In the Princess Parlor

“She did not care very much for other little girls, but if she had plenty of books she could console herself.”

― Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess







Cotton Candy Champagne Cocktail

recipe here











Sleeping Beauty – Act I Prologue

Maria Dmitrienko, Valeria Zapasnikova and Татьяна Мильцева. (Tatiana Miltseva)

Nikolai Krusser ©

Mikhailovsky Theatre




Cecil Beaton frequently used as a background enlarged versions of rococo paintings from Watteau or Fragonard; here the background is from Fragonard’s painting ‘Le petit parc’










“If there is one thing I refuse to do, it is to drown.” 


― Hannah Ashworth, A Royal Reborn












“And the worst thing was, there were no mirrors out there in the wild, so the princess was left wondering whether she in fact was still beautiful… or if the fall had changed the story completely.” 


― Scott Westerfeld, Pretties








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