A very random Love Letter list this week! All over the place but filled with lots of goodness. Enjoy! ❤
Dangerous Angels by Francesca Lia Block – I actually bought this a few years ago and read "Weetzie Bat" from this, but never finished it… The night before I flew out to Florida I decided to throw it in my bag so I could reread "Weetzie Bat" and finally finish reading "Witch Baby". Well I did, and now I'm about to start "Cherokee Bat and the Goat Guys", the third story in the book! The stories are light hearted and written for teens in a poetic retro meets old fashioned hollywood sort of way… I really love how dreamy it all is. Block fully captures how I pictured Hollywood and California as a teenager, and if I ever go back to L.A. I'd like to try to track down the places she mentions! Especially "Oki Dog", heh, mainly because I'm hungry as I write this and it always sounds yummy.
Something else cool related to the Weetzie Bat stories – I found out last year brand, "Wildfox Couture" did a photoshoot based on the stories with their clothing plus a "What's in Weetzie's purse" which is really magical looking and creative… check it out here. There was also a live reading of the Weetzie Bat Screen play where they wore some of Wildfox's clothing and had actors resembling the characters – I found a few photos and it looks so fun! I love the earrings that they put on Weetzie 🙂
Strawberry shaped pillows! Someone on formspring linked these to me and now I totally want to make them… I'm picturing them with chairs on my porch, on a hot summer evening with hanging lights, nice beverages + snacks and good friends.
Creature comforts – since I've been home from seeing my family, I've been wanting to clean my house, get to bed early, use the computer less, and read instead of watch things… I blame it on being forced into those activities while away – but it's been really nice since those are luxuries in my self employedness. I'm going to try to keep it up though! On that topic, I really enjoyed Elsie's post on "A Beautiful Mess" about being a workaholic, and how you balance that.
Thinking of summer – Pink lemonade, macaroons, strawberry & pink lemonade cupcakes, road trips, poofy dresses, birthday parties, adventures, pool and beach going…
And on the note of beach going… Vintage swim caps! Looove the idea of this – I really want to find a nice one to wear to the beach this summer with my dream retro style bathing suit. Fingers crossed all of this comes true! 🙂
The 20,000 Leagues under the Sea: Sumbarine Voyage ride at Disney – Somehow I stumbled onto a picture of this ride before going out of town and it brought up all kinds of memories from when I was a kid. I only rode it once or twice, but I remember it being pretty terrifying as a child (going under water in a tiny submarine that would give you claustrophobia, giant squids attacking you, an octopus battling a shark! etc… You can watch a video of the ride here.) The ride isn't in the park anymore, but someone created a huge fan site about it's history, the people who worked there, behind the scenes photos and what not. It was a lot of fun to browse… I never realized it was the most expensive theme park ride to maintain! Explains why it's gone. If you ever rode the ride, you should check out the fan site for a nerdy trip down memory lane.