So I was lucky enough to check out an advanced screening of the talked-about movie, “Eat, Pray, Love” thanks to Fresh Beauty. I blogged about the launch of their new fragrance line when it was first announced back in June and I finally got the chance to smell the fragrances at the Fresh store at The Grove in LA before the screening. The verdict? Obsessed. I have to say, as expected, “Eat” is probably my favorite…it wreaks of Italy and its sensual wines and brings me back to my study abroad days. “Love” takes a close second with it’s floral scent that has fruity undertones. It’s soft but super feminine. “Pray,” though comes in third, is still amazing. It’s a little woodsy, which I have to be in the mood for, but I do like the exoticness of it.
As much as I love the fragrances, I’m also really obsessed with the candle trio. They can be burned together or alone and I have to admit that I’m already half way done with “Eat” and already thinking about buying a new one to replace it. They’re delectable, to say the least.
The film? Loved. Though it definitely reminded me of one of my favorites, “Under the Tuscan Sun” with Diane Lane, I thought Julia Roberts did a great job of bringing the book to life. Seeing her tour Italy reminded me (again) of studying abroad and even of my backpacking trip after college graduation. There’s something very beautiful about watching someone discover themself that I don’t think people will ever get sick of watching. I found myself inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert and took note that I have to start re-practing “il dolce farniente,” the sweetness of doing nothing.