“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 [...]
I just finished reading Dewey: the Small-Town Library Cat who Touched the World and I can’t believe I haven’t read this sooner. It’s all about a library and an adorable cat – how has someone not forced this book into my hands and taped my eyes open?
It’s mostly about the life [...]
Something about living in an old Dayton house (built 1914) makes me more interested than ever about Dayton history. I recently picked up A History of The Barney & Smith Car Company of Dayton, Ohio (written in March of 1911) at the library and after 20 pages or so realized that they were [...]
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 [...]
-Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Cholera
I finished this book the other day (I know it took a long time but I’ve been busy and that poor guy [...]
I picked up Megan Hustad’s How to Be Useful: a beginner’s guide to not hating work at East Library (my new home library in East Dayton) because they have a lovely business section that actually appeals to someone my age – go figure. Hustad has taken on a mammoth task by condensing [...]
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.
My mom found this amazing store on Etsy, sparrownestscript, with lots of calligraphied things to make a calligraphy fan happy. I love her fashion-forward eye for color and the light-hearted messages like [...]
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.