Thursday, August 6, 2009

"La Vie En Rose"

First off, I have to share with you one of my all time favorite songs and musician. La Vie En Rose by Louis Armstrong (also love Edith Piaf's version!)



It's also in Wall-E; as you know I'm obsessed with that movie!

I also have to tell you that I've just finished 2 books. The first one is by Lucy Jackson. I personally did not care for this book at all. It wasn't terrible written, it just wasn't terribly exciting. It didn't have too much of a plot or rising action, however, since it was well written I hung on until the end, waiting for anything to happen, and it didn't. I give this book 0 stars.

I also finished Secret Society Girl by Dian Peterfreund. I loved this book. It is about a secret society called Rose & Grave at an ivy league university. I think I personally liked it one, because it was well written and two, because it is somewhat like a sorority on steroids. It also dabbles with feminism with the argument of women being let into the secret society. I will give it 4 stars!


Tonight I dined at a place about 2 minutes from my house. It's somewhat new (the last 3 years) and I've only been there one other time. Tonight was perfect weather and we were to lucky to have sat on the back patio to enjoy the night. I had Greek Spanikopida with grilled vegetables and balsamic orzo. It was absolutely fantastic. I wore my French Connection dress that I found at Marshall's last week and it was such a comfortable dress to be in. After dinner, we all watched the SYTYCD finale. I am so happy Jeanine won! I also loved that they re-danced the If It Kills Me one with Jason and Jeanine, it is my absolute favorite dance. Also, you must head over to my "real-life" friend, Caroline's blog called Sweet Caroline. She has had her blog for a while and always has such fun posts plus she is a lover of J.Crew and Lilly as well!

Tomorrow is Friday as I'm sure everyone is excited for the weekend! Have a great night.
Yours,
sCe

**Don't forget to enter my Nantucket Gift Company giveaway!! It ends this Sunday 8/9! Good luck!

12 comments:

short southern momma said...

Thanks for the book review...I've been meaning to pick up a new read. I just became a follower of your friend too, cant wait to get to know her better! thanks! = )

Veuve and Varsity said...

I love that song - it was in one of my favourite movies (Sabrina the remake)!

Allison said...

I had no idea that you knew Caroline! I've been reading her blog forever. A sweetie!

Kerry said...

Thanks for the book/blog reccomedation! I will definitly read them both!

The Southern Housewife said...

I read both of those books, too! And I absolutely agree with you. Posh was a poor man's Prep. That will always be my fave. Loved loved that book! You have to read it if you haven't.

Come on over to my place because I'm doing a book giveaway right now! 5 winners get "The Mating Rituals of the North American WASP" by Lauren Lipton. Sooooo good! Loved it! And the cover is super preppy! ;)

Blushing hostess said...

That is one of my favorites also.

I need to get that first book, thanks for the recky!

C in VA said...

The Jason and Jeanine dance was so sweet; I especially love that song. If you love Louis Armstrong you would love the old movie "High Society". It's fantastic.

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

So glad someone else read Secret Society Girl, I finished it last week, but read it in quiet, thinking husband would eternally mock me! But oh I loved it, and so glad you did too! I have Posh but haven't read it yet, glad to hear a good review, might dig in this weekend! Have a good one!
XOXO

KAC said...

Thanks for the book review...I've had secret society girl for a while but haven't gotten around to reading it so I think that will be my next book!

Gerri Ward said...

OMG! This is one of my Fave songs, it makes me SMILE, whenever I hear it! I grew up listening to Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel, along with Louis Armstrong and many more fab singers! Every other weekend I go to Borders to buy one or two books, so this weekend I'll pick up Secret Society Girl. - What a GREAT POST !!!
p.s. Have A FUN Weekend!

Gingeyginge said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog, you are always welcome...I also adore Mr Armstrong a true master...

Kate said...

I am a little less than halfway through Posh. I really didn't like Prep so we'll see what I think of Posh.

I really liked Secret Society Girl-I may get the sequel.

 

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