Wednesday, April 8, 2009


"It's spring fever.  That is what the name of it is.
And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't know what it is
you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!"
-Mark Twain

I am craving spring and summer right now.  Yesterday it snowed! and it's the beginning of April!  I was quite sad, as I got new sandals over the weekend and have yet to be able to wear them.  Instead I had to bust out my winter boots again, which I did NOT like one bit.  I don't mind snow too much- when it's the appropriate time to be snowing!

And there are three things I love most about warmer months: green tea, dresses & museums.  Preferably going to a museum wearing my favorite dress drinking an iced green tea =)

Francis Bacon Man in a Cap, c. 1943

Hopefully this summer I will be able to go back to NYC to visit the Met because, starting May 20, the works of one of my favorite painters Francis Bacon will be there.  And I really don't want to miss this exhibit since I have never been able to see any of his works in person.  So am I going to have to withstand another 10-hour drive to NYC?  Why yes, I am.

I love wearing dresses when it's warm out, and this new-ish online collection of dresses is just amazing.  Sunday Brunch has vintage-inspired dresses that are perfect for spring and summer; casual enough to wear during the day yet dressy enough so that you feel all lovely and fancy walking around in one.  Eventually I'm going to have to fork over some cash and buy myself one of these little numbers because they are going fast!  My favorite blue one (below) is already sold out!

My beverage of choice during the summer is green tea.  I should say my favorite summer ingredient is green tea because I lovelovelove green tea ice cream.  It's so light and refreshing with a unique flavor.  If you have never tried it, I'd suggest that you head on over to the nearest hibachi-style restaurant or sushi bar and order yourself a huge bowl full of it!

For anyone that is interested I have a recipe for Almond Peanut & Biscuit Filled Chocolate Cupcakes with Matcha Frosting (to add to my green tea obsession) from The Sugar Bar.  Another non-traditional way to enjoy green tea!

What are your favorite things about spring and summer?

Francis Bacon photo: Wikipedia
Cupcake photo: The Sugar Bar


  1. You give ME fever! I love that dress too. I definitely need more of that colour in my wardrobe x

  2. OMGosh I love those dresses. I especially love the blue striped one. Very Summery. Green Tes IS THE BOMB!!! I LOVE IT. Youre actually making me want some right now. Maybe i should head over ot my local hibachi-style restaurant or sushi bar and have some. ;]

  3. summer is coming, it's going to get warmer pretty soon! I can't wait to be able to wear my summer dresses..
    and green tea ice cream is something I definitely have to try!


  4. Wow, you should definitely share the recipe!
    I have a recipe for a green tea "tart" (its called a tart but its more like a giant financier, or an unfrostable cake).
    I'm sure that a road trip to NYC will be fun....

  5. I love pretty much everything about spring and summer. I hate to be cold and I love the sunshine. So annoying that it is snowing for you in April. Randomness.

  6. I hope the temperatures rise soon so you can wear spring clothes soon! ahh the cupcake picture looks so yummy, I plan to make some this weekend! :)


  7. I just cannot wait to wear shorts, and throw out my coat haha

    that second dress is adorable

    the cupcake looks delicious!

    would you like to trade links?

  8. Lmao!! So what did you do?? Did you buy a new one or repair it??

  9. Me too! i want to wear sandals and dresses; not tons of layers :(

  10. You seriously don't get much better than Man in a Cap.. so breathtaking..

    And fantastic post! Great great blog..

    trade links??

  11. This is some beautiful art work.... gorgeous
    xxx megs

  12. That bright blue dress is Screaming my name!!!

  13. cute and cheerful post. i absolutely love green tea ice cream and could eat it everyday. my fav thing about the warmer season? warm, murky nights.

  14. I never heard about green tea ice cream before, sounds strange lol.

    The blue dress is amazing, what a shame that it's already sold out, the Hello stripe dress is really nice too.

    Favorite thing about summer: ENDLESS days.

  15. grean tea ice-cream? sounds delicious.

  16. i feel your pain about the weather. it was the same in vancouver last month but not its tarting to warm up. dont worry it will come to u soon as well.


  17. Oh Francis Bacon! I saw 2 of his works last year and I wish I could go to the exhibition in New York :( Have fun!
    And I can't wait to wear dresses too! Alltough I allways wear dresses :D but it's completeley different when you don't have to put on tights or a scarf or a cardigan! I'm longin for those long summer days!

    The blue dress is amazing

  18. That blue dress is to die for!

    My favorite things about spring and summer are daylight savings (when it gets dark at 9pm)and going out at night without a jacket.

    xx VV