A new francophile book on the shelf! (I still can’t help myself.)
Living Forever Chic by Jamie Cat Callan gives insights, lifestyle, and practical information to obtaining a French way of life. She covers everything from beauty and dress, to decor and entertaining. The tips in this book are definitely worth a read for any woman.
My first breakfast in Santorini consisted of fruit, some type of bread, and a small dollop of yogurt. I’m not a huge yogurt fan, but I had to try it right? Each day after, my spoonfuls of yogurt became bigger and bigger. It was addictively delicious. ‘Real’ greek yogurt has a whipped creamy texture with a tart finish. So began my search here at home to find this same thing.
The closest I’ve found is Chobani natural flavor. The texture is very similar to what I had in Santorini, but the tart taste is missing. And while I could eat ‘real’ greek yogurt on it’s own, Chobani requires a sweetener of some kind.
If anybody knows of an authentic greek yogurt that can be found at the supermarket, let me know.
Because I don’t know what kind of winter if any we will have, I decided on purchasing layering pieces.
Madewell: Lavender velvet tank. Striped tee w/scoop neck.
Stradivarius: Wine color blouse that fits great. Plaid blazer w/black, pale blue and coral.
HM: Zip front hoodie with ruching on sleeves.
I cannot get enough of the series Love on Netflix.
It’s about two singles in L.A. One is a cool chick, but a mess on multiple levels. The other is a nerdy people pleaser. They meet at a convenience store and so the relationship begins. Between them and their friends, every episode has me laughing.
Last night we went to see Cirque du Soleil’s Luzia. This show is Mexican inspired and I think about 2 years old. Although the storyline wasn’t clear to me (if there was one), the show is amazing to watch as they always are.
Cirque du Soleil also has a permanent show in the Riviera Maya. It’s next on my list.
This book is an essay on courage. It’s a book reminding us to act despite our fear, not to give into it. My favorite parts were the examples of real people who displayed amazing acts of courage.
For me, this book was a definite inspiration and a much needed reminder of how good people can be.
“Orale” has always confused me. Now I know why.
I made a potpourri for the stove yesterday. You know the kind where you put different things in a pot of boiling water and it’s supposed to fill the room with aromatic wonders.
I chose lemon, rosemary, and vanilla mainly because I had them all in the house.
After about an hour, I could only smell it in the kitchen. And guess what? It wasn’t that great of a smell either.
My opinion on stovetop potpourri’s: Why bother? Just buy a candle or light an incense stick.
I love scary movies and I make it a point to watch a lot of them in October, always at night for the full effect. The downside of scary movie month is that there are a lot of bad ones out there. Here are some decent ones that I’ve seen recently.
This is a Spanish movie loosely based on a true story. Girls summoning spirits with Ouija boards…never a good idea.
Sending your kids off to visit their grandparents. They’ll be safe…maybe.
A young couple spending time at a lake and a group of troublemaking boys on bikes. Not a good combo.
This is a documentary of people who have sleep paralysis and see the shadow man. I can vouch for these people. I’ve seen him too…honest.
A zombie movie done right. I was impressed with this one.