Here are just a few things that have been on my mind this week.
1. Pearl Morissette
I just learned of Pearl Morissette winery and restaurant in Jordan, Ontario, and it’s now on my must-visit list.
2. DIY Wedding Details
The DIY details of Homey Oh My‘s recent wedding definitely impressed me. Amy and Oleg set such a pretty scene for a special occasion.
Did you read Under the Tuscan Sun? See the movie? If so, you’re certainly familiar with Bramasole (aka Villa Laura). And now…you can stay there!
4. Pool View
Oh, this exterior pool scene is beautiful.
Tiger tail residence, Edward Ogosta Architecture
I watched Elizabeth this week. I liked it a lot. The costumes are incredible. I know this movie is from 1998, but I hadn’t ever seen it. How had I never seen it?
Have a great weekend, everyone! Happy Canada Day!
I have very little time for watching TV/Netflix/movies, so I don’t have a massive list of show recommendations for you today. I just thought I’d share with you what I have been (sort of) watching over the last couple of months.
1. Chelsea. I have mixed feelings about Chelsea Handler. I sort of like her tough/funny personality, but I can only take it in small doses. I think she asks good questions, and I like her guests. For these reasons, I keep watching her show(s).
2. The Mind of a Chef. I wasn’t sure what I was getting into with this show, but I’m definitely enjoying it. The show follows Momofuku’s David Chang as he travels around the world, meets with his top-chef friends, and cooks up wild dishes (poached eggs in saran wrap – I want to try this!). I’m learning a lot! And it’s making me want to go to Japan!
3. My Way: The Rise and Fall of Silvio Berlusconi. I’m only about 30 minutes into this documentary. While I mostly like listening to Silvio Berlusconi’s Italian and seeing his massive villa, I’ve also been enjoying learning about his life.
4. Riverdale. I binge-watched this I-think-it’s-only-for-teens show in April when I had some free time. I was entertained.
5. Alice Through the Looking Glass. Why did I wait so long to watch this? What a fun movie! I loved it. I’d watch it again. Easily.
I have taken note of Rox-Anne’s recommendations from last month, and maybe I’ll eventually get to the must-watch-asap 13 Reasons Why.
What have you been watching? What are your recommendations?
I didn’t watch the Oscars this year, but I did follow a bit of the news on Twitter. I was especially waiting to hear the announcement about the Best Animated Short Film. Why? Well, while I don’t personally know the director, Alan Barillaro, we do have a family connection, so I was very happy to support his Oscar nomination from afar. Not only that, but his film, Piper, is ridiculously sweet! Happily, he and his team won! Yay!
Have you seen it?
Look at those grains of sand! Animation is amazing!
You can catch a peek of Piper over at Pixar
. Alternatively, some full-length options have been reproduced on YouTube.
If you’ve watched it, what do you think?
The lady with the glasses. That’s how I know many people describe Iris Apfel. She’s been in the fashion and design industries for just about ever. While I’ve known a bit about her for a while now, I didn’t really know what she did – or still does – in fashion and design until I watched the Iris Apfel documentary and learned quite a bit.
Iris is such an eclectic lady who has quite the collection of clothes and jewelry. I’m impressed at how she stacks her necklaces and bangles and everything just magically works. Her style is completely unique.
It’s rare (as far as I can tell) to see Iris in an all-white ensemble because she’s all about colour, but she’s all-in-white in Kate Spade’s spring campaign. So fun!
Iris’s Kate Spade look
I watched Dior and I the other night – a documentary about the House of Dior and Raf Simon’s journey of his first couture collection. The movie gives us the backstage pass to the atelier, and I loved it. Those ladies and men who do all the beautiful hand stitching is incredibly impressive, and, of course, it was interesting to see Raf Simon’s approach to fashion design. On top of this, the movie is in French, and so I got to enjoy the language for a couple of hours.
Let’s have a look at what’s currently going on over at Dior, shall we?
Lady Dior bag
Lady Dior – Paradise bag
Dior Fusion sneaker
Dior Tribale earrings
Dior long off-white wool dress
Dior printed and pleated white dress
Dior white cotton organidie top and shorts
Have you seen The Intern with Anne Hathaway and Robert DeNiro? I haven’t (yet), but it’s on my watch-this-movie-when-I-have-some-more-free-time list. For now, I’ve enjoyed a long browse on Director Nancy Meyers’s Pinterest account. It’s full of beauty!
I noticed quite a number of pins of spaces with exposed greyish brick and stone walls. I’m assuming that this design made it into the film. Yes? Secret’s out?
this from here
this from here
this from here
this from here
Check out all of Nancy Meyers’s Pinterest boards for more gorgeous images of interiors, fashion, and style.
Have a wonderful (and spooky Halloween) weekend!
Last night I watched the 1966 rom-com How to Steal a Million starring Audrey Hepburn (who isn’t a fan, right?) and Peter O’Toole. I knew it was going to be a good movie as soon as I saw Audrey Hepburn driving a sweet red sports car and wearing an all-white ensemble!
Have you seen this movie? What did you think?
Read more about fashion from this classic over at Fashion in Motion.