Month: October 2011

I Capture the Castle


1st Option, the premiere UK property management firm for filming and photography, recently added a Gloucestershire castle to its portfolio of amazing properties. All photos of old castles immediately make me think of the book “I Capture the Castle,” by Dodie Smith. Have a look:

I love the white walls and the stained-glass windowpanes!


All this just fuels my castle obsession. My ancestors owned a castle called Owlpen near Bath, England, for four centuries. The family lost the house in 1815 when Thomas Daunt VII nearly burned the place down while practicing witchcraft. (Sorcery seemed to be a family hobby through out the centuries.) The family also owned Kilcascan castle in Cork County, Ireland. If I ever win the lottery, I really want to buy it!

Happy Halloween!


A Weekend in Fall

Popular Search Terms

Occasionally I like to see what sort of Google search terms lead people to my blog.
Here’s a little snapshot of the search words that turned up recently on my sitemeter:

And here are the corresponding posts:
Audrey Umbrellas, Sofia Coppola Stye Desk, New Lula Magazine, JLo Dresses, “I love Kate Spade,”  Charlotte de la Grandière, Color Pink.

I think it’s funny — and probably fitting — that a few people have found my blog by searching for “Color Pink”!
Pink Power!!

What magazines & newspapers are you reading?

I love to go to the newsstand every Saturday and pick up the weekend editions of the FT and the Wall Street Journal. (I especially love the WSJ’s Off Duty section!) While I’m there I usually get a couple magazines. This week I picked up filmcomment, published by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and The Hollywood Reporter, my favorite glossy!

The rest of the week, I love reading the New York Times as my daily news source. (I stopped my subscription to the local paper two years ago and I haven’t looked at it since. Long story.)

What about you?

Illustration by John Gannam, 1948 — via Colour Bomb.

Magical Moving Photo

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