Sunday, February 6, 2011

Dreaming of Narnia

This post is inspired by my friend April over at A Kitchen Table for Two. She asked the question, "Do you have a place you dream of living?" Yes, yes I do. That place is Narnia. There are so many wonderful places to go in Narnia. If you ever find yourself tethering on the edge of a picture frame and the spray of the sea is hitting your face, I encourage you to hold your breath, kick your shoes off and jump right on in! After a moment or two in the water you'll likely find yourself being pulled upon a lovely boat by a young prince or handsome boat captain. You'll be at sea for awhile on this:
Eventually you'll spot land and go ashore. Immediately you'll realize that kicking your shoes off was not the smartest decision you ever made, and you'll be wishing you were wearing these:
Your Manolo gladiator sandals.
You'll want to wear something breezy, I suggest something like this asymmetrical dress by All Saints:

Pair it with a cute scarf like this one from Marc:
Of course you'll also want to carry around a nice satchel, kind of like this one by Gucci:
Now, as for what you should carry with you, I've got that covered as well. I have a theory that the sun in Narnia isn't in the habit of burning people like our sun is, so you shouldn't need to take along sunblock. Now, this doesn't mean that the sun isn't bright, so you will need your some sunglasses. I personally like these ones by Dior:

The following product is good to have, but really hard to come by. It is also very expensive, but if you can find some, well then, you better take it along:
Just one drop will cure any ailment.
Now, I mentioned that the above product will cure any ailment, and indeed it will. Remember though that I also mentioned that it was extremely hard to come by and also pricey (you have to get it on the black market, unless Father Christmas gives it to you). So, say you have a stomach ache or a bit of sea sickness - I wouldn't waste a drop of this on that, instead, bring along some Ginger Chews, by the Ginger People:

I don't know what it is about Narnia, but I always get SO thirsty there! I love drinking rose water while I'm Narnia, it is so refreshing and sweet without being overbearing. The best comes from The Edge of the World, they bottle it locally right at the source!
Now, you may ask of Narnia and the surrounding countries, "is it safe?" to which I would say, "Safe! Course it isn't safe!" You should definitely bring along a bow. I really like this one, it makes a great "twang" sound when you release your arrow, plus, these arrows fly really straight:

As far as what to eat while you're there, I suggest tea cakes with lemon curd, you can get this at many of the local restaurants and inns.  My suggestion, however, is to stay away from The Witch. Yes, it's true, you can get almost anything there (including what I hear is the best lemon curd ever), but, there is a steep price to pay and you'll probably regret it later.
Now, there is ever so much more to traveling and living in Narnia. Stay tuned for more helpful suggestions. In the meantime, if you find yourself at a twilight dance party with some wood nymphs, I suggest the following pair of shoes to help you blend in. From McQueen:


dad@narnia.soul said...

WONDERFUL POST! Nearly Awestruck!

9cedars said...

Caity, you are OTT

bright lights, big cities said...

so you!

Anonymous said...

What a fun post! However, I think even a wood nymph might have a hard go of it, dancing in those McQueen stilletos.

The assymetrical dress is amazing -- I wonder if it comes in navy?

XXXOOO to Jonathan!


April @ A kitchen table for two said...

LOVE it! I want to go to Narnia with you and wear Manolo gladiator flats! *sigh* Someday we'll go "further in, and further up!"