Thursday, October 30, 2014

Texas Book Festival

This past weekend I went to the Texas Book Festival with Babs & Devi. We had an awesome time. "I would totally go back next year and next time I want to take a picnic to eat on the capitol grounds," said Devi. 
There were tons of book vendors, a Central Market food tent, and live music. Barbara bought four books for $20 and I made this wonderful list below of books I would like to get from the library over break. Have y'all read any of these? Or have you ever been to the festival? Let me know below-xoxo darling, Hayden.
His Majesty's Hope by Susan Elia MacNeal
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
The Bookseller by Mark Pryor
The Invention of Exile by Vanessa Manko
Small Island by Andrea Levy
I Want to be Her by Andrea Linett
Blue Plate Special by Kate Christensen 
Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld
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College Food

So surprise, surprise, this does not in fact have chicken in it. I was eating, wondering if it was all at the bottom, and low and behold it does not contain the yard bird. Now it was okay, because I was starving at that point and the "chicken rice" was sustenance. I am not sure if it a real chicken taste, but it was pretty good. There is not enough of this to make it a whole meal, I had to have two sides to make myself full, but it is an interesting thing if you are on the go. 
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Chanel just came out with a new movie directed by Baz Luhrmann. It features Gisele Bundchen surfing, driving an old car, crying, and so much more. But mainly it is beautiful. Plus I am now obsessed with the song {see below}. Now that I have seen that I have done some serious research and am now a huge fan of Karl Lagerfeld's cinematography {there are only a few things I like about him}. All of the movies are wonderful, and I would highly suggest you take some time and watch them below. 
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Week Re-Cap

I had such an awesome week with some awesome people! On Thursday I attended Devi's family's Diwali celebration. I was able to help prepare some of the delicious food and then ate, possibly more than my weight, in Indian food. A special thanks goes out to the Jadejas for having me in their beautiful home and treating me to a special dinner {also, thank you for the onesie!}. Friday Devi and I redid our cork board and we had a movie night with Babs in which we watched Bend It Like Beckham a favorite of Devi and I's. Saturday was one of the best days I have had in a while, we all went to the Texas Book Festival {a post is coming later} and then Babs and I went to SoCo and looked around {posts coming later}. We had so much fun discovering new places to eat and it was very relaxing. Sunday I laid around, caught up on magazines I had fallen behind on and watched Chanel films {post coming later}. Other than that I have been drinking a lot of coffee and doing a lot of studying. Hopefully this weekend will be one for the books: Halloween parties, Franklin BBQ, UT football, and Longhorn Halloween. Let's do this-xoxo darling, Hayden.
Devi working on dessert for Diwali
Table setting for Diwali
Do you?!
The giant HEB shopping cart at the Texas Book Festival.
The amazing man behind Austin City Lemons.
I tried ice cream pie for the first time...and I cannot go back.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014