Julie & Julia

I believe in life that when you're cornered with seemingly no way out, it forces you to be resourceful and dig dip within yourself; in effect it makes you courageous.

Before I relocated from Long Island, NY to Nevada, I had a freelance decorating and personal shopper business that kept me very content and busy, aside from having my circle of friends that made life fun and enjoyable. Within a couple of years after we settled into our newfound environment, I started feeling disconnected and slowly started to lose my joy. The movie Julie and Julia came at the right time. As I was watching the movie I immediately bonded with both characters. First with Julie for the joyless circumstances she had found herself in and wanting to change it. Second, I connected with Julia Child for the love of cooking, eating, and the Parisian lifestyle that she was enjoying, which are all of my favorite things.

 ~ The mastering the art of cooking book is definitely a great edition to a cook's kitchen.

I had just started my blog formerly known as "Keeping Up With DaFashionista" and remember thinking to myself - "omgoodness, here's someone who's going through the same thing that I'm going through right now!" It gave me a sense of optimism and joy. Here, I too, had started a blog to help me keep my passion of design, fashion, food, entertaining and traveling alive while at the same time I found that writing my way through my mental fog after so many years of being away from home really helped me go inward to sort it all out. That's why this movie will be one of my all-time favorites! It's a classic and is super inspirational.

Remembering Nora Ephron - thanks for some great classic memories

What did you think of the movie? Which parts of the movie did you find inspiring? Please share your thoughts in the comment box below.

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  1. I am going to watch the movie again as I saw it too long ago to remember details. I especially need some inspiration right now so thank you for the suggestion. Also I am sorry you lost joy for any time at all because your efforts with this blog bring us joy.

    1. You will love it all over again. God has blessed me with a similar husband that both Julie & Julia had. And although I experienced some rough moments when I relocated, I realized it only makes me see things differently than I did before, so the uncomfortable times served their purposes. Thank you SOOOO much for recognizing my efforts with this blog. XO