For your own little Alice (or even you), Disney has released a new line of cosmetics with an Alice theme under their Beautifully Disney collection, appropriately titled Curiouser and Curiouser. I especially like the Non Sensical Nail Polish.
Every fall asleep on your book? Well now you can do it and not worry about getting ink on your face. ThinkGeek has released a series of classic books as pillows, and of course Alice is one of them. Get one for yourself!
One of our mimsiest minions reports that a new bakery has opened in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago: A Baker’s Tale. In addition to the somewhat Snarkian name of the shop, its decor also includes a large framed image of Tenniel’s Mad Tea Party, and a large sculptural tree whose blossoms are made of pages from an edition of Wonderland. We can only hope it wasn’t an 1865 edition!!
And of course, there are white rabbit cookies, among other treats. If you visit the shop, write us a comment and let us all know what you thought. Who knows, maybe they even have treacle tarts!
Reminder: If you do shop on Amazon, remember that by using their Amazon Smile site, you can designate a worthy charity to receive a tiny portion of the proceeds for each purchase you make.
A mimsy minion who enjoys luxurious baths (between Snark hunts, no doubt) passed along this blog post about a company called The Bathing Garden, which periodically makes batches of bath treats with a Wonderland theme. The blog post notes that the Wonderland products are currently out of stock, but returning again in April. So, if you enjoy taking long, relaxing baths, you might want to check out this post and keep an eye out when the products are back in stock.
Attention shoppers–and especially tea set lovers! One of our mimsy minions has just alerted us to this elegant new porcelain tea set from Vista Alegre of Portugal. Illustrator (and now tea set decorator!) Teresa Lima won the National Illustration Prize for her Alice no País das Maravilhas (Livraria Civilização Editora, 1998).
For those of you who must have every Alice tea pot out there–you know what to do. And this set also includes a nifty Cheshire Cat cake plate, among other treats.
From one of our mimsiest minions comes word of this unique item. Celebriducks is a company that produces “rubber duck” toy versions of famous figures and characters. I don’t know why. They just do. And the range of their line is quite extensive, so it was perhaps inevitable that our Alice would eventually be “duckified”! Interestingly, she seems to be wearing a pink dress, which is refreshing. In a nice touch, they’ve included the White Rabbit and Cheshire Cat, as well.
Our Secretary, Clare Imholtz, reports that in January, Foyles Bookstore on Charing Cross Road in London underwent renovations. Rather than just boarding up their windows while the changes were made, Foyles covered the windows with a creative history of the venerable bookstore–much of which was Alice-themed.
If you see something fun and Alice-themed in your own travels, send us a photo and a brief description so that we can share it with all our blog readers!
Are you looking for someplace special to take your Valentine this year? Well, if you happen to live in or near London, the Sanderson Hotel now offers a not inexpensive but very festive-sounding “Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea” including creative baked treats, a “Jelly Wonderland,’ and even custom crockery (which is also available for purchase separately, for you teapot lovers–and you know who you are).
If you are a fan of the Looking Glass Wars novels, author Frank Beddor has written to let us know he has a Kickstarter campaign running for ONLY another nine days to fund the next new title, Looking Glass Wars: Millinery Academy. As is customary with Kickstarter campaigns, there are a host of tempting rewards (all must have prizes, you know!) including signed special editions, posters, and more, for various pledge amounts.
Some of the funding will also go to a new graphic novel. So whether you’re into only prose, graphic novels, or both, you might want to explore the campaign and its perks. But this campaign runs for only another nine days; if the goal is not reached, the books and rewards will not be produced.
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