“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~Anais Nin

Alison & Jamie

142471317213193The Kills ~ Alison Mosshart & Jamie Hince

He is a direct line to all my emotions. When he’s down on something I’ve done, I take it really seriously. And when he thinks it’s great, I believe it and don’t care what anyone says. He’s all the things I want out of myself that I’m not.

~Alison Mosshart on Jamie Hince






I know I’m a little late to the table, but I finally got around to viewing “Chef” and wanted to write a few lines about the film. Obviously it’s food themed, the life of a chef, but stripped down to bare bones it’s a story about a man who’s so focused on achieving that for a time he loses his way, and after being humbled is forced to set a new course, which leads him ultimately to an even better place. “Chef” rings true. Leguizamo and Vegara are terrific as his friend/sous and ex-wife respectively. Jon Favreau has successfully tried on a lot of hats: comedian, actor, director, screenwriter and has brought them all together to become quite an accomplished filmmaker. Lastly, Favreau has put together a great soundtrack for the film – so if you haven’t already seen it, I highly recommend it.

Winter Trees


 The wet dawn inks are doing their blue dissolve.

On their blotter of fog the trees

Seem a botanical drawing.

Memories growing, ring on ring,

A series of weddings.

From “Winter Trees” ~Sylvia Plath

My Escape…


“Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it, for the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear an author’s words reverberating in your head.” ~Paul Auster / Brooklyn Follies


Lisa Chapman:

A beautiful photograph of January Jones from my dear friend’s blog, The Wit Continuum.

Originally posted on The Wit Continuum:


January Jones
Photo by Vincent Peters
Vogue Italia, August, 2014

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The Author’s Bookshelf

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Lisa Chapman ©2015

Although I’m rarely influenced by another’s choice of reading material – I will cop to occasionally sneaking over to The Author’s Bookshelf on The Strand’s website. I think it’s more curiosity than anything, imagining myself ducking in to have a look at their private home libraries. And if you’re more curious about your favorite filmmaker’s picks, check out Criterion’s filmmaker’s Top 10’s.