Watching: Brooklyn. This movie was amazing and a must see for anyone and everyone (it's free if you have HBO). It's a love story between and Irish and Italian immigrant, but it's not your conventional chick flick/love story. It's beautifully filmed and the storyline is touching and really gives you a look into 1950's Brooklyn and Ireland. My absolute favorite part is shortly into the movie when a man sings an acapella Irish song called Casadh an Tsúgáin. It's so beautiful I got tears in my eyes. I did some research and the man that sings it is Iarla O Lionaird, he recorded his album version of the song, here (the acapella version is the best, though, in my opinion).
Watching: Also-- can we talk about the finale of Westworld and the last episode of This Is Us?! Both were nuts in their own ways. I hardly ever watch TV, but these two series are just SO good. Does anyone have any recommendations now that I'm finished with these?!
Giving: Make sure you are following me on Instagram (@SummerWind41490)-- I have a very fun giveaway planned for Saturday with two of my favorite brands!
Wanting: When someone asks me what I want for Christmas, I can never think of anything. I mean, in reality, I have everything I could ever want and need. But I have been realllllllly eyeing this cream.
Gifting: I just checked, and one of my favorite curling irons of all time is currently available on Amazon prime for under $13. It would make a great gift/stocking stuffer for anyone and everyone. Also, another random Amazon gift that makes for a great stocking stuffer are these sponges that I swear by! I seriously give one of these to everyone I know because they're so great!
DiAnoia's on Friday night. It's located on Penn Ave. in the Strip District. It was wonderful. Authentic, homemade Italian dishes from pastas to meats and everything in between. We had a great carafe of their homemade wine which was good, too. I want to go back to try some of the appetizers/starters because we didn't try any of those. The gnocchi was my favorite dish. There were 4 of us so we got 4 dishes and shared all of them, which is the way to do it! Great spot for friends and family but also great for date night, too... it's going to give Girasole a run for their money!