Birthday Hike

For Christmas my husband got me this book. It was my idea and it was a little hard to get started but I knew that on my birthday I could convince him. So we went on a 5 1/2 hour walk! The book lays out 30 walks that encircle Paris and that you can get to and from by...

Vintage Fashion Illustration Japanese

I found this book about a woman fashion illustrator from Japan. I wish I could tell you more about her but it’s all in Japanese! From what I see she was sometimes modeling herself and most of these fashions seem to date from the 1930’s. I’m pretty...

Japanese Vintage Fashion

I found these magazines at an antique store in Shimokitazawa. A clothing catalog and a kntting book. These prints are so fantastic and the kids adorable! I can’t help but imagine adult versions. Why do I always want to dress in children’s clothes!? Oh how...

There is a Bluebird in my Heart

Bluebird by Charles Bukowski there’s a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out but I’m too tough for him, I say, stay in there, I’m not going to let anybody see you. there’s a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out but I pour whiskey on...

Old Book

I’ve had this book for ages. I bought it mostly for the cover art by Ronald McRae. The story is light and funny about a clumbsy NY writer who finds himself Hollywood’s darling. Inside in the list of other books by Carl Van Vechten, I found that he wrote...

Hugo Cabret

Another magic moment on the first of January was going to see the new Scorcese film, Hugo Cabret. I was delighted to discover they had made a film from this graphic novel that I enjoyed so much. I found the book, written by Brian Selznick while searching for George...