Last Saturday, my delightful book club spent an entire evening talking all things Gatsby and Fitzgerald (which led to a 90’s hits dance party…of course). Then on Monday night, three of us Gimme Some writers had the chance to attend an early screening of Baz Luhrmann’s new film at our favorite movie theater downtown. But people, this wasn’t just any screening. Full-on 20’s costumes were required, vintage cars were parked up and down Main Street, old movie posters lined the theater, and everyone came ready to have a roaring good time. Our friend Malina, a remarkably talented and gracious costume designer, was to thank for most of our group’s amazing costumes (including some great hats!). Our own Sarah from Gimme Some Film gave a rockin’ interview after the screening. And the movie — well, you must experience it for yourself. It’s epic Luhrmann, and a given must-see.
Of course, I couldn’t let the week go by without posting a recipe for mint juleps. Although for a different “sparkling” twist, I decided to try making some with my favorite ginger beer. Crazy good! All you need are 3 ingredients, and you get all of the goodness of a classic mint julep, but also a perfectly sweet and fizzy spin.
(If you, like Gatsby, think that “it’s a great advantage not to be drinking around drinking people”, these are also yummy without the bourbon.)
Cheers to an amazing American novel. Hope you enjoy, Old Sport!