I just got home from the premiere of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. I loved it! I thought it was unique to tell a new story using all the adorable characters we all love (well I love), rather than recreate it again. There have been so many Wonderland recreations I was totally ready for a newish story. I thought Mia Wasikowska was great. And Johnny Depp is always fascinating. The colors were vivid and fantastical and, despite the fact that I HATE 3D movies, the graphics were impressive.
Since Alice is the inspiration for the name of this blog, and the name of my company, I think its only appropriate to review the movie and talk about my adoration for the book Alice in Wonderland. It all started when I was 13. My mom took us to an antique book shop and I found my dear Alice among the dusty shelves. It was/is blue with gold trim and had a satin ribbon to save your place. At 13 I deemed it a priceless treasure – I’d never owned any book with elaborate markings or a built-in bookmark. So I took it home and devoured it – and have done so just about every year since. I love the riddles, the math, the poems, and the madness. But most of all, I love the tea party.
Tea parties are among the few things in life that I feel completely happy doing. Usually there’s always something else I’m thinking about, a list of things I have to do, so just sitting usually makes me feel listless. But having tea is different. Do I have tea parties a lot, you may wonder? I use tea parties as the theme for as many girl gatherings as possible – my wedding shower for example, birthdays, girly gatherings. In fact I’m overjoyed by the fact that next weekend I’ll be in Santa Barbara having 2 tea parties in one weekend with two of my fabulous friends I don’t see often enough.
I’m also a sucker for any Alice in Wonderland spin-off as well. Did you know OPI came out with an Alice in Wonderland line of nail polish. And Urban Decay has an incredible eye shadow palette devoted to it. I should talk about my obsession with makeup in another post. But yes, I bought it. And yes, of course I love it.