NETFLIX AND VALENTINE’S DAY? | Top 5 Picks

So you’ve opted for a night in this Valentine’s Day? That’s what Netflix was made for!

Whether you’re cozying up to your guy or girl, your bestie or just a glass of champagne this Sunday, we’ve got the suggestions to make this night in the perfect night in.

Looking for a heartfelt film? Or maybe a classic? What about an old school high school rom-com? Look no further.

Silver Linings Playbook (2012) | This one’s gonna get you right in the feels. It’s heartfelt, it’s got its ups and downs and it doesn’t hurt that the two stars in this movie are hot AF..

F.R.I.E.N.D.S (1994) | Because who said that Valentine’s Day had to be spent with your boyfriend or girlfriend? You’ve always got Chandler, Ross, Rachel, Monica, Phoebe and Joey!

Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) | A beautiful film that will teach you about finding yourself through love.

Notting Hill (1999) | Nothing like a romantic classic. An oldie, but a goodie.

Drive Me Crazy (1999) | Let’s take it back to your high school days. Back to the days where the only drama in your life revolved around the high school dance.

Happy Valentine’s, love bugs!

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FRIENDSGIVING: A recipe for throwing the best shindig

Can you believe that Thanksgiving has crept up on us once again? Because we can’t!

We’ve got your back. If you’re throwing your own little (or big!) shindig for your friends or fam bam, you have to go all out. It’s go hard or go home. We want you to wow everyone and impress your family and friends with your party throwing skills! So here’s what you need.

A bangin’ playlist. Because what’s a party without some tone-deaf singing and embarrassingly good dance moves?

Snacks, snacks, snacks. You can never have enough snacks to share around. They’re there to get the conversation flowing and the mingling happening!

Crowd pleaser dishes. If you’ve got a signature dish – cook that. There’s a reason why it’s your signature dish, so keep everyone’s tummy’s happy! If you don’t have a signature dish, ask around beforehand what everyones fave meal is. You’ll own the chef throne.

‘WOW’ factor decor. Decor sets the mood of a party, so whether you’re going for a rustic setting or a fun and colorful vibe, make sure you catch everyone’s attention.

A good selection of drinks. You know the go. Champagne, wine, beers, vodka, and maybe a little bit of tequila? But don’t forget to cater for the non-drinkers!

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Printable Checklist for the perfect Summer Picnic!

What’s Summer without a picnic? Perfect weather, good food, even better company, laughs and just good times all round.

If you’re planning a Summer Picnic, make it the best one your guests have ever been to. Impress with the best selection of food and entertain the right way with the best mixture of activities and drinks.

Bring out your creative side! Picnics are the best chance to catch up with your nearest and dearest – whether that be your girl gang or your grandparents! There’s a tonne of choices that you can make to throw the perfect picnic to cater for everyone!

So where do you start? Ya girl has always got you covered.
Here’s a printable checklist for the perfect Summer picnic. Just click on the image below, then right click and save it to your computer. EASY AZ.

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You can tweak this list as much as you want! Add the things you love to bring to a picnic! Pinterest is always a good place to browse for inspiration. It’s packed full of food and drink suggestions and ways you can glam up any Picnic party.

Have a peak at the Gold Soul store to see what you’ll be wearing to your perfect Summer Picnic. A cute romper? Bug-eyed sunnies? A flirty dress?

 

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ROADTRIPPIN’ PLAYLIST

What says ‘the best Summer ever’ more than a roadtrip with your girl gang? What about a Summer roadtrip with your girl gang and the ultimate Summer roadtrip playlist to go with it?

You can just picture it. Cruising with the wind in your hair and your cheeks being kissed by the sun – there you are shouting the lyrics of your Summer anthem with your favorite people. Make this a Summer to remember with these tracks to blast while making memories!

You’ll find tracks to suit nearly everyone’s music taste. Whether you’re into up-beat indie tunes, pop tracks from then and now, chilled songs for chilled peeps, something with a sexy beat or something to sing to, you’re bound to find something you’ll make your 2015 Summer anthem.

Have Spotify? You can follow this playlist and listen to it non-stop. I dare you.

Wannabe – Spice Girls
Summer – Calvin Harris
T-Shirt Weather – Circa Waves
BBD – Azealia Banks
Anything Anything – DramaramaSugar – Maroon 5
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
Closing Time – Semisonic
XO – Beyonce
Paper Planes – M.I.A
Toothpaste Kissed – The Maccabees
All My Friends – Dylan Kelly
Rock & Roll – Eric Hutchinson
Best Song Ever – One Direction
We Found Love – Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris
Worship – Years & Years
I’ll Be Fine – Saskwatch
Make It Mine – Jason Mraz
Yong Folks – Peter, Bjorn and John
Stay High – Tove Lo, Hippie Sabotage
Warrior – Nina Sublatti
No Control – One Direction
Single Ladies – Beyonce

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Spring activities to-do list!

The last thing you want this Spring is to be bored and have literally nothing to do during one of the best seasons. It’s Thursday and since the weekend is nearly here, this is your chance to make the most of it! Never be bored again with your very own Spring activities list, and let’s be honest who doesn’t love a good list? So have a quick look at this list and make the most of your Spring time!

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T.G.I.F. 7 Fun and Exciting Ways to Enjoy the Weekend

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Thank the lord it’s Friday..finally! I don’t know about you guys but I like the weekend. You can sleep in duh! Plus it’s the time you can go hang with your girls and relax after a long week’s worth of bills, worrying about the next move, work or guy drama. So to start this weekend off right let’s be positive and enjoy ourselves while we’re young. You only live once right? But that doesn’t mean to not take care of ourselves and our bodies.

If you haven’t read the last blog post, then go HERE and check it out for dope beats to soundtrack your life this weekend. (I know. A bit cheesy) Keep it PG for all minors ok! But the music will have you feeling some type of way until that dreadful Monday morning wake up call. In the mean time, IT”S FRIDAY!! (Drink at a healthy pace. No drinking and driving ladies and gents.)

 

1. Go Dancing

And no, I don’t mean go clubbing..which you can totally do, try something different and sign up for a fun hip hop dance class. This is a great way to get in shape and goof around at the same time. Dancing is a lot more cardio than you think. It’ll have you sweating in no time. You hardly even realize you’re working out. Trust me, I just took a hip hop class over this last weekend and fell in love. I found the exercise that will work for me! Classes tend to be pretty cheap as well. You can go alone or convince friends to tag along with you. Guilt them if you have to.(video from Janelle Ginestra’s channel)

2. Schedule an impromptu photo shoot with friends

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Do you, a friend or someone you know have a camera? Then get a group together and organize a last-minute photo shoot. It’ll be fun and no one has to ever see these pictures if you don’t want. They will be fun to look at while at work for a quick laugh or to hold blackmail against a friend. Drinks can always be added.  Insert evil laugh here 

3. Go to a Drive-in Movie Theatre

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from http://www.daytrippingmom.com

I used to go see movies at drive-ins all of the time when I was younger. They are fun and you can make a cool trip out of them. You can take blankets, chairs and sneak snacks into the outside theaters (the concessions there are hella expensive lol) You also get to watch two movies for the price of one! Can’t beat that. This could be a chance to snuggle up close to a guy or girl you’ve been crushing on if you invite friends and make a group and make something special out of it. And if you don’t live close to one try making your own drive in. If you’re really lazy then just stay in and have a Netflix night, no harm in that either.

4. Throw a Pinterest Party!

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from http://www.stampington.com

If you’re like me then you have at least a dozen boards on Pinterest full of things you keep saying that you’ll try. Wether it’s the fitness board that you’ve added hundreds of pins to but haven’t started really looking at or that DIY crafts board that you were so excited about months ago, try them now. Right Now! This weekend with friends. Blast music while doing them and watch how much fun you’ll be having…you won’t even remember why you hadn’t tried this before. Add drinks if you want *wink wink

5. Iron Chef “Healthy version” contest…or not

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from http://www.freebachelorettegames.com

Invite friends (guys, girls or both) for some fun and food! You can even make it into a battle of the sexes. Cook out of the items in your kitchen (make sure to stock up on food) or better yet have the friends bring some treats with them and get creative with the dishes. Try sticking to the healthier side if you can. Or at least drink water…or something else..

6. Go To an Open Mic Night/Karaoke Bar  

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from blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com

Theres bound to be some sort of talent in your town. Or at the very least it’ll be a fun night filled with laughs. You can laugh and crack jokes at the people brave or drunk enough to get up and sing. Did I mention there’s usually no cover and drinks? It may turn out to be an unforgettable night.

7. Try a dating app/site

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from features.en.softonic.com

Ok, you guys and girls know you’ve wanted to try it but you haven’t because you think it’s too weird and only for “old people who can’t find someone”. You would be so wrong. You never really know until you try. There’s no harm in trying. There are some pretty cool ones out there such as:

Apps/sites

Tinder

 

Coffee meets Bagel

OkCupid.com

Badoo

Zoosk

Meet Me:)

Match.com

Moco

DateHookup

POF (plenty of fish)

Dating DNA free

Skout

…These are some of the cooler dating outlets to try opposed to regular meeting,dating,etc. Don’t knock it until you it. I’m currently trying out Tinder and I’ve tried OkCupid as well as C.M.B. before. Take a chance and none of your friends have to find out if you don’t want them to and feel that embarrassed about it. You aren’t the only ones having a hard time finding that special someone. Trust.

Have a great weekend and comment below telling about your weekends. #goldsoulla

XOXOXO

-Porschia 😉