May 25, 2014

Style Inspiration: Gothic - Part 2

This “Style Inspiration” post is a continuation to the first post about gothic fashion, but this is about gothic decor.

If you would like to read more about the gothic fashion, read my blog entry; "Style Inspiration: Gothic - Part 1".

Oh my gosh, the internet is so full of amazing pictures I can’t even stand it! I’ve crashed my browser so many times, when searching for beautiful pictures. I guess the only cure for this is looking for more...

May 18, 2014

“Now You See Me” Review

* SPOILER ALERT! This review may contain spoilers. *

I finally watched the movie “Now You See Me” a month ago...

The story begins when a mysterious person recruits four magicians, all gifted in their own way, together. There's an arrogant showman J. Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), a hypnotist Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson), Henley Reeves (Isla Fisher) and Jack Wilder (Dave Franco). From their very first appearance it becomes clear that this is no ordinary magic show. All of their tricks have a purpose.

A year later they have teamed up with a stage name "The Four Horsemen" when they take the stage in Las Vegas for the first time and leaves the audience breathless by robbing a bank on stage. They start to perform magic shows where they rob money and gives it to the audience. FBI is furious and soon they’ve got a bunch of agents, especially FBI agent Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo) and French police Alma Dray (Mélanie Laurent) from Interpol, after them. They also got a mysterious man (played by Morgan Freeman) behind them, who reveals the magicians tricks and tries to reveal the secrets behind "The Four Horsemen" shows. But the whole plot is much more complicated and bigger than what is let to believe at first. The magicians are always one step ahead of the agents, and there's unexpected surprise waiting in the end. All of the characters have their own interests and you can never be too sure of what they are.

The magicians mock the official authority and plays with them - I enjoyed watching the picking between Jesse Eisenberg's and Mark Ruffalo's characters.
Even the movie’s genre is mystery there is also humor involved which makes the movie even more entertaining. There's also a bit of romance-thing going on between the two main agents (played by Mark Ruffalo and Mélanie Laurent).

This movie is not what it seems - at all! It brings surprises after surprise and spins your head. It gives you false leads all the way until the end. It gave me chills, especially at the beginning and the end. Wow, I haven't seen such a great film in a long time! And goes without saying that the music is awesome!

There’s also breathtaking chasing and driving scenes which every movie needs. I did not see what was coming in the end of the movie. Always when you thought you'll guess the ending you did not.

Not all of the magic tricks in the movie seem like possible at first, bending and twisting the logic and the mind but as some of the secrets behind them are opened they will leave you asking; can the tricks be done? And even there is let to believe that there can be a logical explanation to everything, the movie will leave you ask: Is there really magic? Not everything is possible, of course, and to some it might feel like “it’s just a movie magic” but at least I was like “wow!” – just watch the movie and decide yourself.

These are the movies which I'm supposed to go watch in a movie theater but because I have not I'm now pissed because this must have been seen in a big screen. But I did the next best thing; I bought it on Blu-Ray...

Director: Louis Leterrier
Actors: Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Mark Ruffalo, Mélanie Laurent, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
31 May 2013 (USA) / 19 July 2013 (Finland)
115 min


May 11, 2014

Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is one of the festivities I like! All days should be Mother’s Days but it is right to dedicate one day in particular just for all the mothers in the world.

My mom usually doesn’t want anything but I just feel I like to get her something, so I got her a bouquet of white roses and a card.

We drank sparkling wine with fresh raspberries to enjoy ourselves...

I wasn’t the only one interested about the roses... There’s always our little botanist around when ever we have flowers in our home.

We got hot sandwiches earlier at the day so we didn’t have to stress over the food. 

Later we made a heart shaped Mother’s Day cake (vegan of course). We got the last box of strawberries from the grocery store – they seemed to be incredible hard to find!

Mother’s Day went so well and my mom was glad so I was glad. I adore my mom and she means so much to me.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers in the world!

May 4, 2014

5 Weekday Challenge

So, I got the "5 Weekday Challenge" on Facebook from my friend. The idea is to photograph your daily life for 5 days and put the photos on the internet and challenge a friend every day. Since most of my Facebook messages shows only to my friends, I decided to post my pictures in here also.

Weekday Challenge 1/5
In a library, choosing a bleach and having a beauty sleep with my cat.

Weekday Challenge 2/5
Afternoon Tea (Cherry-Rooibos), lazy evening’s ready-made-pizza and a movie (Now You See Me).

Weekday Challenge 3/5
Celebrating May Day, enjoying and vegan doughnuts!

Weekday Challenge 4/5
Feasting and shopping with my friend! What a wonderful day… :)

Weekday Challenge 5/5
A creative day. Drawing, writing and listening to music.

I had so much fun doing this challenge! Therefore I challenge all of you to do this challenge as well (on your Facebook page, on your Instagram, in your blog, etc.)...

May 1, 2014

Happy May Day!

It’s May Day!

The first of May morning rose early and created a beautiful view to the lake when the sun started to rise red from behind the blue clouds.

We slept late, cats included...

I like celebrating May Day, filling the house with paper confetti streamers. Cats are always more than interested of it. 

Traditionally, there is a May Day market at downtown but we decided to avoid the crowd and stay at home drinking sparkling wine...

Like in every festivities (Christmas, Easter, etc.) we use time making food. I made oven baked tofu with sautéed bell peppers, spicy potato wedges and gratin.

We also made vegan doughnuts which we rolled in sugar.

We cleared the bottom of our glass table just for the cats, placing a soft cat mattress on it and it has been a hit since then.

I have enjoyed my May Day! I hope you did too!
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