Inspiration

July! Modern headlines from the month served with a Classic Hollywood twist...

July! Modern headlines from the month served with a Classic Hollywood twist...

Woof. Things are achieving record heat here in sunny SoCal. Stay cool out there fellow Angelenos and all of you hanging out in similarly toasty climes!

I love this sentiment: 

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” 
― F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Great Gatsby

Be a Pest! Life Lessons from Lauren Bacall

Be a Pest! Life Lessons from Lauren Bacall

Do a quick Google search on Lauren Bacall and you will get a steaming pile of stories of intimidation -- from what I can tell, a casual encounter with the woman could be an absolute dream -- or your worst nightmare. Perhaps it was her smoldering eyes that scared the living daylights out of people, but people seemed to be truly frightened by the woman.

June! Modern headlines from the month served with a Classic Hollywood twist...

June! Modern headlines from the month served with a Classic Hollywood twist...

Things are heating up, aren't they? I hope you get a chance to get outside, enjoy some sunshine, and take in some good old vitamin D. 

I love this sentiment: 

“All in all, it was a never-to-be-forgotten summer — one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going — one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends and delightful doing, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world.” 
― L.M. MontgomeryAnne's House of Dreams

End of May! Modern headlines from the month served with a Classic Hollywood twist...

End of May! Modern headlines from the month served with a Classic Hollywood twist...

Are flowers busting out everywhere near where you live? I have been noticing them creeping up all over the cement jungle of Downtown LA. Secret spots such as the Lillian Disney memorial garden at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, or the Japanese temples in Little Tokyo offer great respite.

These "blooms busting out all over" have been thinking a lot about flowers and the role they play in films, from Easter Parade to Rebecca. I love this sentiment from Emma Stone: 

The end of 'City Lights' makes me cry every time I see it - when Charlie Chaplin walks by the shop window and the once-blind girl brings him a flower and pins it to his lapel. 

The Marilyn Monroe Reading List Challenge

The Marilyn Monroe Reading List Challenge

Recently I have been reading through two different lists of books; one is Peter Boxall's 1001 Books to Read Before You Die. The other is the work of a random Reddit user who compiled a list of the most notable or revered books from every country in the world.

I've got my work cut out for me.

7 Must-See Mother's Day Movies From Classic Hollywood

7 Must-See Mother's Day Movies From Classic Hollywood

Mother's Day is coming -- why not treat mom to a movie night? Settle in with a homemade dinner (courtesy of you) and watch one (or all!) of these heartwarming favorites? (Bonus hint: Looking for a recipe? Try this classic beef stew from Jean Harlow and make your Classic Hollywood themed night complete!)

End of April! Modern headlines from the month served with a Classic Hollywood twist...

End of April! Modern headlines from the month served with a Classic Hollywood twist...

Drip drip drop little April showers! Did you get some good puddle jumping in this month? I think we can all agree that taking time to play in nature helps us be our happiest-get-out-there-and-make-the-world-a-more-awesome-place self. 

In that spirit, grab a glass of wine, kick your legs up, and recover from the most ubiquitous holiday as we enjoy these handpicked stories from the month. They are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

End of February! Modern headlines from the month served with a Classic Hollywood twist...

End of February! Modern headlines from the month served with a Classic Hollywood twist...

Was February a rough month? Romance (or the lack thereof) is complicated. And Valentine's Day can be a dangerous holiday, fraught with self-attacks and bottomless wishing wells. But its never to late to re-commit to loving yourself, ultimately means becoming your happiest-get-out-there-and-make-the-world-a-more-awesome-place self. 

In that spirit, grab a glass of wine, kick your legs up, and recover from the most ubiquitous holiday as we enjoy these handpicked stories from the month. They are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

Was February a rough month? Romance (or the lack thereof) is complicated. And Valentine's Day can be a dangerous holiday, fraught with self-attacks and bottomless wishing wells. But its never to late to re-commit to loving yourself, ultimately means becoming your happiest-get-out-there-and-make-the-world-a-more-awesome-place self.