Things That Made Me Smile This Week

My blog has moved and changed name to DESIGN SODA, I’d love it if you followed along with my new content there.

  1. These vintage images of trapeze artists and the New York Skyline: jump1[1] NY
  2. 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!ss11retr151000320-yellow_1
  3. 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:DSC08780

My blog has moved and changed name to DESIGN SODA, I’d love it if you followed along with my new content there.



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