Your guide to Jan­uary: What to see, watch, read and do this month

What to watch, see, do, eat, read and play this month

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WATCH

Whether you’re court­side or on the couch, don’t miss the al­ways event­ful

ASB Clas­sic, which re­turns to Auck­land De­cem­ber 31 – Jan­uary 12. There’ll be plenty of ac­tion in the men’s field but our at­ten­tion is on the women’s tour­na­ment where top seed and world no. 3 Caro­line Woz­ni­acki will be pit­ted against last year’s win­ner Ju­lia Go­erges and Venus Wil­liams, a for­mer

ASB Clas­sic women’s sin­gles cham­pion.

SEE

Mark these dates in your cal­en­dar for a month of great mu­sic:

Jan 12 – Mum­ford and Sons, Auck­land.

Jan 25, 26, 29, 30 – Fat­boy Slim,

Hamil­ton, Napier, Welling­ton, and Christchurch.

Jan 28 – St Jerome’s Laneway Fes­ti­val, Auck­land.

Jan 30 – Florence and the Ma­chine, Auck­land.

WRITE

Turn over a brand-new leaf on Jan­uary 1 with one of Awe­soME Inc.’s grat­i­tude jour­nals, from

$16, and make 2019 your hap­pi­est year yet.

UNWIND

Need a hol­i­day to re­cover from your hol­i­day? Duck out for an hour or so of me-time at Spring

Spa in Queen­stown, Welling­ton, Auck­land’s Pon­sonby or St He­liers. The spa’s lux­u­ri­ous pre­scrip­tion fa­cial by Codage just got a sum­mer­time up­date, with a new com­bi­na­tion of prod­ucts de­signed to build up the skin’s nat­u­ral de­fences and heal skin bat­tered by the sun and sea.

WEAR

Huf­fer bucket hat,

$59.90.,

PLAY

Keep kids (and the young at heart) en­ter­tained for hours with a Jenga-in­spired, out­door-friendly Gi­ant Top­pling Tower, $100.

READ

If you can’t com­mit to a novel, con­sider throw­ing Ana Samp­son’s col­lec­tion of po­ems into your beach bag.She is

Fierce: Brave, Bold and Beau­ti­ful Po­ems by Women (Macmil­lan, $30) takes the works of clas­sic and con­tem­po­rary fe­male po­ets, in­clud­ing Emily Dick­in­son,

Maya An­gelou and Mar­garet At­wood and pack­ages them up in an an­thol­ogy that’s as easy and re­fresh­ing to dip in and out of as the sea on a sum­mer’s day.

RE­FRESH

Kick those back-to-work blues with red-car­pet cov­er­age and all the key mo­ments from the 76th Golden Globe Awards, Jan­uary 7 on our on­line home, now­tolove.co.nz.

BINGE

The glam­orous world of glossy mag­a­zines is not orig­i­nal TV show fod­der, but the women in The Bold Type ac­tu­ally have each other’s backs. Frothy, feel­good, and with two sea­sons avail­able on Neon from the 20th, it’s the per­fect hol­i­day in­dul­gence.

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