Author Aesthetic: Emily Brontë

Author Aesthetic: Emily Brontë

Welcome to a new series to my blog: Author Aesthetic. If you’re subscribed to my newsletter, you’ll know I’ve been recently intrigued by the Brontë sisters — more specifically, Emily. Since there’s not much out there about the Brontë sisters because of their early deaths, I became more curious about their personalities and what they were really like, considering the novels and poems they produced. Then I thought: I wonder what they would be like if they were alive now. I wonder what any author who isn’t alive now would be like. So I thought it would be fun/interesting to research each author to get a better grasp on how their personalities and interests would translate today. This is all just for fun and to occupy my curious mind. Hope you enjoy this new series!

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Guide to Cairns: Cozy Cafés

Guide to Cairns: Cozy Cafés

There’s something about going to a café just to get out of the house and work on a few things on your laptop or read a book or just have a casual catch-up over a cup of coffee with a friend. But I find that there are so many cafes in Cairns that are packed with groups of people having brunch — loud talking, a lineup at the front with people waiting to be seated, and feeling that as soon as you finish your meal the waitress is just waiting for you to leave so that the next people can be seated. Rush rush rush. There’s certainly a time and a place for that, but when you’re in a new area, it’s difficult to know what the ~vibe~ of the cafe down the street is going to be like. There’s nothing more awkward than sitting down, ordering only a cup of coffee when the waitress just gave you an extensive brunch menu, and then feeling like you’re overstaying your welcome. So to save you the embarrassment and awkward eye contact with the staff, here’s a brief list of a few cafés I’ve visited where I would feel comfortable only ordering a single cup of coffee and staying for a while.

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Guide To Cairns: Vintage/Secondhand Shopping

Guide To Cairns: Vintage/Secondhand Shopping

Since moving to Cairns, QLD, Australia in April, I’ve been slowly exploring the area and finding different activities that interest me. Cairns is definitely more suited for the outdoorsy/sporty type, of which I am not. I find more joy in artsy, musical, and creative things, which makes finding those things a little more difficult in an area like this. But I’m trying to see it more as a challenge. I also want to help others who are having the same struggle as me if they live in Cairns or visit or live in a similar area where they feel out of place.

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