5 Things To Do: August 2016

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LET’S GO TO THE BEACH

For the fifth year in a row, London’s Roundhouse will bringing a slice of that Club Tropicana life to Camden – transforming the concrete terrace into a sandy beach! While they can’t guarantee sunshine, they can guarantee tasty BBQs, a fully-stocked bar, and live music performances from up-and-coming musicians and DJs. Even better? It’s free for everyone to enjoy, every evening, until Monday 29th August. Sunnies at the ready?

MAKE IT: EMBROIDERED SUN HAT

With all that sun-soaking you’re bound to be doing, it’s important to keep protected from those harmful rays – and what better way to do it in style than with a super-stylish sun hat? We’ve been spotting these totally Instagrammable hats all over social media this summer and now, thanks to this easy DIY from A Beautiful Mess you can make one that nobody else will be rocking! All you need is an old sunhat and some colourful embroidery thread.

GET DOWN ON IT!

Another month, another eagerly-anticipated Netflix series! If you’re looking for something to fill the Stranger Things-shaped hole in your evening viewing schedule then get ready for Baz Lurhmann’s The Get Down – dropping on 12th August. Following a group of teenagers in the Bronx in the late ’70s it tells the story of the birth of hip-hop via a high-octane soundtrack, produced by Nas and Grandmaster Flash, and high-tempo disco scenes aplenty. A must-watch.

BAKE IT: FRUIT CAKE (WITH A TWIST)

Heading to a summer BBQ or a friend’s birthday party this month? Make an impression with this fruit slice cake from Studio DIY! We’re not talking your nan’s fruit cake here – it’s the decoration that’s fruity, rather than the inside. All you need is a packet mix (yep, don’t tell Mary Berry!) and a truckload of food colouring and you’ll be whipping up this baked masterpiece in no time.

THE SCUBA BIRCHBAG

Finally, you might have noticed that we’ve had a little makeover this month! We’ve transformed from our usual Birchbox into the Scuba Birchbag – the ultimate summer accessory, available in 4 neon colours! It’s big enough to stash not only your beauty must-haves but all of your daily essentials! Haven’t signed up yet? What are you waiting for?! Check out 3 reasons you can’t miss the Birchbag, right here.