My favourite things about Christmas:
Vince Guaraldi Trio’s A Charlie Brown Christmas
The smell of pine needles
Wearing pajamas all day
Getting up hundreds of times throughout the day to eat tiny slivers of cheese and then– lo and behold!– the entire block of cheddar/wedge of brie/chunk of stilton is gone. How did that happen?
The colour green
A few other things from this week:
If Die Hard gets to be a Christmas movie, then When Harry Met Sally is definitely a holiday movie and it’s a bloody brilliant one at that. Imho.
I re-watched A League of Their Own and my goodness, I forgot what a perfect movie that is. I also loved this piece about Penny Marshall by Bobby Finger. I feel like he and I are cinematically very compatible. RIP Penny. 💔
(Side note: am I the only one who didn’t know that Rob Reiner and Penny Marshall were married for ten years? How did I not know this?!)
I loved this article about a monstrous woman who totally copied a Brazilian artist’s bikini design and is (hopefully! finally!) going to have to pay for it. I’ve said it once but I’ll say it again: People are monsters. Maria Solange Ferrarini deserves all the goodness that comes her way after this ordeal.
I went to a friend’s birthday dinner at 10 Cases in Covent Garden and holy moly I had the best beef cheek of my entire life (plus truffle mashed potatoes, you guys!). The food, the wine, the service and ambiance are all a++ and I’m already planning to take David on a date there in the New Year.
Speaking of great wine, I finally made my way to Lady of the Grapes, also in Covent Garden. Their organic wine list is terrific and the itty-bitty space is charmingly intimate and feels almost like a secret despite the endless stream of customers coming through the door. I did’t eat there, but I definitely need to get a small group of babes together to share a handful of plates and a few bottles of wine soon.