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Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! Now eat some mooncakes.

Godiva Mooncakes
Out of every 10 people I know, maybe half a person actually likes mooncakes. It’s a rare occasion these days where people actually eat mooncakes because they like them, and not just for the holiday. Today is Mid-Autumn festival. Feel free to read the wiki on what the holiday actually is, but for me, it has always been the day I had to eat dense, incredibly sweet mooncakes.

Godiva Mooncakes
Godiva has come up with a limited edition of mooncakes for this holiday and very graciously sent a box over for me to sample!

Godiva Mooncakes
The “mooncakes” aren’t actually mooncakes at all. They are actually just chocolates that are cleverly labeled as “small mooncakes.” I’m saving the big one in the center (Grapefruit and Black Tea) for later, but sampled the other three types. All of them are filled with some kind of tea-infused chocolate ganache. Continue reading

Blog Crush: Garance

I seriously have a blog-crush on Garance.  Her writing style is so honest, adorable, and hysterical.  I will actually giggle out loud in my seat from some of her posts.  Fashion also magically becomes more tangible and accessible for everyone because her writing is so not pretentious nor intimidating.  Her focus is fashion but she also writes about women in fashion and their amazing achievements.  In fact, most of her posts include a series of photos of a woman and then a post about how awesome that woman is.  I’m all about celebrating our achievements.  She sometimes goes on tangents and will include her thoughts on random things… such as food.  She just posted about an article she read in Vogue about the fight against obesity and other complex relationships we have with food.

 

“I ended up realizing that a lot of women are dieting most of the year, without really saying or even being conscious of it. And for a certain number of them, it starts to blur the lines with a perpetual anorexia, a somewhat not very healthy juggle between fasting, juicing and green tea. I wonder what the result will be after yeaaaaaars of that “good” malnutrition. It’s tragic, and seeing as so much of this goes unsaid, there’s no way to help.” – Garance

 

Well written as usual, Garance.  I think she hit it spot on.  There’s always someone at the dinner table who is dieting or indulging-and-dieting-tomorrow.  Though it is of course important to eat healthy and exercise, the constant guilt that comes along with any sort of indulgence is unhealthy.  Because so much of this really does go unsaid, learning to speak to yourself positively is so much more important – and not just in terms of food and health. Continue reading