Elsie Boat

Journalist- Editor- Copywriter

Location icon United Kingdom

I am a London – based freelance writer, editor and copywriter.

A journalist since 2008, I have worked independently since 2010 – focusing on a wide variety of sectors.
When I’m not working, you will find me reading classic novels, editing scripts and having heated discussions about football.

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Lifestyle

Vandoak
07/16/2013
The Burlesque Revival

Eliza Delite. ©Lipstick Ink (Image source: londonburlesquefest.com) The vintage glamour of the burlesque scene has seduced the nation and it looks like this new golden era will endure for many more years to come. Burlesque is nothing new and dates all the way back to ancient Greece.

Lifeandsoullifestyle
10/25/2013
Salon Du Chocolat

Salon Du Chocolat Catwalk Show Photos: Chocolate week is over and with it London's first ever Salon Du Chocolat catwalk walk show. I must admit that although I enjoyed myself immensely, I'm not sad it's over. Goes to show even chocolate lovers can sometimes get sick of the sight of chocolate.

Vandoak
07/25/2013
V&OAK Festival Guide 2013

Image source: Twinwood Festival 2012 (www.twinwoodevents.com) Vintage festivals have always been a cool alternative to thumping music in a field and camping so why spend the day in a field when you can have retro makeovers, exchange cool fashion and buy collector's items. When: 10 May - 29 September 2013 Where: Southbank Centre Only in its second year, this summer long festival is a celebration of burlesque, cabaret, comedy, magic, circus and the best vaudeville acts from around the world.

Vandoak
06/08/2013
Five Ways to Say Come To My Celebration

Baby Shower Invitation £49.85 from Anista Designs (source: www.etsy.com/uk/shop/anistadesigns) These vintage inspired invitation booklets are unique, colourful and perfect for special occasions. £15 from The Vintage Drawer This baby shower invitation set has a very unique design and is a definite conversation starter.

FOOD

Lifeandsoullifestyle
01/24/2014
Review: Ping Pong Restaurant, Wembley. London Designer Outlet

I had heard great things about Ping Pong so I wanted to kill two birds with one stone - visit Ping Pong and check out the London Designer Outlet, all for the first time. With seven restaurants already opened around London, I had high expectations of the newly opened Ping Pong restaurant and I wasn't disappointed.

Lifeandsoullifestyle
01/08/2014
Reach Bar & Kitchen

The one question I kept mauling over as I travelled almost 3 hours to get to Reach Bar and Kitchen was, why would anyone come all this way to visit a pub? Well, the answer is surprisingly good food!

Lifeandsoullifestyle
10/31/2013
Learn to cook Thai at Mango Tree

More than just a cooking class: Last night was my fourth visit to Thai restaurant Mango Tree and the experience gets better with each visit. This latest visit was for a Thai cooking masterclass taught by celebrity chef Ian Pengelley.

BEAUTY & FASHION

Lifeandsoullifestyle
09/30/2013
2013 Olympia Beauty Show

This year was my first time at Olympia Beauty show; it was an eye opener and an experience I thoroughly enjoyed. Over 500 beauty brands exhibited their products and more than 150 new products were launched over the three days. TOWIE's Amy Childs and Lauren Goodger had exhibition stands and signed autographs while Peter Andre launched his new female fragrance.

Vandoak
06/10/2013
Ten Bridal Hair Accessories

Bridal Flower Crown, £25 from Paradise Shore (www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ParadiseShore) No wedding is complete without a dramatic bridal headpiece to make the bride stand out. Whether you love authentic vintage or vintage inspired hair pieces, here are ten bridal hair accessories to help you make a statement on your big day.

TRAVEL

HEALTH & FITNESS

Lifeandsoullifestyle
01/17/2014
Workout DVDs for weight loss

It's that time of year again when New Year resolutions surrounding weight loss and leading a healthier lifestyle comes to the fore. As someone who is 'allergic' to gym memberships, I thought it appropriate to offer an alternative for those looking to get fitter from home.

Life & Soul Lifestyle Blog
05/29/2013
Scosche Rhythm

Fitness Gadget Review.

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