9 Documentaries

My sister, Megan, and I watched several documentaries over the holiday season and started a blog on Tumblr to document (pun unintended) our documentary journey. So, without further ado, here is my first Wednesday list of the new year!

1. Nursery University – 4/5 stars

This documentary was hilarious, slightly scary, and seriously moving. (amazing for just one documentary!) It follows several families as they go through the extensive nursery school application process in New York. Click through to the link above for more on this documentary! (Netflix Instant)

2. The Tents – 4/5 stars

As you may know from following this blog, I love love love fashion and everything related to it. This documentary follows New York Fashion Week’s start and it’s growth as a major world player in the fashion industry. A great watch for fashion lovers! (Netflix Instant)

3. God Save My Shoes – 4/5 stars

I may or may not have several pairs of shoes in my closet and I am always looking for more to add to the collection. This documentary explores the evolution of the high heel and it’s effect on women’s fashion. So many pretty shoes and so many crazy women. (Netflix Instant)

4. First Position – 5/5 stars

This is near the top (so basically at the top) of our favorite documentaries list. It follows several ballet dancers from around the world as they travel to a national competition in the hope that they win or even, for some of the older dancers, get a contract with a company. This documentary is so great, you should all watch it. (Netflix Instant)

5. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never – 4/5 stars

Love him or hate him, Justin Bieber is an incredible musician and his story is pretty spectacular. This documentary follows him on his tour and also explores how he got to that point in his career. It made both of us appreciate him a lot more as a musician and it made us really excited to watch more musician documentaries. (Library Rental)

6. Katy Perry: Part of Me – 5/5 stars

Watching Justin Bieber’s documentary made us really excited to go see the one about Katy Perry’s tour even though neither of us really liked her music. This documentary changed our minds. She was so real in this documentary and shared so much of herself in it that it makes her music a lot more personal and meaningful now when we listen to it. (Movie Theater)

7. The September Issue – 5/5 stars

This documentary is so good. It’s like the real life Devil Wears Prada. This documentary follows Anna Wintour and the staff that works under her as they prepare Vogue’s biggest issue of the year, the september issue. It was fascinating to watch the huge undertaking that making the issue is and to see all of the beautiful pages that came from all of their hard work. (Netflix Instant)

8. Happy – 4/5 stars

How to be happy. Sounds like a great premise for a documentary right? Well, it was, but they didn’t quite execute it well enough to earn five stars. This documentary looks at people in several countries who call themselves happy and explore the physical and mental qualities of happiness. (Netflix Instant)

9. Craigslist Joe – 4/5 stars

Is it possible to survive on other people’s kindness? That is what Joe, the subject of this documentary, wants to find out. Joe sets out in the month of December armed with the clothes on his back and his laptop and searches Craigslist to find food and shelter every night. He doesn’t use any money for the entire month and just relies on other people. It was fascinating to see the kind of people he met that month and to see how generous they were. (Netflix Instant)

 

1 Book

This Wednesday list post is short since it is the first of August, so I am going to share my favorite book with you guys.

A couple of years ago, my aunt took my sister and I to a bookstore and said she would buy us each a book. I didn’t have one that I wanted in particular so I just looked around at the new and noteworthy books they had on display. One book caught my eye. It had a brown cover and featured the title and some domino’s on the cover. I read the leaf and decided to get it. I started reading it that same day and ever since I finished it, it has been my favorite book of all time. This book taught me what I am passionate about.

My Favorite Book
1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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25 things to do

Today I am starting a new feature here on A Simple Breeze. On Wednesday’s from now on I am going to be making a list. Since today is the 25th, here are 25 things on my to-do list.

1. write letters

2. make a blogging notebook like the one mentioned in this e-course (that I am loving…review to come soon!)

3. finish reading The Agony and the Ecstasy

4. finish watching HIMYM, my current summer obsession

5. start accomplishing things on my how do i make you pinterest board

6. make a scarf like this one, for myself this time

7. drink more water

8. workout

9. watch the new Batman movie (going to happen today)

10. organize my bookshelf (I have an obsession with alphabetical order)

11. take a nap

12. go thrifting

13. start introducing accessories into my wardrobe

14. learn some basic Spanish

15. develop my Facebook fan page

16. make some passion iced tea, ala this recipe

17. perfect the hair bow

18. learn how to remix my wardrobe

19. set up a blogging calendar

20. learn how to use my camera more effectively

21. practice piano

22.  go for a run

23. delete some of my old emails

24. make something exciting like cheesecake

25. figure out what picture to use on this post (check)Image