There is a direct link between King Louis XIV and the character King Louis XV of Outlander. King Louis XV, portrayed in the Outlander series, was born in the Palace of Versailles on February 15, 1710 during the reign of his great grandfather, King Louis XIV. Continue reading Road Trip to the Getty Center→
Home is where the heart is. When it is decorated with cherished items, it is a sanctuary. Whether the home decor be Outlander inspired, something Scottish or anything else, it is always special to see how people put together their most special treasures.
The finale of Outlanderseason 2 brings a conclusion to the dynamic adaption of Dragonfly in Amber. The anticipation of the emotional roller coaster ride at the series conclusion required the planning and preparation of a comfort food that I could share with friends as we watched. Thankfully Outlander Kitchen provided a wealth of choices. My daughter, age 9, was intent on helping prepare a special dessert. We ultimately chose the “MacKenzie’s Millionaire Shortbread” on p. 252. Continue reading The MacKenzies’ Millionaire’s Shortbread→
Once I got a hold of a copy of the Outlander Kitchen Cookbook (a gift from Daddy; so thankful he “enables my addiction.” Now I can keep my signed copy in a safe place and use my unsigned copy as I cook. I can write notes in it and it won’t matter when food splatters upon the pages!) I just had to try out a recipe right away.
As in the previous post, I discussed how the red dress from Outlander Season 2 inspired me to make individual head pieces for the ballet production of Beauty and the Beast. The Red Dress is so beautiful in color and design, that I used this as inspiration to make supplemental headdresses. The Red Dress motivated me to use the same color palette, while I also referenced the famous portraits of the artist Frida Kahlo for individual headdress design. Continue reading Outlander Inspired Headdress→
The costume designs of Outlander Season 2 were breathtaking. The fabrics and intricate designs present within each costume displayed artistry that can inspire us all. The red dress was one piece that inspired me to create a couple of Do It Yourself projects. I was asked to create costume pieces for a ballet performance of Beauty and the Beast. I looked for inspiration in many places. However, the true artistry of Outlander was the best source for creative material. Continue reading Outlander Inspired Head Pieces→