literary inspired fashion thomas mann the magic mountain book review

LITERARY STYLE INSPIRATION: THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN

james joyce ulysses book review

ROLLING WITH JAMES JOYCE ON AN IRISH HILL

bookish girls

ODE TO THE BOOKISH GIRLS

the blues and the reds

Most of us suffer from the blues. Holly Golightly suffered from the mean reds, I take on the blues and the reds in these stories.

The blues and the reds

blues reds Audrey hepburn moon river“Blues reds, the mean reds, the blues or whatever you want to call them…”

You know when you get the blues or the mean reds? The blues and the reds — whatever you want to call them — well, there isn’t much you can do with yourself but to linger somewhere that makes you feel better.

Some people go have breakfast at Tiffany’s; I go sit on the fire escape of this small apartment building in New York to listen to the woman, who says ‘darling’ more times than I ever could, sing. CONTINUE READING...

Counting

counting daydreaming vogue

Counting every petal in sight…

“What are you doing Madeliene Rose?”

“I am trying to get up from this armchair Eduardo — I am exhausted.”

“What have you been up to? I haven’t seen you in a while.”

“I have been away from the village; I went back home for the holidays and now I need a 100 year siesta. You see darling, I have counted every time my mother’s large earrings have hit her cheeks and I have counted every furtive glance on the face of the one I fell in love with.” CONTINUE READING...

The candlestick maker

candlestick makerHave I ever told you about my candlestick maker darling? I should have really, what with all of the candlesticks I go through to light up all of my candelabras, you must have assumed already that I have my own girl. CONTINUE READING...