CUL­TURE CLUB

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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.

SEC­OND LIFE

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 ADULTS

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.

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