Happy second-to-last month of the year – November is officially here! This month we check out
P!nk’s new album, Demi’s inspirational must-watch new documentary and dreaming of a Hawaii vacay.
Spotlight On: P!nk
P!nk’s back with her seventh studio album, Beautiful Trauma, which includes an epic collaboration with Eminem on it (that came about from a drunk email one night) titled Revenge, is easily one of my favourite P!nk tracks ever. The 13-track record also features What About Us and title tune, Beautiful Trauma. Alongside the album release, P!nk teamed up with Apple Music to release a short film, On The Record, taking a behind-the-scenes look at the making of her new music.
Much to the delight of her kiwi fans, P!nk announced she was coming back to NZ, for the first time in 10 years to get the party started in Auckland and Dunedin in September 2018.
Travel Bucket List #10: Hawaii
Okay I’ll admit, I spent part of our gloomy Spring season dreaming of sunny beaches elsewhere and probably watched a few too many episodes of Hawaii Five 0. As Lonely Planet titles it, ‘an adventures dream’ and is it ever with beaches, national parks and picturesque viewpoints at the top of visitor spots. Hawaii is so rich in culture and views you need to see IRL, it’s an easy addition to your travel bucket list.
Book: John Green – Turtles All The Way Down
New York Times Bestseller John Green needs little introduction as his writing chops have bought us The Fault In Our Stars and Paper Towns in the past few years and now he’s back with a new novel for everyone to love. Turtles All The Way Down follows 16-year-old Aza as she juggles trying to be a good friend, a good student, a good daughter while pursing a mystery of a fugitive billionaire and the spiral of her own thoughts. Love, resilience and the power of lifelong friendship is all you really need…
Documentary: Demi Lovato – Simply Complicated
This documentary was so good, I had to watch it twice to really take it all in. I already admired Demi for being an advocate and it was really inspiring watching her open up about her past demons. The 98 minute YouTube film follows Demi tackling life in the spotlight from her Barney days to the challenge’s she’s been facing over the recent years including drugs, alcohol, touring, rehab and her current struggles with an eating disorder. The documentary has interviews with her management team and friends including Nick Jonas and follow her journey into the current day – recording her new album, finding that working out is a form of meditation and being over 5 years sober. I highly recommend you set some time aside and watch this.
Quote: Monique Coleman
Monique shared this quote on her Instagram (@_moniquecoleman) which is full of inspirational wisdom and it stuck with me.
“Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to help you grow.”