The Friday 5: Terribly Refined Version

The best of the week at EcoSalon, hand-picked for one’s clicking pleasure.

To celebrate the Olympics taking place in jolly old England, we’re adding a touch of British refinement to our Friday 5 this week.

“I say, waiter! I’ll have your best whale steak & cod tongue,” says Sarah Menzies, pondering the ethics of eating a locally plentiful, internationally problematic source of food.

Darling, there are books, and there are books. Looking for a page-turner with an undeniable sense of style? We have 10 dashingly chic suggestions for you.

How many of you wouldn’t date a vegetarian? What? Really? Well – gosh.

Cycle Chic: it’s a problem, and Elly Blue is putting her foot down. Tally-ho!

Finally, as much as we’d like you to pop by for a cup of tea and a nice biscuit, that’s just not practical right now – so we’d like to offer you the next best thing. What say you?


Mike Sowden

Mike Sowden is a freelance writer based in the north of England, obsessed with travel, storytelling and terrifyingly strong coffee. He has written for online & offline publications including Mashable, Matador Network and the San Francisco Chronicle, and his work has been linked to by Lonely Planet, World Hum and Lifehacker. If all the world is a stage, he keeps tripping over scenery & getting tangled in the curtain - but he's just fine with that.