Cool Links For Cool People

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Happy Friday My Loves,

So this morning a lady bossed me out of my seat on the train saying ‘turn that seat around’ okay – when I got up to turn the seat around, she sat in it. I have been mowed over by three people in the shopping centre and I am so ready for a glass of wine. Although I did get in a fight with the corkscrew. Here are your Cool Links For Cool People

What Gal Doesn’t Like This

Lord, What Fools These Mortals Be

I’m Completely Disagree

An Affair To Forgot

Boil Them, Chop Them, Stick Them In A Stew

Timeless Classic

Because Its Been In My Head All Day

Productivity, Ahoy

What I Am Binge Watching This Weekend Before The New Season

Reuse, Repurpose

xxLayla

Wednesday Words Of Wisdom

imageI think it’s not just our job because women’s empowerment can’t just be something that women are pushing for, it has to be something that we’re all pushing for….Women very often get put into these two dimensional boxes where we’re just supposed to be this role and that’s all we are but, we’re complex. We’re human beings

~ Sophia Bush

 

Sunday Playlist

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It’s Sunday. Why has Sunday always feel different to any other day of the week, but it does, doesn’t it? Wherever you are in the world at this very moment, I hope you’re happy and having fun. For me I will be typing away at the keys for the next few hours but i will have this playlist to keep me company and my imaginary friends

  • Drops of Jupiter by Train
  • Catch The Wind by Donavon
  • Three Little Birds by Bob Marley
  • Vincent by Don Lean
  • At This Moment by Michael Buble 
  • Who Stopped The Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Sexual Healing by Marvin Gaye
  • Key Lago by Bertie Higgins
  • Black Velvet by Alana Myles
  • Wedding Blues by Laura Nero
  • Lolita by Lana del Rey
  • Seven Devils by Florence Welch
  • Keepsake by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
  • Someone To Watch Over Me by Ella Fitzgerald
  • Love Child by The Supremes

xxLayla

Cool Link For Cool People

ab9d7c6598d6067a960b004261b9a0feHappy Friday My Loves,

It has been a long week and i have been wearing many hats, figuratively speaking. Yesterday I read the name Herb as the world Hebrew and I knew I needed the weekend, sooner rather then later. Then my friends and I planned a fictitious trip to the Maldives but Rita and I have settled for a night with a movie and scotch – that’s going to have to do for now.Here are your Cool Links for a Friday

Samantha Jones, always on the money

3 writing lessons with Chandler Bing

Bend and stretch

55 gentle ways to take care of yourself

The Wee Little Things

One of the coolest ladies on the planet

That’s not how you read a book. This is how you read a book

You will never see a man shirt the same way again

Food, Food, Food

Some drinky-poo

xxLayla

Wednesday Words Of Wisdom

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The nuns taught us there are two ways through life … the way of Nature… and the way of Grace. You have to choose which one you’ll follow. Grace doesn’t try to please itself. Accepts being slighted, forgotten, disliked. Accepts insults and injuries. They taught us that no one who loves the way of grace…ever comes to a bad end

Terrence Malick (Tree Of Life)

Cool Links For Cool People

tumblr_mzu81rjt5d1rc8f43o1_r1_500My dearest treasures, loves and cosmos, Happy Friday.

This is a big weekend. Plotting,mapping and making sense of an idea in my head. A new hair color and the wedding of one of my favorite people in the whole world. There is plenty things to be happy about and there are plenty of new things to share

The Lovers Reunite

Canadians Cook It Better

I Understand Completely

Los Angeles Like You’ve Never Seen It

Dilemmas Every Book Lover Has

Romance Never Dies

Take A Chance

So Simple, So Easy

Spend Some Time At The Common With A Truly Talented Man

Road Trip Must Haves

xxLayla

Sunday Playlist

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This are starting to warm up on this side of the world and the in warmth in the sunrays again. All reason to celebrate. Hit the beach, have a cocktail (of a coffee depending on the time of day). Kick your feet up or dig your toes in the sand but before that, listen to this playlist.

  1. La Isla Bonita by Madonna
  2. Sienna by night VI
  3. The One That Got Away by Civil Wars
  4. Beast of Burden by the Rolling stones
  5. Can’t Rely On You by Paloma Faith 
  6. My Sweet Lord by George Harrison
  7. Don’t Go Changing by Billy Joel
  8. Crazy On You by Heart
  9. Long Journey by Alison and Robert
  10. Baby (you got what it takes) by Michel Buble
  11. Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
  12. Kids in America by Kym Wild
  13. Hands Clean’ by Alanis Morissette
  14. I Wish I Could Break Your Heart by Cassadee Pope
  15. Somethin’ Bad by

xxLayla

Emotionally Invested & A Little Hopeful

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So here’s the thing – I get emotionally invested in fictional characters – some television shows you watch and if you’ve watched it for years – you do get attached, if the writing is good. There is one particular show I watch on FX that I’ve been watching for six years and it’s characters have gripped me like no other show before it. For the forty-five or fifty minutes when that show is on, my phone is off and all that exists is that show. The storyline may have been through it ups and downs but the thing that keeps me coming back are these characters.

I think television has changed so rapidly and improved so dramatically that there are no barriers there like that might have been  there in between the quality of television and movies – it just doesn’t exists anymore and that’s only a good thing. This one show I watch is always high on the body count and no one is safe. Given the fact that these characters I am so attached to aren’t nessasraaly good people that do good things – actually it’s quite the opposite, if I am being truthful  – the death toll is going to by more than high in it’s final season – karma is a bitch, whether that be in real life or reel life – karma is always a bitch. There is one character in this show that I am sooo protective of – which I know sounds weird because they’re fictional. This character is so good and so kind, they have been through so much that I want to wrap him up in cotton wool and protect him from the world

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Recently in the fair city of San Diego the most wonderful time of the year for geeks, sleeks and beaks (okay, most geeks and I am one of them) known as Comic Con  has begun and ended– that is where this show did indeed have a panel. The actor who plays this character wasn’t sport the same hairstyle or any markers of his on screen alter ego – which is troubling, since they are currently filming. I said to my friend on Monday morning who watches the same show

 

I think that’s it. I think he’s done

She turned to me and said the worst possible thing to me

Maybe he got away. Maybe he is in hiding.

Goddammit – she gave me hope.

 

Which is the worst possible thing to give me, because now I have hope and if the worse of the worse happens – and this character does met his untimely demise – I am going to be an absolute wreak. We are talking crying so hard I can’t breathe and I will not have an ounce of dignity left.

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Why do we get this way about people that aren’t real. Why do television show grip and not let go. I’m please and comforted really that I am not the only one out there that getting emotionally invested in fictional characters – So what is? An escape from everyday life.

Do we envision ourselves in the situations that these characters are in? Do we see a little bit of ourselves in these characters? Even though characters are fictitious, they still have personalities and human qualities, just like us. We cheer for them. We have hope in them – we want them to survive because we have been on the journey with.

At the end of the day – after we turn that final page on the novel or finish those sixty precious minutes of that show – we step back in reality. We cook dinner, we take out the bin, and we get up and go to work. Those emotionally invested ties are cut but for a few amazing moment we lived someone else life and hoped for their survival

xxLayla

A Few Of My Favourite Things

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Happy Friday my Loves, Doves and All Of The Aboves,

So I am trying something new for our Fridays because who doesn’t like new and different. Okay, sure not many people like change, me being one of them but hopefully this will be a good change. So here’s the idea. Each Friday I will give you five of my favorite things of the week and five cool links.

Hopefully if I think these things are awesome – you will too. Comment below if you like the new look Friday and here goes nothing

 

Few Of My Favorite Things

My Favourite LA Based Designer, Who Inspires Me – visit Maison de Morgana

My Favourite Song Of The Week – An Oldie but A Goody – Crazy On You

My Favourite Dish  – I Cooked This On SundayIt Was Fantastic

My Favorite Reason I Was A Couch Potato Last Weekend – Black Sails

 

Favourite Cool Links Of The Week

Katy Perry, Jennifer Nettles, Kerry Hilson – Boogy Woogy

5 Celebrity Design Ideas For You Book Worms

Your Next Party Hair-do

5 Secrets to Success

Fashion! Turn To The Left. Fashion! Turn To The Right!

xxLayla