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What we’re listening to, reading and doing at LRPR during lockdown...

Updated: Apr 30

It's been a strange few weeks to say the least. Who'd have thought that a trip to the supermarket would suddenly become the highlight of our week - an opportunity to roam the aisles (6ft from other customers, of course) donning our best clothes and the only day of the week we actually apply make-up?


Working from the kitchen table has become the new normal, homeschooling is being attempted up and down the country (parents, we salute you), and if you haven't made banana bread or sourdough yet, you are in the minority.


Most of us have found ourselves with more spare time than usual as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, which has given us a rare opportunity to really indulge in some self-care.



It's certainly made us at LRPR realise that we just don't switch off enough, no matter what that might mean. Whether it be taking a bath, reading a book or going for a walk, these trivial activities have become so important to us these past few weeks - partly because there actually is nothing else to to - partly because these are the things that we enjoy the most, they relax us and keep us sane. Once lockdown has been lifted, we're definitely going to be incorporating more downtime into our schedules.


Some of us are learning a new language, some of us are staying in our dressing gowns all day (only to be removed for Zoom calls), some are ploughing through books at an alarming rate and some are binge-watching Tiger King on Netflix. Whichever way you're coping and however you are filling your days, don't feel guilty. It's not often we can say we survived a global pandemic.


Here's what we've been getting up to at LRPR in our downtime...


The media we’re consuming:


It’s easier than ever to get your hands on the latest magazines (without even stepping out the front door!) thanks to Readly. At LRPR we’ve been using Readly for years - it’s user-friendly and easy to navigate, not to mention it has hundreds of publications right at your fingertips including Harper’s Bazaar, Livingetc and Stylist.


Source: TechRadar

Conde Nast has made its current print editions free to access digitally including Conde Nast Traveller, House and Garden, Tatler and Vogue.


Source: Condé Nast

Country & Town House has a new newsletter with positive and uplifting news stories amidst the coronavirus pandemic reporting for some light relief and hope for brighter times to come.


Sheerluxe - The Brief is keeping us up-to-date with all the daily news.

LuxeMail by Sheerluxe is providing a much needed distraction and a sense of normalcy in the form of some serious fashion and interior inspo.


Podcasts we’re listening to:


Well Far: The Running Blog with Amy Lane


The High Low with Dolly Alderton and Pandora Sykes


The Great Indoors with Kate Watson-Smyth and Sophie Robinson


Working from Home with Stylist


Source: Stylist

What we’re watching:


Unorthodox on Netflix

Liar on ITV Hub

The Nest on BBC Iplayer

Normal People on BBC Iplayer

Race Around The World on BBC Iplayer


Books we're reading:


Adults by Emma Jane Unsworth

Educated by Tara Westover

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Read

I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron

The Tattooist of Auchwitz by Heather Morris



How we’re keeping fit:


The Sculpt Society by Megan Roup: this subscription-based workout method helps to lengthen and strengthen your entire body in under an hour by combining dance cardio and sculpting routines that are accessible to all skill levels.


F45 Training: our local F45 studio has been running classes via Zoom twice per day, for free of charge. 45 minutes of HIIT or strength training sees you burning up to 750 calories per session. It's pretty brutal.


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