In case you are just joining us: A Literary Road Trip #1-A Dream of Travel and A Literary Road Trip #2-The Beat Travels On
POETIC TRAVELS,CLASSIC AMERICAN-STYLE
“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery-air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.”-Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
It’s time to hit the road again. This week, we are traveling with an extra dose of hearty American vigor: mid-century style. Think laid-back glam, poetic, unforced. Casual yet calculated.
Let’s go! Let’s go! Let’s go!
Writing and reading whilst lounging in the front passenger seat is obligatory, and so is saving room for any possible bookish road purchases:
“I think writers are the most narcissistic people. Well, I mustn’t say this, I like many of them, a great many of my friends are writers.”-Sylvia Plath
A vintage (or retro) piece makes travel light, easy, and chic:
Pssst! This barrette is really poetic:
“Saints have no moderation, nor do poets, just exuberance.”-Anne Sexton
Always stop for a roadside picnic, and your travels will be happy ones!
Destination reached. Time to unwind. Legs up, glass in hand, surrounded by new-old scents.
Your profile picture’s different! Did you dye your hair? Looks amazing!
It is different! I change my hair pretty much constantly. In the previous pic (taken a year ago), my hair was between-salon-visits platinum and shaved on the sides. In July, I went red (my natural colour) and also got a mohawk. In January, I went the shade of blonde you see here (a shade darker than platinum) and started growing it out. I call it The Great Mohawk Grow-Out of 2014. It’s almost a bob already!
Thanks! It is weird not having part of my head shaved, but I will do that again sooner rather than later! 🙂
So bold, I love it. The blond looks really great on you. I’m feeling inspired to try totally different, but I’m a big wuss and too attached to my long hair!
Thanks! Your hair is lovely, so I understand your attachment. Mine was actually down to my elbows until August ’11, when I had it chopped down to an asymmetrical bob with an undercut on one side. After a few more looks in about as many months, I had one side of my head shaved. I’ve never looked back, but then I get bored soooo easily. We won’t even go into all of the colours I’ve had!
I LOVE the T-shirt.
I love that image so much!
So many wonderful things on this list! I feel the retro sunglasses and plaid blanket are a MUST on any camping/beach trip. Also, my husband would love the travel bar. (I’m thinking anniversary present…)
But the old-book-scented candles are brilliant! I never would have thought of that.
There are so many amazing vintage travel bars available on Etsy!
The shop that makes the candles has several book-themed ones. I am thinking of buying one to see if it is as cool as it seems!
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