All posts tagged: books

Muse of the Day

The blush peach, silk dress was layered with cream lace over the bodice and hemline. Most arresting was the stunning cape that Harper imagined to be from the 1940’s.They just didn’t make dresses like that anymore.Actually, they didn’t make dresses like it back then, either.It was exquisite. One of a kind. Ashley Clark, The Dress Shop on King Street (Heirloom Secrets, #1)

Strange Happenings in February

February 3rd Knock at the Cabin in theaters. While vacationing, a girl and her parents are taken hostage by armed strangers who demand that the family make a choice to avoid the apocalypse. February 5th Full moon February 7th Couplets: Love Story on shelves. “Maggie Millner’s captivating, seductive debut is a love story in poems that explores obsession, gender, identity, and the art and act of literary transformation. In rhyming couplets and prose vignettes, Couplets chronicles the strictures, structures, and pitfalls of relationships―the mirroring, the pleasing, the small jealousies and disappointments―and how the people we love can show us who we truly are.” All that Breathes streaming on HBO “Amidst the darkening backdrop of Delhi’s apocalyptic air and escalating violence, two brothers devote their lives to protect one casualty of the turbulent times: the bird known as the Black Kite.” February 9th Stolen Youth: Inside the Cult at Sarah Lawrence Streaming on Hulu. “A group of bright Sarah Lawrence College students fall under the dark influence of a friend’s father, Larry Ray. With unprecedented access …

Muse of the Day

In life, night rises from the ground. The day hangs on for as long as it can, bright and eager, absolutely and positively the last guest to leave the party, while the ground darkens, oozing night around your ankles, swallowing for ever that dropped contact lens, making you miss that low catch in the gully on the last ball of the last over. Hugh Laurie, The Gun Seller

Cozy Cabin Mood Board and Inspiration

Before 2020, I had never rented an AirBnB. Then my husband and I’s ten year anniversary landed in the fall of 2020, the first year of the pandemic. We wound up spending our anniversary in the Smoky Mountains, in an adorable cabin set in the woods outside of Boone, North Carolina. This introduced us to a whole new type vacation the cabin weekend getaway. Since then we have traveled we have stayed in we have stayed in five other cabins in the national Smoky Mountain park. What makes these trips so great is there is no need for a complicated itinerary. We just show up with food, maybe look up a local trail to hike, and just enjoy the relaxing cabin atmosphere. During the pandemic, Taylor Swift was able to capitalize on the rising popularity of remote trips and cozy cabin aesthetic. Writer Jim Harrison may have passed away four years before the start of the pandemic but he was a master of capturing the wonder and loneliness of a remote, solitary lifestyle in the …