Time to get within the vacation spirit! Though 2020 was undoubtedly a yr to overlook, thanks largely to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, racial inequality and a divisive presidential election, not all the pieces that occurred was dangerous.
The primary yr of the last decade began off on a excessive observe for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who shocked the world once they introduced their plans to step back as senior members of the British royal family lower than two years after marrying. Though the transfer created waves behind castle doors, it allowed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to create a brand new life for themselves and their son, Archie, hundreds of miles away within the former actress’ native California.
“Montecito is barely simply over an hour’s drive from L.A., which is the place a majority of their work relies, but far sufficient away to escape the crowds, paparazzi and tourism in Hollywood,” a supply solely informed Us Weekly in August after the couple purchased a $14.7 million mansion within the ritzy Santa Barbara neighborhood.
As Harry and Meghan settled into their new digs, thousands and thousands of different folks stayed locked down of their homes whereas the novel coronavirus continued to unfold. Taylor Swift made the perfect of her time in quarantine, recording not one however two albums: Folklore and Evermore, which she surprise-released in July and December, respectively.
“I’ve by no means achieved this earlier than. Previously I’ve all the time handled albums as one-off eras and moved onto planning the subsequent one after an album was launched,” she wrote through Instagram because the yr got here to an finish. “There was one thing totally different with folklore. In making it, I felt much less like I used to be departing and extra like I used to be returning. I liked the escapism I discovered in these imaginary/not imaginary tales. I liked the methods you welcomed the dreamscapes and tragedies and epic tales of affection misplaced and located into your lives. So I simply saved writing them.”
Scroll down for extra issues that introduced smiles to our faces in an in any other case grim yr!