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So it seems this year is already getting off to a great start – the sun is shining, there’s tons to look forward to and 2021 is already starting to feel like a distant memory.
So in homage to making this year the best one yet, we’ve discovered a bunch of cool things to see, do and treat yourself to so you can hit the ground running in 2022.
From exciting events to wellness tips and a fresh new reality TV series to pop a bottle of bubbly to, here’s what we’re loving in January:
What to watch: The Real Housewives of New Jersey season 12
Guess who’s back? The new season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey is set to drop exclusively on hayu from February 2
It wouldn’t really be summer without a drama-filled new series of The Real Housewives, would it?
And as luck would have it, season 12 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey is set to drop exclusively on hayu from February 2 – and believe us when we say it’ll be one of the most exhilarating to date.
In the new season, we’ll see the grand return of Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Margaret Josephs, Dolores Catania, Jackie Goldschneider, and Jennifer Aydin, who are joined by their brand new pal Traci Johnson.
After years of weathering the storm, Teresa is finally getting her ray of sunshine and much deserved happily ever after with her now-fiancé Luis ‘Louie’ Ruelas.
Bringing the drama: In the new season, we’ll see the grand return of Teresa Giudice (pictured) Melissa Gorga, Margaret Josephs, Dolores Catania, Jackie Goldschneider, and Jennifer Aydin, who are joined by their brand new pal Traci Johnson
With less than a year of relationship bliss, Teresa makes the decision to move in with Luis and blend their families. But her joy is soon met with criticism from the rest of the ladies, who can’t help but question the couple’s future.
The biggest critic comes in the form of Margaret, who at one point compares Luis to a ‘car salesman’ – and in the bombshell trailer, Teresa is having none of it.
‘You better stay the f**k out of my face. You want to try and pop my love bubble? It’s not going to happen,’ she shouts at Margaret during a tense group dinner.
‘You do not want Margaret to be your enemy,’ Jackie warns in another tense scene, to which Dolores responds with a dramatic: ‘Nooooo!’
Yikes! The biggest critic of Teresa’s relationship comes in the form of Margaret Josephs (pictured), who at one point compares Luis to a ‘car salesman’ – and in the bombshell trailer, Teresa is having none of it
Drama! ‘You do not want Margaret to be your enemy,’ Jackie (right) warns in another tense scene, to which Dolores (left) responds with a dramatic: ‘Nooooo!’
Jennifer publicly faces the biggest hardship and insecurity in her marriage when family secrets are revealed and rise to the forefront.
‘He doesn’t want to be in this marriage, he doesn’t need to do me any favours!’ an emotional Jennifer reveals in the trailer, before getting support from her former frenemy Jackie.
After the news is brought to light, not only does Jennifer fight to protect her family, but she’s also left to re-evaluate her contentious friendship with Margaret.
Meanwhile, after being introduced to the group by Melissa, Traci is no stranger to the spotlight. As the wife of former NFL player, Tiki Barber, she knows what it’s like to be in the public eye and values loyalty more than anything.
The shocks never stop! Expect screaming matches, drinks being thrown in faces and a plethora of snide comments – and that’s barely scratching the surface
Catch it all: Stream and download season 12 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, first on hayu from February 2
And after seeing what Teresa and Jennifer are going through in their relationships, she is forced to revisit past allegations about her own marriage.
Expect a season full of screaming matches, drinks being tossed in faces and a plethora of snide comments – and that’s barely scratching the surface.
Stream and download season 12 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, first on hayu from February 2.
Top tips: Wellness
Year of health: If you fancy getting fit this year but don’t want to a commit to a full-on gym membership, then ClassPass could be right for you
New year, new me; it’s a phrase we use annually when we try and make some whopping changes in our lives, that we more often than not don’t stick to.
So instead of aiming for something we’re going to forget about come February, why not make a few small changes that can help you to feel happier and healthier this 2022?
Take, for example, ClassPass. If you don’t fancy committing to a full-time gym membership, or like many of us have no idea where you might be in six month’s time, this could be the fitness program for you.
In a nutshell, you sign up online and get monthly points to spend in a whole range of gyms, studios and even beauty salons.
Stay safe this summer: Ultra Violette do an incredible tinted veil face cream with SPF 50, that you can pop on when you want a touch of coverage – with all the goodness of a powerful sun protectant
You could be doing Pilates on a Monday, a boot camp on a Wednesday and a sunrise yoga session on a Friday – it’s all down to you and your schedule.
That way, if you absolutely love – or hate – one of the classes, you can keep coming back for more or stay well away, no strings attached. The choice is yours.
Right now, you even get a four week free trial to get a taste of some of the amazing classes on offer in your area. How about that!
Now, we all know Australia has been absolutely scorching over the new year. And if you’re not already, it could be time to really up your SPF game to protect your skin and keep wrinkles at bay.
Ultra Violette do an incredible tinted veil face cream with SPF 50, that you can pop on when you want a touch of coverage – with all the goodness of a powerful sun protectant.
Manifest your dreams: If you’re all about making 2022 a year to manifest what you want in life, dreamymoons have created an incredibly beautiful guide book to practical manifestation
The brand also do a light-weight serum that will leave you feeling glowy and protected if that’s the look you fancy. What’s not to love?
If you’re all about making 2022 a year to manifest what you want in life, dreamymoons have created a beautiful guide book which focuses on practical manifestation – the practice of turning your thoughts into reality.
You don’t have to be big into spirituality to enjoy the book – it has a heavy focus on goal setting, writing and vision boards so you can clearly see your aims and hopes right there in front of you. Why not give it a go?
Where to go: Try something new this 2022
What an experience! From February 2, the team at Viral Ventures are opening an exciting theatrical production of The Great Gatsby like no other
We all want this year to be different than the last – and as events are starting to slowly and safely open up, now is the time to get onboard and do something different.
From February 2, the team at Viral Ventures are opening an exciting theatrical production of The Great Gatsby.
The immersive adaptation will allow audiences to explore and immerse themselves into the world of The Great Gatsby through a choose-your-own-adventure-style production, which will make everyone’s experience personal and unique.
Adventure: Led by an ensemble cast of the highest calibre Australian actors, the production will offer audiences the opportunity to experience the story of Gatsby like never before
Expect dramatic confrontations, secret rendezvous and thrilling storytelling like no other – what could be more fun than that?
From just $60 per person, you get two hours of incredible immersive theatre and some of Australia’s finest acting talent performing all rolled into one. Perfect!
Or, if you fancy letting out all of your anger from last year in one go, then how about blowing off some steam in one of Sydney’s smash rooms?
You get to grab a baseball bat, and smash every single item in a room to let out all that pent up anger of 2021.
A smashing time! Smash Splash do a 30 minute session for two people for $100, with the price slightly raised the more people you want to smash things up with
Smash Splash do a 30 minute session for two people for $100, with prices differing depending on the amount of people you want to smash with. Now that is an outrageously good activity we never thought was possible.
Or, if you fancy learning something in the new year you can take home with you, how about trying a cheese making class?
Omnom do a bubbles, burrata and bocconcini making class, a vegan cheese making session or even a virtual lesson so you can do it from home.
Prices start from around $89 per person – sounds like a grate start to the year to us!
Say cheese! Omnom do a bubbles, burrata and bocconcini making class, a vegan cheese making session or even a virtual lesson so you can do it at home