Apartment Envy

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 {Sex and the City}

There are certain homes in television and movies that give me serious apartment envy. I am partial to cozy, eclectic apartments that depict the characters’ personalities, such as Carrie Bradshaw and Mindy Lahiri’s apartments. It’s always interesting to see how characters in movies and on television live, and getting a glimpse into their homes gives you a great sense of who they are. Notice Holly Golightly’s couch, which is half of a bathtub. Awesome.

P.S. Movie kitchens I adore.

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 {Breakfast At Tiffany’s}

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{Melinda and Melinda}

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{How to Marry a Millionaire}

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{The Mindy Project}

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{Big}

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{Friends With Benefits}

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A Dash of March

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In lieu of the typical Friday That’s a Wrap! post, I thought it would be the perfect time to launch my A Dash of March Food and Film Campaign given that it is the 1st day of March! Every morning I will tweet a plan of action to help get us through the last leg of winter and into spring. I’ll be using the hashtag #ADashofMarch, so follow me on Twitter for your daily dose of all things food and film. Along the way I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Of course, I’ll still be blogging three days a week – this is just a fun way to engage and bring delicious food and entertaining films back into our lives. Check my Twitter later today to find out the first daily dose of inspiration!

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In the Spotlight: Drew Barrymore

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When I think of romantic comedies, I think of Drew Barrymore. She is the Queen of RomComs! Therefore, she is perfect to spotlight in February, where every night is romcom night. Or maybe that’s just me. Also, her birthday is this Friday (February 22). The February spotlight suits her.

I’ve always been a Drew Barrymore fan because she is not afraid to be herself and she is hilarious. She can really deliver the emotion in each and every film she stars in. My absolute favorites include Never Been Kissed (1999), Charlie’s Angels (2003), Fever Pitch (2005), and Going the Distance (2010). If Drew is in a film, you can bet I’ll see it with enthusiasm.

Recently, she came out with her own affordable makeup line at Walmart called Flower. An inspiring entrepreneur, actress, and woman, Drew Barrymore will always be a favorite. What are your favorite Drew Barrymore films?

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Holiday Film & Food Gift Guide

Happy December! Depending on whether you’re an early gifter, the shopping season might have already arrived. If you are already thinking about what to get loved ones, here are the top 9 film and food gifts I am loving. Nothing beats an experience gift - treat your best friend or sister to a late night flick! Or encourage your cousin to document his or her favorite films in this handy Moleskine journal.  All of these items make cute little gifts for friends and family without seriously breaking the bank.

1. AMC Theater Gift Card/Experience Gift - {$Prices may vary}
2. Apilco Cow Creamer - {$29.00}
3.
Breaking Bad: The Complete First Season – {$12.49}
4. Chinese Takeout Box Frosted Glass Candle Holder - {$7.80}
5. Clear Coca-Cola Can Glass - {$4.49}
6. Moleskine Passions Film Journal - {$13.57}
7. Pitch Black Dot for iPhone 5 – {$49.00}

8. Star Wars Cookbook with Cookie Cutters - {$23.95}
9. The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook - {$19.75}

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Eat & Watch: Banana Cake and King Kong (1933)

Once again, I found myself with some extra ripe bananas that I didn’t want to go to waste. Banana cake has been on my list of recipes to make for a while, so I was glad I could put the ripe bananas to good use. I followed Ina Garten’s recipe (without the walnuts, orange zest, and cream cheese frosting) to bake this delicious banana cake. This cake is not only tasty as a dessert, but it really hits the spot with a big cup of morning coffee. I thought it would be fitting to use a monkey mold for the banana cake, and it also goes well with the theme of King Kong. While there have been a couple of remakes of the 1933 film, I prefer the original. When it comes time to movie night, this banana cake and King Kong are a winning combination.

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