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5 Things To Do In April 2017



Another month, another new Netflix series. (They’re seriously churning out the boxsets this year!) 21st April sees the release of Girlboss, inspired by the bestselling book by Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso. The series follows Sophia’s journey as she launches an eBay store out of her ex-boyfriend’s apartment and it grows into a multi-million dollar fashion empire. Played by Britt Robertson, it’s a story of business in the 21st century and learning how to be your own boss.


Based on Julian Barnes’ Man Booker Prize-winning novel, The Sense of an Ending is coming to the silver screen on 14th April for a tissues-at-the-ready adaptation. Starring Academy Award-winner Jim Broadbent, the story follows middle-aged Tony who, upon receiving an unexpected lawyer’s letter, is forced to look back to a past he tried to forget. Covering friendships, love, memory, and forgiveness, it’s an unforgettable adaptation that even fans of the book are sure to love.


Sunday, 23rd April sees the return of the London Marathon to the capital – and our very own Senior Brand Manager Emeline will be amongst the 50,000 runners! (You can do it, Em!) Starting in Greenwich and ending past Buckingham Palace, it’s an incredible day out if you’re nearby and want to show your support. Or, tune in on BBC to get inspired! If you’ve dusted off your trainers but you’re not ready to face the full 26.2 miles just yet then sign up to British Heart Foundation’s MyMarathon. Kicking off in May, it’s a chance to clock up the miles at your own pace – over a few days, weeks, or throughout the whole month!


Hooray – it’s Easter! For us, the upcoming bank holiday means a chance to catch up with friends and family and really relax. Which, of course, means plenty of chocolate. We won’t be eating it all to ourselves though. We’ll be using our (leftover) mini eggs to whip up a batch of this Easter Bark. The combination of chocolate, marshmallow, and Cadbury’s Mini Eggs might not be good for our teeth but it’s super-Instagrammable (and tasty!).


Lastly, this month you won’t want to miss our April Birchbox. ICYMI, we’ve teamed up with British fashion brand Boden for a b-e-a-utiful box that’ll help you get ready for the season ahead. Inside every box there are 5 luxe beauty treats – including TWO full-size make-up items – so be sure to get yours now if you haven’t already.