2014 Favourites: The Rest

This week’s favourites has been full of beauty products, so I thought I today I would talk about everything else that I loved last year, from tv to music to books to movies.

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1. Books

I had a hard time narrowing it down to one book, so because I make  the rules, I picked my top four.

Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan

I already dedicated a post to this one. Check it out here. But I have to say again how great this book is. Laughing out loud on almost every page.

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion

The follow up to the hit from 2013, The Rosie Project. I love these books. If you want a charming, funny, heart warming read, try this series.

The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes

I discovered this great author last year, and this was my favourite. Half modern, and half historical fiction, I really enjoyed the basis of this novel. Really good for those who enjoy chick lit with a bit more substance.

Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella

I started reading this series when I was fifteen or sixteen (so ten years ago — yikes), and have loved every instalment. I was disappointed with Kinsella’s last novel (Wedding Night), so I was afraid that this, the most recent of the Shopaholic series wouldn’t be up to par of the rest. Thankfully, I was wrong, and it was just as good, if not better than the rest.

2. Movie

Guardians of the Galaxy

Okay, time for a little story. The first time I went to see this movie, it was about a month after it came out, so I didn’t expect the theatre to be too full. Due to a few issues like traffic and parking, we didn’t get into the theatre until the trailers were starting. So, of course it was a packed theatre, and we had to sit in the front — which I hate. I was feeling really sick during the trailers, because I have a hard time focusing on the screen that close, and it being 3D didn’t help. I told Christopher that I didn’t think I could stay for the movie, but I would wait a little bit to see. And then it started. And I was hooked. As soon as the second scene, with Peter in the caving, dancing to “Come and Get Your Love” by Redbone, I knew I had to stay for the whole movie. I was not disappointed. This was certainly by far the best movie from 2014. Amazing writing, AMAZING soundtrack (which I listen to basically weekly). If you haven’t seen it, come out from your cave and watch it!

3. Music

Taylor Swift 1989

There were a lot of albums that I could pick for my favourite of 2014, but this one takes the cake. I basically listen to this every day. Perfect for just hanging out, the bus, cleaning, and most importantly, solo dance parties.

4. TV Show (not pictured)

Suits

Can we just talk for a minute how awesome this show is? And also how we came to the party so late? I think we watched the first four seasons (at least the first half of season four) in a matter of weeks. I love this show for so many reasons, but one of the biggest is that Christopher and I watch it together. It’s very rare for Christopher and I to watch the same TV shows, so the fact that we both enjoy this one, and won’t watch it without each other says a lot. Can’t wait for January 28th!

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Movie Moments

My sister, Marni reminded me of one of my favourite movies the other day.
Remember in Ocean’s Eleven, when Brad Pitt’s character comes does his doctor bit? It is amazing. Seriously. We used to watch that part over, and over, dying of laughing each time. It never gets old. However, as I tried to find a clip of this, I found that no one on else seems to share our love of this scene (or decided not to put the clip on youtube). So, I will instead share another of my favourite movie moments.
When I was fifteen, I watched Ferris Bueller’s Day Off at least every week that summer. Since then, I have been in love with it, and will never get tired of the scene with Ferris on the float. It’s perfect and amazing, especially the woman playing the accordion. Enjoy!

What is your favourite movie moment?

Introductions

The first time I saw an Audrey Hepburn movie, I was probably twelve or thirteen. My mom and I watched My Fair Lady at my grandparents’ house one afternoon. It was magical. When I was sixteen or seventeen, I watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s, while making apple-bran muffins. That was when Audrey became my friend. I was hooked. After every movie that I watched, I was amazed by her style, grace and elegance. She was perfect. I longed to be born fifty years before so that I could have been there when these amazing films were released.

From Funny Face to Sabrina to Roman Holiday to How to Steal a Million, I have never been disappointed. I could seriously spend days watching those movies. I think I might have to today.

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