Today is the opening of Wes Anderson's new film The Grand Budapest Hotel, and I am SO excited to go see it! I've always loved his work - the strong visuals and nostalgia - it's like seeing fairytale illustrations come to life on the big screen. This new movie holds an extra ounce of delight for me because one of the main characters is a baker, and she's employed at a beautiful patisserie called Mendl's.
This past Valentine's Day I received a gorgeous box of macarons from the fictional Mendl's bakery (courtesy of Fox Searchlight - I think. No note or explanation was enclosed.) This is a genius way to promote a movie, if you ask me. But seriously. How did I get on that mailing list? And do they know I have Moonrise Kingdom artwork all over my living room walls? Whatever the case, I appreciated the gift and it made me feel like I was part of the story in some small way. The macarons were yummy, too!