Five Things For February

Amusement & Lifestyle, Primping & Preening

Five of my favourite things for the month of February.

Zensah Seamless Running Sports Bra | This is my go-to when it comes to lounging around and schlepping about – the beautiful shirred fabric is breathable, stretchy, and supportive, and because it’s seamless there’s no chafing or rubbing, making it unbelievably comfortable. Friends who shall remain nameless profess to wearing this to bed then rolling straight into their clothes in the morning – it’s that good.

La Roche Posay Effaclar BB Blur Cream | Texturally resembling a mousse-like primer, this lovely BB Cream smooths the complexion, evens out  skintone, and mattifies the skin (the latter thanks to Aircilium, which absorbs 3 times its weight in oil). Perfect for those 35-degree Sydney summer days when you want a bit of coverage but don’t want a face slathered in makeup.

The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst | Recommended by a colleague who shares my penchant for real-life murder mysteries, this unsettling 6-part documentary chronicles the disappearance and probable murder of Robert Durst’s wife, the murder of his friend, and the shooting and dismemberment of his neighbour- three unsolved deaths in which the highly-unusual Durst has long-been suspected of committing but has never proven guilty.

Alpha | Weekend long lunches should be enjoyed often and voraciously, and Sydney’s lovely modern Greek restaurant Alpha is the perfect spot to indulge in one. For groups, it’s all about the multi-course Yia Yia Table Menu, which boasts the likes of Taramosalata dip, haloumi saganaki, spiced slow-roasted lamb shoulder, and doughnut holes served with honey syrup and candied walnut ice cream.

Bad Feminist, Roxanne Gay | A collection of essays with brilliant titles like How To Be Friends With Another Woman and Dear Ladies Who Love Chris Brown, this book explores gender, race, violence, politics and competitive Scrabble – what’s not to like? The evolution of feminism is pitched against the author’s own growth as a woman, via usually funny and often heartfelt insights into the culture we consume.



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