9.20.2018

Little Women Review


One of my favourite movies of 2018. I love little women and was so excited to learn about this new movie.  So when I was given the opportunity to review it off course I jumped for it and was so excited I stayed up til after 1 am watching it because once I started I could not stop watching.
A modern retelling of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, we follow the lives of four sisters - Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March - detailing their passage from childhood to womanhood. Despite harsh times, they cling to optimism, and as they mature, they face blossoming ambitions and relationships, as well as tragedy, while maintaining their unbreakable bond as sisters.

When these girls are together who know's what can happen. The casting is solid, with Emily Watson particularly affecting as Marmee. The star, though, is Maya Hawke, who captures the spirited Jo nicely as she grows into a committed writer and uncompromising lover. At moments, Hawke looks remarkably like her mother, Uma Thurman, but she is very much her own actress, just as Jo is her own woman. She gives us Jo’s coming of age with all the necessary resolve and grace. This production features Angela Lansbury, who is a pleasure as the strict Aunt March.

Little Women may be a coming-of-age story, yet Aunt March proves you’re never too old to grow up. This fine, solid version honors an American classic.

As soon as you can you really should watch this, you will not be disappointed.

9.19.2018

The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible

 
The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible brings to life more than 40 Bible stories
that help readers understand that God’s Spirit has been with us since the beginning of
time and continues to be with us today.
 
 
 
These stories come alive on the pages of this bible, it will keep kids engaged and will keep their attention.
 
 From the glory of creation through the powerful
letters of Paul, God’s Spirit is living in his people. Old and New Testament stories such
as Adam and Eve, Abraham, Joseph, the Baptism of Jesus, and Pentecost come alive
with dramatic illustrations by Fernando Juarez and moving text by Doris Rikkers. With a
cover that sparkles and shines with foil, this is a special storybook Bible that will appeal
to both children and parents alike.
if you would like to get your own copy of Spirit of God, follow this link and you can get a free sampler
 
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Here Are 3 New Culinary Capitals of the World





It seems that it has become quite a cliché going to Italy to try their pizza and pasta, or going to France and trying their cheese. However, it’s still a mandatory thing, but what about all those places where you can eat practically any cuisine of the world, prepared with caution, precision and love, in quite an authentic setting? If you love cooking and eating (but who doesn’t, though?) then you should definitely have some of the world’s culinary capitals on your bucket list. And these three are the new places to go and eat, and at the same time use the time you’re there to go and see some of the great landmarks that they offer. Ladies and gentlemen, we now introduce you to three new culinary capitals of the world where you simply have to go and eat.

1. London


 
 



London is definitely a place which is a source of all different cultures of the world. Not only has this affected the lifestyle in London and the variety of different nationalities and cultures that live there, but it has affected the culinary scene as well. Namely, London is home to more than 60 Michelin star restaurants, some of which simply need to be visited, especially if you love good food and great ambiance. What makes London different to any other city in Europe and the world is the variety of cuisines that are available there. And we’re not talking about any restaurants – but of those of the highest quality. The range of cuisines London offers to its tourists and locals is unparalleled in the world. You can try modern British, French, Japanese, Indian, Peruvian and many, many more cuisines. The diversity here is spectacular, and even though it cannot be perceived as THE culinary capital of the world, it definitely is one of the top 3 ones that you need to have your eyes open to.

 

2. Hong Kong

 


Hong Kong is certainly a place that is up and rising. It serves as a bond between East and West with many cultures clashing, and as far as cuisine is concerned, it is a gourmet mecca of the world. Yes, Hong Kong is home to some of the world’s best Asian restaurants, but the diversity game of different cuisines of the world is becoming stronger and stronger. This is why, among many great Asian restaurants, you can find a fusion of different worldly cuisines and unique local restaurants. If you are for example, looking for a California style restaurant, you can try one of the restaurants in Central area where you can have some of the best burgers in the city and drink craft beer of the highest quality, and if you’re up for Italian, you won’t have any problem finding a good restaurant of that sort either. This place is also excellent for all the vegetarians and vegans, as the choice of such restaurants is great, as well.

 



3. Melbourne

 


Even though it’s not the seat of Australia’s government, Melbourne is definitely the culinary capital of Down Under, and at the same time one of the best places for culinary lovers in the world. It seems that among so many choices, you won’t have a sandwich at lunchtime. As a proof of this, Melbourne was the host city of last year’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants ceremony, which is a big deal. When it comes to food, even though you can find a plethora of different cuisines to try from, the most dominant are Chinese, Greek and Italian cuisines, which means that you can try the best out of these three countries in one place. Melbourne is also the home of Little Italy, Australia’s first pizzeria (definitely a place you want to visit). Apart from this pizzeria and the acclaimed Greek restaurant Gazi, you will find whatever you want to eat in Melbourne. And you won’t regret it.

 

 
No matter which of these three places you choose to go to, don’t miss out on some of its amazing dishes. Do your homework beforehand and try the best restaurant of that cuisine that you want to eat, and you won’t be sorry.





 

9.18.2018

5 Tips for Creating a Cosy, Calming Bedroom


The bedroom should be the cosiest room in the entire home. After all, that’s the place that you’re
dreaming of during hard days at work and where you always come to relax and unwind all the
accumulated stress. However, in order to be able to really feel peaceful and get in touch with your
deepest thoughts, you must decorate this space properly. In order to help you achieve this, we’ve
singled out 5 tips for creating a super-comfortable and calming bedroom. Let’s take a look and enjoy!
 


 

 

Give minimalism a try
First things first, in order to be able to feel peaceful in your bedroom, you must make sure not to
overcrowd it with too many items and furniture pieces. In other words, you should embrace minimalism
and keep this space devoid of any clutter. When it comes to choosing the right accessories for this room,
it’s advisable to opt for one bigger artwork, such as an impressionist painting or an elegant sculpture,
which will become a focal point of the design. After all, if you hang too many pieces of art in one place, it
will be much less effective and all your effort will be in vain.

Let the light in
Natural light is extremely important both for our physical and mental health. Therefore, if you really
want your bedroom to be cosy and allow you to get in touch with your inner self, open up your curtains
and let the sunshine in. Not only with daylight make you feel more energized, but it will add a special
glow to the interior design as well. However, aside from having enough natural light, you need to invest
in quality light fixtures and dimmer switches. Owing to them, you’ll be able to adjust the brightness and
enjoy more subtle light in the evening.

Don’t forget a rug
There is no easier way to add that special warmth to your living room than by incorporating a cosy rug.
You just need to take some time to research different options and choose one of the amazing rugs that
come in different shapes, sizes and styles. Thanks to it, you will no longer have to touch the cold floor
with your feet every morning when you wake up. On top of that, you’ll get a cosy place to do a couple of
exercises on and enjoy a round of stretching after work.

Choose a calm colour palette
You might like vivid hues like bright orange and lemon yellow, but are they the best choice for your
bedroom? The answer is no. It has been shown that colours have different impacts on our mood and
thoughts, so one should be careful when deciding on the best paint for the walls. While strong colours
like red and orange promote productivity and make people feel more energized, calmer nuances like
blue and neutral ones like beige and grey seem more appropriate for the places where we want to feel
at peace. Therefore, we advise you to opt for a more neutral base and then add a bit of colour by
introducing colourful cushions and a bright purple plush bedding that will soften your bed for your
better enjoyment.


Make it smell nice
Apart from focusing solely on the visual appeal of your bedroom, you should find a way to make it smell
nice as well. After all, different fragrances can influence our mind and help us feel more positive and
relaxed. For instance, Lavender essential oil is widely used in spas to help clients relieve the stress and
calm their bodies before the massage. So, don’t hesitate to steal this trick for them and buy some
essential oils for your bedroom as well. Additionally, you can use this opportunity to practice your DIY
skills and make a few scented candles on your own.

As you can see, creating a nice and serene bedroom doesn’t have to be complicated at all. You just need
to focus on the things that are pleasant to your senses, bring in some fragrances and invest in
comfortable linens and a rug. Keep in mind that you have every right to experiment with different
options until you discover what suits you the best. Good luck!
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