DIVAGALS TAKEOVER GAL APPROVED! Luxury Gal’s Picks for Movies, Food, TV & Cats!By Maureen Martin | July 21, 2017 | Gal Approved
Baby, it’s hot outside! If you are not planning a beach day this weekend here are some wonderful options close to home, brought to you by Luxury Gal!
SEE. Girls Trip starring Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish. It’s a fun raunchy comedy about four friends looking for a “lost weekend” with no photo ops during the annual ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans. Expect a lot of raunchy jokes and scenes. Opening nationwide today.
I can’t get enough of Hero starring #WBWD Sam Elliott, in this indy film he plays a sullen aging western movie star facing the end of his life and making right some previously bad choices. It’s bitter sweet and oddly humorous at times.
EAT. It’s a heat wave so who wants to cook? I am suggesting a picnic at home with your favorites. Raid the fresh seafood counter for a selection of fresh oysters. Ask if they have a selection from Calif. and Canada — if not go with their “freshest” offerings. We were instructed to shuck at the most one hour before your meal by our favorite oyster blog, In a Half Shell. The theme of this little Saturday night soiree is Oysters, Champagne and Netflix.
I like that Kumai oysters are harvested from the West coast Baja, Calif. and Mexico. What makes them exceptional is their meaty texture, complex flavors with hints of melon and seaweed. Pair them with the classic Champagne Taittinger Brut La Francaise NV, aged for three to four years, an exceptional mature blend. I also recommend the Canadian Nootka oyster from Vancouver. It’s creamy and nutty and here is a fun fact: they grow with no human interference. Pair with the 10-year aged Champagne Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2006. If you feel like ending on a sweet note close out the night with Champagne Taittinger Nocturne Rose NV and chocolate chip cookies from Jacques Torres.
WATCH. BINGE-WORTHY! Friends from College on Netflix. Watch, laugh and be thankful that you don’t have friend aka enablers like this… Game of Thrones. Catch up on season 6 and watch season 7 episodes 1 and 2 this Sunday on HBO.
FEED. While you are treating yourself don’t forget your little four legged friend. Our little lion Leo loves My Little Lion cat treats! They are grain free, 30 percent protein and only 2 calories per treat!
Photo: Screen Gems, Amanne Media