October 2023 Favourites

Happy spooky season – October is officially here! In this month’s faves blog we talk about Emma Chamberlain’s podcast, Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown pens a fiction book, the much anticipated Taylor Swift concert film is almost here, an icy treat to make this Summer plus an Instagram account to follow. 

What to listen to: anything goes with emma chamberlain 
You’ll probably recognise content creator Emma Chamberlain from her years on YouTube or her witty and fun interviews with attendees on the star-studded Met Gala carpet. When she’s not working on one of her projects, Chamberlain Coffee (pictured), she’s behind the mic of her podcast, anything goes with emma chamberlain which covers a variety of topics and there is even a video version on Spotify to check out. Image: Chamberlain Coffee

What to read: Nineteen Steps by Millie Bobby Brown
Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown has just added fiction author to her accolades list this past month with the release of Nineteen Steps. The story is set in London, in the year 1942 and follows 18-year-old Nellie Morris who despite the raging war, lives a quiet life and has a boy next door her family and friends are convinced she’ll marry… until the arrival of a new guy changes things. It is said to be inspired by true events of Millie’s own family history which makes her debut novel even more of a special release – Nineteen Steps is available now. Image: Millie Bobby Brown

What to watch: Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour
When news broke that Taylor Swift’s incredible Eras Tour was coming to cinema screens in America, all international Swifties could do was wait and hope that it would make it over to this side of the world… and now it is! From next Friday (13th), you can catch Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour on the big screen! The documentary was filmed across three nights in Los Angeles so you know it is going to include some incredible highlights! Image: Taylor Swift

What to eat: Summer icy treats
As we are gearing up for a hot Summer season, I thought it would be a good time to start having a browse for some great Summer icy treat ideas. I don’t know about you, but I can be a bit guilty of buying a bunch of bananas and then not using them all before they start to become really ripe (my tip is cutting them up into reusable zip lock bags and freezing them!). This lil’ two-step recipe for Banana Soft Serve has you covered plus it is dairy and gluten free, score! Image: Taste Australia https://www.taste.com.au/recipes/2-ingredient-banana-soft-serve/693gm30x

Who to follow: Dr Julie Smith 
Dr Julie Smith is a Clinical Psychologist who creates videos that include her insights drawing on years of experience. One of her recent videos will definitely resonate for many people – “When you look after you, you’re also looking after the people in your life because any work you do on yourself will help you to be the person that you want to be for them.” She is also the bestselling author of Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? You check her out on Instagram, her handle is @drjulie. Image: Dr Julie Smith