One of the great things about living in Notting Hill is having Portobello Road right on my doorstep! I love browsing the vintage shops and markets to get inspiration for fashion and home design ideas. A few weeks back I went on a little explore with the fabulous Faye from Fashion Found to see what treasures we could find and we got a little snap happy with our cameras…
Like just about every other woman in the world, I admit that I am currently hooked on the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy books! The novels which originally began as “Twilight” fan fiction have now become one of the best selling books of the year with over 10 million copies sold so far. The first book in the series; 50 Shades of Grey has actually made E.L. James the first author to sell more than one million copies via Kindle! After hearing so much about these books; the curious side of me just had to know what they were all about….
My inner goddess just couldn’t resist getting in on the action looking for gorgeous men who I think should play the sexiest, richest, hottest guy on the planet ;)
♥ Ryan Gosling. I think it is fair to say that I love me some Ryan Gosling any day! Ryan oozes sexyness, cheekiness and has got the smoldering eyes thing pat down. Just think a mix of his characters from Crazy, Stupid Love & Drive to channel Mr Grey plus we all know this guy can rock a suit!
After a few glasses of champagne it was definitely time for dinner. Luckily, we had a booking for the amazing Brasserie Thoumieux which is by top French chef Jean-François Piège.
Last year for my birthday two of my lovely friends got me some Chanel makeup as a present (see my birthday presents post here). All my friends know me well enough to know that with a gift like beautiful makeup they pretty much can’t go wrong ;)
I could spend hours getting lost reading her blog and admiring all her gorgeous outfit and fashion posts. Plus she’s a great photographer which is very inspirational for me.
So what do you think of my (or the other bloggers) L.K. Bennet must-have picks?
Whilst I was back home in the Netherlands this weekend me and the parents decided to have a lovely movie night out. A little while back they had told me about this amazing French movie they’d seen and recommended that I go see it in London. However to my disappointment it seemed that the movie wasn’t playing in any cinema in London! My parents couldn’t believe this since it was such a sell-out success back home and all over Europe. So when we were talking about what movie to see this weekend for our movie-night out they suggested seeing ‘Les Intouchables’ even though they had already seen it a few weeks back. Now for them to want to see a movie twice at the cinema meant this movie had to be pretty special.
So on Saturday night we biked into the city to see ‘Les Intouchables’ in a pretty packed movie theatre despite it being its 14th week of screening there. I had pretty high expectations for this film after hearing all their raving stories, but let me tell you, the movie succeeded them easily. I absolutely LOVED this film!
Les Intouchables (The Intouchables) is a french spoken movie directed by Olivier Nakacheand Éric Toledano. The movie broke box office records in France and across Europe; in just nine weeks after its release in France on 2 November 2011 it became the second most successful French film of all time. The movie is based on a true story and is about the unlikely friendship between Phillipe; a quadriplegic handicap millionaire, and Driss; his street smart ex-con caretaker. Here is a link to the trailer (with english subtitles) on YouTube – click here to view
This is how a movie should be; no special effects, no 3D – just a solid story with extraordinary actors giving memorable performances. It is a genuine feel-good comedy about friendship, trust and human possibility! The film had me laughing out loud SO much and the beautiful music sweeps you up and takes you on this wonderful journey with the characters (a bit like it does in another amazing french movie; Amelie!)
This is definitely one of my new favourite movies ever and I can’t wait to buy this on DVD because it is one of those movies I think I could watch over and over again and still enjoy!! If you get a chance to see this movie I definitely recommend it. And do let me know what you think when you’ve seen it :) The story of this movie is very inspiring and it reminded me that there is just so much beauty in life!