Twelve years ago, on a warm Saturday morning, I sat cross-legged in front of ABC3 while my mum combed out my loose curls and put them into two tight braids. As “Scotty and the Ninjas Too” were lighting up the screen, their voices filling the room, we were idly watching on. Both my mum and I focused on getting ready for netball before rushing out the door.
Here we are: the future. An era where our houses tell us the weather and turn our lights off, cash seems like an antique and we know what our favourite celebrity had for breakfast. At this rate, the world will be ruled by robots and Mark Zuckerberg by 2030.
When I was little, I used to watch Disney Princess movies like a madwoman. VHS tapes had no chance of survival against little me grabbing them with popcorn covered fingers and jamming them into the VCR until they wore out. I was enthralled by the magic of the castles, the action and the romance. It’s safe to say, these movies hold a special place in my heart, as they do for so many.
Coffee at the same old café, movies at the same old cinema or dinner at the same old restaurant. It’s easy to be unimaginative when it comes to deciding where to go on a date. Why not do something different for that guy you matched with on Tinder, that cutie you’ve been crushing on for what feels like forever or your long-term lover? I have compiled a list of the best date spots, ideas and activities in Melbourne to spice up your next date!
I always trusted my father. Until the day he told me the movie Love and Other Drugs was just a dark yet beautiful drama involving a pharmaceutical rep and a Parkinson’s patient. He was wrong. Picture this, 14 year old me stuck between both parents as I watched a good 20 minutes of Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal fully naked, fully having sex. Unlike my father’s lil blurb, this film was an erotic romantic drama riddled with heavily graphic scenes. It was a long two hours.