"The most puzzling thing about the lost history of Holiday is that the magazine published so many famous writers: Joseph Heller, Irwin Shaw, Arthur C. Clarke, E. B. White, Arthur Miller, Gay Talese, Paul Bowles, Steinbeck, Saroyan, Kerouac, Cheever, O’Hara, Bellow, Thurber, Faulkner.
It was in Holiday that Truman Capote declared that he lived in Brooklyn—by choice!"
Greetings from Brooklyn
I did a little window shopping in the West Village last week and
came upon two cool shops,Sockerbit , meaning sugar cube in English,
specializing in Scandinavian candies :)
I stopped for their sweet window display, showcasing
super cute matchbox mice by the Danish company, Maileg
Next door is Shalva. The nicest salesgirl (in window) was giving out samples.
I tried their hand scrub, with minerals from the Dead Sea. It felt fabulous and left a
trace of oil, making my hands feel softer than they've been in years!
I will definitely return to buy myself a luxurious gift or two :)
This unusual vintage card with dog face is by John Hovenstine
He's made several cute & funny cards like this, available at