January Favourites

Happy New Year / New Decade / 2020! I hope everyone has been able to have a bit of break with their family/friends/favourite people and overall a good start to the year before it’s back into work mode…

This month has a new album from Selena Gomez, a true women-lead film hits cinemas, some new playlist tunes and a quote to kick off the new year. 

Music: Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez made her much-anticipated return to music late last year, surprising fans by releasing two singles within the same 24 hours – ballad Lose You To Love Me (which hit #1 on the charts and is Selena’s fastest single to go platinum) and upbeat tune Look At Her Now. This month Gomez will release her new album, titled RARE including those new tunes plus eleven new ones including collaborations with Kid Cudi and 6lack. The record officially drops on January 10th. 

Travel: Mount Maunganui 
Mount Maunganui isn’t too much of a roadtrip from the main centres in the North Island with beautiful beaches, nice food spots and a short day hikes all on offer – that view at the top is worth ‘the climb’! It’s also currently the time of year where the location hosts a couple of summer gigs including BayDreams this week (photo above) and OneLove Festival later in the month. Whether you’re enjoying a meal on the beach, catching a wave or chilling with your crew, the Mount is a great spot. 

Book: This Will Only Hurt A Little – Busy Philipps 
TV show host, actress and now best selling author, Busy Philipps lets fans in on her unfiltered autobiography This Will Only Hurt A Little. From her younger years to appearing on screen in iconic shows and movies including Dawson’s CreekERWhite Chicks and Cougar Town, Philipps shows all. The book would make a fantastic summer read (hint hint!) and is available in bookstores and online now. 

Film: Bombshell 
Three female powerhouses head up this January release flick following the real life story of when a group of women took on the toxic environment the Fox News head Roger presided with. Margot Robbie joins Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman who portray the high profile anchors) with Allison Janney, Kate McKinnon, Connie Britton and John Lithgow (playing the Fox Head) also in the cast. The reviews are in from overseas with Empire Magazine saying “one of the most compelling stories of the #MeToo movement is told unflinchingly, empathetically and authentically.”Bombshell is in NZ cinemas from January 16th. 

Playlist: I’ve been listening to 
* My Oh My – Camila Cabello ft. DaBaby 
* Don’t Start Now – Dua Lipa
* Watermelon Sugar – Harry Styles 
* Roxanne – Arizona Zervas 
* Family – The Chainsmokers & Kygo
* Blinding Lights – The Weeknd 
* Ride It – Regard 
* Road Trip – Sons of Zion
* Diamonds – Morgan Evans 
* Hot Girl Bummer – blackbear
* Everything I Wanted – Billie Eilish 


“Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.