Irregular Choice is combining forces with Disney to bring us a truly whimsical collection of footwear! So far only one style has been released but it’s a MUST for any Alice in Wonderland fan. The collection goes on sale on February 26th (I know I’ll have my quick-clicking-shopping-
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we’re eagerly awaiting. This week I’m choosing Heartless by Marissa Meyer. The show stopping cover was released last week exclusively on EW.com along with an excerpt of the upcoming novel. I’m so excited to see what Marissa Meyer has in store for us next plus we already know how great she is at fairytale retellings. Heartless is a prequel to Alice in Wonderland and it tells the story of the Queen of Hearts prior to when she started ordering “off with his / her/ their/ your head!” in Wonderland. You can read the excerpt here.
Long before she was the terror of Wonderland — the infamous Queen of Hearts — she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.
Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the yet-unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend and supply the Kingdom of Hearts with delectable pastries and confections. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next Queen.
At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the king’s marriage proposal, she meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship.
Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans. (via Goodreads)
Yesterday while surfing the internet I came across the cutest Disney Christmas artwork by Dylan Bonner and I knew I had to share them here! He took Disney characters and drew them in scenes of popular Christmas films which is basically my dream mash up. Of course Home Alone Rapunzel and Elf Ariel, and Polar Express Peter Pan are my three favorites!
This weekend on the way home from Christine and Pete’s wedding, Andrew and I stopped at the Storm King Art Center in the Hudson Valley. The center is only an hour away from NYC, and it’s definitely worth the trip if you’re in the area. The center is essentially a sculpture park and it spans over 500 acres. The tour guide we overheard in passing compared the park to Disney and said that’s it’s impossible to see everything in one day (which I don’t necessarily agree with, but it does help if you have a plan). The collection includes over 100 sculptures, many of them gargantuan and towering high. One of the most unique and enjoyable elements of the park is that the sculptures are outside which allows you to view them with a scenic landscape as a backdrop. Despite the heat, it was lovely to walk around and appreciate the sculptures as they came into view and continued to enlarge until we were finally close to them.
We had decided to head over after I saw an Instagram photo of a mirrored fence that I knew I had to see in person. Megan commented on my own photo in front of the fence and remarked that it seemed very Alice in Wonderland-like which I think is the perfect way to describe it. Some of my favorite pieces were the mirrored fence, the columns, the large Buddha head, the Asian free-standing set of doors which looked like they could lead anywhere, and the bench made entirely of nickels.