Winter Wardrobe Essentials

This winter has been really cold with temperatures getting as low as 16°f and we've had three snowfalls. I work from home so luckily I haven't been outside much. However I wanted to get a covid test as a precautionary for Christmas dinner and had to wait standing outside in a line for 2 hours! That reminded me that I wanted to share all the items I have that are durable and will protect you from the winter weather. 

House of Gucci & Most Iconic Gucci Bags

I don't know why this movie got bad reviews, I really enjoyed! The whole cinematography reminded me of the movie Casino. Starring Lady Gaga, Al Pacino, Adam Driver, Jared Leto and Salma Hayek they had an all star cast. The movie follows the life of  Patrizia Gucci who married into the Gucci family and then had her husband murdered. She was sentenced to prison and when she became eligible for parole under a work-release program, she refused, saying, "I've never worked in my life, and I'm certainly not going to start now." She served 18 years in prison and is out now, living off her millions of alimony, but the movie credits don't tell you that. In fact Lady Gaga didn't even want to meet with the woman she was playing, even though Gaga is making a profit from this movie and maybe even an Oscar nod. I loved seeing all the vintage Gucci fashion in the movie including Gaga's endless stilettos. I learned that the fashion house is no longer run by the Gucci family and Salma Hayek's husband is the honorary chairman of luxury group Kering, which owns Gucci. Tom Ford, who was featured in the film, was the creative director of Gucci between 1994 and 2004. The movie is 2 hours and 38 minutes but it's so phenomenal you won't notice the long length. 

2022 New Years Resolutions

Happy New Year! It's officially 2022 and we've survived season 2 of the pandemic but sadly we're onto season 3. First things first, let's leave behind the word cheugy in 2021 and I predict that 2022 is going to be the year of the Espresso Martini! lol My 2022 planner is in the mail because I bought it late, but I have all the stickers ready. I also love to write monthly goals in my planner. I am doing Dry January again this year. I know a lot of people choose a word of the year to encompass all that they want to embody throughout the year. However, I couldn't pick one, but these were my finalists for Word of the Year: discipline, consistency, unstoppable, grateful, adapt, positivity, abundance, glow, surrender. 

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Ghostbuster Afterlife was the first movie I've watched in the theaters in two years. If you were a fan of the original movies from the 80s, this was a good follow up and heartfelt reboot. This film connects to the previous films which you have to have seen to understand all the Easter eggs. The premise of the movie is a single mom and her two kids move to a small town to live in the farmhouse their grandfather left them. They soon discover that he was the original Ghostbuster Egon Spengler played by Harold Ramis who has now passed but this movie a tribute to him. 

Black Friday / Cyber Monday Sales

I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving! This year I cooked the whole meal myself for my family using What's Gaby's Cooking recipes. I took the whole week off from work which has been nice after a weekend trip to NYC. I heard from someone that the mall was empty on Black Friday. I think everyone prefers to shop online now, especially with so many stores starting their Black Friday sale the week beforehand. I wanted to share some of the best Black Friday (through the weekend) sales from my favorite retailers. I find that often they will have a separate Black Friday sale and then a surprise Cyber Monday sale. Time to get shopping!