I continue to be amazed by the devotion of the fine folks who have taken up the #LiveLikeJulia challenge. Thank you for sharing your insights with all of us. I am grateful beyond words.
Gigi Little, following a week’s pledge “to [try my damnedest to] never apologize,” improvises Coq Au Vin (with hilarious step-by-step instructions) and revels in an anniversary celebration with Stephen, her very own Paul Child.
Sister Blogger Erin Clune recently delved into Rule #5 All you Need is a Kitchen and a Bedroom while traveling through Europe. With tongue-in-cheek humor, she suggests after two weeks of French food perhaps the rule should be “All You Need is a Brasserie and a Digestif? ”
“Where is my what-the-hell attitude?” That’s the question Laura Lavelle (aka Foodie Laura) asked herself as she obeys her whims (Rule #4) and prepares to open her own pop-up restaurant.
“To really Live Like Julia will take more than a week or a month of dedication, and I am willing to Live Like Julia for the rest of my life.” ~ Christy Majors summarizes how she plans to achieve culinary fulfillment.
Eufemia Fantetti (living Rule #3 – Learn to Be Amused) writes poignantly of her continuing quest to remain amused while grappling with the past.
Following her return from Italy, Sonya Lea (Rule #1 – Live with Abandon) shares, “If I’m going to be all in stateside, I’m going to have to turn off the distractions. Not the fun ones, like trying a new recipe or making a new story or writing a note to a friend. But the ones that keep me from being here.”
— Karen Karbo (@Karbohemia) September 17, 2013
What keeps you grounded & optimistic? Whatever it is, plant your flag there and rejoice #LiveLikeJulia
— Camille Cole (@CamilleLaPlume) September 13, 2013
— Ann Ueno (@ann_ueno) September 16, 2013
— Christy’s Palate (@ChristysPalate) September 16, 2013
— deb (@iwritedeb) September 18, 2013
Here is a recap of the rules. Choose one, live it for a week, and join us.
- Live with Abandon
- Play the Emperor
- Learn How to Be Amused
- Obey Your Whims
- All you Need is a Kitchen and a Bedroom
- To Be Happy, Work Hard
- Solve the Problem in Front of You
- Cooking Means Never Saying You’re Sorry
- Make the World Your Oyster (Stew)
- Every Woman Should Have a Blowtorch