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
Our round-up of cultural highlights for January
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
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
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
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
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
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
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…
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