Read: Blood, Bones & Butter
So, apparently I now won't read your book unless you talk about food, and provide requisite recipes. I am on a roll lately with these memoir/cookbook hybrids: Luisa Weiss' My Berlin Kitchen, Ruth Reichl's Tender At The Bone (one of my all-time favorites), and most recently, Shucked, a tale of an editor who ditched her desk job to go work on an oyster farm in New England (talk about escapism!).
Watch: The Bridge
Okay, let's be real: Once I saw Homeland, I was basically ruined for life, as no other drama can really live up to it. That being said, I checked out The Bridge recently, and was impressed by the intense storyline, the skilled acting, and the gripping depiction of a town on the Texas-Chihuahua border ravaged by the drug trade (and, oh yeah — a serial killer). Bonus: Watching the ridiculously gorgeous and graceful Diane Kruger try to appear awkward and tough as a cop with Asperger's is an experience not to be missed.
Listen: Django Reinhardt on Pandora
This station featuring Belgian jazz guitarist Reinhardt is a weekend tradition in my home. My husband cues it once we've had our coffee-and-relaxation time, cleaned up, and moved about our Saturday — it's classic, energizing, and makes us feel like we're in Paris (which is never, ever a bad thing).