The only place we made it to was Sur La Table. We looked at all of the beautiful dishware and linens, and marveled at the array of interesting tools. Daisy found some flavor extracts. I found these cool things:
So, after wandering Sur La Table, we went in to see the movie. We got into the theater about 20 minutes before the show began. The theater got very full and it was a little surprising to see so many older people collected all together. We were definitely the youngest people around.
The movie was funny, heartwarming and enthralling. I was engaged in the story throughout the movie, which hasn't been the case sometimes recently. There are some serious and touching moments throughout the film, though the basic theme is comedy. We also see each of the characters grow in some way, or make a decision before the end of the movie that they couldn't have at the beginning. With an all-star line up including Judi Dench, Bill Nighy (the rockstar from Love Actually), Tom Wilkinson (the colonel from The Patriot) and Maggie Smith (of Harry Potter and Downton Abbey fame, not to mention Hook!). The movie was great and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a wider release soon!