Sunday, 2 April 2017

March Favourites | Places, Books, Music & More!

March has ended and Spring has officially begun! Today I'm sharing some of the items that I've been loving throughout March; from amazing books, groovy tunes, new places and addictive TV series, here's what my March consisted of.



  Watching
 It's no secret that I'm addicted to the internet. Aside from streaming countless Youtube Videos, reading zines and playing PacMan, I also enjoy watching a few TV series. 

How To Get Away With Murder
                                  
 This is my number one show right now! My roommate is a law student and she actually got me into this. I then watched the first episode, then the second and before I knew it, I had finished the entire season.
 It's that good. 
 Not only do you have the super talented Viola Davis playing badass Professor Annalise Keating as a defense attorney with some really interesting cases, but the rest of the cast are just as enjoyable to watch. Each character has their own story, and almost everyone in the show has a secret. You may recognize a few familiar faces like Alfred Enoch from Harry Potter and Liza Weil, who played Paris in 'Gilmore Girls'.
Stranger Things

 You all know how much I love this show. Admittedly, I debated whether or not I'll be watching it again due to there being such a large break before the next season, but then I saw an interview with Millie Bobby Brown, the actress who plays Eleven, and I just knew it wasn't a question - the show is a must watch! It's a sci-fi horror series set in the 80s, it's got excellent cinematography, a tale of true friendship and a bunch of unsolved questions and murders, while still keeping it light-hearted and fun due to most of the cast members only being fourteen.  I even wrote a blog post about it, which you can read here
 
Grey's Anatomy  
  Yet another show produced by the wonderful Shonda Rhimes, who also created 'How To Get Away With Murder', 'Scandal' and 'The Catch'. In case you didn't know, she's the only woman who has four shows running back to back. As she says, her brain is global. Grey's Anatomy has been running for 13 seasons and counting - a truly inspirational TV series that follows the personal and professional lives of surgeons at Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital in Seattle, it's a must watch if you love medical dramas with a little bit of humor. 


Reading

Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
I've been on a book spree lately and have bought too many books for the amount of time I have to finish them. Lately I've been reading Pretty Girls, a thriller that revolves around the Carroll family and the unsolved disappearance of Julia, the oldest sister. 24 years later, another girl goes missing and the discovery that the disappearances are  linked changes everything. The book evokes atmosphere, pays great attention to detail and the word choice sound like music, it's so interesting to read and is accompanied by vivid imagery.
Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
A coming of age novel (and movie) revolving around the life of awkward outcast and freshman Charlie who befriends Sam and Patrick, two seniors in high school. Charlie's new friends help him discover love, friendship and parties for the first time and, along with the help of his English teacher, spark his dream of becoming a writer. Things take a turn for the worst when Charlie's world comes crashing down as his only friends prepare to leave for university, leaving Charlie alone with little to no self-confidence. An all-time favourite, I urge you to read this book and watch the movie.


Music
I've created a Spring Playlist which you can read all about here 


Places
I've been exploring a little bit more than usual this month and plan to do a separate blog post all about that. However, here are two of my favourite places in town.

Waar
 
This cute little store that specializes in selling recyclable, fair-trade, biological and eco-conscious products has become one of my favourite places to visit. I often go there to buy a slab of Tony's Chocoloney's Chocolate as they have a much larger variety than I'd find in a supermarket. Aside from that, I also go to their fruit and nut station, where they give you a recycled glass jar or biodegradable paper bag for you to fill tasty snacks in. You then weigh those snacks and pay for the weight. The most I've paid was 8 euros for a medium sized jar filled with dates, almonds, nuts and figs AND a paper bag filled with chocolate covered hazel and walnuts.

Bagels & Beans 

I love everything about this café. From the yellow colour scheme to the freshly brewed coffee, the outdoor tables and the way the sunlight fills the room, Bagels & Beans is a wonderful place to study, get lunch with friends or go on a cute little date.

Flower Markets
 
I spend too much time strolling and not enough time buying flowers. They're so beautiful to look at, to capture. I love flowers, I grew up with them in the house and to visit flower markets are kind of a hobby. Roses, sunflowers, daisies and foxgloves are my favourite. 
 

That's it for my March Favourites. What did you enjoy? Have you read any of the books I recommended or listened to any of the songs in the playlist? 

Love,
Miah

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