“What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is [...]
After getting stuffed at The Winds Cafe & Bakery, we ventured out into the wonderful and often perplexing shops of Yellow Springs.
I love going into Dark Star Books to see Eko, the book store kitten. This cat is very comfortable [...]
“Even Lady Downall was the same in some respects. I remember asking her if I could borrow a book from her library to read, and I can see now the surprised look on her face. She said, ‘Yes, of course, certainly you can, Margaret,’ adding, ‘but I didn’t know you read.’ They knew [...]
So this guy, Christopher Brosius, really hates perfume. But he actually makes perfume…
Here’s what he has to say in his manifesto:
“I hate perfume.
Perfume is too often an ethereal corset trapping everyone in the same unnatural shape
A lazy and inelegant concession to fashionable ego
Too often a substitute for [...]
Now that we are settled in our house, we have established a sort of rhythm to the weekend. Our best weekends are loosely (if at all) planned out and just sort of unfold at an easy pace.
We start the day with brunch, many times from the Starlite Restaurant:
Next, we peruse [...]
Libraries are sort of awesome to me. I have fond memories of being little and carrying a teetering pile of books to the check out desk during summer vacations from elementary school and my dad having to help me carry them to the car. When I was old enough to work, I only [...]
When I saw these in my inbox from Kate Spade, I was overjoyed. I remember spending an enormous part of my summer vacations reading these books and now here they are in purse form! Now all I need is $325 of fun money…
Based on a recommendation, I picked up The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin. I’m really enjoying it so far – even if the story weren’t compelling the fact that it’s set in a world called Winter helps cool me down on these hot July days. Makes for wonderful summer reading.
“The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty: Not knowing what comes next.”
- Ursula K. LeGuin The Left Hand of Darkness (fast becoming one of the most quotable books I’ve ever read)
- Ursula K. LeGuin - The Left Hand of Darkness
Welcome!I love Dayton, I've lived here for all of my 26 years and don't plan on settling anywhere else. I started this blog as a way to showcase the best of Dayton (as seen through my perspective) and also to share some of the things that occupy space in my mind, namely beauty, home decor, quotes, and various aspects of my life.