and travel. Famous for bringing some of the latest—and at times, loopiest— trends to our attention, it will provide an endless supply of content to get stuck into over the holidays. And—in case you missed it—this year, Goop landed on our screens, too. Make sure you check out The Goop Lab on Netflix next time a rainy day strikes!
Co-founded by two Aussie journalists, Primer is a sophisticated, on-trend lifestyle platform that delivers high-quality journalism that focuses on bringing women’s voices to light. From fashion editorials (shot on real women!) to features on social change and current affairs pieces—it’s a wonderfully curated collection of content.
Hosted by UK broadcaster, Fearne Cotton, the Happy Place podcast explores how to find your inner happiness through insightful interviews with some of the world’s most inspiring individuals. If you’re looking for an easy listen over the holidays, Fearne’s wonderful conversational style will certainly appeal.