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Lara Prendergast

Lara Prendergast is UK online editor of The Spectator and Food & Drink editor of The Spectator World.

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The curious rise of cottagecore

It costs a lot to recreate a run-down cottage and the lifestyle to match; only the rich can afford the simple life

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Europe

A honeymoon in Berlin

Younger Berliners seem to want their lives to look as austere as possible

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Art

In defense of Emily in Paris

I watched every episode and found myself wanting more

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The problem with pretty floral face masks

Why are we prioritizing aspiration over respiration?

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Lockdown used to be the norm for new mothers

I feared I might feel trapped when the lockdown began but in fact it has been quite liberating

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Generation Gender Reveal — the weirdest fad of the 2010s

In the vacuous, conservative world of Instagram, it’s just easier to accept that the color pink is shorthand for femininity

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Breakfast is the dullest meal of the day

In Britain and America, there is rarely any joy in breakfast food and that is deliberate

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Beauty tips for the people, by AOC*

As told to Lara Prendergast

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Is your Halloween costume woke?

Now Halloween is a sartorial minefield where a faux pas can mean you are cast out like a witch

By Lara Prendergast

Science & Tech

Why are modern men obsessed with self-improvement?

It can’t be a coincidence that the rise in lean, ethical dieting has come during the era of the #MeToo movement.

By Lara Prendergast

Art

The vlogging fantasy that bewitches children

My friend’s ten-year-old daughter has a new hobby. Like many of her school pals, she hopes to become a video blogger — a ‘vlogger’. She has started to record clips of herself for others to watch, share and ‘like’. She showed me a few, then gave me a list of famous vloggers to watch: JoJo […]

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Nobody survives the digital inquisition

Even the most tech-savvy person will be starting to discover that it’s impossible to leave no trace online

By Lara Prendergast

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