We’ve already speculated what Emily Fields might make for New Year’s resolutions — but what about her off-screen counterpart? Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell revealed her New Year’s resolution to Ad Week. What is the actress aiming to do in 2014?
“One of my resolutions for the new year is to read a book a month!” Shay said, adding that it might not be such an easy task considering her obsession with all things media.
“My new favorite app is called Next Issue, and it’s consuming my life. Before, Instagram and blogs consumed me, but having over 100 magazines at my fingertips is absolutely amazing. I’m trying this new thing in my life called de-cluttering, so I’ve been trying not to buy any more magazines, and being able to access them on my iPad instead is so much better.”
What are Shay’s go-to magazines? The Pretty Little Liar said she’s into everything from House & Home to Elle Decor to international magazines like Vogue Italia and Paris Vogue. It makes sense that her mags would not only skew fashion considering her experience as a model, but also lifestyle, as she and her bestie have their very own lifestyle blog.
“I love cooking, I love DIY projects and home décor, so the blog became about sharing these things with fans and friends,” Shay explained, adding that they like to take all of their own pictures rather than hire a professional photographer. “People will ask why we don’t get professional photographers to take our recipe or fashion photos, but I like the fact that it’s really organic. I think that’s more interesting.”
Between PLL and all of the project she has going on the side, Shay certainly stays busy. We hope she puts aside the time to do her book-reading resolution right!Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family.