Thursday, 20 November 2014

"Anyone who wants to tag along is more than welcome"

Happy 10th birthday to the The Life Aquatic, by Wes Anderson. It's a beautiful movie. Bill Murray is of course Steve Zissou. While making a documentary, Zissou loses a close friend. His friend is eaten by a jaguar shark. He raises funds for an expedition in his ship Belafonte to hunt the shark and make a new film.

 "I'm going to find it and I'm going to destroy it. I don't know how yet. Possibly with dynamite."- Steve Zissou

It's a beautiful movie, shot in Anderson's style.  Wes Anderson has changed my life, his work has touched me and changed the way I see things. Being able to watch his style change, become defined and grown on screen is something I will cherish forever. His work is something I will continue to love forever. 
(The drawing was a present from David. It still hangs in my room).

The Green Door Deli adventure

Being by the seaside is perfect. I feel like I am ready to move. I always loved the idea of the city life, but life by the sea is calling me. Art groups and new connections make it even more appealing. 
But anyway, I found the cutest little deli yesterday. It's called The Green Door Deli, which can be found in Herne Bay, Kent. From the outside you can't really see what you can expect. As soon as you walk through the door the food smell hits you. And the gorgeous smell of coffee.
Cute waiters in aprons meet you, and ask you to take a seat. They then hand you a menu filled with so many options.
At the desk there was an array of different foods. I picked a Christmas gourmet sausage roll. In the cabinet next to the savoury items were the sweet ones. Inside was slices of different flavours of marshmallow cake, salted caramel tarts and other beautiful decorated cakes.
The walls are decorated in a beautiful simple style. You feel very relaxed while sipping your coffee. Places like this are wonderful. A little hidden gem by the seaside.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

That Christmas feeling

Spent the other day with my favourite in Canterbury. We did a little bit of Christmas shopping and treated ourselves to lunch. Oh and Christmas drinks from Starbucks. 
First eggnog latte of the season, and boy was it worth the wait. Mmmmm mmmmm. Perfect. 
We visited one of our favourite caf├ęs for lunch. We had tea and coffee before our meal. We had a beautiful view of Canterbury out of our window in our favourite window seat.
We had wonderful tea, and gorgeous food. It was lovely and relaxing, watching the world carry on around us. Then we purchased a macaron on the way out, to fuel our shopping afternoon. 
I love going shopping in the evenings, it just makes me feel more Christmassy.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Coffee for two

On Tuesday after work, I hopped on a train to meet my gorgeous friend Ella for coffee. She took me to the cutest little place in Canterbury. It's just along the cobbled streets. When you first walk in the smell of delicious coffee hits you. The decor made me feel like I stepped into a Wes Anderson film. The wallpaper made me smile, and also remind me of Garden State in a strange little way.
We had coffee and a long conversation about life and such. Enjoying the peace and quite and watching it get dark. It's really starting to feel more Autumn, and very Winter like. Christmas is on it's way. I'm excited for Christmas drinks, shopping, writing Christmas lists, and listening to festive songs. Roll on Winter.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

You know

"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams."

-Dr Seuss