Archive for the ‘Entertainment’ Category

The past couple of weeks have been very busy for us… About two weeks ago, Matt and I helped move my grandmother into an assisted living facility, and since then, I have been working with my parents renovate her old house… painting, cleaning, finding a place for the things she decided not to take with her.

It is definitely work in progress, so needless to say, there haven’t been many projects at my house. I was, however, very lucky to acquire a beautiful antique piece in the process of the move.

This buffet has been in my family for several generations. I’m not sure of the exact history, but I know that it started on my father’s side, and was then passed to his mother. Later, it was given to my parents, and then to my Mother’s mom (the one who just moved)… and now it’s mine.

As a child, I remember storing all of my coloring supplies in the cupboards. There were also pens, scissors and other office supplies in the drawers. I know I wasn’t very gentle with it, and I probably created many of the nicks and scratches which caused it to look like this:

Needless to say, the buffet had seen it’s better days… but, with the help of Howard’s – restore a finish (the best product I have found for antiques), some gel stain, wipe on poly, AND polyurethane, it’s looking better than it ever has in my lifetime!

In other news… I also found this great Belgian linen chair for the master bedroom. Yay! We now have a reading nook! (and somewhere to sit other than the bed)

Oh, and I couldn’t go without mentioning the recent marriage of Sofia Coppola. The Italian wedding of my dreams… Swoon!

(I do have to agree with Nicole on the dress though.)


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Lunch Notes

Sometimes, when I am too busy to make my own lunch, I get wonderful napkin surprises like this one!

Horrible handwriting and all, I am one lucky girl!

Also, I know I promised a review of Somewhere in my last post, but sadly the DVD had issues at the 30 minute mark and I wasn’t able to finish it.

Truth be told, I wasn’t impressed enough with the first 30 minutes to request another copy a.s.a.p. It wasn’t horrible, and I’m sure I would have “gotten into it” if I had the opportunity, but for now I’m hooked on ThirtySomething.

Yes, it’s dated at first glance… Afterall, it was created in 1987, but the premise is still very relevant and the characters are believable. You should give it a try if you’re looking for a TV show to watch.

See, you got a review out of me after all!

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By now, you are aware of my love for all things Coppola… Sofia Coppola that is.

She has a new movie out by the way. It’s called Somewhere, and it is being shipped to me via Netflix as we speak… review to follow. Stay tuned.

The exciting news however, is that she has teamed with Louis Vuitton to create a set of clutches and top handle bags! Here are my two favorites:

I think they are elegant, versatile, and understated… just how I like my bags. Oh, and I think these sunglasses would go very well with them. (Also LV)

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