Tuesday, July 31, 2018

July 2018 Reading Vlog

I tried something new with my reading wrap-up video for July and made it into a reading vlog...

...in addition to books, you'll find cups of tea and snacks and even a mini stationery haul!

I was pretty proud of myself for getting through Dostoevsky's Demons this month, and I also loved discovering Elizabeth and Her German Garden as well as Dorothy Day's biography The Long Loneliness. The vlog format was fun because I included a lot of my favorite quotations, but here are just a few more...

 "I love tulips better than any other spring flower; they are the embodiment of alert cheerfulness and tidy grace."

Elizabeth and Her German Garden by Elizabeth von Arnim

"It seemed to me that the thought of traveling by post in a carriage (even with bells) must have appeared too simple and prosaic to him; pilgrimage, on the other hand, even with an umbrella, was much more beautiful and vengefully amorous."

Demons by Fyodor Dostoevsky

"But what is life if I cannot have my tea? It was always tea with them, every hour of the afternoon and evening."

The Long Loneliness by Dorothy Day

Saturday, July 21, 2018

New Disney Dooney & Bourke Bags

I think that my favorite of all Disney bags are the Disney Dooney & Bourke bags...

...the prints are just so charming and adorable, and the quality is excellent! Of course the price tag matches the quality 😆 so I definitely have to save up for D&B, but then I use the bags every single day and get so much pleasure out of them.
In my video I was speculating about what this year's Christmas print might look like, and a sneak peek was released just yesterday! It's got all sorts of ride characters decked out for the holidays. I still hope that one of these years we'll get a Halloween print though. 😉

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

New at Disney Springs: The Edison & Disney Style

Disney Springs has become more and more of a must-stop destination on our Disney World trips - I love all the additions they've made in recent years!

For example, The Dress Shop at Cherry Tree Lane in the Marketplace Co-op has become one of my favorite stores at WDW - I love stopping in to see what new dresses and skirts and accessories are in stock! 👗 On our recent trip I loved checking out the new Disney Style store which features more casual attire than the Dress Shop and so many cool photo ops like the tea cup.

Another first on our last trip was lunch at The Edison! The food was not-so-great, but I think where The Edison shines is in its eclectic drink menu and immersive surroundings - I'd love to come back sometime to see the bands and evening performances. 🎺

Saturday, July 14, 2018

June 2018 Reading Wrap-Up

"He had often maintained that the main object of a man's life was to see a thing as if he had never seen it before."

The Poet and The Lunatics by G.K. Chesterton

I've had such great reading summer so far - so many of the books I've picked up have become new favorites! The Poet and the Lunatics has definitely been one of them - the characters were great, the mysteries were intriguing, and the writing was amazing...

Monday, June 25, 2018

Disney's Beach Club Resort Stone Harbor Club Tour

Hop in the car, guys! Today we're checking into Disney's Beach Club Resort. 🐚

I love how elegant and yet relaxed this deluxe resort is! I've got both a room tour AND a club level tour in this post...

Monday, June 18, 2018

Dessert Drinks of Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland's Purple Wall of Instagram fame is no longer just a wall...it's now a drink!

...and it's not even Tomorrowland's only photo-worthy dessert! On our recent trip I had to sample both new beverages - the Millenial Pink Milkshake 💕 and the Purple Wall Slushy. 💜

No, I didn't try them both on the same day. 😆

Monday, June 11, 2018

May 2018 Reading Highlights

""Books are people," smiled Miss Marks. "In every book worth reading, the author is there to meet you, to establish contact with you. He takes you into his confidence and reveals his thoughts to you.""

The Four Graces by D.E. Stevenson

Did you catch my May reading wrap-up? I really enjoyed exploring Lady Winifred Fortescue's books more this month - Perfume from Provence got me hooked, and I loved There's Rosemary, There's Rue.  I also enjoyed re-discovering The Four Graces by D.E. Stevenson. It's made me want to go back and re-read the entire Miss Buncle series!

Monday, June 4, 2018

New Spyglass Grill at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

Although much of Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort is under construction at the moment, there is one new thing that's opened recently - the Spyglass Grill!

I had heard so much about the new Spyglass Grill at the Trinidad South pool with its passion fruit tres leches dessert that we HAD to swing by to check it out for lunch. It was really good for a pool bar, but not quite as good as we'd hoped - although it was fun to get a glimpse of the Skyliner construction and the new Disney Vacation Club Riviera Resort!
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