It was hard to know when to schedule this experimental blog post, because Spring is such a relative term for so many people.Some of you are still recovering from freezing cold and are holding onto the hope of spring because of a single feeble patch of green in your yard (poor babies!). Some of you are already so embroiled (emphasis on broil) in summer that Spring is already long gone.
A blogging break in April helped me decide, and anyway, May seemed like a happy medium to post this Spring Aesthetic.
I’m not going to try to explain it, just read it already! 😉
Type: Romance and Classics
Suggested movies: You’ve Got Mail, Sabrina, I.Q, Spring Parade, Heidi and Anne of Green Gables.
FOR CHILDREN (or the young at heart):
Type: Coming of age and whimsy
Suggested movies: Dolphin Tale and The Peanuts Movie.
Type: Whimsical and wise
Suggested reading: The Secret Garden and Little Women
Type: Historical Romance and Gentle Fiction
Suggested reading: The Gresham Chronicles by Lawana Blackwell and The Mitford series by Jan Karon.Children:
Type: Fantasy and Contemporary
Suggested reading: Oz books by L. Frank Baum and the Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
Comic / Graphic Novel:
Type: Light and humorous.
Suggested reading: Hagar the Horrible and The Peanuts.
FOOD AND DRINK –
shrimp and pasta with a fresh salad / veggie and cheese quesadillas / yeast rolls / strawberries and cream / spring cupcakes / Lemonade / caramel frappuccino / white chocolate truffles
Suggested song: La ci darem la mano by Mozart (I love the recording by Anna Netrebko and Bo Skovhus!) and Je Veux Vivre by Charles Gounod.
Suggested song: Voices of Spring by Johann Strauss or Invitation to the Ball by Carl Maria von Weber.
Suggested song: “L’Amoureuse” by Carla Bruni.
Suggested Song: Wonderful, Wonderful Day from Seven Brides For Seven Brothers.
Sit outside at Panera and sip coffee and listen to music.
Plant some flowers
Have a picnic
Visit a record shop or a antiques store
Watch old musicals like Singing in the Rain, Top Hat, Mary Poppins or My Fair Lady.
Host a tea party.
Ride a bike
Find a playground and utilize the swing sets
Walk in spring showers
Go to an Art Festival or Farmer’s Market
So what did you think, guys? Was this completely lame?
So far this Spring, I’ve gone swinging, sipped coffee at Panera, I’m going to plant some flowers very soon. I’ve eaten Spring cupcakes and veggie and cheese quesadillas, drank a caramel frappuccino, and I’ve watched You’ve Got Mail.
I’m going to have to boogie if I’m going to squeeze more Spring aesthetic into this month. 😛
Anyway, TELL ME YOUR VERDICT. Do you want me to do it for all four seasons or just pretend this never happened? *Force wipes*
One way or another – I’d like to hear about your favorite things to do in spring. Give me your quintessential Spring books, movies, food and activities. I’d love to hear about it!