giselle | movitabeaucoup.com

giselle: act 2 {finale}

Backstory: apparently, the residents of Giselle’s village like to bury people in a mysterious glade, by a woodland lake. This is also where the Wilis are known to gather. Wilis are victims of unrequited love, sometimes called Died Brides. They haunt the glade dressed in bridal gowns and… draperies. These spirits were jilted by their lovers before their […]

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rhubarb curd | movita beaucoup

rhubarb curd

On Father’s Day, I told Bill Beaucoup that I love him very much and that I’m glad he’s my dad. He responded with an eye roll and “whatever.” It was pretty touching. Despite his lack of sentimentality, I gave him a jar of rhubarb curd made with love. Hear that, Bill Beaucoup? YOU ATE LOVE. Here’s […]

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cardamom rhubarb snacking cake | movita beaucoup

cardamom rhubarb snacking cake

If I were a plant, I’d want to be rheum rhabarbarum (rhubarb). Short, thick, tart and pretty: who wouldn’t want to get with rhubarb? It’s one of the more pulchritudinous creeping rootstalks (obviously), but did you know that rhubarb is also slang for fight? Use it as you would donnybrook, melee or brannigan. For example: there […]

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close call | movita beaucoup

close call

Saturday, 4:15 pm: I return from work to find our garden gate flung open. The gate was not open when I left that morning. I check the yard, and then enter the house cautiously. 4:45 pm: Our landline is not working. I unplug and re-plug all of the phones in the house, but despite my technical savvy, the […]

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