Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis Receiving His OBE

Happy Thanksgiving!

We celebrate this wonderful holiday with family and friends — we indulgeĀ ourselves maybe a little bit too much with turkey and stuffing and mashed potatoes and give thanks, among other great things in our lives, for Damian Lewis and the characters he brings to life and into our lives šŸ™‚Ā And then weĀ travel back to three years ago, November 26, 2014 to be precise, to the day Damian Lewis received his OBE from Duke of Cambridge and made us all proud!

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Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis at Harvest Festival 2013

ā€œLetā€™s gather as a band of one, in symphony across the landā€¦ā€ Henry Birtles, The Harvest

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I would love to take us all today to a special Harvest service,Ā organized by British Food Fortnight to rekindle the tradition of Harvest Festival, at the Westminster Abbey in 2013, an event that Damian Lewis does not only attend with family — as a foodie, I cannot think of anything better thanĀ celebrating food with family, no wonder Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday! —Ā  Ā but also actively participates in the celebrations and has a conversation with theĀ Duchess of Cornwall, who is also in attendance, about the whereabouts of one certain Nicholas Brody! šŸ˜€ Continue reading “Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis at Harvest Festival 2013”

Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory at Cheltenham
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Damian loves and supports poetry and so do we! One poetry project he has actively supportedĀ is TheĀ Love Book,Ā a brilliant collection of classic and contemporary love poems that vary from Shakespeare to E.E. Cummings to Maya Angelou comingĀ together in a bookĀ as well as in an app. And it is my utmost pleasure to take us all back to The Love Book event I was extremely lucky to attendĀ at Cheltenham Literature FestivalĀ on October 12, 2014, exactly three years ago:Ā Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory read Great Love Poems.

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Damian Lewis is a BAMBassador for Books are My Bag!

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It’s Books Are My Bag time of the year again!

Books Are My Bag (BAMB) is a nationwide campaign in the UK and Ireland, the biggest collaboration between publishers, bookstores and authors to date, to celebrate bookstores. And Bookshpp Day will take place on October 7 this year to put wonderful bookshops on spotlight!

I found out about Books are My BagĀ inĀ 2014Ā thanks toĀ certain someone being a BAMBassador for the campaign. Thank you, Damian, for loving books, loving bookstores, and supporting Books Are My Bag!

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Books are My Bag reportsĀ ā€œin fact, 56% of all book buying decisions are made by consumers in a bookshop and high street bookshops (both chains and independents) still account for almost 40% of books bought by consumers. Yet, many high street bookshops are under threat.ā€ Continue reading “Damian Lewis is a BAMBassador for Books are My Bag!”

Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis at the New Yorker Festival

Iā€™ve been readingĀ The New YorkerĀ quiteĀ religiously for more than a decade now. I donā€™t remember how many subscriptions I gave to friends as gifts over the years and it is still one of the few subscriptions that I receive in the mail every week. And, theĀ New Yorker FestivalĀ feels like the pages of the magazine literally coming to life for aĀ weekend throughout the cityĀ withĀ talks, conversations, readings, performances, panels with individuals that are at the top of their game in their respective fields ā€” including arts, sciences, politics, sports, theater, music, literature, film, TV, food and moreā€¦ As someone that attendedĀ quite a fewĀ events at the festival over the years, I can confidently say that, independent of the context,Ā all events share one characteristic: intelligence.Ā The festival participantsĀ are without exceptionĀ endowed with some real brainpower. They are,Ā inĀ The New Yorkerā€˜s own words,Ā ā€œsome of the most talented and influential thinkers about topics ranging from politics to pop music, science to cinema, and so much more.ā€

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Well, it is the New Yorker Festival time of the year again! And while I am extremely lucky to have tickets for conversations with the world-renown chef Yotam Ottolenghi as well as one certain Jon Hamm at this year’s festival, I cannot help go back to my most favorite New Yorker Festival moment ever.Ā JaniaJania and I were extremely lucky to attend theĀ fabulous conversationĀ New Yorker staff writer Lauren Collins had with Damian Lewis at the festival.
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Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis at Berlinale 2015

I am happy to say “Ich bin ein Berliner” for the last couple of days. And exactly like JaniaJania and I did in London, I cannot help follow Damian’s footsteps in Berlin… Honestly, it is not that I follow him, but he comes and finds me everywhere šŸ˜€ Look at that!

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Then I standĀ in front of the gloriousĀ Brandenburg Gate that has become the symbol of unified Germany since 1989, and I do not just think of history, but also of Damian saying his hotel room had “a pretty amazing view of Brandenburg Gate” when he was in Berlin for the World Premiere of Queen of the DesertĀ at Berlinale 2015 šŸ˜€

So I look around and find out there is only one hotel looking over Brandenburg Gate: Damian should have stayed atĀ Hotel AdlonĀ during his visit to Berlin, the MOST famous and probably the most expensive hotel in the city with some interesting history. Continue reading “Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis at Berlinale 2015”