Friday, March 23, 2018

Lunchtime Links for March 23rd, 2018

DC CineMatsuri Film Festival

While the Tidal Basin cherry blossoms in DC haven't quite come out for the season just yet, there are a lot of fun Cherry Blossom festival activities starting in the DC area!  One of my favorite events is the CineMatsuri film festival, which started earlier this week on March 20th this year.

The CineMatsuri film festival is a showcase of a variety of Japanese films, and it's a great opportunity to catch some popular films that you might not have a chance to see otherwise.  So far I have been to see both "Teiichi No Kuni" and "Jinsei Fruits", and they were both really entertaining in different ways.  "Teiichi No Kuni" has a lot of physical comedy and a very creative story line (based on a manga series) that can relate to both school life and politics worldwide.  "Jinsei Fruits" is a very heartwarming look at an elderly couple in Japan that highlights incredible architecture, local and urban farming, and a "slow living" way of life.

Even if you're not specifically a fan of Japanese films, I highly recommend checking out the film offerings to see if any of them are of interest to you.  I'm glad I had a chance to see these films thanks to the festival, and I look forward to the future film selections as well!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Lunchtime Links for March 21st, 2018

Georgetown Cupcake - Vanilla Confetti Bunny Face & Easter Nest Cupcakes

Happy second day of Spring everyone!  That definitely feels a little silly to be saying, considering that it's currently snowing outside, haha.  Nevertheless, we could all use a little touch of Spring right now and what better way to do that than these Easter-themed Georgetown Cupcake flavors?

The Vanilla Confetti Bunny Face consists of a "Vanilla cupcake infused with rainbow nonpareils and topped with a light yellow vanilla buttercream frosting, retro pastel confetti and a fondant Easter Bunny face".  It's a great cupcake for anyone that like Funfetti/confetti cake (myself included), and I love the cheerful yellow color of the frosting. 

The Easter Nest consists of a "Valrhona chocolate cupcake filled with caramel, topped with a Callebaut white chocolate buttercream frosting, and a toasted coconut nest with 3 candy-coated chocolate Easter eggs". While I am not a fan of coconut, there's only a little bit of the toasted coconut on top of the cupcake that is more for the nest "look" than actual flavor, haha.  Of course I love the hard shell chocolate eggs on top, and the caramel core makes this extra decadent!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Lunchtime Links for March 20th, 2018

Monday, March 19, 2018

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Lunchtime Links for March 15th, 2018