Victorian Love Songs for the 21st Century

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Something in the sunshine and the blossoms that have exploded on the trees make me a dreamy customer. I have discovered spring’s sentiment in the music of The Long Lost. The electroacoustic melodies coupled together with Laura Darlington’s beautiful voice make perfect ingredients for earfood. A lovely discovery is that Alfred and Laura Darlington are friends with another artist-couple, Kozyndan.  As I sit on my bed with a print of Uprisings framed above me I am very happy to have found their painting of Laura on their Flickr photostream.

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I await eagerly for their gig on Thursday in Bardens Boudoir. Daedelus is the other half of The Long Lost and this is his side project with his maiden muse (wife). The music is magical and I hear that they perform in Victorian garb. I read an interview in Flavorwire and especially enjoyed the fact that The Long Lost was described as a collaboration that came about as natural as a date.

Something in the sunshine and the blossoms that make me believe in love and in songs of love.

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Colour and print knock your socks off!

Although the days are getting lighter and spring is upon us, I know that when it gets warmer, I am going to miss wearing tights. When it starts getting too cold for bare legs, I always get excited over the prospect of wearing coloured or patterned tights. I love how easily you can change the way an outfit looks. 

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Meow gave me this pair of Tabio sheer heart tights which I am saving to wear with the right frock. I am sorry to have missed the opportunity to dress up with heart-y legs on Valentines Day but seeing as I don’t really celebrate it, I am sure some other occasion will come up where hearts on pins are perfect. 

29209If tights are less your thing, hot on every hipster’s feet are some fashion socks. We met Happy Socks man Viktor Tell in Paris last  year and I’ve since seen his socks stocked in many boutiques.  Happy Socks based in Sweden have a good selection of cheerful socks, although when I googled it Happy Socks came up with a grubbier meaning. 

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From Sarah came these pair of pencil socks from Ashi Dashi. Perhaps if you wear only one pencil sock on one side and wear the notebook sock on the other, you will always be prepared for making notes with your feet! 

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Hanami in Northern Maine Junction

On my walk into work every morning, I pass a tree that reminds me that spring is here. Even if it snowed a couple of weekends ago. This particular tree has been in full blossom, its branches heavy with sakura. I sometimes stand under the blossoms and have a little hanami.

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Today, with my headphones on, listening to Northern Maine Junction by Chessie, I pause and have a moment where I feel unadulterated bliss. And I stand still allowing the cherry blossoms to slowly fall off the branches…with a certain grace that only comes with the beautiful.