Saturday, 30 June 2018

June Favorites

I have always wanted to do a «monthly favorites» type of post on this blog, but I kept putting it off some reason or the other until this year. I will be doing one of these every month (or every two months) and I will include literally everything that I have loved or that has made me happy during that time, be it a film, a song, a book, a TV show or even an item of clothing. These are my June favorites.

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Favorite TV show: Riverdale
Riverdale is not the kind of show I usually go for, but EVERYONE was talking about it, so I thought I would give it a try. And guess what? I loved it! I haven't finished season two yet, so please no spoilers.
 

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Favorite song #1: «Dance to This» by Troye Sivan & Ariana Grande
I love Troye Sivan, but I am not really a fan of Ariana Grande, so when I heard that they had made a song together, I didn't know what to expect. As it turns out, though, the song is amazing. It has an 80s vibe to it that I absolutely love. I hope they make a music video to go with it.


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Favorite song #2: «Palo Santo» by Years & Years
Years & Years are one of my favorite bands, but I was a bit underwhelmed by their first two singles out of the new album. «Palo Santo», on the other hand, is fantastic!
 
 
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Favorite song #3: «Want You Back» by HAIM
I discovered HAIM about a week ago and I cannot stop listening to them. I've listening to both of their albums (I particularly like the second one) and this song is definitely my favorite. It's so good!
 

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Favorite band: HAIM
I don't listen to female artists (there's no particular reason for that, I just don't), but I am slightly obsessed with HAIM at the moment. They are so brilliant! Like I said, I've been listening to them pretty much non-stop for about a week and I cannot get enought of them. They are incredibly talented and they actually dress like normal people, unlike most female artists nowadays.
 

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Favorite random item: The «Want You Back» music video by HAIM
Oh, look. Another HAIM-related favorite. I told you I was a bit obsessed. But honestly, this is one of the best music videos I have ever seen in my life. It's so simple, but so good.
 

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And there you go. These are all the things I have loved throughout June. I am perfectly aware that half of them are HAIM-related, but what can I say? Those girls are brilliant.

Thursday, 31 May 2018

April & May Favorites

I have always wanted to do a «monthly favorites» type of post on this blog, but I kept putting it off some reason or the other until this year. I will be doing one of these every month (or every two months) and I will include literally everything that I have loved or that has made me happy during that time, be it a film, a song, a book, a TV show or even an item of clothing. These are my April and May favorites.

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Favorite film: The Age of Adaline (2015)
For those who have never seen it, The Age of Adaline is about a woman named Adaline Bowman (beautifully played by Blake Lively) who stops aging after an accident in 1937, at the age of 29. After years of loneliness, she meets a dashing philanthropist named Ellis Jones (played by Michiel Huisman), who complicates the eternal life she has settled into. The supporting cast includes Harrison Ford, who plays Ellis's father and Adaline's former lover, and Ellen Burstyn, who plays Adaline's daughter. I loved this film so much that as soon as finished watching it, I wanted to watch it again. Blake Lively is stunning as Adaline and Michiel Huisman is simply perfect as her love interest.


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Favorite album: AMERICA by 30 Seconds to Mars
30 Seconds to Mars have been one of my favorite bands ever since I heard «From Yesterday» for the first time when I was 17 years old. I have loved every single album that they have made and the new one is not an exception. It is absolutely brilliant and I listened to it pretty much non-stop all throughout April. I love that Shannon got to sing a song («Remedy») on the album. I never knew he could sing.


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Favorite song: «Great Wide Open» by 30 Seconds to Mars
Naturally, my favorite song this month is a song by 30 Seconds to Mars: «Great Wide Open». It is my favorite song out of their new album and one of my favorite by them ever. It has a very anthem-like feeling to it and I cannot wait to hear it live in September (which is when I am going to see them live in concert for the sixth time).


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Favorite TV show: Grey's Anatomy
I started watching Grey's Anatomy when it premiered back in 2005, but for some reason I stopped watching it after season seven. But I couple of weeks ago I decided that it was about time that I started watching it again. So I did, and I am completely obsessed it with right now. I had forgotten how good it actually is!

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Favorite random item #1: These plimsolls by Stradivarius 
They are glittery shoes. How can you not love them? They are super comfortable, too. 

 
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Favorite random item #2: Tom Holland performing 
«Umbrella» on Lip Sync Battle
Tom Holland appeared on Lip Sync Battle about a year ago, but I only found out about it  a few weeks ago. Let's just say I was shook. I mean, seriously! Is there anything that kid cannot do? I am not going to lie, I have watched it more times than I probably should, but I regret nothing.

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And that is it. These are all the things that I have loved throughout April and May.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

February & March Favorites

I have always wanted to do a «monthly favorites» type of post on this blog, but I kept putting it off some reason or the other until this year. I will be doing one of these every month (or every two months) and I will include literally everything that I have loved or that has made me happy during that time, be it a film, a song, a book, a TV show or even an item of clothing. These are my February and March favorites. (I know it is April, but life has been busy, so I apologize for being late.)
 
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Favorite film: From the Land of the Moon (2016)
For those who have not heard of it, From the Land of the Moon is a French film (originally titled Mal de Pierres) starring Marion Cotillard, Louis Garrel and Àlex Brendemühl. It is post-WWII drama about a woman (Cotillard) who enters a marriage of convenience to a man (Brendemühl) who had shown kindness to her family during the war. Constantly sick, she goes to a spa to recover and falls in love with a veteran (Garrel) she meets there. After they part, she considers whether to build a family with the man who loves her or re-kindle the lost bond with the man she loved while briefly away from home. BUT — there is a twist, which I was not expecting AT ALL, that alters everything. This is without a doubt one of the best films I have ever seen and I totally recommend you watch it. Marion Cotillard is an absolute goddess and as for Louis Garrel... well, I think I have found myself a new actor to stalk.

 
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Favorite TV show: La Casa de Papel [Money Heist] (2017)
The world has been taken over by a little Spanish TV show called La Casa de Papel and so have I. If you have never heard of it (which if you haven't, shame on you), the show follows a gang of eight people who are recruited by a mysterious man named El Professor («The Professor») to carry out the biggest heist ever: enter the Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre (the Royal Mint of Spain) and print 2.4 billion euros. In order to do this they need eleven days of seclusion inside the building, during which they have to deal with 67 hostages and the elite forces of the police. In between, members of the gang disregard the Professor's orders and make a mess, others fall in love with hostages, and even the Professor finds himself in a trick position after he falls in love the police investigator who is handling the case. So yeah, La Casa de Papel. Go watch it. Now. It is on Netflix under the title Money Heist.

  

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Favorite song: «Come Under the Covers» by Walk the Moon   
and «Everglow» by Coldplay
Throughout February and March, there were two songs that I listened pretty much non-stop: «Come Under the Covers» by Walk the Moon and «Everglow» by Coldplay. They are very different songs, but equally as good.

 
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Favorite album: American Teen by Khalid
Khalid does not exactly make the kind of music I usually listen to, but I really liked his song «Young, Dumb & Broke», I thought I would give his album a try. And as it turned out, I genuinely loved it. Besides «Young, Dumb & Broke, my favorite song on the album is «American Teen

 
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And this is it. These are the things that I have love throughout February and March.
Did I interest you in any of them?