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The Best of Netflix

BOOKS & MOVIESChloe GordonComment

Summer is coming to a close. Am I mad about it? No. 

I never, ever, ever thought I’d say this, but I want summer to be over. Sure, it’s nice to not have homework or responsibilities or tests or really anything. But you know what? That’s the thing, I’d rather have things to do, people to see, and even tests to study for. I’m my happiest when I’m my busiest. I really enjoy doing. It’s not that I can’t do in the summer time it’s just that I don’t. 

Well, for 8 weeks of the summer I had a job from 8 in the morning until 5 in the afternoon working at a day camp. It was the most exhausting job I could ever imagine. Entertaining kids for nine hours a day is nowhere near as easy as it sounds. Doesn’t sound easy? That’s because it’s not. 

What did I do after work everyday you ask? 

Did I workout? No.

Did I experiment with new recipes? No.

Did I lay on my bed and watch Netflix? DING DING DING, yes. 

Because I spent a good 8 weeks of my summer coming home and watching things on Netflix, you can bet your bottom dollar that I found some super great shows / movies. Guess who’s the best blogger ever and is going to share these insider secrets with you. Me! It’s me!

Here we go:

Movies

Django Unchained
one of the greatest movies I’ve ever seen. It’s about slavery, love, and power roles but so         much more. The cast is amazing, the cinematography is amazing. Honestly, one of my         top five favorite movies of all time. 

Adventureland
a cute summer movie. set in the 80s and oh so relatable. a coming of age movie, kind of.         it’s funny, cute, and sad. is that what they call a “triple threat?”

Philomena
a movie I didn’t expect to be good. it’s about learning how everyone has an interesting         story. inspiring, for sure.  

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
a small town story with a long lasting affect. another inspiring one. I love movies that         leave me feeling emotionally drained, and this is one of them. johnny depp and leonardo         dicaprio are both in it if you weren’t already convinced. 

Moonrise Kingdom
a wes anderson film, so obviously it’s gorgeous. I’m obsessed with the subtle humor, the         awkward (yet relatable) encounters, and the colors. 

Clueless
honestly, if you haven’t already seen clueless this should be the first movie on this list         that you watch. a classic. 

Mr. Nobody
one of those movies that makes you think. it’s long, but so worth it. this one is about         making difference choices and how certain choices can change your whole life path.         definitely a must watch. 

Pulp Fiction
probably my number one favorite movie. so many quotable lines, so many perfect shots,         so much good. please watch it. 

Stuck In Love
a movie about love, but also about family and living in the moment. a cute indie film. 

Can’t Buy Me Love
a classic coming of age 80s movie. not sure why it’s not more talked about. 

The Holiday
when you’re in need of watching a romcom, this is the one for you. sure it’s a christians         movie, but it’s appropriate for anytime of the year. 

V for Vendetta
a movie that makes you think, super important to watch. it’s definitely not a surface level         movie. my mom didn’t like it (she thought it was too weird) but this is one of those         movies that’s about reading between the lines and understanding. 

Short Term 12
a darker movie about the darker parts of life. emotionally draining, but important. one of         the greatest (and most surprising) endings of all time too. 

The Big Short
a movie that everyone in the millennial generation should watch. the 2008 finical crisis         happened when we were alive and this movie helps break it down and make it more         understandable. phenomenally edited. 

Nightcrawler
about the media and how twisted (fake?) it can become. definitely an interesting take on         media in this age. also, jake gyllenhaal isn’t too bad on the eyes. 

Reservoir Dogs
a movie about pulling off a diamond heist. super bloody, just a warning. you’ve definitely     head some quotes from this movie before (ie “My way... or the highway!”). makes you         wonder who you can trust. 

Wayne’s World
a funny movie for sure. on the same level as hot rod (another movie to watch even though     it’s no longer on netflix). 

Sixteen Candles
an 80’s movie that you have to watch. have to. 

Best in Show
one of the most quotable movies I have ever seen. absolutely hilarious. I might relate         even more than the average person because my grandfather is a dog show judge, but         nevertheless, still hilarious. 

TV Shows:

The Office
for comedic relief. for quotable lines. for everything, honestly. 

Prison Break
for an addicting tv show. the first season is the best and then it get’s kind of repetitive. 

Scandal
for a love story. for behind the scenes in the white house. for the fashion. 

How to Get Away with Murder
for understanding how to tell a story. for a good show. first season is the best season. 

Orange is the New Black
for everything. honestly, if you haven’t watched every season by now, why not? 

Stranger Things
THE BEST SHOW ON NETFLIX. it’s a little bit on the scarier side, but so so so good. a         must watch. 

And there you have it, the best of Netflix. The real winners. Please let me know if you have any recommendations for me. I still have a week and a half of summer left so I’m trying to watch everything before the craziness of college comes back into my life.

Thanks for reading! 
xox
chloe

Obsessions, Lately

EXTRASChloe GordonComment

It’s summer so I obviously have time to waste. And how do I spend this time you ask? By browsing the internet for hours upon hours at a time, of course. It should be obvious at this point that I’m obsessed with the black hole we humans call the internet. And if it’s not obvious, you need to read more of my posts, clearly ;) 

Here are a few of my favorite internet obsessions I’ve discovered lately. 

I’m always on the hunt for casual tees with a twist. You know the shirts you can just throw on but once they’re on you feel cool? I finally found a company that screams casual but still 100% cool and effortless. I need one of each, please. 

I stumbled upon this Tumblr account the other day and I fell in love. The artist creates this cute little paintings with original one liners on each painting. They’re always clever and often thought provoking. Totally worth checking out and giving him a follow. 

Need some Instagram inspo? I’ve (well, actually, Urban Outfitters) has you covered.

I don’t just want this, I literally need this. Need. It’s a must have. 

I’m always on the hunt for the coolest speakers I don’t know what it is about college, but everyone I know has a speaker. Well, everyone but me. I think I might scoop up this speaker before fall rolls around. It’s cute, portable, and the reviews say it’s a goodie.  

It’s summer so obviously, a swimsuit is an essential wardrobe must have. I seriously want every single one in this shop. http://marysiaswim.com

I’m not very good at putting my feelings into words. But this list from NYMag of 10 extremely precise words for emotions you didn’t even know you had helps me immensely. 

Do you have any links I need to know about? If so, share them in the comments pretty please.

Thanks for reading! 
xox
Chloe

SoHo Details

RANDOM STUFFChloe GordonComment

This past weekend, my dad and I ventured up to New York for his 30th college reunion. He actually went to college in Connecticut, but I was promised a shopping day in NYC if I joined him. I, of course, couldn’t pass up a shopping trip in NYC with my dad. I mean come on, how could anyone pass that up? 

 

We were only there for the afternoon and decided to stay in the SoHo area. It was sweltering hot, and my dad isn’t much of a shopper so, under the circumstances, we didn’t do that much shopping. I ended up only buying two tee shirts, but I also ended up with a fun snap story. 

When SnapChat first came out I didn’t really understand what the hype was about. You take pictures and your friends can see them for like five seconds? “Big deal, Instagram is cooler,” I naively thought. But it has since grown on me. I really enjoy the idea of a temporary representation of yourself. A little mini photo diary that can change and evolve and is temporary. There’s something magical about the temporariness of SnapChat that I love. 

So anyway, I decided to take photos of cool or cute little things that I saw throughout the day. It started unplanned, but it evolved into this artsy little photo diary of my day. I got a lot of compliments on the photos so I thought I’d share them with you. Obviously, this takes away form the temporary aspect that I like so much, but they’re pretty pictures so pishposh. 

If you ever find yourself in SoHo I totally recommend the Clare V. store and the Sleepy Jones store. You’ll love them.

Thanks for reading! What are your favorite SoHo spots?
xoxo
chloe