• My hiking and wellness guide to Santa Monica and Venice Beach, LA This is part 2 in a series of three guides to the LA region. I’ve broken it up this way because each area is best done as a 4-6 day stint. Any less in an area and you get FOMO. Try to venture further afield than the one area and you get the LA Road more
  • The Sarah Wilson Toxin-Free Travel Beauty Kit Hello. Many of you have asked for me to put together a “best-of” the toxin-free beauty products that I pack when travelling into one easy kit. I generally do what I’m asked. And so… Before taking off last week, I teamed with Nourished Life to cobble together said kit. It’s the best stuff I’ve tried and tested more
  • The impossibility of being present (should we bother?) Says Soren Kierkegaard: “It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition, that it must be lived forwards.” This is, indeed, true. We are the only creatures that do this – live forwards, plunge into the future with an awareness of our inevitable finality. more
  • Bet you didn’t know your junk food was poisoning you quite like this… There’s a chemical clusterf*ck going on with your junk food that makes trans fats seem small fry. This, I believe, is the new frontier in getting aware of the God-awful way we go about eating. We now know about the toxic oil in our Nutella, the poison in our Diet Pepsi and the 50-odd ingredients in a single Macca’s milkshake.. But add this more
  • You know how I only put forward charity ideas when they’re really good…? Well, this one is a cracker from every angle. And it will solve your Mother’s Day situation. And do two lots of good. Read on… Some of you have been following my involvement with Two Good Co social enterprise. It work likes this: you buy one of their hearty soups or “jar salad” (in Summer) for more
  • We need to, collectively, stop the blame game This is a theme that’s been floating about the Zeitgeist. I’ve been speaking to a few people about it. I’ve been witnessing it in myself, and also witnessing it being directed at me (the two go together, the world being a self-reflecting beast ‘n’ all). My thinking is this. Life is getting bigger and faster more
  • So, everything is going to look very different… …because I’m finally updating this site. This home base will have a redesign. A tightening up. The daggy formatting and fonts will go. She’s having a haircut! It all kicks off next week. Meantime, here’s a few things I might share about sarahwilson.com, since you’re here. It’s prolly not news to you guys. Most of more
  • Loanwords make me excited I read recently about “loanwords”. These are words that English has “borrowed” mostly because there’s simply no English equivalent that can do such a beautiful, succinct, piquant job. What I liked in the article (a Scientific American read) was the explanation for why we get such a lovely feeling – a thrill – from stumbling more
  • I’m really sorry I hope this doesn’t inconvenience anyone, or perhaps I’m kidding myself to think it would. I won’t be posting for a while. My computer has died, I lost my phone, and my anxiety levels have peaked. And I’m having my first real holiday in seven years (in which I don’t have to finish a book, write more
  • 10 ways to do fashion sustainably, by a magazine editor My lovely friend Clare Press, Marie Claire Australia’s fashion editor-at-large, has written a book called Wardrobe Crisis. It’s about ethical fashion, which, Clare says we often treat as an oxymoron, like “diet butter” or “paid volunteer”. Clare raises stuff we need to know, like: conventional cotton farming accounts for 25 per cent of the world’s more