Updated: Jan 18
WORKING FROM HOME? COOKING & CLEANING? HOMESCHOOL?
THE STRUGGLE IS REAL, NOT TO WORRY...WE'VE GOT YOU!
Le Soleil des Scorta, Laurent Gaudé - Une lignée familiale dans le sud de l’Italie fin du 19eme siècle.
Prix Goncourt 2004
La Vérité sur l’affaire Harry Quebert, Jöel Dicker - Difficile à poser une fois commencer
Le Temps est Assassin, Michel Bussi – policier divertissant
A la Recherche du Temps, Marcel Proust – Appropo !
Le Marché de L’Art Sous L’Occupation, Emmanuelle Polack – Triste mais passionant.
La Part de l’Autre, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt - Comment un petit événement peut changer le cours de l’Histoire
Day of Empire : How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance & Why They Fall, Amy Shua
Life in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Màrquez – Gut wrenching love & illness. Perfect.
Do you Mind if I Cancel ? Gary Janetti –a laugh out loud must read during these rough times.
A Dangerous Woman, Susan Ronald – The life of Florence Gould, jewellery collector extraordinaire.
The Cartiers, Francesca Cartier Brickell – Unquestionably the jewellery book of the year
ON THE SMALL SCREEN
Unorthodox, Netflix – So interesting, happy & sad. Inspired by a true story.
Little Fires Everywhere, Hulu – Waiting a week between episodes is torture !
Night on Earth, Netflix docuseries about Earth and it’s inhabitants night time activities
Inside Bills Brain, Netflix docuseries about Bill Gates
Ozark, Netflix – Money, drugs, mafia. Perfect !
Faites Entrer l’Accusé - We could watch serial killer documentaries for hours on end, strangely relaxing!
10 pour cent, Netflix – hilarant et très Français !
ON THE BIG SCREEN
La Belle Epoque - Un voyage dans le temps.
Parasite - Korean thriller and winner of 4 Acadamy Awards... no big deal!
Monsieur et Madame Adelman – Hors norme et très touchant
Le Sens de la Fete – humour lèger, parfait pour quand on tourne en rond.
Les Femmes du 6eme Etage - Un film plein d’humanité et girl power !
No better time to revisit the classics – Léon, Hidden Figures, Ocean’s 8
TO KEEP THE SPARKLE GOING
L’ECOLE School of Jewelry Arts – Various subjects on L’Ecole’s YouTube channel
Jewelry Girl & The Diamond Guy – Our very own GlitteratiGirl on YouTube !
@portugalgemas gemmology webinars on zoom
JeweleryConnoisseur.net – Blog brought to you by Rapaport Magazine
@LeGemmologue book reviews on Instagram
Our Glitterati in Confinement playlist on Spotify – Obviously !
We love all things Oprah, her SuperSoul podcast is inspiring and interesting
Dax Sheperd Armchair Expert podcast – We’re big fans of authenticity, Dax Shepard hits the spot
Gemologyworldwide.com podcasts with industry pro’s
New York Times Modern Love podcast - A favourite newspaper read, the podcast is equally good.
Mourir Moins Con – Quelque minutes de culture generale
The Craft Project - La vie d’artisan
TEDxMolly Webster : The Weird History of the Sex Chromosomes
TEDxEdith Widder : The Weird, Wonderful World of Bioluminescence
TO KEEP IT MOVIN'
Pilates. Relaxes your back and your mind while alleviating confinement frustrations.
A nice long walk
Asana Rebel app – yoga, meditation & fitness
Nike Training Club app – workouts & fitness plans
If you’re lucky enough to have neighbour who’s a little deaf, there’s also boxing or body combat, great stress reliever during these crazy times !
TO BE PRODUCTIVE
Sort, organise, Spring clean Marie Kondo style. Our homes will never have been cleaner than when we get out of confinement.
In Switzerland, everyone leans out their windows or balconies to applaud hospital workers at 9pm in support all they do for us.
Learn to embroider your own GlitteratiGirl Sweater with Lingua Franca
WITH THE KIDDOS
Salt Dough – You can make anything and everything.
Decorating Easter Eggs – Great for occupying the kids a while and can be so pretty
We love to cook with our kids, some of our favourites are bolognese and tacos
a few other things on our list :
We’re also building a solar system ! We’ll post on IG when it’s done.
Banana bread easy, quick, delicious – we substitute with whole wheat flower and add chocolate chips or blueberries.
We’re obsessed with this month’s #GlitteratiGirl Dana Kiyomura’s new foodie Instagram, @keyamourcooks everything looks delicious and she makes it all look so effortless!
SOMETHING FOR YOU
Overtime Mask – OVERTIME, exactly ! Might as well hit that ultra-hydrating Jet Lag mask while you’re at it.
G. Nite Bedtime Bath Soak – If soaking is your thing, this is the one !
Relax oil - We love to rub some on the soles of our feet before bedtime.
SpaceMasks – self heating eye mask, perfect for tired eyes or a headache after all that working from home while your kid is screaming in the backround.
Have you ever needed a good hand cream as much as you do now? We love Fresh Seaberry and GrownAlchemist Persian Rose
A hydrating facial spray for all of those hours inside, we love them for traveling on long flights and long days at shows too. A few we buy over & over : Melvita Organic Rose Floral Water, Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist & Fresh Vitamin Nectar
A pedometer or a pair of heels !
Good luck ladies and gentlemen! Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay Home.