What To Do During Quarantine?
We have curated an at-home guide to show you how the digital world can help you through this difficult time and ease your time & boredom spent indoors. Life right now during lock-down is almost totally online & we’re not complaining, there is so much time to do the things we’ve been meaning to do for months!
It’s totally possible to get fit even if you can’t get to the gym and there are plenty of ways to stay moving at home. Even if you don’t have dumbbells, you could use water bottles or even packs of rice for added weight!
Joe Wicks otherwise known as “The Body Coach” continues to offer free and easy to stream workouts on your smart devices or TV. His fitness method uses short intense High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT or, colloquially, ‘HIT’) workouts. His 7-day challenges are one of our favourites, so get sweating!
Nike Training Club app offers a huge workout library, with exercises aimed at improvement certain body parts or fitness objectives, with workouts stretching from 15 to 45 minutes, differing in intensities. Guided workout collections let you focus on your fitness objectives, with workouts available for full or light equipment or bodyweight-only courses.
Gaiam’s Yoga Studio includes a library of more than 70 yoga and meditation classes that range from 10 to 60 minutes. These classes address strength, flexibility, relaxation, balance, or a combination of all four, allowing you to apply filters based on duration, focus, and ability level.
Want to avoid a hair disaster? Celebrity hairdresser Larry King is talking us through it all step-by-step. So far, he has shown us how to create the perfect blow dry and trim our children’s locks. We can’t wait for more! Make sure you follow his Instagram account to avoid missing any more tutorials.
DR MARYAM ZAMANI
As we strip back our social calendars and practice the art of self-care, it’s time to give your skin the TLC it needs. Simply schedule a virtual consultation and make your journey towards healthy skin, as educated and smooth as possible. [email protected]
If you are usually one to spend your weekends visiting exhibitions and soaking up culture, then you may be feeling at a bit of a loss at the moment.
CHRISTIAN DIOR: DESIGNER OF DREAMS
Experience the magic of ‘Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams‘ from your sofa. The fashion house has released a virtual tour of the ground-breaking exhibition.
The world’s largest art museum, The Louvre in Paris offers free virtual tours of several of its most popular exhibits online.
The world’s oldest national public museum is a space that has partnered with Google Arts & Culture to showcase a virtual, interactive gallery. Visitors can roam the halls of the museum, peruse the exhibits and see famous objects like the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures and Egyptian mummies.
If you ever wanted to sharpen your culinary skills, there is no better time than now.
MICHELIN-STARRED CHEF MASSIMO BOTTURA
Lucky for you, one of the world’s best chefs is now serving up free cooking classes directly to your smartphone. Michelin-starred chef Massimo Bottura, of Osteria Francescana, has just launched a new Instagram series called “Kitchen Quarantine,” where he will guide you step-by-step through basic recipes.
Get dinner on the table with less fuss and more fun! The Allrecipes Dinner Spinner app gives you instant access to amazing recipes with photos, videos, ratings and reviews. It is packed with trending and seasonal recipes, and you can easily create custom collections to organize and share your favourite recipes.
FOR THE MUSICAL BUFFS
Every day for the duration of the Met’s closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series will be made available for free streaming on the Met website. The schedule will include outstanding complete performances from the past 14 years of cinema transmissions, starring all of opera’s greatest singers.
THE GSTAAD MENUHIN FESTIVAL AND ACADEMY
The Academy has an online space where you can watch performances, backstage interviews and masterclasses from previous festivals. Registration is required, but this will also enable the non-German speakers among us to access the English-language version of the written content.