Grantchester 💛 Love!

One of my absolutely favorite PBS shows is back on the air for its third season and, in celebration, I simply had to write a little something about my love for Grantchester.

Grantchester | Photo via Masterpiece
Photo via Masterpiece

Commissioned by ITV in the UK and broadcast on PBS here in the states, Grantchester is a Masterpiece Mystery show based on James Runcie’s The Grantchester Mysteries, a collection of short stories about a vicar with a knack for solving crimes in a sleepy, English village just outside Cambridge in the 1950s. The vicar is Sidney Chambers (played by the ever-adorable James Norton) – a handsome, young, sweet, though sometimes brooding guy, who loves jazz, nice whiskey and one particular young lady named Amanda who, through unfortunate circumstances, he can NEVER marry. Their star-crossed lovers’ romance is by far one of my favorite elements of the show!

3 Pom Pom DIYs to Try

Have you noticed the sudden surge in pom-poms lately? I’ve seen the trend turning up on purses, jewelry, hair accessories, and fashion for some time now, and figured it high time I share a few DIY’s to get the look for a whole lot less.

pom-pom diy

Let me start off by saying that styling yourself with pom-poms may solicit some side-eyes from passers-by, so you have to be comfortable with the fact that, if you sport any of the DIY’s below, it will appear like you were accessorized by a kindergartner. The trick is to own it.

Film Friday – Sunday in New York

When a recently dumped young Jane Fonda comes to New York to visit her pilot brother on a Sunday, all kinds of virtue-shaking shenanigans ensue.

When Eileen (Fonda) has been dumped by her longtime boyfriend because she won’t sleep with him, she retreats to her older brother’s bachelor pad in the middle of New York to get some perspective. Sunday in New York is a 1963 comedy, based on a play by Norman Krasna, directed by Peter Tewksbury and starring Jane Fonda, Rod Taylor and Cliff Robertson. The soundtrack score, which has a pretty good deal of relevance within the story, was composed and performed by Peter Nero.

Summer Playlist

The music I listen to has such an impact on my mood on any given day. Likewise, I like to tailor my music choice to the season and the weather. I mean, doesn’t the Beach Boys sound best on a hot summer’s day?

summer playlists

Warm summers nights make me want to listen to oldies. While desert days have me reaching for Neil Young and Best Coast. A day on the beach has to be accompanied by some surf rider music, a campfire needs some Dolly Parton, and nothing sounds sweeter when sitting poolside than a little Bob Marley.