We’ve almost made it! We’ve almost managed our first full week back in the office (well, WFH), and what a week it’s been. We’ve been thrusted into another long overdue national lockdown and while the advice is very much ‘stay at home’, we’ve clubbed together eight things you can do this weekend at home to really make the most of those precious two days off. 

From a virtual wizarding tour to the fitness class with a difference, or even if you just want to binge watch the latest Netflix film in your pjs, here’s what to do this weekend.

Who doesn’t love a little wizarding magic to whisk you away from reality?

Get your wizarding fix with this virtual exhibition tour

Who doesn’t love a little wizarding magic to whisk you away from reality? While the Natural History Museum remains closed for now, they’ve used their wands to transform their Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature exhibition to the virtual world, allowing eager wizards and witches alike to embark on an adventure where the real and wizarding worlds intertwine. 

Flit from room to room, uncovering your favourite characters from the novels, including Newt Scamander, and playing hidden interactive games too.

Add some spark to your weekend with these Veganuary recipes

Combat those January blues and impending regret of tackling Veganuary during a pandemic with these six tasty plant based recipes you can try out at home. 

From the creamiest butternut squash mac ‘n’ cheese to buttery tomato and pesto croissants, here’s what to make this week.

Try out a virtual workout class with a difference

Forget your usual virtual workout classes, Move Your Frame has crafted a class with a difference that’ll be sure you break a sweat. Hint: it involves a mini trampoline in your living room! 

Shake away your worries and bounce into Work Your Frame’s high intensity workout, Bounce and Burn. The session comprises 25 minutes of fast-paced, yet simple rebounding moves followed by 15 minutes of conditioning work targeting your abs and bum. Jump freely and enjoy the easy workout with high results. 

To join in, you’ll need one of their mini trampolines. Inquire online to join.

Order in a feast courtesy of Park Chinois 

You’ve made it through your first week back working from home so you deserve a real delicious feast, and luckily we’ve found just the cure. Treat yourself to a decadent meal courtesy of Park Chinois. 

Redefining the traditional ‘Chinese takeaway’ experience is Park Chinois, the Mayfair restaurant hoping to elevate the food delivery experience to new, extremely delicious heights. 

Tuck into everything from decadent dim sum selections, authentic Cantonese dishes or opt for a set menu. No order is complete without the iconic Duck de Chine, served with pancakes, baby cucumber, spring onion and duck sauce. Pair your dishes alongside fine wines, Champagnes and cocktails to really level up the experience.

They are currently operating a 3 mile delivery radius through Slerp and a 2.5 mile radius through Deliveroo and Supper. If you are interested in experiencing Park Chinois At Home and are not currently in their delivery zone please order for collection/pick-up and arrange a courier to 33 Dover Street, London, W1S 4NF.

In need of a New Year’s resolution? Here are a few ideas to get you started… 

New Year, new you? I’m sure we all dreamt that this year would start out a little differently than it has, but look at the lockdown as a blessing in disguise. A time where you can take a moment to really sit and think about what it is you want from this year, whether that’s tackling a new hobby or channeling your inner creativity for the better. 

To help you on your journey, we’ve put together a list of easy ways you can incorporate your New Year’s resolutions into a reality. From learning embroidery to joining an online book club, here’s how you can start today.

Binge through the latest Netflix obsession, Pieces of a Woman

Get a box of tissues at the ready, Pieces of a Woman explores a deeply emotional and private portrayal of a mother who experiences a newborn death, with a heart wrenching portrayal by Vanessa Kirby. 

Written by Kara Weber and directed by Kornel Mundruczo, Pieces of a Woman showcases the heartbreaking reality experienced by many expectant mothers. Throughout the two-hour performance, we see a woman, Martha Weiss (Kirby) left at a destructive breaking point, torn emotionally away from her husband, friends and family due to grief. 

Of course, there is a lot of controversy surrounding Shia LaBeouf right now but Kirby’s award-nominated performance is unmissable.

Release Date: Thursday, 7th January 

Stream Here

Join Davina McCall for a weekend workout session 

Working out at home never looked so good. Join Davina McCall and other celebrity workout specialists for Women’s Health Weekenders programme.

Running every weekend throughout January, Women’s Health will be running celebrity workouts, expert-led discussions, shopping experiences and more for all to enjoy at home. The weekender kicks off this Saturday with a F.I.T Combat session hosted by Faye Edwards, group exercise programme manager, and Davina McCall at 9am. At lunchtime, Peter ‘PMac’ Maciver will be running a hot HITT session, dedicated to boosting your metabolism, toning up and cardiovascular fitness. Saturday’s programme finishes with an In Conversation with the Fittest Woman in the World, Tia-Clair Toomey.

Men’s Health is also running a similar program too for those wanting to join in on those.

Running Saturday, 9th – Sunday, 31st January 

www.womenshealthweekenders.eventbritestudio.com

Get your daily exercise at Kew Gardens

Stretch your legs somewhere beautiful this weekend and head to Kew Gardens. Right now while the buildings are closed, the gardens at Kew Gardens are still very much open. Head out this weekend and breathe a breath of fresh air surrounded by nature. 


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