1O THINGS

BAN­ISH WIN­TER BLUES with OUR PICK of WHAT’S HOT, FROM THE LAT­EST BERRY TREND to THE BAD­DEST DRAG QUEENS ON the BLOCK. BY HIKMAT MO­HAMMED

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Our round-up of cul­tural high­lights for Jan­uary

EX­PE­RI­ENCE

For one night only, a win­ter drag cabaret is com­ing to the Royal Fes­ti­val Hall – and here comes the twist: it’s com­pletely free. Win­ter’s a DRAG will open to the pub­lic with fierce queens sashay­ing around, throw­ing shade and lip-sync­ing like never be­fore.

29 De­cem­ber; south­bank­cen­tre.co.uk

FLEX

Ex­er­cise your body, mind and soul with Krav Maga, Hol­ly­wood’s mar­tial arts of the mo­ment, prac­tised by the likes of Gal Gadot (above) and J-Lo. The train­ing is all about psy­chol­ogy, con­trol and fight­ing smart, tak­ing the power from your op­po­nent. krav-maga.org.uk SEE Mu­si­cals are hav­ing a mo­ment. Stephen Sond­heim’s Com­pany, writ­ten in 197O and reimag­ined by di­rec­tor Mar­i­anne El­liott, has ex­tended its run in Lon­don. Ex­pect timely twists and a stel­lar per­for­mance from Ros­alie Craig (above).

Un­til 3O March

EX­PLORE

Check out the newly opened Itz’ana Belize Re­sort & Res­i­dences – think car­bon-neu­tral vil­las, an or­ganic gar­den and cock­tails by Mi­ami’s Bar Lab. There’s also jaguar and mana­tee-spot­ting, bar­ri­er­reef snorkelling and zip-lin­ing through the rain­for­est. Sign. Us. Up. itzan­abelize.com

READ

Renowned ac­tivist and No­bel Prize win­ner Malala Yousafzai’s book, We Are Dis­placed, is an homage to the brave refugee girls she has met at camps over the world. A must-read. Out 8 Jan­uary DRINK 2O19 is set to be the year of grappa, the

Ital­ian liquor and un­der­dog of the spirit

world. Made from grape skins and seeds

(the left­overs from wine-mak­ing), it’s meant

to be sipped, not downed. This is no

or­di­nary shot…

EAT

Move over blue­ber­ries:

in­tro­duc­ing the hum­ble kiwi berry, younger cousin to the kiwi, but smaller,

smoother and packed with fi­bre, an­tiox­i­dants and vi­ta­mins C and E. Per­fect for el­e­vat­ing

your smoothie.

berry­world.com

SEE

There’s no doubt Supreme Court Jus­tice Ruth Bader Gins­burg is a fem­i­nist icon, and now her story is com­ing to the big screen in On the Ba­sis

of Sex. Felic­ity Jones (left, with on-screen hus­band Ar­mie Ham­mer) plays the myth and leg­end that is RBG. Opens 4 Jan­uary

IN­DULGE

We’ve bathed in milk, salt and sea­weed – but just wait un­til you try hay bathing. Yep, it’s the well­ness world’s se­cret to a re­ju­ve­nated im­mune sys­tem, me­tab­o­lism

and blood cir­cu­la­tion, and in­volves be­ing cov­ered in hot hay, then wrapped in a sheet.

Com­ing to a spa near you…

WEAR

Di­a­monds are Gigi Ha­did’s best friend.

The su­per­model has launched her sec­ond col­lec­tion with fine jew­ellery brand Mes­sika, so get ready to see more of th­ese del­i­cate-but-bling pieces (above) on the red car­pet, as worn by Scar­lett Jo­hans­son and Bey­oncé. mes­sika.com

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