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I have had a fantastic start to Valentine's Week. On Sunday night I saw Fifty Shades Darker, on Monday evening I went to Chocolate Lover's Night Out at the Museum of Science and last night I got to attend a live recording of The New York Times Modern Love podcast at the Wilbur Theater. Cupid and I are on a roll!
Happy Valentine's Day! I cannot think of a better day of the year to talk about Fifty Shades of Grey.
Two years ago I saw the first movie, but at the time, I hadn't read any of the books. When the film ended rather abruptly, I was furious. One of the friends I saw the movie with was kind enough to lend me her copies and I flew through all three.
I come from a long line of jewelry lovers. My grandmother is the queen of baubles. My mother and my aunt never leave the house without multiple accessories and my sister and I are always wearing earrings, necklaces, bracelets, watches and rings. What can I say, we're drawn to bling!
I recently met Boston-based jewelry designer Heather Matjasic, the founder of O.H.M. Jewelry. Her company's tag line is "Jewelry for a meaningful life." That is definitely a mantra I can get behind.
Back in December my parents saw Moonlight and insisted I make time to see it.
I have always loved Valentine's Day. Though many people believe this holiday was designed by card companies and flower delivery services to make bank, I think it's wonderful to have one day each year when you go out of your way to tell the most important people in your life how much you love them.
If you're planning to surprise your significant other, family or friends with Valentine's Day gifts, I have 14 ideas for how to wow them on February 14th.
Two years ago, in February 2014, I read author Maria Semple's book "Where'd You Go, Bernadette." I absolutely loved it. I found her writing style to be fast paced and frenetic (in an exciting way). She knows exactly when to inject humor and when to slow things down to make a big reveal. She drops flashbacks like bread crumbs, leaving a trail for her eager readers.
Though the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG Awards, for short) don't have the same cache as the Oscars, the Golden Globes or the Emmys, I have always loved watching the annual broadcast. Unlike the other awards show where the winners are determined by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences or the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, these awards are voted on by actors, for actors. As you regularly hear in the SAG Awards acceptance speeches, that recognition from their peers is often more coveted than any other statue all season.
Being from Boston is a huge part of my DNA. I love this city more than I could ever possibly express. Over the years I have amassed quite the collection of Boston things . . .
I love to send Beantown-themed stationary to my friends who used to live here, but have moved away.
"The Great Gatsby" is one of my favorite books of all time. When a friend offered to lend me a copy of "Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald" I was immediately intrigued.
With awards seasons in full swing, I am doing my best to see as many of the nominated movies as possible. Before the Golden Globes I made it to Loving, Manchester By The Sea and La La Land. With the Oscars coming up on Sunday, February 26, I am trying to squeeze in a few more.
I decided to give "Shameless" a try after a very convincing push from a co-worker. The shows stars William H. Macy (Bill, as his wife Felicity Huffman calls him) as Frank Gallagher, a deadbeat dad to six kids on the south side of Chicago. I had seen Macy walk the red carpet many times in years past when he was nominated for this role, so I was expecting him to be on screen most of the time. As it turns out, the actors playing his six children get much more air time.
Though it feels like I just shared my yearend recap of my 2016 New Year's resolutions, we are already 11 days into 2017!