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.┬áGirls Trip starring┬áQueen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish.┬á┬áIt’s┬áa┬áfun raunchy comedy about four friends looking for a “lost weekend” with no photo ops during the annual ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans. ┬áExpect 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┬áa 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.┬áThe theme of this little Saturday night soiree is Oysters, Champagne and Netflix.
I like that Kumai oysters┬áare harvested from the West coast Baja,┬áCalif. 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, ┬áaged for three to four years, an exceptional mature blend.┬áI┬áalso 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!┬áFriends from College on Netflix.┬áWatch, laugh and be thankful that you don’t have friend aka enablers like this…┬áGame of Thrones.┬áCatch 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┬áMy Little Lion┬ácat treats! ┬áThey are grain free, 30 percent protein and only 2 calories per treat!
Photo: Screen Gems, Amanne Media