Welcome back to OnBuy's To-Do List series. Spring has finally sprung! With this month bringing lots of Easter-themed dates for your diary, (hello long weekend) our April edition is here to showcase the hottest picks from the worlds of television, tech and the internet.
Feast your eyes on a chilling Netflix documentary, tune into the latest offering from music’s man-of-the-moment and get acquainted with an app that’s set to become your newest secret weapon – (whilst you’re taking a break from munching on all of the chocolate, that is!).
WATCH: Casting JonBenet - Netflix
Photo Credit: Casting JonBenet | Netflix / Michael Latham
If you loved Making a Murderer or Team Foxcatcher, this one’s for you. A “documentary hybrid” that was previewed at this year’s Sundance Festival, its unique narrative blends fact, memory and legend. Not just a story about the death of the six-year-old pageant queen, according to Netflix, it is a piece that "examines how this crime and its resulting mythologies have shaped the attitudes and behaviour of successive generations of parents." Quite the eye-opener… Available 28th April.
READ: Happy by Fearne Cotton
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Drawing on her own experiences and including expert advice, HAPPY offers practical ways of finding joy each and every day. With workbook elements to help you start and end the day well; get in touch with your creative side; and find peace through written exercises and visualisations, these are daily tricks and reminders to help you unlock your inner happiness. Other self help, learning and personal development books that you may fancy, include: Everyday Positive Thinking by Louise L. Hay, How to Be Brilliant by Michael Heppell and Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon.
LISTEN TO: More Life by Drake
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Between touring the world and teasing social media with potential release dates, Drake’s hotly anticipated follow-up to Views has *finally* dropped. Described as a “playlist”, the 22-track strong project boasts an array of features – from the usual suspects, (Kanye and PARTYNEXTDOOR) to the biggest names in UK grime and up-and-coming RnB songstress, Jorja Smith. Our top pick? The soon-to-be summer anthem, Get It Together.
EXPLORE: Jonathan Hargreaves
Summer Line – Credit: Jonathan Hargreaves
Manchester-based painter and illustrator Jonathan Hargreaves is the best artist you’ve never heard of. With a measured feel for line and composition, as well as a fresh painterliness, Hargreaves’s work is beautifully unique and rich in colour. Having already exhibited at Richard Goodall and North Wall Gallery in Oxford, Hargreaves is our one-to-watch. You can get your art skills and knowledge up to scratch too by reading some books on art.
More via Jonathan Hargreaves.
TAP INTO: Handpick
Midweek meal inspo can be hard to come by – right? Switch on to the game-changing Handpick app and witness your culinary creations step up a few notches. Harvesting recipes from food blogs and Instagram, the innovative app allows the user to browse based on ingredients. Plus, it's packed with beautiful photography and fresh, easy ideas. Available free on iOS & Android.
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Remember: this is a monthly series, so keep your eyes peeled for lots more – oh, and get in touch with your suggestions for May's OnBuy To-Do List!