My blog has moved and changed name to DESIGN SODA, I’d love it if you followed along with my new content there.
- These vintage images of trapeze artists and the New York Skyline:
- Despite the weather becoming decidedly gloomy I have fallen in love with these Liberty print sunglasses by RetroSuperFuture. I may actually have to buy my first new pair of sunglasses in a decade!
- Dipping in and out of the collected letters of Zelda & F.Scott Fitzgerald – Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda, a magnificent book to read excerpts from before afternoon naps, here are some of my favourites so far:
From F.Scott to Zelda, July 1930:
The photograph is all I have: it is with me from morning when I wake up with a frantic half dream about you to the last moment when I think of you and of death at night…
From Zelda to F.Scott, Fall 1930:
My darling, hasn’t it been a lovely day? I woke up this morning and the sun was lying like a birthday parcel on my table so I opened it up and so many happy things went fluttering into the air…I love these velvet nights. I’ve never been able to decide whether the night was a bitter enemy or a grand patron – or whether I love you most in the eternal classic half-lights that blend with day or in the full religious fanfare of midnight or perhaps the lux of noon. Anyway, I love you most and you’d phoned me just because – I walked on those telephone wires for two hours after holding your love like a parasol to balance me, my dear.
From F.Scott to Zelda April 1938 – long after the breakdown of their marriage:
Oh Zelda, this was to be such a cold letter, but I don’t feel that way about you. Once we were one person and always it will be a little that way.
4. Chocolate Buttermilk Cupcakes with Earl Grey Buttercream & Salted Caramel, the months calorie count in one tiny cupcake, so rich but so nice, recipe taken from Raspberri Cupcakes Blog: