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THE DINNER LIST (ALLEN & UNWIN)
This book looks at the ramifications behind that age-old question: If you could invite anyone to dinner, living or dead, who would it be? Sabrina’s fictional list becomes a reality when she arrives at her 30th birthday dinner to find her best friend, three other significant people in her life and Audrey Hepburn there waiting. A romantic cross between the fantasy of Midnight in Paris and the reality of One Day, it’s an easy yet thought-provoking read.
Hosted by Who What Wear and MyDomaine co-founder Hillary Kerr, Second Life is a podcast series about women who’ve made major career changes. Hillary covers everything you’ve ever wanted to know about making the switch, providing a direct link to others who’ve fearlessly mastered the pivot. Among the special guests are Lauren Conrad, HelloGiggles co-founder Sophia Rossi, and holistic nutritionist and celebrity health coach Kelly LeVeque.
The second album from Jon Toogood’s critically acclaimed project, The Adults,
HAJA is inspired by the traditional music performed at his 2014 wedding ceremony in Khartoum, Sudan. A skilful mix of its African roots and soulful urban New Zealand sounds, it makes you want to move, and features collaborations with other talented Kiwis, too, including Chelsea Jade, JessB, Miloux, Raiza Biza, Aaradhna and Kings. The Adults are playing live in September; visit theadults.live for details.
CRAZY RICH ASIANS
Whether you’ve read all three books in the Crazy Rich
Asians series or have never even heard of it, watch the movie trailer and we’re sure that, like us, you’ll be sold. The romantic comedy is based on the acclaimed international bestseller by Kevin Kwan, which follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (played by Constance
Wu) as she accompanies her long-time boyfriend Nick Young (Henry Golding) to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel discovers that he has neglected to mention a few key details about his life, namely that he’s a member of one of the country’s most wealthy families — and one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being on Nick’s arm puts a target on Rachel’s back, with jealous socialites and Nick’s disapproving mother (Michelle Yeoh) all taking aim. It soon becomes clear that although money can’t buy love, it can definitely complicate things.
CRAZY RICH ASIANS IS IN CINEMAS NOW.