THE MARCH FESTIVAL is over and the city has descended into a quiet, pleasant lull, the kind that happens in the changing of seasons. Things are slowly beginning to get back to normal again, if only for a little while, for this week is another long weekend, and not long after that, there is the cava & wine festival, which we’re certainly looking forward to. On Sunday the clocks moved forward and we’re still adjusting to the time change, but the days are much longer now and all the streets in our neighbourhood are lined with blossoming trees. P’s grandmother celebrated her 90th birthday this past weekend, and it was lovely to hear all about the flowers and cakes and chocolates that were dropped off by friends and well-wishers. The air is filled with change and it’s a heady, hopeful feeling, one filled with promise and romance, the kind that only spring can bring.
This week’s links include beachy inspiration for summer days and The Last Conversation You’ll Ever Need to Have About Eating Right; the fascinating history of The Battle for the World’s Most Famous Fragrance, and much, much more.