It’s been a while! Here are our Friday Favorites for today.
Recipe: Meat and cheese board from Ashley Rodriguez’s Date Night In.
While perusing Pinterest, I came across Cannelle et Vanille’s blog post on a dish from Date Night In. It was on a recipe for Lentils with mushroom, kale, and eggs. The photos were so beautiful, and my tummy grumbled as I feasted on them with my eyes! Within them was this beautiful meat and cheese plate. I love meat and cheese boards, because they’re so easy to put together, yet filling and delicious.
Movie: Badlands (1973) by Terrence Malick
Badlands is both Terrence Malick’s and Sissy Spacek’s first feature length film! It also features Martin Sheen. It’s a Bonnie and Clyde type love story that takes place in South Dakota. Malick is such a talented writer and captures the south so beautifully. He only shoots in natural light, and the movie being shot in the 70s was made all on film.
Song: Baby by Os Mutantes
Os Mutantes was a Brazilian psychedelic rock band from the late 60s. They were part of the Tropicália movement of artists, musicians, and poetry in Brazil during that time. Turn up this song next time you’re in the car, or as you make your weekend brunch!
Oh goodness, it’s only 2 weeks until Christmas! Christmas is my favorite holiday. The decorations, the movies, the music, and all the cookies! So many holiday cookies! When I was younger, my grandmother would send all of her children a tin of homemade cookies with the Christmas presents. We looked forward to this parcel every December.
Grandma would make oatmeal cookies, shortbread cookies with jam in the center, chocolate chip cookies, pinwheels, peanut butter cookies, sugar cookies… so many cookies. My Grandmother passed away over 10 years ago, and this once a year tradition passed away with her. Which, honestly breaks my heart. So during the holidays I tend to bake only cookies and take a lot of joy sharing them with my friends and family.
Favorite Holiday Cookie Recipe: Shortbread with jam, Cookie Assortment Gift Box
Favorite Holiday Song: Judy Garland Riding A Sleigh, Judy Garland Singing Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Favorite Holiday Movies: A Christmas Story and It’s A Wonderful Life are two of our favorite vintage Christmas movies we like to watch while wrapping presents or drinking hot cocoa and freshly baked cookies.
Recipe: Bundt Cake de Calabaza from La Cocina de Carolina.
‘Tis the season of bundt cakes, and we’ve been really loving them, each molding being so intricate and an art piece within itself. It’s so much fun seeing all the different designs of vintage bundt cake moldings, and their curves and dips being brought out by silky glaze.
Movie: Funny Face (1957) by Stanley Doden
A film featuring Audrey Hepburn (an AV muse) who is discovered as a bookshop employee to then go to France and be a fashion model, all in the 1960s. There is hardly anything more perfect! So many great outfits, and it features an incredible dance scene.
Song: Little Weaver Bird by Molly Drake
Oh, the lovely Molly Drake. If you’ve never heard of Molly Drake, she’s the mother of Nick Drake and never released any of her songs during her lifetime. It wasn’t until the death of Nick Drake that her music was then released and started gaining recognition! Which, is pretty unbelievable from how talented of a songwriter she was. Put on this tune and get lost in her sweet melody Sunday night as you relax and finish up your week.
This week we’ve been really liking romantic hues, lace and embroidered details, and comfortable yet girly fits with a nice flow.
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