October 28, 2016

the spookiest raven ...

That spooky time of the year has arrived…

Do you remember being in grade school and reading “The Raven”?

The feeling of this poem is fixed in my mind.
I can still remember that my teacher read it with
so much emotion and it’s permeated my subconscious.

Still to this day, whenever I see a crow,
I think to myself,


The Raven

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
“’Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door—
Only this and nothing more.”

And the silken, sad, uncertain rustling of each purple curtain
Thrilled me—filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;
So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating
“’Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door—
Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door;—
This it is and nothing more.”

Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
In there stepped a stately Raven of the saintly days of yore;
Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he;
But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door—
Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door—
Perched, and sat, and nothing more.

But the Raven still beguiling all my fancy into smiling,
Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird, and bust and door;
Then, upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking
Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore—
What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt, and ominous bird of yore
Meant in croaking “Nevermore.”

ciao! fabiana

note: these passages are just excerpts of the full poem.

October 25, 2016

today's corona del mar home tour

Instagram favorites from today’s Corona del Mar Home Tour!

Love the black drippy pumpkins. 
Photo Credit: Garden Studio Design

Bright and timeless dining room space.
Photo Credit: Ryan Garvin 

Warm and homey kitchen accents.
 Photo Credit: Prairie Home Styling

Concrete wall, steel lights and a white oak table.
Photo Credit: Raili Clasen

Coastal decor.
 Photo Credit: McKee & Co.

Traditional look with beach house style.
Photo Credit: McKee & Co.

Neutral tones with a hint of denim.
 Photo Credit: Perla Portillo

Cozy and modern bedroom.
Photo Credit: Anabel Bostedt

Vintage lockers for a boys' bathroom.
Photo Credit: Raili Clasen

ciao! fabiana


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