Last night I had one of the best unexpected evenings.  After a quick lunch with Vero, I asked her if she wanted to hang out later on.  Of course she volunteered to make dinner at her place, and I took her up on it.  Shortly after arriving at 6, we opened a bottle of red wine and she cooked up some delicious vegetables with her famous seasonings and dressings.  I love sitting in Vero’s kitchen while she cooks, there is something very peaceful about watching her do her thing while smelling the aromas our upcoming dinner.  Plus, she always puts cheese out.  🙂  This particular evening the wind was strong since we were expecting storms later in the night.  Vero opened her windows and the breeze came in at leisure.  She had some fantastic French tunes on surround sound… and I was pretty  much in heaven.  After dinner, she gave me her famous “tour de chocolate” where she gives you tiny samples of Belgian chocolate and you have to guess the flavor (saved only for special occasions!).  I probably tried about 8 of them, with thyme being my favorite.  Once we were done consuming things, we went into her living room and watch Beasts of the Southern Wild (my second time to see it).  I kept saying, I am going to leave in 10 minutes… about ten times.  I ended up watching the whole movie with  her while she prepped her Magic City Art Connection pieces.  As I left her house, the wind picked up even more creating spooky sounds in the trees.  It was just a wonderful night all around.  I went to bed peaceful and happy.

We got our raw footage back from our editor Joe Walker, which is essentially untouched video from our shoot.  This weekend James and I will go through it all and make/compare notes that we will then share back with our post production team.  I am really looking forward to absorbing it all and seeing what we captured in a relaxed atmosphere.  Joe says the footage is phenomenal… which makes me feel so excited!

I got my 23 and me report back, but that might need to be a blog post all on its own next week.  It was a lot of fun to read my results, I learned a lot of valuable information about my ancestry and overall health.  More on that soon…

raw footage from our shoot

raw footage from our shoot

tour de chocolate with vero!

tour de chocolate with vero!

first post-film run with my buddy jack!

first post-film run with my buddy jack!