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What we’re loving in August: The return of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

What we’re loving in August: The return of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the perfect summer swimsuit, and a celebration of all things beauty

As we look towards spring, it’s time to start shaking off the hibernation layers and get out in the great outdoors. We’ve picked the best TV, activities and distractions to carry you through to the end of winter.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 12. From left; Diana Jenkins, Krystal Kung-Minkoff, Erika Jayne, Kyle Richards, Garcelle Beauvais, Dorit Kemsley, Lisa Rinner, Sutton Stracke

What to Watch

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 12

The pandemic has done nothing to take the steam out of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. As they attempt to balance their ever-evolving friendships with the demands of their growing business ventures, a string of shocking events proves that living this large is harder than you’d think. This season, Dorit is dealing with the shock of a traumatic home invasion, Kyle invites the girls to the desert for the launch of her new store, there’s a Mexico getaway, with a private jet and arguments onboard Dorit’s luxury yacht and Sutton’s housewarming turns into a mud-fest. As a cherry on top, scream-queen Jamie Lee Curtis even makes a surprise appearance (sadly she won’t be joining the cast as a regular).

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Where to go

Farmers markets

With fresh produce in short supply and more expensive in supermarkets, you might find that a weekend morning spent at your local farmers market can be more than just an enjoyable outing with the family. Many are finding that buying meat, fruit and veggies direct from the farm is not only supporting Australia’s struggling farmers, but is often better value for money, and is fresher and healthier. As with all markets, the early bird gets the worm, so drag your brood out of bed early to get the pick of the crop.

The Tulum one-piece from Andie Swim

The Tulum one-piece from Andie Swim

What to buy

The perfect summer swimsuit

With Summer quickly approaching, you’ll want to get yourself a swimsuit that will make you feel like making most of the warmer months at the beach or poolside. Aussie company Andie Swim has been making waves with their comfortable and flattering swimwear, with sizes ranging from XS to XXXL and lots of support where you need it most. Our pick of the bunch is the understated Tulum, an every day staple that suits every figure and doesn’t pinch or ride up. Their website says “We all want our Baywatch moment. If you’re slow-motion jogging on the beach or frantically running after your toddler, the Tulum’s cross back straps support you.”

The Tulum – Flat – Black – Classic

What to do

Beauty Expo Australia

Beauty Expo Australia unites the industry in the country’s largest celebration of all things beauty. With over 200 exhibiting brands and products the expo aims to inspire, educate and excite. Attendees will have the chance to try new brands, network with other beauty professionals, witness live performances and learn from the industry greats. The event is set to host a variety of expert speakers who will cover countless industry topics including business coaching cosmetic treatments new and improved treatment techniques sustainability and clean consumerism and much more. The Expo is on from August 20-21, International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour.

What to enjoy

Paint and sip

Paint and drink events are proving increasingly popular as a way to dip your toe into the world of painting while socialising over some drinks and snacks. Painting with easy-to-use acrylic paints under the watchful eye of a tutor is a fun and relaxing way to spend an afternoon or evening. There are many different businesses offering art and drinks packages – Paint and Sip is just one of them, but has studios and pop-up events nationwide.