Frilling Friday 6/3/11


This week I started reading a book set in Sevilla, in Spain; and it reminded me of the beautiful Flamenco dancing we saw in Granada, in the caves of Sacromonte.  Live Flamenco is gorgeously emotional, passionate, graceful, fierce, and FRILLING. Here’s a vid of Flamenco in La Cueva Venta El Gallo in Granada:

And here are some things I came across this week:

Swiss Chard: The beauty and the benefits.  mmm.  eat it up.

Some folks are calling for a boycott of Urban Outfitters, who seem to be ripping off designs from small indie designers.  Have you heard about this? It seems to have started quite a maelstrom. (I learned about it via poppytalk.)

Check out her astonishingly FRILLING collection of maternity-(and-beyond)-friendly maxi dresses.  Totally hot.

Bright is big.

I want to try this stuff.  Doesn’t it sound delicious and so very Americana? (via Poppytalk)

The ultimate fashion multitasker.

These are so delicious.  I cannot stop eating them.  Habanero Ranch flavor.  Too bad their site sucks.  I guess I’m going to have to learn how to make them now (like I did my kombucha.  which I’m on the third batch of. and which is awesome.).

Liz loves her red lipstick.  And her scarf-as-turban.

I like seeing stylish mamas also. 

June 3, 2011 2:36 PM | Comments | Categories: Frilling Friday | Tags: , , , ,

Upcoming Frills: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo


Okay, okay. There HAVE been a lot of movie posts lately. But can I help it if all the good movie news is breaking simultaneously? And besides, I just can’t resist when it comes to the Millennium Trilogy. I love, love, love this story. I love the character of Lisbeth. The books made me think about so many things: violence against women, human trafficking, mental health, politics and business, etc.

A lot of people have complained that Hollywood is remaking a film that already has a perfectly good Swedish version (the books were written by a Swedish author, and are naturally set in Sweden as well). Still, as an AVID lover of the book series (and someone who tends to over-indulge in things she loves), I am totally okay with seeing another version of the film. The Swedish version was excellent. Even so, I have my critiques and will be interested to see how Hollywood’s version compares.

But enough of my rambling. Have you read the books? Have you seen the Swedish films? What do you think of the trailer? Sound off in the comments!

P.S: Have you seen the Social Network? Rooney Mara, who plays the girlfriend of Mark Zuckerberg, is Lisbeth in this version. Talk about a transformation!

- Aurelia


On her half-year birthday she got to see Lake Tahoe AND go swimming for the first time (not in Lake Tahoe).  We think this will be hard to beat when her whole-year birthday comes around.

June 1, 2011 7:10 PM | Comments | Categories: Baby, Baby Fashion | Tags:
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fran & aurelia

Fran likes knitting, cooking, reading design blogs, curating her home, and wearing chunky jewelry.

Aurelia likes baking, fashion, hosting lovely dinner parties, and laughing at clever and witty things.