Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Cappuccino Series: Episode 2

After a week of craziness, we finally found the time to go on another hunt to find the perfect cappuccino.

This time we visited Hubbard & Cravens Coffee and Tea in Carmel. This place was located in the cutest, prettiest area of Carmel (which is basically like all of Carmel....kidding not kidding). And the inside was even prettier. We loved the environment and feel of this place! It was so well decorated and set up. It was very contemporary, but very rustic at the same time. They had these cool, see-through plastic chairs with wooden tables that looked like just a giant slab of wood. Basically, the atmosphere was amazing and if I could, I would live there.

Carmel swag. Source: Naz's Instagram (@nazday)
See, I wasn't lying. Source: My Instagram (@heraspeaking)
Now let's talk about their coffee, because that's what this post is supposed to be about. I ordered their cappuccino (duh). It came in a nice little mug, which sat on a little saucer, and the best part, they even gave me a spoon. I feel like I used too many commas in that sentence; oh well. The cappuccino was delicious! It was extremely creamy with just the right amount of coffee and steamed milk. I love the froth in cappuccinos and lattes. Scooping the froth up with my spoon was too satisfying. Probably one of my top favorite cappuccinos of all time.

Looking at these photos are making me crave it again.
Naz got the espresso here. From what she told me, it was fantastic; the perfect size for such a strong drink. And it came in a little cute red cup and saucer, so it was almost impossible to not love.

All in all, we were thoroughly impressed and satisfied with Hubbard & Cravens. Definitely a great place for all coffee lovers to visit. And they also carry tea, so tea lovers should also check it out. 

Peace, homies.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Movie review: 'English Vinglish'

Spoiler Alert: I don't intentionally spoil things, but I've been told that sometimes I give too many things away on accident. So this is my warning to you. Read on at your own risk. 

Sridevi makes a wonderful comeback into Indian cinema after 15 years with this film! The film is a light-hearted story, fantastically written and directed by Gauri Shinde.

I won't go into too much detail about the plot because I don't want to end up giving everything away, but basically, this story is about a housewife, played by Sridevi, who feels belittled by her husband and children because she doesn't know how to speak English. In order to gain some respect for herself, she secretly starts attending English classes, and the movie takes you through her journey.

English VinglishI loved the way the movie was directed. It lasted about two hours, but there was not one moment where I felt bored. I never felt the movie was being unnecessarily stretched out, which is very RARE in Bollywood. The dialogue was so perfect. There was just the right amount of comedy, drama, happiness and sadness. Each of the characters were so unique, that you grew attached to each one of them as the movie progressed. The characters were very unique and real.

Now let's talk more about Sridevi. She looked absolutely stunning. So beautiful. And her acting was GREAT. In fact, while watching the movie, I forgot I was watching Sridevi. She beautifully became her character and she never let go. She was so timid throughout the movie, which was perfect for her character of a traditional housewife.

Have I said the words perfect and beautiful enough yet?

There wasn't much music in the film. The few songs that were present were kinda bizarre but they worked well as background sound. Nothing I would download on my iPod to listen to in my free time or while doing homework, etc.

All in all, this movie is great. It puts a big smile on your face. So gather your parents, siblings, friends, etc. and go watch this film! It will not disappoint. Oh, and the best part, no awkward moments whatsoever. You can finally watch a film with your parents and/or kids, stress-free.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Blazers mean Business

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Check out my latest fashion post at Brown Girl Magazine! Show them some love on Twitter and Facebook :)

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