A good book, podcast and movie are essential when you’re lounging by a pool, soaking in a spa or killing time in transit on vacay.
If you're lucky enough to be escaping the cold winter in the United Kingdom for a tropical vacay then this blog is for you. Planning activities in the form of what you’re going to read, listen to and watch on vacation is just as important as stocking up on your Bali Body holiday essentials.
Whether you enjoy something romantic, fun or inspiring, we have prepared a full list of BB HQ approved novels, songs and movies that you can revel in while sipping on an Aperol Spritz (or five).
If you’re anything like us, your ideal day on vacay includes tanning with your favourite BB tanning oils while reading multiple novels cover to cover. Here are our picks for the best books to get lost in while you’re relaxing by the beach.
THE PERFECT STRANGER, MEGAN MIRANDA
Old friends Leah and Emmy move to rural Pennsylvania after Leah struggles to forge a career as a journalist, but their fresh start is quickly tarnished when a woman with an eerie resemblance to Leah is assaulted by the lake, and Emmy disappears days later. Leah then joins forces with Detective Kyle Donovan to investigate her friend's life for clues.
Good for: Babes who love a juicy murder mystery.
THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A F*CK, MARK MANSON
Author and popular blogger, Mark Manson writes about his counter intuitive approach to living a good life in this New York Times best seller.
Good for: Babes who want an inspiring yet funny read.
THE WRONG GIRL, ZOE FOSTER BLAKE
TV Producer, Lily is determined to maintain her professional distance, even when Jack starts seeing someone completely inappropriate. It's only when Lily accepts that good things don't always come to those who wait and takes a leap into the great unknown that life starts making sense.
Good for: Babes who wants a funny, heartfelt novel about what happens when life, love, work and friendships collide.
ALBUM: SWEETENER, ARIANA GRANDE
The fourth studio album by pop sensation Ariana Grande is a mix of love, heartbreak and magic featuring collaborations with Pharrell Williams, Nicki Minaj and Missy Elliot.
Good for: Every babe.
ALBUM: MY DEAR MELANCHOLY, THE WEEKND
The Weeknd, also known as Bella Hadids boyfie, released his most recent album earlier this year and we’re still obsessed with it. He sings about Bella, his brief fling with Selena Gomez and it’s all music to our ears.
Good for: Road Trip tunes.
PODCAST: UNSTYLED BY REFINERY29
Global Editor-in-Chief & Co-founder of Refinery29, Christene Barberich explores the funny, inspiring, sometimes heartbreaking tales of life, work, and love. Guests include Lena Dunham, Hilaria Baldwin and more.
Good for: Babes who want a mix of fashion and inspiration in one.
TV SERIES: YOUNGER
Suddenly single Mum, Liza finds it so difficult to re-enter the workforce at 40 that she pretends to be a 20-something to secure her dream job. Teaming with 20-something co-worker Kelsey, Liza hopes to make it a dream career -- while no one discovers her secret. She later has to deal with the fallout of the truth after revealing her secret to Kelsey.
Good for: Babes who want a fun, lighthearted watch.
MOVIE: A STAR IS BORN
Musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally (Lady Gaga). Ally has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jackson coaxes her into the spotlight. As Ally's career takes off, they fall in love and deal with life and its obstacles together.
Good for: Babes who love romance and everyone else too.
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