I read Big Little Lies years ago, and to be honest, I struggled to get into it. It just wasn’t a book that had me hooked in the first couple of pages. But obviously as the plot thickened and mysteries intensified, I couldn’t put it down. I don’t know if it is because I know the plot (and the ending) now, or the stunning visuals of the HBO mini-series, but the show reeled me in (and everyone else I know) in about 5 minutes. The story, character development and acting aside, the homes of the protagonists are perfection. Having just come back from a trip along the California coast, I’m particularly susceptible to the gorgeous views and enviable location. Every episode that showcases another view, room or closet has me pronouncing my new favourite.