have you seen it yet?
you must you must you must.
i'm telling you.
within the first minute
i was dreaming of living in paris
(even more vividly than usual)
and by the fifth minute into the film
i was starving
(despite the fact that we had just stuffed our faces
at the farmer's market 30 minutes earlier)
..oh those endless images of melting butter and bruscetta and souffles ..
(i didn't find any stills of those online..just trust me)
and about an hour in
i had made up my mind to turn my wish list on ebay
(for the entire le creuset set of pots and pans)
into a fedex delivery to my kitchen
gather a good girlfriend or two
come armed with loads of snacks
(maybe sneak in a basket filled with french bread and cheese and wine..
i'm going to do just that next time i see it..oh and i will see it again soon)
and get ready to smile
and laugh (outloud)
and cry a little bit
and laugh some more
and simply become filled with julia's contagious joi de vivre.
(meryl streep absolutely channelled her)
if i had to sum up julie & julia in just a few words,
i'd say exactly what my new sweet friend beth said after it was over..
'that was just lovely'.
it really was.
and bon appetit!
ps. and if you become as obsessed with julia and her food and life as i did
(i think you will)
you'll love this website