Nice + Cozy: On Demand + On My Nightstand

22 Oct 2014 1

C+B Fall Cozy Movie Youre Not You 10.22.14
While going to a theatre is always a nice way to get out during the day or night, there’s nothing like having your own private theatre with great movies that are available On Demand. One movie that I recently watched and can not get out of my head was You’re Not You.

Based on the novel by Michelle Wildgen, Bec (Emmy Rossum) is adrift. It’s the summer before her junior year in college. She’s sleeping with a married professor, losing interest in her classes, and equivocating about her career. She takes a job caring for Kate (Hilary Swank), a thirty-six-year-old woman who has been immobilized by ALS.

As it turns out, before the disease Kate was a stylish and commanding woman, an advertising executive and an accomplished chef. Now, as she and Bec spend long days together, Bec begins to absorb Kate’s sophistication and her sensuality, cooking for her, sharing her secrets, and gradually beginning to live her own life with a boldness informed by Kate’s influence. The more intense her commitment to Kate, the further Bec strays from the complacency of her college life. And when Kate’s marriage veers into dangerous territory, Bec will have to choose between the values of her old life and the allure of an entirely new one. (From

With all of the amazing fund-raising this past summer for ALS with the Bucket Challenge, this movie comes at a perfect time. Hilary Swank’s performance was simple incredibly. I won’t lie, its not a easy movie to watch but it will leave you thinking for weeks.


C+B Fall Cozy Reading Outlander 10.22.14

I recently started reading the Outlander series and I can’t put it down. The books are so incredibly detailed and long (the first one in the series is over 800 pages) so if you want to skip to the visual, the series recently aired its first season on Starz.  I will say that this book is so much more than about a relationship, its very much about the war, the culture and current everyday life of Scotland in 1743.

The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of Our Lord . . . 1743.

Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life, and shatter her heart. For here James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire—and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives. (From


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