You May Drink Champagne!

If you’re looking out the window and wondering what on earth to do while the weather’s like this (in Auckland, at least), this is for you.

In case you needed another reason to drink Champagne.  This Sunday 1 May sees the return of Soul’s ‘400 Reasons to drink Mumm Champagne’.  Every one in five glasses of Mumm sipped at Soul this May wins an instant prize, and everyone goes in the draw to win a trip for 2 flying Hawaiian Airlines to Waikiki, Hawaii 4 nights accommodation at The Modern Hotel and lunch at Morimoto!  I booked our honeymoon flights to Hawaii this week, so I’ll be hoping to win the instant prizes!  Photos Norrie Montgomery.

Megan Mumm Champagne

Instant prizes at Soul this May as part of Mumm Champagne’s 400 Reasons:

  1. Caci Clinic facial and skin consultation
  2. Lindi Kingi jewellery
  3. Smashbox makeovers
  4. MOR Modern Apothecary
  5. Double passes to Event Cinema gold class
  6. Bendon Lingerie vouchers
  7. Faby mini nail polish kits
  8. Soul food and beverage vouchers
  9. Boh Runga for The Mint Republic jewellery
  10. Cadbury Coco chocolate hampers

Bride & Groom Show

If you’re planning your wedding, there is simply no better place to be this Sunday than at the Ellerslie Event Centre for the 20th Anniversary Bride & Groom Show.  I’m a freelance writer for Bride & Groom, and I’ve also put together this Survival Guide! I’ll be there, so don’t hesitate to say hey if you see me!  Oh and there’ll be Champagne!

Sunday Movies
Following the wedding show, you’re sure to be totally exhausted, so take a break from socialising and/or wedding planning and head to the movies.

Sunday is my movie day, whether it’s curled up on the couch or ice-cream in hand at the movies. As I wrote recently, I was totally blown away by Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, but there’s another to add to the flicks-list too: The Boss.

The Boss is perfect Sunday afternoon distraction: Monday will be the last thing on your mind as you laugh out loud at the latest from Melissa McCarthy, who both wrote and stars (as the most foul-mouthed character I’ve ever come across).

Michelle Darnell (McCarthy), a self-made billionaire business woman and motivational speaker, goes to jail for insider trading, and is sorely disappointed when she’s welcomed home less Martha Stewart, more OJ Simpson.  Kristen Bell is Claire, the single-mother who becomes single-handedly responsible for taking care of the selfish, arrogant and unreformed McCarthy, attempting to get her life back on track while also juggling a crappy job and a pre-teen daughter Rachel.

“Shit Hot Brownies” appear to be the answer, and the trio begin their own Brownie Empire (think Girl Scouts, but much ruder and cruder).  Its an original premise, and while many of the jokes are of tried and tested slapstick fodder, McCarthy’s delivery makes for original laughs.  If you don’t like crass comedy, it won’t be your cup of tea, but it was light-hearted and entertaining enough for me.


Claire: Oh, my God!
Michelle Darnell: I’m self-tanning.
Claire: I can see your vagina. Your pelvic region is the color of curry.
Michelle Darnell: Namaste, Claire.

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