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Friday, 14 March 2008

starbucks cinnamon dolce latte

aarrgh, just when i have temporarily forgotten some of my caffeine cravings, here comes starbucks inviting me to taste their new cinnamon dolce latte on the  house. i've always loved their mocha frapuccino but since i've tried their hazelnut latte, i was hooked. that was during the winter but now it's spring, i thought of sticking with the hazelnut latte. it's been months though since i had my last starbucks fix and haven't had some cravings. but yesterday, this invite came through our door for a free cinnamon dolce latte for me to try on any of their branches. well, who am i to say no?

Saturday, 1 March 2008

Shopaholic goes Disney

2008 must be my best year when it comes to my favorites. two of them are going into film. the first being Sex and the City which is going to be released in spring and there is even better news. despite the fact that it hasn't been released yet, the producers are already talking of a sequel. isn't that enough to celebrate with a cosmopolitan or a manhattan, perhaps?
another favorite of mine that is going on film is the Shopaholic series of books by Sophie Kinsella. she's a london born writer who lives just a stones throw from me. well, i'm exaggerating. she lives in hemel hemsted which is a few minutes by train from us. her books were introduced to me by my Irish friend and colleague Imelda. she gave me the Shopaholic and Baby and from there i was hooked. it was so hilarious that i was literally crying with laughter. i also relate with the main character (which woman doesn't), Becky Bloomwood, because she loves to shop thus the title of the books. after reading Shopaholic and Baby, i ordered online from right away the first of the series which is The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic and it didn't disappoint. in fact, i'm giving it 10 stars if there's such a thing.i am yet to order and read Shopaholic Ties the Knot and Shopaholic Abroad, unless someone out there gets it for me as a gift, a belated Christmas gift.
another exciting aspect about this is that according to the author's website, the film is going to be released by disney (how great is that!), to be produced by Jerry Bruckheimer (even greater! he's the producer of pirates of the carribean and the CSI tv series) and to be directed by PJ Hogan, the director of My Bestfriend's Wedding! with all these credentials, i'm sure it's going to be the best chick lit film ever. and if that's not enough, Isla Fisher is going to play Becky! i mean she was hilarious in the Wedding Crashers. i'm sure she will give justice to the character of Becky. she's a great, i wonder who's going to play Brandon?