You are currently browsing the category archive for the ‘Books’ category.

Our latest mid-winter TV love for Mr. Wiz and me (while we wait for the Walking Dead to come back) is BBC’s Sherlock, on PBS, currently in season 3.

Sherlock

I love the way the cinematography is shot, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, London, etc., but I also love the styling of Sherlock’s flat. While perhaps dark and musty, I’ve pulled together lighter but Sherlock inspired home decor ideas.

Sherlock Inspired Decor

> Faux Moose Bust, $92. Desk Lamp, $79.95.
> Annotated Books, $80.75.
> Black & White Wallpaper, $198.
> Tartan Chair, $1598.
> Pillow Cover, $18.50.
> Vintage Music Stand, $175.
> Magnifying Glass, $14.99.

Perhaps I’m just ready to move and get decorating, or the cabin fever from this deep freeze, either way, I hope you enjoy!

Cheers!

- Colleen McIntyre Wisniewski of Flee Fly Flown

Ok, so I haven’t been shy about my love of Jane Austen novels, and the classic author seems to be in the news a lot lately, so I have recently been inspired to make my own break for Austenland if in imagination only.

Complete Works of Jane Austen

The movie, based on the novel, Austenland, is scheduled to hit theaters next week. There was also the announcement that Jane Austen’s portrait will grace the 10-pound British banknote beginning in 2017 (and has been stirring up some interesting news on Twitter). Every year or two, I revisit a Jane Austen novel and this summer, over the 4th, I dove back into Pride and Prejudice, which led to me reading the novel, Austenland by Shannon Hale, which the new film is based on.

The movie/book seem light-hearted and fun, but would I really want to escape to 18th century England, playing dress-up and speaking with a fake British accent? My relatives may laughingly say I would go whole-heartedly, but really?! No. Not at all (unless someone else paid for it, ha!), a visit to the town of Bath is just enough Jane for me. I’ll satisfy my curiosity by seeing the movie.

Despite my lack of desire to actually visit Jane Austen’s time-period, my love of vintage is stirred and inspired by the period, with some modern updates. So with that, here are a few ways you might bring a hint of Austenland home.

Vintage Tea Party Inspiration on Flee Fly Flown

{Vintage Tea Party Book & Crown Rose Tea Set}

Austenland inspiration

{ClockwiseWaterfall Ruffle Dress, The Jane Austen Guide to Happily Ever After, Low Riding Boot, Lace & Green Top, Gardening Hat, Ginger Green Tea Candle, Embroidered Monogram Pendant Necklace.}

Austenland inspired style

{Preppy Gray Blazer}

Tally-ho! A hunting we will go!

- Colleen McIntyre Wisniewski of Flee Fly Flown

36 Hours Books by New York Times

If you only had 36 hours in a city you were visiting, what would you do? The options can be so overwhelming! Where do you start?

As I’ve been researching our trip to Poland, I’m finding there aren’t a whole lot of good guides to Krakow. Luckily, The New York Times’s column, 36 Hours, has covered lots of territory, including cities that aren’t at the top of every “must visit” list.

The suggestions for each destination cover more than the highlights. They veer off the well traveled tourist tracks and give you tips for more of the local hang outs, sites to visit that might not be in your guidebook and places to find a good drink or two.

36 Hours in Krakow

This column has also been published in multiple, nicely designed books, broken out by regions, currently mostly covering the U.S. & Canada, with Europe and Latin America thrown in. I’ll assume that The New York Times isn’t finished with the series yet. The one design flaw of the actual book is that it’s a bit big to lug in your suitcase (though there is one available as an ebook), but their lovely covers and awesome illustrations are great, so I still want them all.

Midwest Map from 36 Hours

36 Hours Books:

USA & Canada West Coast

USA & Canada Midwest & Great Lakes

USA & Canada Northeast

USA & Canada Southwest & the Rocky Mountains

150 Weekends in The USA & Canada

USA & Canada Southeast

Latin America & The Caribbean

125 Weekends in Europe

So, with so many options – where to next?

Happy Trails,

- Colleen McIntyre Wisniewski of Flee Fly Flown

Join me on…


Like me on Facebook Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Pinterest

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 156 other followers

archives

More Favorites…

Shop at ModCloth for a Vintage inspired life styled
Subscribe to Mollie Makes!

Meanwhile, on Instagram...

The ultimate pizza pilgrimage & well worth it. #pizzafarm #stoneyacresfarm #toddlerlife #discoverwisconsin #wisconsinfoodie @mondolucha Monkey Business! #mondolucha #mke Also, he gets me every time. Custom matryoshka dolls dreamed up by @mjwizzy & made by @dwellephant.  #mcwiz #5yearanniversary #woodanniversary #dwellephant