We probably all feel a little like Rapunzel these days, trapped in our homes, being told by Mother Gothel that the plague will get us if we leave, and going through all of our tasks and activities by 7:15… But we’ve taken Rapunzel’s spirit and come up with whole hosts of ways to stay active and entertained while on quarantine. One of the big ways … Continue reading Sometimes I Quarantine: with Rapunzel’s Routine & Quarantivity Tower
As Disney’s fifth princess, Belle hit the big screen with new animation technology, bold classic colors, and a fierce princess. Somewhere along the way, Disney must have realized that the original film is a bit Stockholm-syndrome-y because they produced two sequels that show events throughout Belle’s kdinapped time and make their relationship seem more genuine. I will always love Beauty & the Beast and the 2017 live-action remake with Emma Watson was stunning!
Belle was my favorite princess until the modern princesses come out. It premiered a year before I was born, and my second birthday part was Belle-themed, my mom even made a Belle Birthday Cake!
Sometimes I Quarantine: With Princesses! This series within a series really started as a way for me to keep my spirits lifted while completely socially distancing. Watching the movies gave us something to do during that afternoon slump, trying to think of an activity to match gave us another (we don’t always have a matching activity, but we’re trying!), taking the movie in to account while deciding what to eat that day helps us think of fun and new ideas for food options, and doing a daily DisneyBound encouraged me to wear more than just PJs while working from home! I highly encourage the last one, it’s been super fun- if you want to see any other DisneyBound outfits that I’ve done, you can find them here!
Day 5: Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Beauty & the Beast Food & Bev
I had so much tea while watching the Beauty & the Beast movies! We also ate French-feeling food, we had duck breast with cherry reduction, arugula salad with homemade Caesar dressing, duck fat potatoes, & Brussels sprouts. If anyone is interested in recipes for any of the food we’re cooking, comment on the post here, shoot me a message at @sometimesivacay, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Beauty & the Beast Quarantivity – Reading
Beauty & the Beast Outfits
Beauty & the Beast In-Park Look
GET THE IN-PARK LOOK
“Provincial Town” Belle DisneyBound
“PROVINCIAL TOWN” BELLE BOUND BREAKDOWN
Rose earrings from Target (similar) • Loose-fitting long-sleeveShirt from Amazon • White Puffy Vest from J. Crew (similar) • Light Blue Jeans from Banana Republic (similar) • Navy Ballet Flats – Skechers from Amazon • The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert gifted from Secret Turkey, but you can get a copy on Amazon!
GASTON BOUND BREAKDOWN
Mrs. Potts DisneyBound
MRS. POTTS BOUND BREAKDOWN
Light Pink BowBand from Chronicles of a Pixie (*use code KATY10 at checkout) • White Blazer from Ann Taylor • Light Pink Shirt from StitchFix (similar) • White Jeans from Ann Taylor • Kelly & Katie Markel Pump in Yellow from DSW • Beauty and the Beast Mug from Shop Disney Parks (similar)
Day 10: Beauty & the Beast: Enchanted Christmas (1997)
Beauty and the Beast: Enchanted Christmas – Food & Bev
We use this recipe from Serious Eats for Provencal Tian which looks like ratatouille from the movie <3. We also made these duck fat potatoes that are so super crispy and delicious. *note: you can also make these with any animal fat!
Beauty and the Beast: Enchanted Christmas : Quarantivity – Puzzle!
Beauty and the Beast: Enchanted Christmas – Outfits
Enchanted Christmas Morning Coffee Look
Lake Buena Visitors is my absolute go-to small shop for Disney Tees, I love the way they fit, and they aren’t over the top Disney and can be worn anywhere, plus they fit fantastically!
GET THE ENCHANTED CHRISTMAS LOOK
Auradon Prep DisneyBound
THE BEAST “AURADON PREP” BOUND BREAKDOWN
Glasses from Amazon • Tie from Zazzle (similar) • Milano Knit Blazer from Brooks Brothers • Non-Iron Stretch Supima Cotton Fitted Sleeveless Dress Shirt from Brooks Brothers • Mustard Yellow Skater Skirt from Amazon • Navy Ballet Flats – Skechers from Amazon • Beauty and the Beast Mug from Shop Disney Parks (similar)
Day 11: Beauty & the Beast: Belle’s Magic World
Beauty & the Beast Quarantivity – Nail Art!
Beauty & the Beast: Belle’s Magic World Outfits
I’ve loved developing a routine throughout this quarantine- I get up around 6, I read, watch TV, work on the blog, and have a cup of coffee (and a cup of tea), around 7:30 Kyle & I go on a 4+ mile walk, then we get back and work, we usually have our own lunches but together while watching our daily Disney movie, then Kyle goes to the office, I do some more work, some kind of exercise (yoga/pilates/Just Dance), Kyle usually gets home between 5-6 and then we have an early dinner!
Belle’s Magic Words Look
Once Upon a Tee Shirt makes the softest shirts! I love Sarah’s doodles and have never been disappointed. Another thing I’ve loved about this series is that it’s put me into a routine!
GET BELLE’S MAGIC WORDS LOOK
“The Agency Book 2: The Body at the Tower” by Y.S. Lee from Barnes & Noble (you can also get it on Amazon) • Belle’s Library Book Doodle Tee from Once Upon a Tee Shirt • Navy Skater Skirt from Amazon • Beauty and the Beast Mug from Shop Disney Parks (similar) • Nespresso Pixie Machine from Amazon
CHIP BOUND BREAKDOWN
Pastel Statement Necklace from J. Crew (similar) • White Tank Top from Madewell • White Skater Skirt from Amazon • Lavender Ballet Flats from Amazon • OPI Light Pink Nail Polish from Amazon • China Glaze Light Blue Nail Polish from Amazon • Aveda Gold Dusted Nail Polish (similar) • Nail Art Tools from Amazon • Beauty & the Beast Mug from Shop Disney Parks (Chip Mug)
Beauty and the Beast (2017) – coming soon!Continue reading “Sometimes I Quarantine: with Beauty & the Beast”
Stay home, stay safe, and use this list of quarantivities to help entertain yourself while staying healthy! Continue reading Sometimes I Quarantine: Quarantivities
Your December should be whatever you want it to be; but in years past, I have frequently found myself sitting around doing nothing, wishing that I made more of my holidays, did more holiday-y things, spent more time with loved ones, and filled myself with more Christmas Cheer! Whether you’re dashing off to far flung places, sailing in to the sunset, spending time with family, … Continue reading The Ultimate Christmas Staycay
Good Morning y’all!! As you know, sometimes I travel for work, and Sometimes I Vacay. Sadly, it’s not always one or the other. I’m frequently just in Atlanta- business as usual. This time of the year, it’s so difficult to maintain an adequate level of productivity, but I do have some tips to help you on your way! 1. Holiday Shopping Take advantage of online … Continue reading It’s the Most Productive Time of the Year