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GeneralLulu*s Read: My Life in France

 
 
I recently finished this adorable book and I just had to share it with all of you! This book, written by Julia herself, details her wonderful years living in France where she fell in love with the art of French Cuisine and therefore found what she was destined to do. The most amazing message of this book is that everyone can also share the same sheer love of cooking that Julia experienced herself! So buy the book, crack it open, and be prepared to get hungry.
 


This book is a love story in many ways. The first and most precious to Julia is the love story between herself and her husband Paul, who led her to this fabulous country. Paul supported all of her endeavors and encouraged her to pursue something she could develop a passion for. She did just that when she began to take cooking classes at the Cordon Bleu, where she really found her “true calling.” There is also the amusing love story between Julia and cooking, a deep bond that becomes zealous and strong. Basically, if you are a sucker for love stories and have a passion for food, this book is made for you!  
 

 

One of my favorite parts about this book are the black and white photographs that appear throughout. The pictures really give a sense of the new country and culture Julia plunges into and are so fun to look at!



Having never spoken a word a French, Julia immerses herself in an unfamiliar culture and thrives in her new environment. She is an inspiring individual that I can only hope I am like one day. I mean, who wouldn’t want to fall in love and begin a new life in France?



For all of the other fellow Julia fans out there, be sure to check out her two volume set of cookbooks, Mastering the Art of French Cooking,  from which this story is based off.

What do you guys think of this fun summer read?
xoxo

GeneralParty with LuLu*s and Swap.com: A Night of Fashion and Fun!

 
Great news for all of our Bay Area LuLu*s girls! We are partnering up with The Swapaholics for a night of fun & free fashion in San Francisco at the beautiful Madrone Studios
Bring a bag full of all those like-new and gently worn clothes, shoes, accessories & jewelry just taking up space in your closet & swap them in for a new bag full of finds from fellow fashion-obsessed ladies in the Bay Area — all for just the cost of admission!

 

 

 

 

 

You can even find some hidden LuLu*s treasures throughout the swap! We are providing over 200 pieces of new clothing, shoes, and accessories just for you to find! Set in a beautiful location, with snacks and drinks, this should be an amazing night of fun and fashion. If you’re a fashion blogger or writer, join us for our pre-swap mixer from 6 to 7:30 pm — everyone swaps at 8 pm SHARP!

 And that’s not all! Submit a photo of yourself styling any item from the swap event by visiting this site and be entered to win a $100 shopping spree to Lulus.com! You can also win by posting your photos, “squee!” moments, fun finds & other updates throughout the event to Twitter using the hashtag #SwapLulus to @Lulusdotcom & @TheSwapaholics! I hope to see you all there!!

Save 25% on your ticket price by using the coupon code SWAPLULUS at checkout!

The Details
  • When:  Thursday, June 23, 2011  @  6:00 PM
  • Where: Madrone Studios, 1417 15th St., San Francisco, CA
  • Admission:  $20.00

 

FashionBlogger Spotlight: Kennedy Holmes

If you are not familiar with this beauty, then consider this your official introduction! Kennedy Holmes is a fashion blogger with perfect vintage style. With taste that can range in decades, Kennedy seems to have an affinity for the 60′s and the 90′s, my two faves! Take a look below for some of her dreamiest pictures.

I love the dark paneling and the maroon knee highs. Such a perfect color combination and pose. Kennedy looks like a little doll!

Awesome pose in a sheer vintage top! I love the long cascade of hair.

Dreamy lighting and the cutest vintage cardigan.

I love this long sleeve vintage dress! Lace details at cuff and the high neck are so 60′s!

Make sure to visit Kennedy’s blog for more inspiration!
 
What’s your favorite fashion decade?

GeneralOn the Road 2011: Will the Film Fail the Book?

Well, they’ve done it.
 
They’ve officially turned one of my favorite books of all time into a movie.
 
“On the Road” by the infamous beat author and poet, Jack Kerouac, has been engaging readers for more than fifty years with its poetic and honest accounts of life in America in the late 1940′s.
 
The tale of Sal Paradise (Kerouac) and his mischievous buddy Dean Moriarty (Neal Cassady in real life) is a quintessential piece of 20th century literature. I’ve personally listened to the audio version read by Matt Dillon at least ten times through, and there is no better companion if you are actually road-tripping.
 
So, a movie, huh? How often have you packed off to the theater to go see your favorite novel-made-film only to find that it failed you?  (They left out half of the writing, the characters were lame, they changed the ending!!) I have to say, I’m a bit concerned.
 
The one thing that has eased my mind a bit is the casting of new-on-the-scene heartthrob, Garrett Hedlund (TRON: Legacy, Country Strong). Okay, he’s cute, but that deep manly voice of his is rather pleasing to listen to, and I have a hunch that his husky voice performing Neal Cassady’s long rambling monologues may be just what this film needs to conjure up the magic of the original writing.

Other stars include Kristen Stewart as Mary Lou, Sam Riley as Sal Paradise, Kirsten Dunst as Camille, Viggo Mortensen as Old Bull Lee, Amy Adams as Jane, and the list goes on.
 
Here’s a clip of Garrett Hedlund talking about the film and about working with Kristen Stewart. Enjoy the eye candy! 

 
Do you think the film can live up to the book?
What books-turned-movies have you loved or hated?