Iris is a monthly newsletter written by a collective of brilliant women. A modern-day commonplace book, Iris is a kind of digital scrapbook full of recipes, paintings, quotes, poems, fantasy shopping lists, must-read books, restaurant reviews, hot travel tickets and general life-enhancing stuff. With an aim to inspire, we highlight lovely things both old and new. A destination to visit, a poem to read, a woman to revere. Iris pops into your inbox just once a month, and feels as nice as a postcard arriving on your doormat. We hope you enjoy reading.
MEET THE IRIS TEAM
The Picture: An interesting painting or photograph
The Book: A poem, a passage or book to read
The Recipe: Something seasonal and delicious to cook
The Destination: A place to visit
The Restaurant: Somewhere worth spending your pay check
The Interior: Things for your home, or a peek inside someone else's
The Curtain Call: A play to see or a film to watch
The Exhibition: A must-see London show
The Iris Interview: A woman leading an inspiring life
The Shop: Something lovely to buy
WHAT IS A COMMON PLACE BOOK?
COMMONPLACE BOOKS (OR COMMONPLACES) ARE A WAY TO COMPILE KNOWLEDGE, USUALLY BY WRITING INFORMATION INTO BOOKS. SUCH BOOKS ARE ESSENTIALLY SCRAPBOOKS FILLED WITH ITEMS OF EVERY KIND: RECIPES, QUOTES, LETTERS, POEMS, TABLES OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES, PROVERBS, PRAYERS, LEGAL FORMULAS.
WHO KEEPS THEM?