La mer est très belle

19761323_1712227428805409_6975251794666455040_n.jpg“Time is more complex near the sea than in any other place, for in addition to the circling of the sun and the turning of the seasons, the waves beat out the passage of time on the rocks and the tides rise and fall as a great clepsydra.” – John Steinbeck

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Beverage of the Intellectual

“For tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse in their nervous sensibilities…will always be the favourite beverage of the intellectual…” – Thomas De Quincey

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Holiday Shopping

 

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Have you heard? Chisme Chick is having a 25% off Cyber Monday Sale. Choose anything from our line of curated goods for a gift for yourself or a friend. Use the promotion code CHISME on our website.

 

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Future

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Don’t you love this Proverb?🤗 Take time to run in the fields and soak up the sunshine. 🌞 The future is bright and full of so much hope.

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Fall at Tanaka Farms

Happy Fall, OC!🍁 Don’t forget to take time to gather together and celebrate the harvest. One of our favorite places to go is Tanaka Farms where they have a year long Market Stand with fresh produce. 🍆🌶🌽They offer wagon tours and other educational programs. @tanakafarms sure has plenty of pumpkins to carve, so stop by soon! 🎃  

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National Poetry Day

 

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We love reading poetry. There’s something magical when you carry a book and take it into nature and read. We’ve also been listening to poetry on vinyl. You can hear the rhythm of the words, notice the silent pauses, while the crackle from the record echoes in the space. This Emily Dickinson poem is one of our favorites and we want to share it with you on National Poetry Day. As you read the poem aloud, it’s as if you can feel the motion of the ocean waves.

Part Four: Time and Eternity
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On this wondrous sea,
Sailing silently,
Knowest thou the shore
Ho! pilot, ho!
Where no breakers roar,
Where the storm is o’er?

In the silent west
Many sails at rest,
Their anchors fast;
Thither I pilot thee,—
Land, ho! Eternity!
Ashore at last!

Emily Dickinson

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Frankenstein Bookmarks

​It’s October! You know what that means…harvest festivals, pumpkin carvings, horror stories, and scary monsters such as Frankenstein’s creature. These bookmarks are an ode to Shelly’s ability to have captured her nightmare into a novel. To be entered to win: 1. Follow us on any social media platform. 2. Share your favorite thing to do during the harvest season. Our giveaway ends at midnight tonight (pacific time). Go to chismechick.com/giveaway for more info about the contest rules. 🎃🍁👻🍂

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The Wizard of Oz Bookmarks

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“There is no place like home.” – L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

You have a chance to win these handmade, typewritten bookmarks. Just follow us on one of our social media platforms and tell us who your favorite book character is by midnight tonight (pacific time). Go to chismechick.com/giveaway for more info about the contest rules. The winner will be chosen by a random drawing and will be messaged after the contest ends.

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National Coffee Day

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Happy National Coffee Day! Since we love coffee and books so much, we want to give you an opportunity to win two bibliophile bookmarks that were dipped in a medium roast brew. To win: 1. Follow us on one of our social media accounts. If you are already following us, you too, can win. 2. Tell us your favorite type of coffee by midnight tonight (pacific time). Please go to chismechick.com/giveaway for more info about the contest rules. We will message the winner daily.

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James Joyce’s Ulysses Bookmarks

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Today we’re giving away hand-crafted Ulysses bookmarks. The cat was hand drawn and the letters “Mkgnao” were typewritten. The second bookmark includes a typewritten quote that states, “Love loves to love love.” For a chance to win: 1. Follow us on one of our platforms. You can be an existing follower to win. 2. Tell us about your favorite author. This contest will end tonight at midnight pacific time. Go to chismechick.com/giveaway for more info about the contest rules. We will message the winner daily.

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Anne Frank Bookmarks

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It’s Day 3 of Banned Books Week. Today we’ve chosen Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl. We’re giving away two handmade bookmarks. In order for a chance to win, follow us on a platform and tell us what your favorite non-fiction book is by midnight tonight (pacific time). You can be an existing follower to win. Please go to chismechick.com/giveaway for more info about the contest rules. We will message the winner daily.

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Bookmarks

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Today we’re giving away bookmarks from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. For a chance to win, you must: 1. Make sure you are following us on one of our platforms 2. Tell us your favorite character from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Go to chismechick.com/giveaway for more info about the contest requirements. This contest will end tonight at midnight pacific time. We will message the winner daily. Good luck!

 

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Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week begins today and ends on October 1st! To celebrate, we will be giving away two handmade bibliophile bookmarks every day. Today we’ve selected quotes from Fahrenheit 451. All you have to do to win is follow our page and tell us about your favorite book. The contest ends at midnight pacific time. Go to chismechick.com/giveaway for more info about the contest requirements. We will message the winner daily. 📚

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