March tends to be pretty dreary but it does bring Spring and its own form of inspiration. Five current favourites below…
- Bulgarian Women’s Choir. Mmmm shivers. The voices, melody, and sheer power of this music transports me to the all-womxn church-forest of my dreams. Perfect background for writing, moonwork, or meditation in my opinion.
- White lillies. I was recently in a venue covered in white lilies, where the smell was just incredible. I quickly proceeded to hunt down a few for our tiny abode, and they have been a dream to live with. Lilies have always felt like a special-occasion, fancy flower, but really a single stem is not that expensive, and it has yielded 4 amazing, fragrant blooms straight out of of an O’Keeffe painting. Speaking of, I’m so excited for this to open next month!
- Wonder Valley Olive Oil. I miss California every day, it’s a problem. In an attempt to bring myself back there, I found this very special olive oil company and have been sparingly sprinkling their beautiful oil on my toasts/salads/pasta dishes. It brings me back to California’s farmers markets, beautiful reddish soil, and radiant sunshine, if only for a meal.
- Bunner’s creme eggs. I look forward to Bunner’s Easter menu year-round, seriously. Their creme eggs are amazing, one of my all-time favourite treats IN THE WORLD. Last year I bought close to a dozen and froze a few, but they didn’t quite last as long as I had hoped (oops). This year, I have been hounding the shopkeepers to find out the release date (still not announced), and cannot wait to sink my teeth into those delicious creamy hearts… yum.
- La Poudre Podcast. I’m usually not very enthused by the French feminist scene for the most part, and feel that North America is much more advanced. However, this gem of a podcast is a welcome exception. Lauren Bastide, impossibly sultry-voiced and skilled conversationalist podcast host, invites a diverse selection of French womxn to talk feminism, life, and uteri. Cue intelligent debates, a range of perspectives and experiences, and many laughs/tears. The podcast is in French, apologies to my anglophone friends, but the latest episode, a mini documentary about the Women’s March, is mostly in English with the French translation dubbed over.
Photo credits: grazia.fr (La Poudre image), allmusic.com (vintage Bulgarian choir),Wonder Valley’s Instagram