Sunday, May 12, 2013
So much has happened since I last wrote. My long-term relationship ended. I went to Paris for a month to learn French (and absolutely fell in love with it). I moved to a new area of Los Angeles upon my return. I made a ton of new friends who have been my angels. I continued my French classes and began art classes. I explored new places in L.A. Fast-forward....
This weekend I went to a bonfire at Dockweiler Beach...
Today I had lunch with a friend by the harbor in Marina del Rey...
After lunch, he gave me a guitar lesson. Yes, guess who can jam to Macklemore's "Can't Hold Us" now?! By the way, I met this friend in Las Vegas one weekend. Who makes friends in Vegas? Well, I guess we do.... Can't have too many wild and crazy friends, right?
P.S. Happy Mother's Day to all the mamas!!!
Monday, April 30, 2012
Three fun things today-
I was honored to be featured in today's Style Profile at Briannelee!
Check it out here!
I have a new favorite watering hole in San Francisco for future visits.
For a cozy hideaway for casual drinks and friendly service, check out The Brazen Head.
I have officially joined the scores of bloggers in the Downton Abbey obsession!
Might have to go as Mary for Halloween in October...
Hope you're having a great start to the week!
Friday, April 27, 2012
Saturday, February 25, 2012
I really, really liked this film. I wasn't sure I would be into the silent film thing for 100 min. but I was totally engrossed! A classic story told by such gifted actors. I absolutely love George Valentin and Peppy Miller! (Played by Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo.) A must-see!
I don't really know what to say about this movie. I do recommend it...I just found it depressing. An emotional story. Impressive performances.
Usually I do not enjoy the movie-version of books I have enjoyed. This was not the case here. I think it totally did the book justice and it had admirable performances by all (hello, Octavia Spencer just won an Oscar). If you are not familiar with the story, it has a nice mix of serious situations and tones with uplifting relationships and comedic relief.
I had no idea what this movie was about when I went to the theater. For those of you in the same boat, this is not an animated film (as I thought). The protagonist is a boy who lives in Paris in a train station. Very nostalgic and at times heartbreaking. Loved the 3D, but it’s not necessary to enjoy the movie. A little long, but a well-written story and great performances.
In my opinion, the best part of this movie is the performances. I also liked the tone and cinematography-very Social Network-like. Pacing was too slow for me.
The Iron Lady
This film was not nominated for best picture; however I decided to include it because Meryl Streep was amazing (not a surprise). I thought it would be a little boring, but it was really interesting!
The Tree of Life
Intense. If you like artsy films exploring life, this is for you.
Midnight in Paris* will be discussed in its own post! (I'm obsessed and it is one of my favorite movies. )
I still have to see War Horse and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close...any thoughts on these?
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
I recently started watching episodes of Dallas on DVD from Netflix. I wanted to know who all the characters were and the backstory before it starts again on TNT in a few months. SO obviously it’s a fun watch, but I am really into the fashion.
And this halter dress...
Monday, February 20, 2012
I hope you all had a great long weekend! One of the things I did was attend a book signing with Lisa See. If you ever have the chance to meet her, you definitely should. Not only is she sweet and thoughtful, but a great speaker as well. Here is a copy of the book she signed for me pictured below.