I will start this blog with a question: What is one way to enjoy a cloudy summer day that slightly motivates you to stay within the comforting walls of your home?
That is the situation I am in right now, which is why I am watching a movie...Which is my personal answer to the question. :)
I am watching the movie It's Complicated, probably for the billionth time. You will never cease to be amazed by the visual appeal that Nancy Meyers puts into her movies!
The brief yet profound snapshots of Jane Adler's (Meryl Streep's character) life, well-accompanied by the soothing acoustic music, will set you in a trance of relaxation. As soon as see the first shot of her adorable bakery that bursts with vibrant, bustling energy, you will find yourself wishing that the bakery sat right next to your house so you could eat their pastries whenever you wanted...and the fact that Jane makes her own honey lavender ice cream in the middle of the night makes you want to do the same! Plus, she lives in what I can pretty much call my ideal home. :)
For me, this movie can be set to define your surprisingly cloudy (well, I guess not 'surprisingly' if you live in Seattle..) summer day...It sets you in a quiet comfort that wraps around you like a warm, cozy blanket you don't want to snuggle out of.
This may be due to my personal love for romantic comedies and regular comedies, but I can't help but say that It's Complicated is a great movie for you to watch to get that sense of escape...Especially to watch Meryl Streep and Steve Martin make delicious chocolate croissants in the bakery!
Have a lovely (croissant-filled) day!
P.S. I also strongly recommend Something's Gotta Give (which is even more comforting and relaxingly lovey-dovey than It's Complicated...It's a movie my mom and I love watching together!).
P.P.S. I decided to post this video just to give you a delightful taste of the calming music. Enjoy! :D