Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Book Review: Eat, Pray, Love

Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert, has a place of honor in my bookshelf...never too far, it always puts a smile on my face. Much like Elizabeth who overindulged in local Italian food, I devoured this book upon reading it. Like a good friend, I'll go back to it in the future.

After a bitter divorce, Elizabeth goes on a writing assignment to Italy, India and Indonesia to sort herself out and envelop herself in her senses. By loosing herself in eating, praying and loving, she rediscovers herself along the way.

How many of us have let life pass us by? Woken up and realised that we haven't taken care of ourselves? Or simply became complacent in a miserable situation instead of cherishing every moment as a gift?

This is much of what Elizabeth earnestly and painfully comes to terms about herself while traveling.

What does traveling around the world to Italy, India and Indonesia have to do with lingerie?

While in Italy, she bought the most luxurious lingerie for a small fortune. She didn't have anyone to wear it for, besides herself. But that didn't stop her. Part of experiencing life is indulging in what makes us feel good and planning for love.

The Italian lingerie brand, La Perla, is one of my favorite lines (images below). The detail, quality and comfort is hard to beat. I can easily see why Elizabeth bought herself Italian lingerie while there!

La Perla's swirling lavender bra (image below left) is from La Perla's Limited Edition Collection and the lavender lingerie set (image below right) is apart of the Song Collection.

Eat, Pray, Love is a great holiday gift to women that you love in your life!

Elizabeth is one woman who started off afraid and alone, and throughout her journey learned to Celebrate Her Inner Eve!


ShoeHunting said...

Sounds like a beautiful read. Thank you for reviewing it!

EvesApples said...

Absolutely! If you have an opportunity to read it, I hope you find as much joy in it as I did each time I picked it up! ;)


~ Eve


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