Friday, November 26, 2010

Tangled The Review

The reviews are in. Tangled is a hit. This according to the granddaughters.  The rating system: Good, Very Good or Fantastic.
First Reviewer 7 year old
What made Tangled fantastic?
Maximus, the horse, he's good at fights and he's funny.
Rapunzel, also funny and she can use her hair to tie people up.
Pascal, the chameleon, he looks out for Rapunzel and he can change colors!

Second Reviewer 10 year old
Why good?
Maximus is a good fighter.
Likes Pascal, he sticks up for Rapunzel. It would have been better if there was more action.
( I detected a bit of an attitude.)
Grandma Review
Very Good
Rapunzel was not your typical damsel in distress. She is smart, strong and loyal. I like that.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


I enjoy Thanksgiving. I'm looking forward to it but the day before is even better for me. For the past few years I gather up the granddaughters and have a day with them. For us this means a day at the movies. This year's selection is Tangled. I can hardly wait.

Tangled is an updated version of Rapunzel. I'm sure there will be a review to follow. Hope your pre Thanksgiving is as wonderful as mine.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


One of my favorite stores is Anthropologie. It is a great place for a little retail therapy.  Lately I've been thinking about special pieces for table settings and I'm always on the look out for special accessories.

This stacked teapot and sugar bowl is actually a charming vase. Love it.
This shade of purple, aubergine, is beautiful.  The color and details make this platter a wonderful addition to a table.
These Marie Antoinette-ish plates are too good to be true. I would never eat off  them. I would find a special place and hang them on a wall to look at and admire everyday.
These colorful, joyous plates would make any time a special occasion.
Where do you shop when you need a retail fix?

Saturday, November 6, 2010

The King's Speech

I am so looking forward to this movie. First, Colin Firth is in it. That's enough. It is the story of King George VI and his struggle to overcome a crippling stammer.  He was never meant to be King but when his brother Edward abdicated he had no choice. The crown was his, stammer and all.
Helena Bonham Carter plays the wonderful Elizabeth.
Can't wait to see the sets and costumes.
Will you be going to see The King's Speech?

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Miss Pettigrew, Sets and Costumes

A favorite movie of mine is Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day. It is a tale of a down on her luck woman who has one incredible day that changes the direction of her life.
Miss Pettigrew's drab and tattered wardrobe is exaggerated by the sleek, glamorous set decoration.
Much of the movie takes place in a 1930's  flat with Art Deco interiors. It is the home of a devious night club owner and Delysia Lafosse, an ambitious singer/actress.  Miss Pettigrew's drab appearance and the flat's glamorous style is a wonderful visual combination that quickly tells this fish out of water tale. Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day is a charming, well acted and visually beautiful movie.
Set decoration by Katie Spencer
Costumes by Michael O'Connor
Miss Pettigrew  Frances Mc Dormand
Delysia Lafosse  Amy Adams