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Bubble Rap: How the Queen’s departure really felt in London

We all know where we were when we heard the sad news. Susie Lau was at a comedy show… and in those first hours laughter seemed like the best medicine

Sep 22, 2022
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Bubble Rap: Susie Lau on dressing up when you’re feeling down

Times may be tough but it doesn’t mean we have to dress like they are. Dig out your gladdest rags, says Susie Lau, and your day might get a bit brighter

Sep 15, 2022
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Bubble Rap: Susie Lau on the art of BeReal

Ever feel like sticking two fingers up at the plastic polish of social media? You’re not alone, finds Susie Lau, after a Corfu crash course on the No 1 app BeReal

Sep 8, 2022
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Bubble Rap: Susie Lau on feeling like a walking watermelon

In the final, er, stretch of her pregnancy, Susie Lau dissects the stream of gratuitous body chat targeted at her ever-swelling bulbous belly

Sep 1, 2022
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Bubble Rap: Susie Lau on last minute holidays

A late summer getaway to Lake Garda (with her daughter in tow) proves to be more testing than restorative for the ES Magazine columnist

Aug 11, 2022
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Bubble Rap: Susie Lau isn’t ready to move to Insta’s new video beat

Our columnist is with Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian on this one – the new Instagram algorithm pushing Reels videos to the fore is freaking her out

Aug 10, 2022
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Bubble Rap: Susie Lau on life in the time of heatwaves

As London melted under the recent heatwave, a heavily pregnant Susie Lau found herself on a self-enforced shuffle through a barely recognisable city

Jul 28, 2022
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Bubble Rap: Susie Lau on moving house in a heatwave

Preparing to move home and witnessing a lifetime of accumulation boxed up in front of her eyes, was Susie Lau hoarder-shamed?

Jul 7, 2022
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Bubble Rap: Susie Lau on Paris when it sizzles

The hangry tourist throngs are back, so when it’s your turn to join the holiday masses, Susie Lau says: give that fresh-faced, overworked waiter a break

Jul 14, 2022
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Bubble Rap: Susie Lau on London’s being back back back

So there have been Tube strikes, cancelled flights and mountains of lost luggage, but Susie Lau’s London is ON — and visitors will reap the rewards

Jul 6, 2022
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Bubble Rap: Susie Bubble on the demise of Hong Kong’s Jumbo

As rumours swirl of the sinking of a Hong Kong dining icon, Susie Lau can’t help but see the not so subtle parallels with the city so close to her heart

Jun 30, 2022
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Bubble Rap: Susie Lau ponders the realities of having a son in 2022

As Susie Lau ponders her soon-to-be son and the vastly more inclusive world he’ll be born into, she knows the battle’s not yet been won for LGBTQ+ rights

Jun 23, 2022
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Bubble Rap: Susie Lau on taking the month of August off

The pressure’s on to finalise those big summer plans and Susie Lau is feeling the heat: will she really manage to take August off like our Continental cousins

Jun 16, 2022
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Bubble rap: Susie Lau on the end of the Mercury retrograde

As Mercury stops going ‘backwards’ and mysticism appears to be gaining traction, Susie Lau wonders in which direction our planet is travelling

Jun 9, 2022
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Bubble rap: Susie Lau revisits her view of the Queen

From her over-exposure to the Queen’s profile to her grandad’s idealisation of Englishness, Susie Lau shares her idiosyncratic experience of Her Majesty

Jun 1, 2022
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Bubble Rap: Susie Lau gets a peek behind influencers’ filters

While on ‘tour’ with fellow influencers, our columnist finds herself flummoxed when real life collides with the filtered versions of our social media idols

May 26, 2022
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Bubble wrap: Susie Lau on finding happiness

Is it time for affluent Londoners to check their privilege once again? Because, says Susie Lau, copious creature comforts don’t seem to be making us happy

May 21, 2022
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Susie Lau on the Met gala and life’s truly gilded moments

As the gilded glamour of the Met Gala battled with weighty world issues for her attention, Susie Lau’s thoughts turned to where the true gold in life lies

May 12, 2022
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Susie Lau ponders the changing rules of child discipline

In her childhood, kids were smacked and chased with feather dusters. Times have gladly changed but Susie Lau can’t help empathising with modern parents

May 5, 2022
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Susie Lau on the joys of the local nail salon

There’s more to a great talon salon than a pretty set of nails, says Susie Lau. It’s a heart-warming microcosm of the best of human nature

Apr 28, 2022
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Susie returns to long-distance travelling

As Susie Lau jets off with her daughter in tow on her first long-haul holiday since the pandemic struck, she’s pleasantly surprised at what a breeze it all is

Apr 21, 2022