Monday, October 31, 2011

Gypsy Spell

For a Life full of Sunshine:

Light an orange candle and place a bunch of St. John's Wort flowers beside it. Make a wish, then hang the bunch of flowers over your main entrance way in your home. Leave the candle to burn out on it's own. It will bring your wish and ward off Evil.

October 31st,  the day that is the thinnest between the Spirit World and the physical world. 

Happy Hallow's Eve all

 Gypsies who have been wondering the earth for more than a millennium became objects of hatred, wonder, controversy and mistrust. Coming to Europe 6 centuries ago they brought with them the exotic traditions and dialects of far flung cultures. They became known as skillful storytellers, musicians, and fortune tellers. As well as being gifted practitioners of palmistry, crystallomancy, and many other forms of divination, including tarot card reading, which they claim to have indroduced in Europe in 1427. 
The Gypsies cling to age old customs, courtship rites, and dialect. Romany communities are still to be found in the length and breadth of Europe and deep inside the former Soviet Union.  In a decade or so there may be none at all.

Romanies are true friends of the earth, with their Nomadic existence they have lived closer to nature for longer than anyone else, and they are among the last free spirits on the face of the globe.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Happy Friday . 

Saturday, October 22, 2011


When I randomly came across this beauty I found myself stuck on the replay button.

Over and over.

 A entrancingly, collected, incredibly moving yet calm piece, that can unify itself with so many stories. 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Istanbul ' ia

Walking Zombie... is what we and with 'we' I mean me, myself and that really tired one over there... would describe the last week...or...... 2 ? I think the "bear cave syndrom" is slowly creeping in... yes it comes every year.. SURPRISE... and creates this little voice in my head that keeps suggesting to just throw everything and go find a comfy cave with lots of fur blankets and mango trees to reside in for the next what, half a year ?
But before I go do that... let me tell you or rather show you... my recent excursion to the city of Istanbul .

The best word to describe would probably be .. busy.... the city's population... 16-20 million... they can't really say...i think that says everything.... including 2 million internationals... So yes.. stick your forks in the fondue pot! They got it all !
Between street cats, the craziest traffic I have experienced to date... new yorkers- feel laughed at !  Meats roasting everywhere, harmonizing architecture fitting every mood of - pick your city-! burkas, craZy chanting (or rather to much - to early chanting), cashmere scarves swaying in all directions, and turkish coffee, I found myself exploring one of the oldest cities in Europe.

Here's the peek 

 Sketchiest vintage store I've ever been to... you were basically shopping in the dark.. is that a chucky doll on the right ..? 

 Crazy Bazaar 
 Note to oneself.. dishes will be shopped in Istanbul . period. 

Did I mention their tiling and pattern skills ? Probably one of my favorites and most inspiring to me personally ! I'll be sure to post some of them in the future...