Easy, Whimsy Christmas Centerpiece

Orange Christmas Table Centerpiece

Orange is a fun hue and makes a lovely accent color in the home. I love how it brightens up any space. When I was thinking about a Christmas centerpiece this year, I wanted to stray from the typical red and green and incorporate this warm color. After remembering that oranges were traditionally given as […]

Scouting for Fairies Through Carkeek Park (Photos)

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Just a short post today. Yesterday I got a chance to meander through Carkeek Park in Seattle. The park opened in 1928 and boasts 220 acres of lush forest, meadows, wetlands, creeks, and beach. It truly is a magical place and the perfect backdrop to scout for new fairy photo inspiration. Here are some pictures I […]

Peter S. Beagle’s ‘Last Unicorn’ Tour Sells Out in Seattle

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This has literally been the year of meeting my childhood heroes. On top of getting to shake hands with Brian and Wendy Froud (The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth) this summer, last Tuesday my idol — Peter S. Beagle — one of the literary community’s most heralded fantasy writers, stopped by Central Cinema in Seattle. The Last […]

Dresses Inspired by Sarah’s ‘Labyrinth’ Ball Gown

Labyrinth

A couple of weeks ago I was beyond thrilled when the Variety announced a Labyrinth sequel in the works. Labyrinth was one of my favorite 80s fantasy movies! I’ve seen it countless times and may own an original 80s Labyrinth comic book. From a fashion perspective, I fell in love with Jennifer Connelly’s iridescent ball gown that […]

Dark Fairy Tales Reign Supreme in Seattle at Krab Jab Studio Gallery

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During the past three years, fairy tales have swept Hollywood by storm. Films and TV shows such as “Maleficent,” “Frozen,” “Once” and a whole host of other titles have whisked their way into theaters and thousands of living rooms across the globe. And there is no sign of this trend slowing any time soon. “Into […]

Magical Summer Woodland Fairy Photos

Fairy House

This summer I went on a lovely vacation to western Montana. Like all trips, I usually read at least one book while relaxing. My book of choice this year was Brian Froud and Alan Lee’s “Faeries.” This non-fiction fantasy classic includes watercolor illustrations of mythic occidental creatures. I used to pore over the pages when I was […]

Pretty Green Pixie Dresses Inspired by Tinker Bell

Tinker Bell Peter Pan

Summer has been especially busy this year. I returned not too long ago from a recent trip to the magical land of Glacier National Park, and in addition to a wonderful vacation, I’ve had all things fairy on the brain. While in Montana I managed to do some fantasy photography that featured miniature fairy scenes. Amidst […]

Glacier National Park and Two Medicine Dinosaur Center (Photos)

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Just returned from an incredible vacation in Montana where my family and I got to tour around Glacier National Park and its outskirts. In addition to exploring the Park, we got a chance to get out to Bynum, Montana and see the Two Medicine Dinosaur Center to check out all the prehistoric fossils they had […]

Hollywood, Take Notice: Jim Henson-Style Puppets are Hot: Toby Froud’s Film Greeted by Enthusiastic Sell-out

Lessons Learned Poster

Deep in the heart of the Hollywood District in Portland, Oregon a very magical film premiered this past weekend. Filmmaker Toby Froud, best known as the baby stolen by Goblin King (David Bowie) in Jim Henson’s ’80s fantasy film Labyrinth, resurrected the Hensonian tradition of live-action puppetry on the big-screen. Froud’s film, Lessons Learned opened to […]

The Goonies’ House is Alive and Well in Astoria, Oregon

The Goonies' House

I had a fantastic weekend down in Oregon. One of the highlights of the trip was stopping in Astoria to see the house where “The Goonies” was filmed. I’ve lost count how many times I’ve seen “The Goonies.” If you haven’t seen it…seriously, where have you been? The film was the brain child of Steven […]

Book Reviews: Five Gothic Ghost Stories

Printer's Devil Court Susan Hill

I’ve been looking back at some of the memorable Gothic fiction and ghost stories I’ve read this past year and wanted to share my favorite reads. Some are modern, some Victorian and Edwardian, but all are creepy-delicious. 1) “Printer’s Devil Court” by Susan Hill First off, I love Susan Hill to pieces. Hill wrote “The […]