Friday, March 26, 2010

Sex and the City: What it means to me

Its Friday-- my day off. I’m very relaxed, enjoyed lunch with my beau and am now doing some much craved for writing on my Macbook. I wondered what on earth I wanted to chat about today…then I saw the caption on to Sex and the City 2. I discovered this show late in its run---actually it was over. I caught a glimpse of the Oprah Winfrey special and was so moved by the audience reaction to the connection they had to this show that I was intrigued.

That night I went over to Blockbuster in my then-Huntington Beach, CA neighborhood and found out that they had been out of Season 1. The clerk then alerted me to the demand of the season and asked if I’d like him to call other stores for a copy. I wasn’t too much in a hurry so surprised at his amiability, I agreed. He gasped about two minutes into his phone conversation and looked at me with bugging eyes and said, “There is a previously viewed Season 1 at the other Blockbuster for $9.99!!!!” I asked…”…is that good?!” The look he gave me of ‘duh’ gave me the answer so I said “Sure! I’ll take it!”

Since that night, I was hooked on this show. It was a form of social experiment without me having to do the dirty work. It answered questions I never dared to ask and opened up my relationships with my friends to lower the barrier of Sex. It shouldn’t be this difficult thing to talk about and this show I believe paved the way.

I know own every season. It was stolen during my burglary of 2008, and a friend quickly replaced all the season for me. It’s my go-to ‘what-have-you’. If I’m sad, angry, need some girl power time, need a conversation starter, a fashion idea---I turn to the series. It’s amazing; it’s a dose of womanpower every one should have a prescription to.

Two years ago the movie came out years after the series was over and it completed the loyal viewers story for the four protagonists. It was emotional and raw. I loved it. Now—the sequel. I was skeptical at first but the creative genius of Movie Trailer Makers have convinced me to go and fall in love with Samantha, Charlotte, Miranda, and Carrie yet once more.

See you at the theaters!!!!

xoxoxo~ La Femme

Monday, March 22, 2010


So every month I wait anxiously for the new InStyle magazine.

I don't know what it is about fashion but it excites me...the colors, the shoes, the's all tres magnifique! I often go into a daydream of me winning the lotto and having an unlimited amount of money to go on fashion spree's with friends....(sigh) dream never hurt anyone right?

So anyway, check out the latest! Very cool stuff with a good article on their cover girl, Gwen. There's this jewelry article about what the latest trends are (layers, layers, layers) plus a nice section on Under $50 deals! The best part is they give you the websites to purchase these wonderful items too.

Enjoy and dream...unless you're living the dream, in that case, LUCKY!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Poem of Mine... plus Limerick

In the Spirit of St. Patricks Day....

There once was a girl from Seattle

With tone deaf addiction she battled

But believe it or not, in the bathtub so hot

She sang like a lovely Soprano!

This may or not be a true story... ;-)

Below is something I wrote a while ago too...from the heart, meant a bunch. Now its words are for you to find new meaning.

Enigma of Sinful Disobedience

How do you quiet the mind?

How do you rest your soul?

How does your spirit find solace or a home?

How long can I live in suspension?

Can I hold my breath for so long?

How can I remember that it is Your will,

Not mine, be done?

Hmm.....something to ponder....something to wonder...something to read.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


La Femme

Friday, March 12, 2010

Wonderment on a Friday Afternoon

So I'd like to preface this poem of mine as being the first in which I publish to anyone. I keep most of my personal writings to myself. To the reader it may have a unique meaning relating to what is going through in your life, to me, it did the same--only long ago. Enjoy, here are the first of many-xoxoxoxo La Femme

Sweet encounters inspire respect, awe, appreciation, friendship, and ultimately love. And with each passing moment drops fill our private chalices of vulnerability.

Drops begin to fill our cups unbeknownst of the pace and fragility of the endeavor. Actions without a destination, although exhilarating, can easily become a game of roulette. Never knowing when the next drop could slay you.

Those drops quench a thirsty mind and send it reeling with imagination. Making it all the easier to keep filling without restraint.

However, some cups are not equal. And while one reaches its brink, the other may patiently sit still, ready for more.

And so I wonder.

How many more chalices to be filled? How many more chalices to be spilled?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Academy Awards

There is a time that fills me wonderment. I wait for it every year and finally it arrives. The Oscar's. I am a lover of films. The cinematography, the art direction, the costuming, the script, the actors!! It's such a great recipe that brings so many talents together. Not every movie is worthy of critical acclaim but each can be valued for the areas of expertise that they excel in. The Academy Awards celebrate these achievements and the most popular awards are the coveted Best Actor, Best Actress, Supporting Actor/Actress, Director and over all Best Film itself.

Im one of those movie goers that tries to watch every nominated film before the big day arrives. I failed in this endeavor this year, as I did last year. It's impossible to catch them all but the one's I did see I loved. One in particular was "A Single Man" with the truly talented Mr. Colin Firth. Sure, he's the epitome of Jane Austens' 'Darcy', but this film FINALLY showed his true potential. With minimal script writing he was able to take you on his painful journey. Ugh! Such a great movie...go watch it already!! :-) Oh, and "An Education" was awesome. Carrie Mulligan made me jealous of her character. I always thought of myself as that old soul and worth of older experiences in my youth; this character lives them out and finds heartache--but oh what a beautiful and eye-opening experience it was.

So other passion? The Fashion of course. Here were some of my favorites:

Anna Kendrick look spectacular, even ethereal in this pink frock.
I think Sandra knew she had a good chance at Oscar Gold, so was certainly dressed the part. So humble, so respectful. That made her even more beautiful.
Ok, this was my personal favorite. It was light, a great preview into spring colors, and she's just one of the most beautiful women ever! This is one I know I would've chosen to wear. (In my fantasy world where I'm invited to the Oscars, ha ha)
Queen Latifah. So secure in her body and promotes such a healthy body image. You can look good at any size and Queen L not only proves it, she works it.
What is it about Maggie G that makes her the coolest chick ever?!? Her fashion rocks, it's appropriate, and she wears her gowns with the comfort of pajamas. I love this dress and if I had her body, I'd rock it too.

I have to go back and reminisce for a bit. I think the ultimate dress I would like to wear is Michelle Williams Vera Wang mustard yellow dress in 2006. I love this color dream of being it's owner one day :-) A girl can dream right?

Now my vote for best dressed couple? Has to be Robert Downey Jr. (I've loved him since 'Only You') and his awesome wife Susan. He looks so happy and young and her dress is wow, better than some of those 'other' Oscar gown choices.

Let me know what some of your favorites were. I love me a little fashion talk ;-)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Stumbling Goat

Oh the traditional bachelorette party, also known as a Hen Party. I've had the pleasure of joining in on one last night. I wish my friend all the best, she deserves it. She also game me the gift of stumbling onto a new restuarant out on Greenwood Ave. in Seattle--Stumbling Goat Bistro. It's a quaint little establishment with a two-dining room capacity. One more open and lit with the bar, the other, more intimate, maroon colored wall that was accentuated with candlelight. Our server "Cheeto" was amazing and proved to be a well-versed in explaining the dishes that we had. I enjoyed the Hanger Steak with Olsen Farm new potatoes, cipollini onions, demi-glace. I was torn with that and the Seared Scallops in the brown butter citrus sause. Luckily we shared and both proved to be equally appetizing choices. The beauty of this little place is that they had the luxury of housing their own pastry chef. (*little sidenote: our bachelorette of the evening is also a pastry chef, so dessert tasting with her is always a treat) We choose three out of the five seasonal selections and I was enamored mostly by the Apple Vol-au-vent; a maple pecan ice cream with bourbon caramel. I took pictures to tantalize your senses :-)

The tart was made in-house and the airiness and warmth of the pastry was great in contrast with the richness of the ice cream. Another great piece was the Lemon Rhubarb Chiffon Cake flavored with ginger marscapone, citrusy delighful! There was a blah moment in the evening when their bread pudding was shared among all the girls. Visually it looked rather different and to the taste it was exceedingly saturated with Bailey's that really took away from any other of it's flavors. The caramel sauce and espresso anglaise did little ro remedy it's flavor. Overall, a great place to dine, somewhat pricey but the desserts make it worth the trip. There were other pictures that night but those are reserved to the participants only.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Alice, I Have Been

Alice I have Been, a work by Melanie Benjamin, has been the first work of historical fiction I have picked up in a while. This tale of Alice Liddel and her struggles with her identity were a treat to follow. People no matter what their histories are haunted. Alice Liddel, more often known as "Alice in Wonderland" was no different. The Liddel's were a prestige family where Alice's father was the Dean of Oxford Church Christ itself. There she met Charles Lutwidge Dodgson at the age of 7 and a remarkable friendship ensued. Mr. Dodgson, as we come to know him, grew increasingly fond of the Liddel children expecially towards Alice. There is an intimate moment in which Alice and Mr. Dodgson shared that enamored them both in a way that was not permitted. Yet they consoled each other as the years flew by them. Dodgson a lonley outcast, and Alice a middle child which never quite grew to know the affection of her mother and found it in the storytelling friend. We follow Alice through the years and share in the anticipation to when it is revealed to us why Alice and Mr. Dodgson's one "Sunny Afternoon" of an inconventional romance seemed to haunt them both until the end of their lives. It's a tale down the rabbit hole worth taking.

La Femme writes...

With my recent discovery of the fictional novel, and the pleasure a simple bound book, I've decided to chronicle those work of fiction, non-fiction, lyrics, film, art, music, fashion, design, plays, poems, language, recipies, and experiences that shape my life.

There so much I'd like to remember and share with whomever will listen. I believe knowledge shared is knowledged learned. We do learn from our mistakes and we learn from the mistakes of others. Sometimes we can view the beauty we fail to see through the eyes of others.

And so, I ,La Femme, writes.