Suffice it to say happiness is also the cool comfort of a movie theater after you've relived several summer dreams you thought you had been robbed of (read: strolling in the warm air wearing a tank top, skirt and sandals at 10pm, visiting a few of your most fave brunch places to lounge leisurely in the warm air over early afternoon brunch, and tending to your fruit and vegetable garden in the warmth of the day). Saturday and Sunday saw us in LA with temperatures over 100 degrees both days. After puttering around doing warm weather things all day we took the ultimate lazy day summer retreat to escape the heat at the movies where we saw Never Let Me Go (starring Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley) on Saturday and The Town (starring Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall and Jon Hamm) on Sunday night. Both of these movies, in my opinion, were excellent. If you haven't seen The Town yet I will only say that Ben Affleck must have taken some acting lessons because he did a great job. I'm a huge fan of Carey Mulligan and she was brilliant in Never Let Me Go...it ended up being nothing like I expected. If you enjoy movies that make you stop and think then you will likely enjoy its themes - they will definitely be playing over and over in my mind for weeks to come. Has anyone read the novel it's based on by Kazuo Ishiguro? I'd be interested to get your take...
this is the look of sheer "summer didn't abandon us after all" elation
I can't tell you how wonderful it was to be greeted by warm gentle breezes leaving the theatre. We seized the moment to zip across the street to our favorite watering hole just to visit the bartender and sip on the best cold cocktails in town. I noticed so many people wearing cute summer outfits, sandals, up-do's...everything I saw very little of in June, July and August. Even though we were all scorching I noticed no one looked unhappy, and for a moment we were all on the same happy team. Now when does that happen in LA? hehe
Oh! And happiness is also guest posting for another blogger!! Jess at Cheap But Chic was so kind to invite me to her blog today. I mentioned the post last week and it should be up around 6am EST - it is a side by side comparison review complete with pictures of Tucker by Target's signature blouse with one from the brand's regular line. If you've been holding off making a purchase from either line this post might help you out. Please stop by and take a look!!
Hope you had a great weekend! Was the weather crazy warm in your parts of the country/world?