Posts Tagged ‘TV & Film’

East Coast Charm

Sigh. I have always always loved New England, The East Coast – the magical draw of the watery landscape, its cookie cutter seaside charm and rich history. This time last year I was there – being chased up to the tip of a storm smouldered Cape Cod by Hurricane Irene – seeing the Cape in […] Read more…

Sugary Sweet 60’s Style, The Help

I saw The Help this past weekend… a perfect Sunday film watched from under my blanket on the sofa… I loved the sugary sweet set and styling… at such odds to the subject matter, but for that very reason so moving. The film was was just as beautiful and gripping as the book – we […] Read more…

The Awakening

I have been anticipating this beautiful film for a while, but I don’t think I will have the guts to sit through it! The Awakening is a BBC Film releasing on November 11th. Set in post-World War I England in 1921, it follows Florence who haunted by the death of the fiancé, spends her time […] Read more…

Waiting, waiting…

For the new Jane Eyre starring Mia Wasikowska… It’s already out in the US, and will be with us in the UK in September. As anyone who knows me will tell you, I love a gothic drama in the cosy winter months! Mia Wasikowska played a haunting characterization of Alice in the most recent Alice […] Read more…

The Art of Cinema

Sigh! I’ll bet Claudia Varosio is one cool lady…you can tell right? From looking at her painfully clever popular culture inspired illustrations, she seems like the kind of girl who you’d be too shy to talk to for the whole year at art college because she looked too cool to be your friend, and her […] Read more…

My Storybook House

I just found this house sitting in my drafts. I can’t remember where I found it but I had titled it ‘Practical Magic House’. I recall it being an artists’ home in France. It embodies completely the house in one of my favourite books and films ‘Practical Magic’ by Alice Hoffman. The rambling old house […] Read more…

Revolutionary Road

A good interior to me is equal to how foodies feel when they put a spoonful of exquisite buttery pastry in their mouth, or watch the beginnings of a chocolate souffle on a cookery channel…that melting, swooning, contented, undulating emotion. I feel the same way when I see a breathtaking interior in a film or […] Read more…

Deep South

On Sunday night we watched The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – so so sad…I know the story is impossible but it still made me so thoughtful… Most of the film was based in New Orleans which is one of the places that has always been on the top of my wishlist to visit…I believe […] Read more…

The Happening

Back to work tomorrow. Had a lazy lazy long weekend. Watched The Happening last night by M. Night Shyamalan. The acting was a bit strange and a bit difficult to follow, but as with all of his films I think the concept is always really strong and it’s about how you feel after you’ve watched […] Read more…

Phillipe Petit

Oh we watched a wonderful film last night called Man on Wire about eccentric Phillip Petit! (what a sweet name) Born into a middle-class French family in 1949, Philippe Petit taught himself magic, juggling and high-wire walking while still a child. At sixteen he began to travel the world as a street juggler. He has […] Read more…

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