I have decided to start doing monthly non-bookish favourites. I think it is fun to talk about things other than books on this blog every once in awhile, and I figured this was a great way to do it! I will talk about all of the movies, TV shows, music, food, etc I loved during the month.
The Last Summer
My friend and I live for cheesy romantic movies so when we found The Last Summer on Netflix we knew we had to get together to watch it, and boy did it deliver! There is something about movies set during the summer after senior year that bring me so much nostalgia. I thought that the acting was pretty good for this kind of movie and I honestly enjoyed every cheesy second of it.
I do not know what got in to me this month but I have really been in to painting competition shows. I have two to recommend and they are both so calming and relaxing. They make me want to take up painting!
The Big Painting Challenge
This show is definitely inspired by The Great British Bake Off and I think it works. A group of amateur painters face numerous painting challenges every week and at the end the winner gets bragging rights and a trophy. I love seeing the passion that everyone has for art, and it is inspiring to see how they grow as the competition progresses.
Portrait Artist of the Year
This is another UK TV show but in this competition the contestants only paint portraits. Portraits fascinate me and it is interesting to see how each artist has their own unique style. This is the show that I am currently watching and I can not believe I how invested I am in it!
(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again by Elton John and Taron Egerton
This is a new Elton John song that was written for the upcoming movie Rocketman, which is about Elton John’s life and career. I absolutely adore Taron Egerton and I can not wait to see him as Elton John. Isn’t this song great? There is something so nostalgic about it!
My publishing program started again in May and I thought that this clipfolio would help me to stay more organized. I was right! Not only is it adorable, but it is also very durable and helps me keep track of things. There are a lot of other designs on the website as well and I am tempted to pick up another one…
We had a reunion with my dad’s side of the family during the long weekend and it was so nice to catch up with everyone. We live about seven hours away so we don’t get to see them as much as we would like. My Nonno turned 93 in May so it was important we went to see him to celebrate! Also, there were a lot of new babies that I was dying to meet.
Mochi Ice Cream
I discovered mochi ice cream this month and it has been a game changer! So freaking delicious and mess-free! Doesn’t that look delicious? It is rice cake that is wrapped around ice cream and I can not even begin to describe how good it is. So far I have tried strawberry and mint chocolate chip but I need to try every flavour that exists.
Have you watched, listened to, or tried any of my favourites? What was your favourite non-bookish thing this month?