[Manic Monday] Beautiful Creatures

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Jow and I spent our belated Valentine’s Day celebration at the movies seeing Beautiful Creatures at one of those theaters that serves food and booze.  Naturally, I had to have a hurricane.  While the movie was just okay (I’m looking forward to getting the books and seeing if the do more of the books as movies), the scenery and dialogue was good.  We were supposed to go to a favorite restaurant for gumbo, but it was v. crowded so we opted to go home and have gumbo, corn bread, andouille sausage, grilled shrimp and bloody marys instead with bread pudding and frozen banana peanut butter greek yogurt instead.  We’re finding that we like our Mondays better to do things, if for no other reason than everything is far less crowded!

But the more we talked about the movie and where it takes place, the more I’m home sick to visit New Orleans again soon.  I’m finding that I plug into Hoodoo/American-Southern magic the easiest and would like to deepen my practice.  It makes sense, it’s as close to France as North America gets, only dirty-hot American style.  The board below is inspired by the movie.

Beautiful Creatures

1. Oval Locket PendantTiffany&Co.$425

2. Lace Nude Dress, Baylis & Knight$230

3. Limited Edition Beautiful Creatures Collection, Pür Minerals$39

4. Beautiful Creatures Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, iTunes, $11

5.  Lafayette Sunglasses, Elizabeth and James,  $155

6. Orange Crush Soda, Soda Emporium$2

7. Lace Cable Pullover Sweater, Anthropologie$50

Deborah Castellano
Deborah Castellano's book Glamour Magic: The Witchcraft Revolution to Get What You Want is available for purchase through Amazon, Llewellyn and Barnes and Noble.
Her frequently updated catalogue of published work is available on Author Central.

She writes about Glamour Magic here at Charmed, I'm Sure. Her podcast appearances are available here.

Her craft shop, The Mermaid & The Crow specializes in old-world style workshop from 100% local, sustainable sources featuring tempting small batch ritual oils and hand-spun hand-dyed yarn in luxe fibers and more!

In a previous life, Deborah founded the first Neo-Victorian/Steampunk convention, SalonCon which received rave reviews from con-goers and interviews from the New York Times and MTV.

She resides in New Jersey with her husband, Jow and their cat, Max II. She has a terrible reality television habit she can't shake and likes St. Germain liquor, record players and typewriters.  

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7 Responses

  1. OMG OMG OMG MY BFF JUST BOUGHT THAT DRESS FROM #2!!!!!!!! AND WORE IT TO A FANCY DRESS THING AND SHE LOOKED STUNNING IN IT AND THEY WERE AMAZING FOR HER!

  2. 1) That sweater is really pretty.

    2) Your book has finally arrived chez moi! 😀 (Review to follow, eventually, of course).

    3) Re American South / Hoodoo magic: I would like to hear more about this – your connection to it, why it’s so (relatively?) easy for you to hook into it, how you want to go about deepening your practice. The whole bit. I’ve missed you blogging about What It Is That You Do on a magical level. 🙂

    4) I am now curious about these books. (I just got two books of poetry in the mail, but it’s been a long time – or feels it – since I’ve dug myself deep into a novel).

    TTFN,
    Meliad/Amazon.
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  3. If my sister doesn’t preform in Vegas this year, we’re going to New Orleans.

    Also: gonna buy your book on mah next paycheque!

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