Episode 46. 2018 In Review: Our Highs, Lows And A Comprehensive List Of Favourite Things This Year

What a year it’s been! We can’t quite believe that we’re wrapping 2018. It’s been an incredible year of sharing on the podcast, and we are so grateful to you for listening, reaching out and letting us know how much you enjoy the show. We do a happy little dance every time we hear from you!

In this episode we’re reviewing 2018, our highs, lows and all of our favourite things. 

It’s so important to take time to reflect, and we hope that you’ll enjoy doing so with us. We also hope that it may help you to look back on 2018 too. 

Thank you so much for supporting the show! Happy holidays! 


Ella's blog - Coco's Tea Party

Monica's blog - The Elgin Avenue

Ella's Instagram account - @CocosTeaParty 

Monica's Instagram account - @MonicaBeatrice


Episode 33. Weddings, Monica’s Engagement, Our Favourite Famous Wedding Dresses & Advice For Being A Bridesmaid 

Our retreat with Philips at Lime Wood Hotel - on The Elgin Avenue, on Coco’s Tea Party

Episode 32. Decorating On A 20-Something Budget - Our First Ever LIVE Recording With Sainsbury’s Home & Argos Home

Monica’s poster collection now stocked at hero 

The Coco’s Tea Party Book Club 

Our Favourite Things From 2018

TV Shows: Big Little Lies, Killing Eve, Grace and Frankie, Queer Eye

Movies: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Crazy Rich Asians 

Podcasts: Happier in Hollywood, Happier, Dear Sugars, Homecoming, Case File, GoaldiggerLove Stories, Pop Cast, The Teacher’s Pet, Dear 1995 

Internet beings: Adriene Mishler of Yoga with Adriene, Kaitlyn Bristowe of Off The Vine

Books: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin, American for Beginners by Leah Franqui, The Pisces by Melissa Broder, Little Fires Everywhere by Celese Ng (catch up on our books episode here - Episode 34).

Home purchases: velvet footstool by made.com, plants from IKEA, artwork by Lola Donoghue

Beauty product: By Sarah London Organic Lip Balm, Tan-Luxe Wonder Oil 

Favourite outfit: Ella’s gingham dress, Monica’s b&sh dress, Monica’s Lazul London dress

Overcoming our fears: Ella - less afraid of being murdered (haha!) and of mould (haha!), Monica - upside down fair ride. 

Favourite podcast episode: Episode 26. Amanda Holstein on Depression & Mental Health, Episode 35. Our Journeys With Anxiety, Episode 36. A Look Back At Our Teenage Years, Episode 28. Hormonal Health, Periods & Contraceptives 

Focuses for 2019 


Personal: visit Austin or Nashville, continue learning Spanish and be able to do a headstand. 

Professional: work trip to New York. 


Personal: getting married, a focus on wellbeing, a wardrobe revisit. 

Professional: taking Let’s Discuss to the next level, the next iteration of Big Small Business, upping the frequency of blog posts and Instagram content.