Sunday, February 20, 2011

"It had always seemed to Emily, ever since she could remember,

that she was very, very near to a world of wonderful beauty. Between it and herself hung only a thin curtain; she could never draw the curtain aside--but sometimes, just for a moment, a wind fluttered it and then it was as if she caught a glimpse of the enchanting realm beyond--only a glimpse--and heard a note of unearthly music."

I've just finished reading a book. A wonderful, whisk-you-way-type book.
Growing up, I relished each book in L.M.Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables series, both the first time I read them in the fifth grade, and again when I reread them in High School. Needing a romantic, old-fashioned, beautifully written, inspirational escape, I ventured to the library last week and selected a well-loved copy of Emily of New Moon, the first in another series by L.M.Montgomery.
After stealing a few moments to read a few pages despite my other obligations, I had no doubt I would not be disappointed.
"This moment came rarely--went swiftly, leaving her breathless with the inexpressible delight of it. She could never recall it--never summon it--never pretend it; but the wonder of it stayed with her for days. It never came twice with the same thing. To-night the dark boughs against that far-off sky had given it. It had come with a high, wild note of wind in the night, with a shadow wave over a ripe field, with a greybird lighting on her window-sill in a storm, with the singing of "Holy, holy, holy" in church, with a glimpse of the kitchen fire when she had come home on a dark autumn night, with the spirit-like blue of ice palms on a twilit pane, with a felicitous new word when she was writing down a "description" of something. And always when the flash came to her Emily felt that life was a wonderful, mysterious thing of persistent beauty."
photos: Room with a View by Emily Rachel, book in window from, Emily of New Moon cover by L.M. Montgomery, key from, Stars all seem to weep by ~Be-at from deviantart

Thursday, February 17, 2011

I'm Ready.

It hit the glorious 60's today. I'm ready for Summer. Mostly, the beach. And being tan again. Even just moderately-un-pale would be good. Here's to the impending Endless Summer, may it race toward us with the speed of a million famished seagulls heading for the trashbin by the hotdog vendor.

photos: Swim Dress by Tom Palumbo, image from kingdomcum.tumblr, vintage pin-up ad, image from Skinny Bitch, vintage image from, dress image by Tina Pelletier, vintage image from June 1951 LIFE, vintage image from January 1963 Vogue

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Oh Happy Day!

It's time for Valentines!!!

Time for:

Time for even the fabulously single to rejoice in a little goodwill,
to give a little love,
to send some sweet thoughts far and near.
(check out these marvelous cards I found on Etsy!)

If you have a honey bunny,
Or even if you're Celebrating yourself (like me!)
I hope your Valentine's Day is truly, deliciously, Glorious.

photos: Love. Lick. Kisses & Cake Pink Valentine, Illuminated Letters L O V E, Funny Valentine heart birds from, Cards found at, I Love You Every Step of the Way from Tumblr, Sweets bed by

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Paint it Red.

So. Let's talk Red.
I went out on the town the other night and took with me some red, red, red lipstick.
And red makes everything better.
Be it on your walls,
on your lips,
or on your frock,
red can make ordinary simply extraordinary.
And it makes you feel fabulous, too.
My challenge to you? Wear red somehow, someway, every day for a week. See if you don't double your fabulosity.
photos: Marilyn Monroe, red painted lips from loveyourchais.tumblr, Gossip Girl spot from sirendoll.tumblr, Pia's Red Rose by ilina s on flickr, Just another shy princess by ~Enaaa on deviantART, Untitled by CrunchyLashes on flickr, zucch3rino.deviantart, Sex in the City image, Red Dress from, Little Red Riding Hood image by Rocio Montoya, your heart is an empty room by ~Danuva at deviantART, Marilyn Monroe