As Auckland settles into another week of Level 4 Lockdown, the MINT team has put together their fave things to do at home so you too can stay entertained and well fed.

We’re listening to … 

The Joe Rogan Experience with North Korean human rights activist Yeonmi Park.

This three-hour interview is a chilling, confronting, powerful story about escaping one of the most oppressive countries on earth and the long, painful journey to freedom.

We’re cooking …

Pappardelle Pasta with Portobello Mushroom Ragu.

This recipe from Family Style Food is the ultimate in comfort and perfect with a glass of red on the side.

We’re drinking …

Chocolate Protein Shake.

Seven ingredients. One blender. Five minutes. The result? A deliciously creamy, protein-packed smoothie that's like eating dessert for breakfast.Intrigued?

Try the recipe here from The Minimalist Baker.

We’re watching …


Find it on Netflix and thank us later. Dave centres on a neurotic mid-20s suburbanite who is convinced he’s destined to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. The half-hour comedy is based on the life of rapper and comedian Dave Burd, better known by his stage name Lil Dicky.

We’re reading …

Nineteen Eighty-Four.

A dystopian social science fiction novel by English author George Orwell published in 1949 as a warning against totalitarianism. Which is fitting, given the current world climate.

As Cathy Lowne writes:

“Its depiction of a state where daring to think differently is rewarded with torture, where people are monitored every second of the day, and where party propaganda trumps free speech and thought is a sobering reminder of the evils of unaccountable governments."

We’re wearing …


Our co-founders all have different faves. The Classic Donnie for Johnny, the Signature Humphrey for Bayon, the Signature Donnie for Jerome. We may not be able to dress up and go out, but we sure can feel comfy while eating pasta and watching Dave.

What are you doing to pass the time in lockdown?