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Netflix Phenomena!

Netflix Phenomena!

In honor of season 2 of STRANGER THINGS premiering at the end of the month, I wanted to talk a little bit about --

Netflix.

We have all heard of and most likely have all used Netflix, at one point or another -- or even on a daily basis (especially on the weekends, am I right?!). So, how and when did Netflix become such a huge part of our content consumption? How in the heck did Netflix turn into what it is today?!

A Dream Deferred

A Dream Deferred

Most days, when I get up to start my day, I remember my purpose -- remember my dreams and get to it, trying to bring them to fruition. But some days, I feel burdened down with adulting -- (you know the phrase) -- taking care of my responsibilities for the most part, which is important, but forgetting to tap in and see how I'm doing -- to see if I'm still on track with my dreams and purpose.

It's easy to push our dreams to the side, 'cause let's be honest, it's sometimes easier to do just that. This happens most often as we get older...

Movies in August!

Movies in August!

Can you believe it's already August?! This summer (and year) is moving way too fast -- but let's get to it! 

August tends to be a transition period for films. It's the "in-between" as far as big summer blockbuster movies and the smaller, award season contenders aka some movies you might not have really heard of yet. :) The month of August might jumpstart award season by having a few contenders. Award season is my absolute favorite time for movies. (I'll get to that deep love later on... in September/October when things really start poppin' off!!) :) 

My list for this month is a little tricky. I have just as many "maybes" as I do "for sure seeing" but, nevertheless --

Here's what I'm catching in the theater this month:

Summer Reads!

Summer Reads!

Summer is a great time for big blockbuster films, but it's also a great time to catch up on some good, fun summer reads -- to slow things down and let your imagination take over by reading a great novel!

Whether you're at the beach or on vacation...or on a plane or lounging around the house...or just hanging out at the local park -- you can never go wrong with setting aside some time to immerse yourself in a good book. 

Below are a few of my favorites (and a couple I've just picked up) that I'm diving into this summer!

Movies in July!

Movies in July!

MOVIES: JULY EDITION!

It's the July edition already y'all! Time is moving by so quickly it seems. July is also my birthday month!! (And Game of Thrones premieres on my birthday actually! :) See my post on this great series here!) 

But back to why I'm here -- it's time for my movie picks for July!! I always look forward to movies around this time, especially when I know Christopher Nolan has one premiering. He always seems to release his films in July (around my birthday usually). He knows what he's doing! ;)

Also, I can always count on at least one epic film that is both vast, entertaining, and hits a lot of emotional notes. So, here are a few films I'm looking forward to seeing in the theater this month:

  • Dunkirk
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • War for the Planet of the Apes

Movies in June!

Movies in June!

MOVIES: JUNE EDITION!

It's that time again! "Blockbuster season" is in full swing now! However, I'm not extremely anxious to see too much this month (I already saw the one I REALLY wanted to see!), but there are a few movies that I'm looking forward to seeing either this month or soon after (including the one I've seen already and will see again this weekend aka opening weekend :) lol)!

A few movies to watch in JUNE:

  • Wonder Woman*
  • Baby Driver
  • All Eyez on Me
  • The Beguiled

Coffee & Routines (& Gaga)

Coffee & Routines (& Gaga)


Coffee has been a great addition to each one of my days. Okay, let me break it down for you. 

My work schedule can be a little all over the place. A lot of people living in Los Angeles or NYC -- or someone working in an industry like mine, can relate to this. Work days can be really sporadic sometimes.

A few months ago, I started a little routine. I started going to the coffee shop in the mornings -- even if I have a busy day ahead, I try to slip in going in the morning or early afternoon if I can. This is what I like to call my "me time" or "my thing"....

Movies in May!

Movies in May!

Movies: May Edition!

My absolute favorite time of the year for movies is award season, which comes later in the year. But my second favorite time of the year for movies is definitely the spring/summer season.

A bulk of big studio movies start to make their way into the theater around this time. A few movies that I'm mostly looking forward to in MAY are:

  • Guardians of the Galaxy - Vol. 2
  • Alien: Covenant
  • Everything, Everything

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Goals (& Alfred)

Goals (& Alfred)

It's Monday! Let's set those goals, but first......☕️☕️ Am I right?! 🙆🏾:)

One of my favorite little coffee shops around L.A has to be -- Alfred Coffee!

Each Alfred Coffee shop is unique in its own way and specifically designed for that neighborhood. This one is in my 'hood and its interior design is right up my alley. I love the color scheme and decor throughout! ✨

 

13 Reasons Why

13 Reasons Why

NO SPOILERS AHEAD! :)

I recently finished watching 13 REASONS WHY. I haven't read the book yet, but thanks to my friend Krystal, I have hers to read through (thanks girl!).

I've had a constant dialog and open discussion with friends about Netflix's 13-episode tv adaptation (and every crazy moment that happens in it).....