Georgie Issue II

by Kristen Bass in

Last night's release of Issue II from Georgie Magazine was so much fun! I can't say that I was optimistic as my friend and I were driving there, navigating streets to dead ends and wrong turns, circling around the soon-to-be Brewery District that is currently a giant cavern in the earth. But when we finally did find the party we were pleasantly surprised. 

A really great thing about Georgie Magazine is it's commitment to local business and culture. The last party (see here) was at Workhall Boutique and Issue II was launched from Iconoclast Koffiehuis, both locations being small independent businesses with great atmospheres. Though it is completely out of the way for me, I can definitely see myself going back there for an espresso.

If the cover story is any indication (it features Mac DeMarco sporting a five panel from local brand Nowhere Fast), then the issue is sure to be great. Make sure to pick yourself up a copy or scope it out online here

Love Letters

by Kristen Bass in

I have just finished reading the most heartbreaking novel. Though it is a fictional account, Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, brought to life an era and an infamous couple whom I have long been enamoured with.

Now Labour Day weekend has come and gone and summer 2014 is in the past, so this is the perfect moment to conclude my summer reading. Yet I don't recall the last time a book affected me so. As early as tonight I may curl up with a Pumpkin Spice latte and The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. Perhaps with those letters I can make this summer last long into the fall.

I wish we could spend July by the sea, browning ourselves and feeling water-weighted hair flow behind us from a dive. I wish our gravest concerns were the summer gnats. I wish we were hungry for hot dogs and dopes, and it would be nice to smell the starch of summer linens and the faint odor of talc in blistering summer bath houses ... We could lie in long citoneuse beams of the five o’clock sun on the plage at Juan-les-Pins and hear the sound of the drum and piano being scooped out to sea by the waves.
— Zelda Fitzgerald; Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald

What was your summer reading?