Sunday, March 25, 2012

Francesca Lia Block

I have a new favourite author. Her name is Francesca Lia Block and she is magical.
I recently finished her very first novel Weetzie Bat and am currently reading the second book in the series, Witch Baby. I discovered her books while reading an interview with Stephanie Perkins, author of two adorable novels, Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door. She was asked what her absolute favourite book is and she said without a doubt, WEETZIE BAT. So I really didn't have much of a choice but to get my hands on a copy as fast as possible.

"A kiss about apple pie a la mode with the vanilla creaminess melting in the pie heat. A kiss about chocolate, when you haven't eaten chocolate in a year. A kiss about palm trees speeding by, trailing pink clouds when you drive down the Strip sizzling with champagne. A kiss about spotlights fanning the sky and the swollen sea spilling like tears all over your legs."

Wildfox's Weetzie Bat photo spread:

Friday, March 2, 2012

Jennifer Westfeldt

Jennifer Westfeldt, writer, director and actress. I like to think of her as the female Woody Allen; her movies are charming and quirky with a touch of neurosis. She co-wrote and starred in Kissing Jessica Stein. A cute, funny film about a girl who tries to give being a lesbian a try. She wrote the screenplay and starred in Ira and Abby. A romantic love story about two New Yorkers who get engaged the day they meet. And her latest film Friends With Kids which Westfeldt wrote, directed and starred in is about two best friends who decide to have a kid together. I've seen these films countless times and I never tire of them.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sarah Addison Allen

A friend of mine introduced me to the author Sarah Addison Allen and I am oh so happy she did! She is now one of my absolute favourite novelists. I began reading The Girl Who Chased the Moon (her third book) and fell in love. Minutes after I devoured (yes, devoured!) it, I fed my slightly unhealthy book buying addiction by ordering her three other novels, Garden Spells, The Sugar Queen and her latest creation The Peach Keeper. All of Allen's novels are whimsical, cozy and captivating. They are truly original, special stories full of Southern charm and magic that will stay with me forever. It's a very delightful treat to find a book that you can effortlessly fall into and lucky for me, I was able to find four of them. Most of Allen's female characters are women who are afraid of living their lives to the fullest but as the novels progress, we, the readers see changes in these women, self-realizations enable them to reach their full potential. All four of her books bring unlikely friends together and even less unlikely lovers together. They're so many little magical quirks in her novels which make me love the stories even more. Sarah Addison Allen is a born story teller out to celebrate love, friendship and women.