On top of writing about exciting London happenings, Rose's style is personable and often celebratory. She clearly enjoys life and seems to love sharing her joy with others. She takes fabulous photos of everything she blogs about - another great blogging habit! - and manages to make you drool with the rather up-close-and-personal shots of tasty food. Her selfies are also great fun and show off her natural beauty and sense of style, as well as her love for her dog Custard!
I've read a few derogatory comments and reviews about The Londoner, which have made me sad. They focus on why Rose can afford to do what she does, and complain about her ostensibly privileged background. I think this bothers me on a few levels, the first being the most simple: if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. Her blog is hardly hurting anyone, and you don't have to read it. Also, the presumption you know about somebody's life just because they choose to write about certain aspects of it is foolish. Finally, what does it matter if someone is, actually or apparently, more "privileged" than you are? In my humble opinion, they need to pop on some Rose-tinted spectacles and focus on the happy things that are in your life, rather than worrying about what you don't have.
If you need any further persuasion to check out Rose's blog, I encourage you to click on this recipe for Slutty Brownies. Any questions?
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