Tuesday, June 26, 2012

I Can't Get Started



Synopsis:
It's Sookie's wedding day and Jackson is wearing a kilt. Jess and Rory happen to see each other before the wedding, which Rory and Lorelai are part of. Chris has to leave because his girlfriend calls with some news.


Dress Like a Gilmore:


Black and tan dress, also with an interesting neckline.


Plan a Wedding Like a Gilmore:

Beautiful cake. Pale Yellow with multi-colored flowers cascading down it.


Bridesmaids dresses. Same color but different style. This dusty blue color goes well with the purple bouquets.

Lorelai's Graduation Day



Synopsis:
After doing her best to avoid Luke, Lorelai can't avoid the inevitable, but Luke isn't ready to patch things up yet. Rory invites her grandparents to her mom's graduation, but misses it herself after cutting school to meet Jess in New York.


Drink Like a Gilmore:
Margaritas

Ingredients

  • 1 (6 ounce) can frozen limeade concentrate
  • 6 fluid ounces tequila
  • 2 fluid ounces triple sec

  • Directions

  • Fill blender with crushed ice. Pour in limeade concentrate, tequila and triple sec. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.

Dress Like a Gilmore:

Turquoise and tan dress with a matching cardigan. Very unique neckline as well.

Help Wanted

Synopsis:
Lorelai helps her dad open his new office and gets the cold shoulder when she tells him she has a job already. Rory tries to let everyone know Jess wasn't the only one at fault for the accident and with a new music store in town, Lane discovers her new love.


Dress Like a Gilmore:
Black and tan lace dress.

Teach Me Tonight



Synopsis:
Luke asks Rory to tutor Jess who is close to failing, but Jess uses it to get closer to Rory and when they get into a car accident, Lorelai takes it out on Luke for taking Jess in to begin with. Lorelai takes over the movie selection for the town square movie night, but in the end realizes why Taylor chooses the same movie every year and Kirk uses the night to show of his work.


Eat Like a Gilmore:
Berries and Jell-O.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Back in the Saddle Again

Synopsis:
After helping Rory out with her business project for the annual Chilton Business Fair, Richard realizes retirement isn't for him. Meanwhile Dean, for good reason, is feeling insecure about Rory. Michel's mother visits and their once great relationship is over after Lorelai interferes.


Dress Like a Gilmore:
Orange button down pinstripe shirt.

Dead Uncles and Vegetables



Synopsis:
Lorelai and Rory help out at the diner while Luke is left to plan his unpleasant uncle's funeral, which causes him to reflect on his own existence. Meanwhile, Emily lends a hand planning Sookies wedding and the skies the limit.

There's the Rub



Synopsis:
Lorelai and Emily spend a weekend at a health spa, but they sneak out for some real food at a local restaurant where Emily dances with a distinguished stranger, then blames Lorelai for her feelings of guilt. Back at home, Rory looks forward to a rare evening alone, but when Paris, Jess and Dean all drop by to keep her company, the sparks fly.


Live like a Gilmore:
Have an at-home spa day.


Here's one idea for a homemade face mask:
Mash half an avocado and apply it on the face thoroughly everywhere and let it stay till it dries up completely and then wash it off with cold water.
You can also refresh yourself with a cold drink of cucumber water. Put a few slices of cucumber at the bottom of a cup, cover with ice, and pour cold water over it.

Dress Like a Gilmore:
Blue and tan floral dress with tan cardigan.

Lost and Found



Synopsis:
Rory panics when she suddenly realizes that she lost the bracelet Dean made for her, and when a suspicious Lorelai catches Jess in Rory's room, she accuses him of stealing the bracelet. Meanwhile, Luke goes a little stir-crazy after living with Jess in the tiny apartment over the diner, and he impulsively buys the building so he can expand.

Friday, June 22, 2012

It Should've Been Lorelai

Synopsis:
Christopher and his girlfriend Sherry visit Stars Hollow leading Sherry to push for a Friday night out alone with Rory to bond. So Lorelai takes Christopher to a tumultuous Friday night dinner at her parents. Lorelai, thinking she missed out on a life with Christopher, confesses her self-realization.


Dress Like a Gilmore:
Men's work shirt + dark nail polish + mug of coffee = classic laid-back look.

A-Tisket, A-Tasket

Synopsis:
During the annual Stars Hollow charity picnic basket auction, both Lorelai and Rory's baskets have more competition then they both anticipated. Meanwhile Jackson refuses to bid on Sookie's basket leading them to work on their communication. Rory and Lorelai have their own communication problems but work it out after Emily sides with Lorelai's initial reaction to Jess worming his way into Rory's life.


Live Like a Gilmore:


Pack some sandwiches, carrot sticks, and juice boxes and go for a picnic on your favorite bridge or gazebo.

Richard in Stars Hollow



Synopsis:
Newly retired Richard is driving Emily crazy, so Lorelai is coerced into taking her father for a day in Stars Hollow, where he proceeds to drive both Lorelai and Rory batty while criticizing every aspect of their lives and refusing to let Rory accept the car that Dean has built for her.

Secrets and Loans

Synopsis:
Lorelai's concern over the fact that she can't afford to repair her home's extensive termite damage turns to anger when Rory tells Emily about their problem and Emily again offers Lorelai a loan.


Dress Like a Gilmore:
Scarlet corduroy jacket with wool lining. She also has this in navy blue. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Bracebridge Dinner

Synopsis:
While Rory struggles to keep the budding rivalry between Dean and Jess under control, Lorelai invites most of the citizens of Stars Hollow to an elaborate feast complete with Elizabethan costumes and horse-drawn sleigh rides, during which Richard announces to Emily that he has retired.






Live Like a Gilmore:
Go on a sleigh ride.

Run Away, Little Boy



Synopsis:
When Rory and Tristan are cast as Romeo and Juliet in a school play, a jealous Dean insists on attending every rehearsal, forcing Rory to beg Tristan not to tell Dean about the time they shared a kiss, while Lorelai has to put up with Luke's teasing after she dates a much younger guy.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Ins and Outs of Inns


Synopsis:
Lorelai and Sookie have the first fight of their long friendship when, upon hearing that the Independence Inn may be sold, Lorelai panics and decides that their shared dream of opening an inn together is doomed to failure.


Make Like a Gilmore:
To make a fall-themed centerpiece, simply carve out a pumpkin and use it as a bowl for fruit.

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Synopsis:
Chilton's headmaster Charleston thinks Rory isn't properly socializing and when Lorelai disagrees he tells her Rory may be taking after her mom. Rory's attempt to reach out gets her involved with a sorority while Lorilais becomes a booster.


Dress Like a Gilmore:


Gray jacket. Could be classy or casual depending on what it is paired with.

Presenting Lorelai Gilmore



Synopsis:
Rory surprises everyone by agreeing to Emily's request that she make her debut at a Debutante Ball, and when Lorelai asks Rory's dad Christopher to present his daughter to society, she finds herself attracted to the new, more responsible man he has become.



Nick & Nora/Sid & Nancy


Synopsis:
Lorelai's well-intentioned advice falls on deaf ears when Luke reluctantly takes in his wild 17-year-old nephew Jess, while Rory finds herself attracted to the town's newest resident.


Read Like a Gilmore:
"Howl" by Allen Ginsberg

The Road Trip to Harvard



Synopsis:
The Gilmore Girl's road trip takes them to a most unusual bed and breakfast and more importantly to tour Harvard and Rory's possible future. Meanwhile Lorelai decides to move forward with her dream of opening an inn.


Live Like a Gilmore:
Go on a spontaneous road trip. Plan where to go after you've already started.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Red Light on the Wedding Night



Synopsis:
During a wild bachelorette party thrown by Sookie, Lorelai makes an impulsive phone call to Rory's dad Christopher and sadly realizes that Max is not the man for her.


Drink Like a Gilmore:
Long Island Ice Tea

1 part vodka
1 part tequila
1 part rum
1 part gin
1 part triple sec
1 1/2 parts sweet and sour mix
1 splash Coca-Cola
Mix ingredients together over ice in a glass. Pour into a shaker and give one brisk shake. Pour back into the glass and make sure there is a touch of fizz at the top. Garnish with lemon.

Manhattan
3/4 oz sweet vermouth
2 1/2 oz bourbon whiskey
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 maraschino cherry
1 twist orange peel
Combine the vermouth, bourbon whiskey, and bitters with 2 - 3 ice cubes in a mixing glass. Stir gently, don't bruise the spirits and cloud the drink. Place the cherry in a chilled cocktail glass and strain the whiskey mixture over the cherry. Rub the cut edge of the orange peel over the rim of the glass and twist it over the drink to release the oils but don't drop it in.


Hammers and Veils

Synopsis:
Lorelai avoids telling her parents about her engagement to Max, while Rory urges her to spill. But due to a call from Sookie asking them to come to a surprise wedding shower for the happy couple, they already know, and are appalled that Lorelai didn't tell them and so they give her the cold shoulder. Meanwhile, Rory and Dean are having trouble in paradise due to the fact that Rory suddenly becomes obsessed with finding enough extracurricular activities that will set her apart from the hundreds of other Harvard applicants.


Dress Like a Gilmore:
Pearl shirt.


Live Like a Gilmore:
Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, or a similar organization.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Sadie, Sadie

Synopsis:
Lorelai accepts Max's proposal, but when Emily hears about the upcoming wedding from Sookie, she is hurt and angry that Lorelai didn't bother to tell her. Meanwhile, Rory brings Dean to dinner at her grandparents' house and Richard's obvious disapproval of Dean leads to the first fight between Rory and her grandfather.


Live Like a Gilmore:
Decorate with daisies.

Love, Daisies, and Troubadours

Synopsis:
Lorelai is becoming seriously involved with Max just as she finds herself getting in the middle of another relationship when Luke's girlfriend Rachel accuses him of being in love with Lorelai. Meanwhile, Rory has her own romance drama and tries to work up the courage to win Dean back.


Dress Like a Gilmore:
Black dress with white polka dots. V-neck, ruffly sleeves. This dress is very romantic, perfect for a date night.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

P.S. I Lo...



Synopsis:
Lorelai and Max start dating again. After a fight with Lorelai, Rory spends the night at her grandparent's house. Lorelai confronts Dean about the break-up.


Live Like a Gilmore:
Play "1, 2, 3, He's Yours"

Emily in Wonderland

Synopsis:
Rory takes her grandmother around Stars Hollow for a day. She's horrified to see where Lorelai and Rory first lived.


Dress Like a Gilmore:
Crocheted bandanna with pigtails. Cute.


Eat Like a Gilmore:
Sookie's Strawberry Jam

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 large lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 1/2 pints fresh strawberries, hulled and halved

Directions

Combine the sugar, lemon zest, and lemon juice in a small saucepan and cook over very low heat for 10 minutes, until the sugar is dissolved. Add the strawberries and continue to cook over very low heat for 20 minutes, until the strawberries release some of their juices and the mixture boils slowly. Cook until a small amount of the juice gels on a very cold plate. (I keep one in the freezer.) Pour carefully into 2 pint canning jars and either seal or keep refrigerated. Use immediately, or follow proper canning guidelines below.

Live Like a Gilmore:
Take up photography as a hobby.

Friday, June 8, 2012

The Third Lorelai

Synopsis:
Lorelai's paternal grandmother arrives from England and stresses Emily out in a big way.


Dress Like a Gilmore:
Quarter-length sleeved, black button down dress. 

Blue and white floral dress with a tie in the front.

Live Like a Gilmore:
Serve a fruit and cheese platter with spiced nuts to dinner guests as an appetizer.


The Breakup: Part 2



Synopsis:
Rebounding from a fight with Dean, Rory ends up kissing Tristan at a party, while Lorelai follows her own impulse to show up at Max's house for a night of passion.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Star-Crossed Lovers and Other Strangers



Synopsis:
It's Rory and Dean's 3-months anniversary, and he plans a special surprise, but it doesn't quite go as he planned. Luke's old girlfriend, Rachel, turns up.


Read Like a Gilmore:
Read Anna Karenina.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Christopher Returns

Synopsis:
Christopher visits the Hollow for the first time and Rory shows him off and shows him the town. Dinner with the parents ends up with both Rory's grand parents fighting. After talking up his business venture, Lorelai gets Christopher to admit he's failing and has him proposing before leaving town.


Drink Like a Gilmore:
Lorelai's Martini
Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 oz gin
  • 1/2 oz dry vermouth
  • 1 green olive or lemon twist for garnish
  • orange or Angostura bitters (optional)

Preparation:

  1. Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass filled with ice cubes.
  2. Stir for 30 seconds.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
  4. Garnish with the olive or lemon twist.
Dress Like a Gilmore:
Orange skirt and brown boots. The perfect fall combo.
"I Love Lucy" pajamas. Classic.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

That Damn Donna Reed

Synopsis:
Rory and Dean fight, because Dean likes the idea of a 50s type house wife. Rory ends up pretending to be such that type of woman for an evening.


Live Like a Gilmore:
Have a theme night! Here, Rory is having a Donna Reed theme night. Pick your favorite movie, TV show, decade, etc. and have a themed dinner or party.


Eat Like a Gilmore:
Rory's Lime Fantasy Supreme


Layer cubed green Jell-O and Cool Whip in a parfait glass. Top with a cherry.

Concert Interruptus

Synopsis:
Lorelai gives Rory, Paris, Madeline and Louise tickets to a Bangles concert, but the evening doesn't go quite as planned.


Dress Like a Gilmore:
Wear a  fun bandanna while moving, painting, cleaning, working out, etc. It's a cute way to freshen up a casual, down-to-business outfit.


Listen Like a Gilmore:


Listen to the Bangles. Some of their more well-known songs include "Something That You Said" and "Walk Like an Egyptian."