For those of you who don’t know, this month is Plastic Free July – a fantastic initiative that raises awareness of the impact single-use plastic has on the environment. Essentially, any plastic ever created still exists today. It doesn’t biodegrade. In fact, some types of plastic break down into smaller pieces of plastic (called microplastic) which is then ingested by animals and ends up in the food chain. Gross.
Despite the emphasis our governments place on recycling, this is really a bandaid fix, because plastic can only be down-cycled. This means it’s recycled once and then the end product cannot also be recycled. So as a society we really need to cut down on plastic in general – and especially plastics that are designed for single use – think plastic bags, straws, plastic packaging and your takeaway coffee cups. I am participating in Plastic Free July, with the hopes of making some permanent changes to my lifestyle. But as you will see, it has not been all smooth sailing so far!
After seven (LONG) years of twists, turns, plot holes and ridiculous storylines, Pretty Little Liars has ended and everyone’s life is now a bit more empty because of it. Luckily, before the post-PLL funk could really set in, Keegan Allen, who plays Toby Cavanaugh, visited the land down under to attend Oz Comic Con 2017 (July 1-2) in Melbourne, Australia. While I wasn’t a huge fan of Tobias while watching PLL, Keegan Allen is such a cool guy and listening to him answer fan questions made me appreciate not only the actor but the character he played. Here are 14 things I learned about Keegan Allen at Oz Comic Con.
*** If you haven’t seen the ending of PLL do not pass go! There are spoilers ahead ***
Oz Comic Con hit Melbourne, Australia this weekend (July 1-2) and we jumped at the chance to unleash our inner geeks and do some celebrity spotting. Not only were cast members from iZombie in attendance (you can see our posts on iZombie brain food here and here), but the amazingly awesome Shannon Purser was down under for Oz Comic Con. You may know Shannon for her role as Barb on Stranger Things or more recently as Ethel Muggs on Riverdale. We were lucky enough to sit in on her panel and get the inside scoop on everything Riverdale.
It seems like we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to friendships on our TV screens. These days I sometimes find myself more invested in the friendship between two characters rather than the main romantic pairing. I love that friendship is getting airtime, whether it’s bromance, BFFs or purely platonic, TV is showing that romantic relationships are not the only relationships that matter.
A couple of years ago I thought telenovelas were only something bored housewives and old ladies watched to pass the time. But now thanks to TV on demand and Netflix, I am a hardcore telenovela convert and devotee (and I’m not a housewife or “old”)! Some of you are probably thinking – Telenovelas? Aren’t they those foreign language soap operas with the comical melodrama, OTT bitch slaps and excessive shirtless men? Well, yes. Yes they are. But they’re also so much more than that. Like traditional English-speaking soap operas, telenovelas have their own set of traditional storylines and tropes that viewers look forward to. If you’re a novice, here are ten things to expect while watching a telenovela.
Seminyak, to me, is food, food, food (with a bit of beach and shopping in between). I ate my way through five days in Seminyak and felt like I never needed to eat again by the time I left. On reflection, the sad thing is I barely ate any local food. But when you see this list (which is in no particular order), you’ll see you can’t stay sad for long. Because there are some really, really good places to eat in Seminyak. Especially if you love brunching. Which I do.
One of my favourite aspects of The CW’s Riverdale are the fantastic outfits that the cast wear. Each character has their own distinct and enviable style. There is one character above all others that I love seeing dressed-up and dressed-down; Riverdale’s very own weirdo, Jughead Jones. Jughead, played by Cole Sprouse, is usually wearing his trademark grey crown beanie and layered flannels. His “S” t-shirt and hanging suspenders are also part of his signature look. Being a little bit (okay, a lot) in love with Jughead Jones (and let’s be real – Cole Sprouse), I decided to compile a ranking of my favourite outfits that he has worn in season 1. Here are the 15 best Jughead Jones outfits, ranked. Leave a comment below with your favourite Juggie outfits!
Bali has become somewhat of a foodie haven of late. While Ubud has certainly become more touristy since the Eat, Pray, Love phenomenon, it is still a relaxed and tranquil sort of a place (seriously, take a yoga class while you’re in town). It’s also quite the scene for fresh and delicious food – there’s a distinctly hippy, eco-friendly vibe. Food is also super cheap – so there’s no reason why you can’t eat and eat and eat and eat on your next visit. So, in no particular order, here are ten highly-recommended places to eat at in Ubud, Bali.
If you’re a Riverdale fan like us, you’re probably pretty sad right now. The season one finale has aired and now we have to wait for months for our next Riverfix! If you’re a Betty/Jughead shipper, you might be in the market for some good Bughead fanfiction or fanvideos to fill the void. To help you through this tough time, I’ve put together a list of every Bughead scene we’ve seen up to this point. So now you can easily relive the glory that was season 1 of their love story aaall day err day.
This week I’m posting Part 1 which includes all of their scenes from Chapter One to Chapter Six. Click on the descriptions to watch the scenes.
Telenovela? Check. Cowboys? Check. Mucho, mucho, mucho romance? Check, check, check. Tierra de Reyes is another Telemundo goodie that has landed on our Netflix watch-list, and this has easily become my favourite. Read ahead, to see why.