January 2017 Monthly Favourites by Stephs World

Monthly Favourites // January 2017

Hi Everyone, and welcome to my Monthly Favourites for January 2017. Firstly, I want to say a massive HAPPY NEW YEAR! I am so excited to be in 2017 now and looking forward to some great adventures! I hope you are too 🙂 After December being a super busy month for me, Christmas Blogger Q&A Series running on my blog throughout the month, I was really looking forward to a more relaxed January. That has not happened in the slightest, but I am not complaining!

What has happened this month:

  • Had my cousin visit me from Australia – I hadn’t seen her for 10 years and it was great to spend some time together.
  • I went to see a Pantomime – Dick Whittington at Birmingham Hippodrome.
  • Had a delicious burger at my favourite Handmade Burger Company in Brindley Place, Birmingham.
  • Visited Bridgnorth – A local village.
  • Made another visit to one of my favourite Cities in the UK – Liverpool!
  • Took a trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon and the Stratford Butterfly Farm.
  • Had my nails done with Shellac again. This time I had Field Fox put on.
  • Finally got to go and see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London’s West End.
  • Had my first Bills Breakfast in Covent Garden.
  • Met up with some friends to go to Miller & Carter Steakhouse.

Monthly Favourites // January 2017

Film – Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone

In readiness to watch Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, I decided to watch where it all began; Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone. I have to say that the First and Last films have to be my favourites.

TV Show – Brooklyn Nine-Nine & A Series of Unfortunate Events

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

While looking for a new TV series to fill my Gilmore Girls gap, I came across Brooklyn Nine-Nine. After lots of people recommending it to me, I decided to give it a watch and I haven’t looked back. It is hilarious, fun and at times so silly. It really does cheers me up. I am already through Series 1…roll on Series 2.

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Everyone surely know the original film of A Series of Unfortunate Events, right? When this scrolled across the top bar on my Netflix I got excited and loved the trailer.

Just before I was about to start watching the series, I heard very mixed reviews about the show. The first episode didn’t necesarily thrill me and I found it all a bit odd, and also very dark. With the cartoony set up of the show, I just didn’t know what to expect. I did enjoy the series (the last episode was odd though) and they have left it on a cliff hanger, so I imagine there could be a Series 2. We will see though…I would give it a watch.

Music – Ed Sheeran / Shape of You & Little Mix // Touch

What can I say? I have had these two songs on repeat this month.


Beauty – Clinique: High Impact Curling Mascara

After loving the Clinique High Impact Mascara for over a year now, I decided to look for another new Mascara. This time I wanted something to make my eyelashes more curled so decided to give this mascara a try. I will do a full review on it soon.

Food & Drink – Miller & Carter

For Christmas, myself and my boyfriend got a gift voucher for Miller and Carter. We went for a lovely Steak meal with our friends and it was delicious. I love the way that with your steak you get an onion loaf which tastes amazing. Also, my driving friends, if you have the AA Breakdown cover; you can also get 20% off Miller & Carter (including drinks if they are on the bill).

Miller and Carter Steakhouse

Place To Be – Stratford-Upon-Avon & Liverpool


If you read my blog often, you would know that I have recently visited Stratford-Upon-Avon. As I hadn’t been for years (since I was a child), I didn’t know what there was to do there. We found so much to do and learnt a lot about William Shakespeare and the history of Stratford-Upon-Avon.

Also, we visited the Stratford Butterfly Farm while we was there and it was fantastic. There is a full review of the Butterly Farm on my blog.

Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-Upon-Avon Liverpool

I love Liverpool as it has so much to do and every time you go there is something different to see. With a mix of the Docks, shops, museums and food places; I think Liverpool is a great UK City to Visit. I have a blogpost on the Sightseeing Places you should see in Liverpool and most recently a Photo Diary which will be live in a week or so…so keep an eye out if you want to see that.

Liverpool by Stephs World

Blogposts // January 2017

Theatre – Dick Whittington at Birmingham Hippodrome

Lifestyle – 10 Ways to Beat the January Blues

Days Out – Stratford-Upon-Avon Butterfly Farm

Days Out – 10 Things to do in Stratford-Upon-Avon

Lifestyle – Gilmore Girls // A Year in the Life Review

Theatre – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child // London West End Review

Monthly Favourites – January 2017 Monthly Favourites

What did you do in January?

What did you get up to in January? Did you do anything fun? Do you suggest for me to go anywhere and do a blogpost on it? Please Let me know in the comments below or on Twitter or Instagram.


    Your place is to be is so beautiful. The one thing that I love about UK is that you people do cherish the heritage. The architecture and interior just amazed me a lot. I wish I could move to UK some day.

  • Aqy✨

    Amazing favourites! I’ve been meaning to watch Brooklyn Nine Nine, I heard it’s hilarious! There has been mixed reviews about the Series of Unfortunate Events Netflix show, but I’m going to give it a go!

    Skinny Decxf Latte xo

  • Lucy

    Lovely favourites! Agree with Ed, Miller and Carter and the Clinique mascara haha xxxxx

  • Charlene McElhinney

    It looks like you had a fun packed month! January seemed to go on forever – don’t you think? Love that you’ve included Ed’s new songs in your post! Great way to start the year! Fab post and looking forward to seeing February’s favourites!


  • Serena Reidy

    Sounds like you had a fun month! I really want to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

  • Sounds like you’ve had an absolutely amazing both! I can’t wait to see the cursed child you’re post made me so excited to go 🙂 x

  • Amy Eade

    This is a great little round up and I love that your favourites are a bit of everything 🙂 have loved reading your blog this month, you seem to have done loads!
    Amy xx

  • Sian…

    Yay for Harry Potter. I agree that the first one and the last 2 are probably my faves too! Sounds like you had a busy but great month!

    Sian x

  • Yay for a Harry Potter filled month! Love the first film so much – I haven’t got around to watching the last film yet as I watch them with my grandad and we just haven’t had the opportunity for so long to watch them together. And I refuse to watch them without him – haha! I love Stratford-Upon-Avon – it’s a wonderful place, and so much to see and do there! x http://www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

  • Tasha Louise

    Such a good monthly favourites and you did some lovely things this month cccc

  • Love this idea of a post, getting everything into one post is fab!!
    I’ve been loving Harry Potter too! The first one is fab but I love goblet of fire!!
    Ed and Little Mix are just the best xox

  • Tania Ribeiro

    Sounds like you had a fab month!
    I always find January the hardest month of the year after Christmas and stuff getting bank into routine!

    Tania || http://www.taniaalexandraribeiro.com

  • Sounds like an amazing month! It’s always fun to spend time with cousins, especially ones that you haven’t seen in ages! Honestly the two songs you’ve had on repeat are great songs so I can’t argue with you there. My month was full of more drama than I wanted but such is life. (:

    Single Vegas Girl

  • Libby Xo

    Great post honey bee, I love Miller and Carter! Soooo yummy!