Cara Rogers

Hello! My name is Cara, I'm a writer with a particular interest in popular culture and trends, social commentary, feminism, lifestyle, mental health and wellness, fashion and beauty, and food and restaurants.

On this site are links to highlights of my work. I'm currently an Editorial Assistant at Sleeper Media - my stories are linked here.

Single Review: ‘vampire’ by Olivia Rodrigo

Olivia Rodrigo has released vampire, the first single from her sophomore album GUTS. Hinting at what we can expect from her upcoming record, the new release is a blistering yet heartbreaking indictment of a toxic ex-partner.

Released on June 30, vampire sky-rocketed straight to Number 1 on Global and US Spotify charts, allegedly even causing Spotify to crash shortly after its release. Rodrigo released the track alongside a music video, directed by Petra Collins, who was also at the helm of Rodr

Body image, exercise, and making peace with imperfection

Building an empowering relationship with exercise, detached from the pressures of body image, can be challenging for those raised in a generation exposed to damaging beauty ideals.

At the age of 13, thigh gaps were all the rage. At age 14, one of my favourite YouTubers uploaded a video titled ‘What I eat to stay skinny’ – I watched it, naturally. At 15, I heard my peers commenting cruelly on the bodies of those around me. By age 16, a whole host of damaging ideals had been internalised by me an

1 Hotels to debut in Mayfair

1 Hotel Mayfair – the brand’s first London property – is set to open in summer 2023. The 181-key hotel, which will be SH Hotels & Resorts’ UK and European brand flagship, aims to set a new standard in London for sustainable luxury.

The nine-storey property, which will overlook Green Park, has been designed and will be run with an ethos of celebrating both nature and sustainability. A reimagination of an existing building, the new hotel will maintain more than 80% of its previous structure so as

Moxy and AC Hotels come together for LA opening

Two Yabu Pushelberg-designed hotels – Moxy Downtown Los Angeles and AC Hotel Downtown Los Angeles – are set to open in the city’s heart in April 2023. With a total of 727 guestrooms, the opening will bring a 37-storey addition to the LA skyline.

The dual-branded hotel marks Moxy’s Los Angeles debut, with developer Lightstone at the helm of the 380-key hotel’s opening. Alongside Moxy will be AC Hotel and its 347 guestrooms, bringing a residential aesthetic to compliment Moxy’s vibrant energy.


Michelin reveals 2023 hotel restaurant winners

Michelin has unveiled its latest round of acclaimed hospitality spots, with the announcement of the Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2023. Included in the Michelin star winners list, which was unveiled at Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, are a wide selection of hotel restaurants.

The only hotel restaurant to newly acquire two stars was Alex Dilling’s Hotel Café Royal, the dishes at which are described as a “seasoned orchestra”. Awarded its star just six months after opening, the 3

Rosewood Hong Kong's Butterfly Pâtisserie makes European debut

Butterfly Pâtisserie, Rosewood Hong Kong’s boutique sweet treat dining concept, is heading to Paris. Making its European debut, the luxury destination will find its Parisian home at Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel, under the helm of pastry chef Matthieu Carlin.

A variation on the Butterfly Pâtisserie dining concept from Rosewood Hong Kong, Butterfly Pâtisserie at Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel will present guests with the likes of éclairs, millefeuilles, flans, tartes tatin, black forest

The Apprentice 2023: An Exercise in Veiled Misogyny

Plenty of us have long moved past the idea that “girlbosses” and “ShEOs” are markers of female success. Intersectional feminists now mostly view corporate, capitalist values as incompatible with visions of an equal future.

Regardless, something in me was quite pleased to see an all-female line-up in The Apprentice’s 2023 semi-final. When I finally sat down to watch the episode, though, that positivity faded.

Most feminists will be familiar with that feeling. The one of discomfort that sweeps t

Design Hotels announces further openings for 2023

At Sleeper, we’re always on the lookout for the latest trends and developments in hotel design. With that in mind, we’ve got the scoop on this year’s highly anticipated openings from Design Hotels, whose forthcoming members range from Indonesian beach houses to renovated sanitariums.

Innit Lombak will comprise a cluster of seven beach houses, designed by Indonesian architect Andra Matin in collaboration with Gregorius Supie Yolodi. Guests will be transported to the island upon which the propert

First Look: Maisons Pariente, Paris

Maisons Pariente has announced the opening date of its first Paris hotel, set for June 2023. Le Grand Mazarin will find home in the heart of Paris’ Marais neighbourhood, a unique property that will add to the group’s existing portfolio of boutique hotels.

Interior architect Martin Brudnizki has restored the property – three historical buildings that date back to the 14th century – to its original grandeur. Now comprising 50 rooms and 11 suites, Le Grand Mazarin has been designed as a space that

Inside Moxy's newly opened Brooklyn site

Marking the brand’s debut in Brooklyn, Moxy Williamsburg has opened its doors with a design that plays on the neighbourhood’s creative history.

Featuring interiors by Basile Studio in collaboration with Lightstone Design Studio, as well as four new F&B spots from Bar Lab Hospitality, the 216-room property has been designed to reflect the spirit of its surroundings.

“Williamsburg is a flourishing hub for all the creativity and innovation for which New York is known. As its international reputat

Celebrating the Women of Hospitality Design

This International Women’s Day, we’re taking a look through past issues of Sleeper at the women who are paving the way in hospitality and design.

Kimberly Cohen featured in issue 103, sharing the details of her fantasy getaway as part of our Check-In feature. When she’s not dreaming of private islands, Cohen is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Maisons Pariente, a family-run luxury hotel group based in France. When she spoke to Supper, Cohen explained that her vision for hospitality centr

Soho House opens first Southeast Asian property

Soho House has made its Southeast Asian debut with Soho House Bangkok. Located within the building of the former Eugenia Hotel, the house features interiors by Soho House Design that reflect the city’s rich local crafts.

Ample use of silk fabrics, local ceramic works, native wood joinery and Thai architectural details can be found throughout the hotel’s spaces, while tropical patterns and local plants add to the feeling of a calming sanctuary amidst the buzz of the city.

Upon entering the hote

Kerzner reopens Dubai’s Bab Al Shams

Kerzner International has reopened Dubai’s Bab Al Shams desert resort following an extensive renovation. Redesigned by LW, the property will be added to Rare Finds – Kerzner’s collection of heritage properties.

Spread across 16 two-storey buildings, the 115-room resort is the longest running desert escape in the UAE, having been launched in 2004. Arabic for “Gateway to the Sun”, Bab Al Shams has been designed as a narration of Middle Eastern culture – infused with earthy, neutral tones that ref

Amalfi opening announced by Minor Hotels

Minor Hotels has announced plans to continue its European expansion with the launch of Anantara Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi in Spring 2023. The hotel will open following the extensive renovation of a 13th century monastery and the former Cappuccini Friars Convent.

Perched upon a clifftop 80m above sea level, the 800-year-old building has been re-imagined through a careful balance of conservation and restoration, seeking to preserve the original exterior whilst injecting warmth and contempora

The Ritz-Carlton New York, Nomad unveils new suite and club lounge

Following its recent opening, The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad has unveiled a new suite and club lounge.

Located on the 37th floor, the 2,100ft² suite includes a bedroom, media room, and living and dining areas. Additional amenities include a private wellness room with Peloton bike, a 200 ft² dressing area, and a Terrazzo marble bathroom with soaking tub and double rain shower.

The design of the residential-style suite embraces the natural light of New York, while an earthy, neutral toned colo

TikTokers are setting their concealer with pink blusher - but does it work?

Combatting dark circles with bright pink blusher? If you’re thinking this has ‘TikTok makeup hack’ written all over it, then you’re right.

The trend has evolved from simply putting liquid blush under our eyes, with some beauty influencers going as far as setting their concealer with pink powders for an extreme brightening effect. It’s all to do with the science of colour correction. Reds and pinks cancel out blues and greys, meaning dark circles are banished and you’re left with a healthy, natu

'Could contouring stickers give me dream cheekbones?'

‘Cold girl’ makeup might have temporarily replaced the extreme contouring brought to the fore by Kim Kardashian, but I’m always keen for sharp cheekbones (or at least the illusion of some…).

However, there is a lot more to a successful contour than painting elaborate brown and white stripes across your face – it can be a risky game.

Apply too much product on your temples and you might drastically shrink your forehead; draw lines too far apart on your nose and you’ll find it’s widened beyond be

These are the five products Rita Ora used to create the ultimate 'wedding' glow

Rita Ora is the queen of the red lip, but she toned it down a notch for her ‘wedding’.

The singer, 32, recently wed Marvel director Taika Waititi, and although we haven’t seen any pics from the ceremony, she’s given a nod to her big day in the video for her new single, You Only Love Me.

In the clip, she’s seen getting glammed up for her wedding – using products from gorge makeup brand ICONIC London.

Rita’s skin has a natural glow, which was built up using ICONIC London’s Super Smoother Blurri

Meghan Trainor announces her second pregnancy - after opening up about terrifying birth experience

Meghan Trainor is expecting her second child.

In a photo shared to Instagram by Meghan, 29 and her husband, Daryl Sabara, 30, the singer, pouts at the camera alongside a selection of ultrasound photos. Short but sweet, the caption reads, ‘BABY #2 COMING THIS SUMMER @darylsabara.’

The Made You Look singer also shared a TikTok video titled the ‘moment I found out I was pregnant with baby number 2,’. In the clip, she is visibly emotional as she holds her pregnancy test up to the camera.

Meghan –

House of Lords backs buffer zones for abortion clinics in England and Wales

'Buffer zones' around abortion clinics in England and Wales are closer to becoming a reality following overwhelming support from the House of Lords in a debate, which took place on 30 January. The proposed legislation now has one last step to go before being passed – final approval from the House of Commons.

The proposed provision for buffer zones is an amendment to the Public Order Bill, which was added by Labour MP for Walthamstow, Stella Creasy.

For context: buffer zones are areas around

21 gorgeous Valentine's Day nail designs to inspire your next mani

Looking for Valentine's Day nail inspo? You've come to the right place.

Whether you’re after a sweet and simple design for date night, a fun, fresh, and flirty set for a Galentine's dinner, or the perfect manicure to accompany a new bit of jewellery (we give you permission to send this article as a hint…), these are 2023's top trends according to two top nail artists.

As always, pink and red are essential for the season of love. This year, though, we’re set to see even more variation when it c

Pinterest Predicts 2023: Your roundup of the year's top trends

Though it’s widely seen as a platform for aesthetic and organised dreams, Pinterest is not just a place to share pretty pictures. With the launch of the 2023 Pinterest Predicts, we’ve been given a whole host of exciting trends that we can’t wait to work into our 2023 living.

Pinterest uses platform data to forecast the following year’s trends, based on the premise that “people use Pinterest to plan for the future.” What is pinned is what is being planned, therefore will be on the rise in the ne
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