Sunday, September 4, 2011

Day Eight - Three Films...or four.

*Day Eight :: Three Films*

1. First up, my all time favorite movie of all time- Breakfast at Tiffany's. My grandma bought me this movie when I was just a little girl, WAY too young to appreciate it- but I still fell in love with it even then and have been hooked ever since. If you haven't seen it, I beg of you to. It's THE classic. 

2. Runner up would have to be Nightmare Before Christmas. I just adore this movie, and the love story behind it. Jack and Sally make my heart melt <3

3. Last but certainly not least would be The Bad Seed. This is a film from the 50's. We had to watch it in my 7th grade drama class, and it's been one of my all time favs ever since! I don't think it's very well known, but my favorite tv show, Pretty Little Liars recently had an episode where they were doing a play of it and I was super excited!! Haha. 

4. Yes, I'm cheating- but that's ok. I had to add my most recent favorite, The Social Network. Phenomenal. 

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Day Seven - Four Books

*Day Seven :: Four Books*

I like this day :) I'm a big reader, so there's no way I can pick four favorite books. So instead, I'll pick four that I don't think have been given enough credit that anyone should read. Here goes! <3

1. All that is Sophie Kinsella. Yes, I'm cheating by naming more than one book here- but there's not a chance I could choose just one from her. I have everything she's written and they are all completely fabulous. If you're in the mood for a light, humorous, quirky, but happy ending kind of book - she's your girl. The Shopaholic series are to die for! 

2. The Accidental Billionaires - Ben Mezrich. Regardless if you're into the whole Facebook thing or not, this book is a must read. I loved the movie (The Social Network), but, I read the book after seeing it and could not put it down. 

3. Dirty Sexy Politics - Meghan McCain. This book had me laughing until I cried throughout the entire thing. The girl is funny as all get out, so much more intelligent than she's given credit for, and really gives an amazing perspective of life as a politician's daughter and life on the road.

4. Under and Alone - William Queen. I had to read this book for my Organized Crime class. So of course, any book forced upon you always begins with a not so excited attitude. However, once I got a few chapters in- I completely forgot this was a college must and began reading it out of my own interest. Queen is an ATF agent for San Fernando Valley who goes undercover and enters the Mongols gang. He completely gives up his life and transforms into his alias, Billy St. John and infiltrates this gang. He discusses his nerves going into it, his loss of identity, his self battle with having to eventually testify against these men who he actually grew to care for, and the battle he faced to find his life pre-Mongol. It really is amazing, and a must read for anyone intrigued by crime or nonfiction. 

Friday, September 2, 2011

Day six - Five Foods

*Day six :: Five Foods*

1. First up is my ultimate favorite food of all time..Hibachi! Kobe is our favorite place to eat around here, their food is awesome and they have great happy hour specials. Mmm. Moving on..

2. Runner up for favorite restaurant would have to be Outback Steakhouse, and my favorite entree from there is Alice Springs Chicken..and their side salads and soups are to die for. 

3. Next up we have sushi. I love all sushi, and could eat it any day! 

4. Pollo Rosa Maria from Carrabbas = Heaven sent. (Get it topped with goat cheese!)

5. And to continue the Italian kick, calzones or pizza are my fav naughty splurge! I love Italian food.

Well, that was easy. Night all~!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Day Five:: Six Places 

1. First up would be my favorite place I've ever been to, which is Maggie Valley, North Carolina. My best friend Brittany's family has a beautiful home there, and I've had the pleasure of going up there on three occasions for vacations. Everything about this place is breathtaking. The homes, the mountains, the environment, the air, everything. If I moved out of Florida, it would be to North Carolina. No questions asked.
  (Us on the deck)
   (Peek a boo, we see you!)
 (Skiing = My favorite thing in the world)
 (We're ants in this pic!)

2. Second fav vacation spot for me would have to be St. Augustine, Florida. It's only an hour away from where I live- but it feels like you're in your own little world there! It has so much history and feels so cozy there. The bed&breakfast little inns are to DIE for, the bars are so quaint, the food is awesome, the downtown area is fab, its a must see for sure!
  (Our favorite inn to stay at, right on the harbour!)

3. Disney World. Enough said. We have annual passes, and use them aaaa lot. I can never get tired of the place! Not to mention, Epcot's Food&Wine Festival is pretty much the highlight of life. 
 Whitter  ) and I heart Disney ears!

 ( At Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party)
 ( Love the castle!)

4. House of Blues. I've been to hundreds of concerts, live music is my thing. But of all the many venues I've been, HOB is by far my fav. No matter where you're standing, you always have a good view at who's playing, the booze isn't too outrageous, and the atmosphere is much better than most other venues I've been to. Props, HOB.

5. The beach. Very general, I know...but I'm not picky. Take me to any beach with a cold one in hand and good friends and sunshine and I'm the happiest girl on the planet.

6. Last but not least, good ole Orlando, Florida. I moved here for college 7 years ago and never looked back. There's SO much to do, you never run out of ideas. So many memories are here, I went to college here, I met my mister and my amazing friends here, and it's home to me now. 

--I know my 'six places' wasn't all that diverse, my apologies for that. But to be honest, I love seeing new things, but at the end of the day I'm a pretty big homebody. That's just who I am! <3