Friday, May 26, 2017

For All Things Overlook...


Stumbled upon this gem today...  


Still one of my favorite books, and one of my favorite films, despite how different they are. For all things Overlook, visit: theoverlookhotel.com

A few more goodies from the site that made my morning:


How we all feel about it not being Halloween time yet...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Museum of Witchcraft and Magic


Who wants to come with? 



"With his skills as a filmmaker, Cecil created a variety of interesting and theatrical displays and exhibited a growing collection of magical objects, many associated with the ‘wayside magic’ of the common folk."






The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic
Boscastle Harbour, Cornwall England

Click below for more wickedness:

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Literary Inspiration



During last October, I went to all of my favorite sources, and many new ones, for some Sleepy Hollow party inspiration. Throughout, I found some great new artists, designers, and bloggers - many of whom stood out, including Bryton Taylor and her blog: In Literature

I stumbled upon this gem while looking for food/appetizer ideas for a Sleepy Hollow themed party, and although I thought nothing this specific would turn up, I was pleasantly surprised. 


Blogger Bryton Taylor has combined her love for literature, and her love for throwing themed parties, to create a unique and creative guide for any reader to bring to life the food described in an array of classics, including Sleepy Hollow

Bryt's literary menus are as described, and are down to the details, so her Sleepy Hollow spread is no exception, including every goodie Washington Irving mentions from short cakes and pies to fruit and roasted meats.

View her gallery and recipes by clicking below: 

I didn't end up having enough time to do these specific treats, but they did inspire my appetizer spread, indeed!

Here are a few more literary menus and recipes of Bryt's that would be fun to try: 

Harry Potter


The Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit


Treasure Island


In Literature is full of neat literary themed party ideas from decor and tablescapes to treats, snacks, and even full menus. Search by book, or by author, and you're bound to find something that strikes your fancy (and trust me, these ideas are fancy)!

For more great ideas, visit her website:


And don't forget to take a look at her Food in Literature Episodes for how-to videos: 

To stay up to date on her latest works, subscribe to her YouTube channel!

I mean, who wouldn't want a slice of the infamous chocolate cake Bruce Bogtrotter is forced to eat in Matilda?

 

Or this transformation potion from Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde?


Do you think these violet marshmallows from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will turn you violet? Only one way to find out...


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Mardi Gras




I've always wanted to go to the French Quarter in New Orleans on Mardi Gras. Just a reoccurring travel dream, so far. I imagine, with all of its strangeness, odd beauty, and down-right wildness on this of all days, it must be at least a little bit like walking into... the twilight zone. 

Watch The Masks (Part 1) by clicking below: 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

2017: The Year of Meat Cake!



Loving my new witch calendar designed and illustrated by none other than Dame Darcy! Themed in the style of her best selling graphic novel, Meat Cake Bible, which features other collected works, this work of art is extraordinary. 


To learn more about Meat Cake, and its success, view this NPR piece on the novel:

Click Below

In the 2017 calendar, each month has a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind illustration, in full color, including unique spiritual/witchy fun facts. Throughout the days of the month you will see full, new, and quarter moons marked, witchy tips and practices on special days, and all of the pagan holidays marked in for you! 

Click Below for the Etsy Shop

Get yours while Dame Darcy still has a limited time BOGO deal on calendars and you'll receive two for one - it makes a great gift!

And don't forget a copy of Meat Cake Bible: 

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For more Dame Darcy awesomeness visit her website:

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Welcoming a New Year...

... and all the greatness it has to offer.



    2016 was rough. We, as a whole, were dealt a rough hand filled with tragedies, losses, and moments of despair. Personally, there were some difficulties I faced as well, but thankfully nothing too serious or detrimental, so overall, I am thankful for all of the goodness around me; friends, family, health, wealth, and happiness. Still, I faced a few growing pains that I have learned I must be patient with. The older I get the more I learn about patience. And the more I learn about patience, the more I also learn about action. How after enough patience, enough waiting, listening, learning, watching... action can and should be taken.
   I feel like I have spent the last year coasting, waiting for things to take off, for my life to begin in a lot of ways. This year, with patience, and my desire to finally take a little more action, step by step, I'm hoping to make some changes. So, here's to being more creative and working harder to finding ways to do the things I love like write and film more, take improv to the next few levels, and travel to the places I've always wanted - and to see what more I can do with my love for Halloween. May not happen all at once, or even all this year, but if not now, when? I just feel it's vital now more than ever to go after the things that fulfill me. After all, a wise witch I always looked up to once uttered some of the best advice I've ever heard, and I think it's time to follow it; "Magic is really very simple, you just have to want something and let yourself have it."