Dec 29, 2011

OMG I'm Famous :: Effie's Heart

I was told I'm on the Effie's Heart blog, in this post. Oooh! I happen to love Effie's Heart. They describe their clothes as classic, radical, modern and practical. I'd add romantic and retroish too. My favorite Effie's Heart item is these sick lace bow ruffle princess capri pants I'm wearing here:

and here:

...and on a million other occasion. We're getting these pants at my work in pink in the spring. Yeahh.

Although I don't clearly understand what "the quick of the soul" refers to, I like this quote by Stella Blum:

"Fashion is so close in revealing a person's inner feelings and everybody seems to hate to lay claim to vanity so people tend to push it away. It's really too close to the quick of the soul."

Dec 27, 2011

Song :: Free Space :: Float Away

Yesterday at Eye's Gallery a girl saw my bindi and asked if we sold them. I was working with James and we both thought this girl was a total burst of sunshine and full of wonderful positive energy. When she left we all hugged, and James and I got her number so we can hang out <3

It was also the first day at work for Angel whom I got for Christmas from my friend Carole.

Angel had an eventful day and she handled it all very celestially. Though she was a bit upset that we don't have this bracelet in her size:

So today the girl I met in the store, Sandie, and me were supposed to hoop in a park together but it rained pretty much all day and we ended up having kirtana at my place :)

We had so much fun we figured we should be a band. The name we came up for our band in about seven seconds is...The Flowter Seastars. Because don't we just look like we're floating away, into blissful meditational spheres? And are we not sisters with princess mermaid fairysparkle tendencies -- Seastars! Hahah! 

We made a song too, the main music is by James (his Tumblr), lyrics by me, and singing by...who other than... The Flowter Seastars?!! Of course the song is not finished yet, we gave it back to James who will add some magicalness to it with his touch. But here's where it's at right now:

Dec 25, 2011

Special 12 Nights of Christmas

Heartwarming magical times and adventurous new year to you all! I heard that today, December 25, until January 5th 2012, begins special 12 nights of Christmas. The dream you see every one of those nights corresponds to the coming 12 months and shows what you should pay attention to next year.

I had a sweet start to this. Last night I was browsing through a magazine and saw an advertisement for a movie called 'Fairy'. I dove into the picture. In the fairy world, the bad fairies had won and all the good little fairies were flying in a line to a point where they all, one after another, exploded into shards of glass.

It's a dark and rainy night. All the good fairies pop through a portal on top of a skyscraper and they look like 17 year old kids with black clothes. A bit confused, they still proceed in a line, with determination.

I see the view expand from the rooftop to above the city. I see the buildings, city center, then move over the suburbs and finally over the beach and the ocean. I watch the horizon. It's so beautiful I almost start to cry.

A man is squirming in an office, about to report results to his boss: in about 48 hours a tsunami will come from that horizon.

The good fairies didn't know this yet, but now I know why the bad fairies won and the good ones got pushed here to us - their destiny is to save the world, within the next 48 hours.

'Fairy', soon in a movie theater near you!


PS. I'd like to thank all lovely flowers for the gifts you gave me, I LOVE THEM!!!!!! So many dreams came true I didn't even know I had them all!!!!! I'm excited to play with all my new toys (literally!), wear all my new things and fairify my house with all the art and decorations! Merci! Danke! Kiitos!



Dec 20, 2011

Winter Time by R.L. Stevenson, written in 1885

"Late lies the wintry sun a-bed, 
A frosty, fiery sleepy-head; 
Blinks but an hour or two; and then, 
A blood-red orange, sets again.

Before the stars have left the skies, 
At morning in the dark I rise; 
And shivering in my nakedness, 
By the cold candle, bathe and dress.

Close by the jolly fire I sit 
To warm my frozen bones a bit; 
Or with a reindeer-sled, explore 
The colder countries round the door.

When to go out, my nurse doth wrap 
Me in my comforter and cap; 
The cold wind burns my face, and blows 
Its frosty pepper up my nose.

Black are my steps on silver sod; 
Thick blows my frosty breath abroad; 
And tree and house, and hill and lake, 
Are frosted like a wedding-cake."

poem: Robert Louis Stevenson
pics: Itkupilli's blog, last pic here

Dec 15, 2011

My Hood :: Northern Liberties

I met this lady on South Street, Philly. I want that shirt.

Here are sights from my morning walk yesterday, in the Northern Liberties area.

Bird and human apartments.

Zen corner of a parking lot.

Asplundh is the company that handles tree removals..

Aww look at this poor traveling cutie:

Dec 14, 2011

Behind Closed Doors in Philadelphia

This morning I was sneaking behind closed doors and took some pics with my phone on my way back from the gym. I actually took a lot more pics, will post them tomorrow. But here are da doorz.

Psychedelic mirror door. Who knows what kind of parallel wonderland galaxy you'll enter through this one? 

As I took this pic, two robust ladies came out of the door and started flirting talking with me. They kept repeating how the bigger plant is called pussy willow and kindly revealed to me how to score a pussy willow of my own - they pointed to a big tree across the street, and told me to get a branch in the spring and stick it in soil. That's how they came to have their own Christmas pussy willow.

Pretty random.

See the 'War is Not the Answer' sticker? :)

Yucky and Pretty at the same time, isnt' it?!

Someone's spending her holidays behind the bars.

I live in the house on the right side of the Wu-Tang-pole. Speaking of Wu-Tang, recently at my friend Kelly's royal birthday ball, her roommate Danny played Wugazi, which was realllyyy goood - a mash up of Wu-Tang and Fugazi. It's free to download here, just saying.

Dec 11, 2011

Franchia :: Vegan Restaurant in NYC :: Yummers

Yesterday Daniel and me jumped on a bus that was 40 minutes late (you get what you pay for, Megabus is cheap but unpredictable) and went to NYC. We were going to a psytrance party in Brooklyn to dance all night but before that we had dinner at a place called Franchia. They're totally vegan and totally lovely.

At first we had some 'tuna' sushi. That orchid flower smelled like a cupcake.

Fried veggie dumplings. They have the option to get them steamed instead of fried but we thought what the heck. You only live once, right.*

That's a sizzling steaming hot stone bowl with bibimbap. Basically it's rice, veggies, vegan 'duck', and some mystical spices and ingredients that made it taste deeliicious. The white things are kimchi which is cabbage...kimchified? A bit on the hot side for me. 

For desert we went to Whole Earth Bakery on St. Marks Place and got pulla and pumpkin pie. Their pulla didn't come near the high standards my mom has set with the pulla she makes though. I'm determined to make pulla some day soon myself. Let's see how that goes.

Me in front of a fairytale tower.

*LOL just kidding ;)

Dec 2, 2011

Find Tongues in Trees :: Nature Quotes

"And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything." William Shakespeare 
"If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way." Aristotle 

"The poetry of the earth is never dead." John Keats 
"In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me." John Fowles

Daniel and me went to the Fairmont Park today in Philadelphia to take a nature break. It was beautiful... Fairmont Park actually consists of 63 different, connected parks. We found some treasures. I found a big, dried pea pod looking thing that fell from a tree. The seeds were loose inside it and made a nice shaker sound to sing with.

I was feeling the tree and he took a picture :) We'll go back soon unless it gets too cold for the California elf.