Libations 101: La Bella Donna, vol. 1

Lauren:  And so it was.  Two girls met mid-morning at a coffee shop.  They talked blogs, travel (Halley had just returned from Italy), neighborhoods, backgrounds.  They went to lunch.  They talked love lives, jobs, plans.  Now after many dinner parties … Continue reading

Milk & Honey

Pardon my absence darlings.  I’ve been roaming around … a little bit of a fancy free hiatus if you will.  I wanted to take a moment to speak about friendships.  The other day while I was at the salon brightening up my locks, glued to Vanity Fair’s article on Julia Roberts, I found a tid-bit of lovely insight!  

For one, I noticed that Roberts is one for Serendipping herself!  The article featured a conversation between Roberts and Mike Nichols, acclaimed director and dear friend she has worked with many times over the years.  (i.e. 2004 / Closer / Game-Changer!).  Here’s a note on Nichol’s success, and their views on the way life simply surprises you:

V.F.:Virginia Woolf and The Graduate put you on the map, big-time! [The former was nominated in every eligible category and won five Academy Awards, including Elizabeth Taylor’s second Oscar for best actress.]

MIKE: Where is anything but luck in that? I was lucky that Ross Hunter revealed himself to me in our very first exchange. And I was lucky that I got to meet Elizabeth.

JULIA: It’s so funny; people have really strong opinions about luck.

MIKE: I can’t speak for anybody else, but I do believe in luck …

JULIA: I do, too—luck and good friends, just believing in all the little daily things that sometimes go unobserved. They all add up to that moment of being right where you’re supposed to be.

How wonderful.  More recent(-ish!) moments with my good friends – new and old:

Good Friends + Good Perspective

Secondly, I couldn’t help but re-prioritize my goals regarding my personal relationships.  So many times I find myself making an immense amount of effort to physically be with the ones I love.  Plane rides to and fro, lots and lots of phone calls, face-time, skype dates and MP3 swap seshes ;-) But this  quote of Roberts puts everything into perspective.  Quality verses quantity.  Obviously these two working professionals don’t see each other on a regular basis.  However, Nichols has managed to have such a profound effect on Roberts solely because of these defining characteristics.

Sure, I’ve always tried to be plainspoken and encouraging.  But we’re always evolving and I can be better.  I want to be better.

Being described like this by a loved one: milk and honey.

Happy Monday Y’all.

-L