Posts Tagged ‘Valentine’s Day’


Love cake recipe, courtesy of Peau d’Ane

Peau d’Ane, Donkey Skin, is my favorite Perrault fairy tale, and a full post here on this powerful story of lust, incest, love and morality is long overdue. In the meantime, Valentine’s Day gives me this opportunity to link to this excerpt of the wonderful musical adaptation by Jacques Demy, starring Catherine Deneuve as the […]

Napoleon Marie Louise Marriage Rouget

Notorious Royal Marriages: Napoléon and Marie-Louise

I am beginning to see many Valentine’s Day posts on the blogosphere… This one by Arleigh at, via Tea at Trianon, stands out by the amount of work, and knowledge of the field of historical fiction, that went into it. Yes, blogging is a labor of love. As for me, with your permission, I […]

Red roses, a new favicon and Valentine’s Day

Did you notice that I designed a new, original favicon on this blog? To think that, one month ago, I didn’t even know what a favicon was… For those of you who enjoy a similar state of blissful ignorance, a favicon is the tiny image that sits to the left of the URL address, up […]