Burnt Review

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Despite the fact that it came out just last year, I had never heard of this movie until my friend suggested we watch it. Honestly, I was pretty skeptical. The trailer only looked somewhat interesting, but my friend wanted to watch it so we did. (I mean, Bradley Cooper is hot, so not much could go wrong.)

The movie ended up having more of a plot than the trailer led me to believe which was a plus. However, the plot was at times confusing and some aspects of the storyline didn’t seem to have much of a purpose. I also couldn’t pin down who the characters were: what was their motivation? In a way that made them more mysterious, but on the other hand it made them harder to relate to and therefore it made it harder to connect to and like the movie.

However, Burnt contains some beautiful film work. The gorgeously plated dishes of food had me drooling and wishing that I could create something that beautiful. I also liked watching a kind of “behind the scenes look” of the restaurant industry, even though it might not be all that accurate. I loved the fast pace, the creativity, and the desire for perfection. I wanted to be a part of it.

I would recommend this to all the food lovers out there. There’s enough of a plot to keep it interesting for those people, but not enough to make it worth your while if you’re not into food.

Have you seen this movie? Let me know your thoughts.

Things I’ve Done in the Past 3 Months

Hey everyone! Since I’ve been MIA for the past 3 months (lets be real its more like 5) I thought you might want to see what I’ve been up to at college (or not that’s okay too). Without further ado, here is a random compilation of things I’ve done in college!

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Visited Lawn on DAlso known as the place with the giant glowing swings. My roommate and I took an adventure with some other friends from school and waited in a long-ass line just to get a semi-decent picture on a glowing swing, but it was super fun and I got to spend some time with some good people.

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Went to Primark for the first time! Unfortunately, we only have one Primark in the U.S. and I’d never been. However, after hearing so much about this incredible place I was ready to experience it and I went with one of my best friends who goes to college nearby. It truly was a life-changing experience.

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Made stovetop mac and cheese in the microwave. My friend’s mom accidentally bought her 16 boxes of stovetop mac and cheese instead of Easy Mac, so we did what any college kid would do: we attempted to cook the stovetop mac and cheese in the microwave. Result? It actually turned out pretty well!

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Visited Luke’s! As any Gilmore Girls fan knows, Luke’s is an integral part of the show. In order to promote the special four episode series on Netflix that came out at the end of November, coffee shops across the country turned into Luke’s for the day! My friend and I (as diehard Gilmore Girls fans) got up early and took an Uber to a coffee shop 15-2o minutes outside of Boston just to get some free coffee (with the Luke’s sleeve of course) and to get a pic with a cardboard cutout of the man himself. Was it worth the $15 Uber ride? 100% yes.

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Found my favorite place in the library. One day, as we were walking through the stacks, trying to find a place to study, my friend and I found a small table with two chairs that was in between two shelves. I loved that it was surrounded by books and devoid of people and has since become one of my favorite places in the library.

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Hosted my own college sponsored event. As a member of a club on my campus that puts on events for those who live on campus, I was able to put on my own event, which was such an incredible opportunity! I decided to host a paint night and played a video which taught everyone how to paint the scene above and it was super fun! Excited to be able to do something like this again! 🙂

What have you all been up to the past few months? Let me know in the comments below!

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Hey there! Remember me?

Hey everyone! Long time no talk. I hope you’re all doing well. I just finished my first semester of college and freaking loved it. For those of you who don’t know (probs all of you because I don’t think I’ve ever shared this publicly), I go to Northeastern University in Boston, MA and I am studying computer engineering.

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Despite the fact that I got almost no sleep this semester and Physics just about killed me, I finished the semester with all As! I also met some incredible people, made some incredible memories, and I’m so happy where I’ve ended up. However, now I’m home and bored as hell so expect to hear more from me over the next couple of weeks (or not because I also may not be able to get my shit together).

Let me know what you’ve been up to in the comments below!

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It’s All in the Details

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I love all the little details that make up an outfit: the earrings, the bracelets, the patterns. Details tie everything together and can make or break an outfit. Recently, I’ve been wearing certain details everyday (as you can see from the photos, there are a ton of bracelets on my wrist). Each one has its own story and its own special memory and I like being able to look down everyday and be reminded of that.

The pink bracelet is from the twenty one pilots concert which was just absolutely incredible. The dark grey bracelet with the silver clasp was a graduation gift from one of my best friends. The red bracelet was something we needed to get into events at orientation. The lobster claw bracelet was a graduation gift from my parents so that I will always remember Maine. The puzzle piece bracelet was something we made at orientation to represent how we are all connected as individuals.

Moving on from the bracelet details. I’ve been loving my elephant pants lately. We had some hot, rainy weather a while back and I didn’t particularly want to go to work in shorts because I would be cold, but jeans would be too hot. Loose, flowy pants were the perfect solution! I’m not going to lie, I struggled to find a good way to style these pants for a long time. Longer shirts always felt awkward and just didn’t look right. However, after some Google searching and Pinterest browsing, I realized that crop tops are the solution! I got this crop top at a consignment store, but it’s from Abercrombie and Fitch. I love how it’s 3/4 length because it makes it versatile for all seasons.

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Photos by Keunjoo and Her Majesty Gretchen Elder XXIV (her request not mine)

What’s your go to outfit in hot, rainy weather?

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4th of July Shenanigans

Version 2Hey you guys! I hope you’ve had a great week! I just wanted to tell you a little bit about what I did on the Fourth of July because it was super cute and definitely Pinterest worthy. And who doesn’t love a Pinterest worthy post? I actually had to work from 9 til 3 on Fourth of July (and no I did not get time and a half, but my boss asked if I wanted the day off and I told her no). After work my two best friends came over and we did some cooking and Scandal watching. At 6 we headed over to our local park and spread our goodies on our $4 table cloth that my friends grabbed from Family Dollar (always looking for that bargain). We had kabobs, chips, cheese and crackers, parfaits, and an incredible flag cake made by yours truly. We listened to music and ate until our stomachs were bursting. Then at 9 we went and watched the fireworks, which were really great this year! All in all it was a spectacular day with some spectacular people.

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What did you get up to on the Fourth of July?

Finding Dory Review

Finding Dory is probably one of the best sequels I have ever seen. It continued off the old movie some (Marlin and Nemo were some of the main characters), but Dory was the character the story focused around (I mean what else would expect from the name Finding Dory?) and the movie was completely its own. The engaging storyline and wonderful characters made it well worth the $10 ticket (which I still haven’t paid my friend back for, whoops, sorry Gretch). Plus, who can resist those huge baby Dory eyes?

Also keep a lookout for my favorite new characters: Hank, Gerald, and Becky (from left to right)

Have you seen Finding Dory? Do you plan on seeing it? Let me know in the comments below!