2016-01-13

Magical year


The new year has started well, and as I previously mentioned I am looking forward to this year. It's going to be an exciting year, filled with magic. Literally.

As all you Harry Potter fans out there already know this year will bring the magic back, first to the stages of London, in a play called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and secondly to the screens as the movie inspired by the book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

What is so incredibly exciting for me is that I have tickets to the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. It was extremely hard to get by. You had to sign up on a special website to be able to attempt at getting the tickets. Then you waited to get an email on a special day, and once this day arrived you'd get a link that would put you in a queue. At a random place in the queue. You could be the first one in the queue, or the 20.000 one. I was lucky, I was the 8000-something one in the queue.



"And now we wait" - 10 points to your house if you can tell me which film and scene that is from.
But seriously then it was just a matter of waiting for the people before you in the queue to either leave the queue or get their tickets. After nearly two hours of patiently waiting and staring at the screen of my computer as a little wizard walked across the page I finally got in!

I was seconds away from getting tickets to the eight part of the Harry Potter series. It was what I had waited for, for years!




But then... It was impossible to book any dates.
"Have all the dates already been booked?" I wondered. The days were supposed to be colour coded, green meaning there was still seats available, yellow meaning there were few seats available and red meaning it was completely booked. Only for me, it was neither green, yellow nor red, but white!
That's when my clever sister quickly did an investigation (checking the play's Facebook page) and it turned out that there were other people with the same problem. We all had one thing in common... If you were using Safari on a Mac, the webpage would not work.

Merlins. Beard.


Dress: Book of Deer (sold out in this colour, but with print here)
Tights: Lindex (old)
Heels: ModCloth (here)

After panicking for a while, and desperately asking my sister to fix it in some way, we got lucky and my sister had a friend that was close to the beginning of the queue, that managed to get us tickets as well.

So there you have it! I'm going to see the play - but it sure wasn't easy getting the tickets!

But so, my 2016 will be filled with magic.
This dress that I'm wearing today is quite magical too. It's from Book of Deer, and I don't know if it is the rich midnight blue colour, the luxurious velvet fabric or the dramatic fluted sleeves, but something about this dress makes me think that it would be the perfect dress for a witch.



I wear it with pride as it is the lovely dark blue colour of my house (Ravenclaw), and I also think about Brave and Merida because of the wee embroidered bears at the lovely bow. There are still some items left from Book of Deer's Hibernation collection of AW14 that you'll find here.



I hope you will all have as much magic in your life in this year as I will.
Much love,

19 comments:

  1. That's absolutely amazing that you got tickets, that play sounds magical already. This is probably one of the loveliest dresses I've ever seen, I adore everything about it, the bow, the flared sleeves, the velvet, the rose gold zip ahhh, it's perfection! Looks absolutely gorgeous on you too, such a beauty!
    It would be so cool if we're able to meet up when you come to London to see The Cursed Child <3

    Andini xx | Adventures of an Anglophile 

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    1. Yeah I really didn't think I would be able to get the tickets for a while there!
      It really is a lovely dress, and I agree, all the details make it a gorgeous one. Oh thank you so much! <3
      I think that would be fantastic! It'll be in September, and I would love to meet you irl darling lady <3
      Much love

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  2. Way to go getting tickets! That's so awesome! It sounds like trying to get tickets to San Diego's Comic-Con. :) And your dress is adorable! I love the collar. I'm glad to hear 2016 is off to a lovely start. :)

    -Lindsey

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    1. Thank you thank you very much! hahaha It was horrible, I was in a state of panic! Yeah, I think it might be a similar experience to that.
      Thank you so much! <3 Ahh, thanks :3 hope 2016 is treating you well too!! <3
      Much love

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  3. So cute. Wonderful that you got the tickets...I hope you have a great time :))) Love this dress, so beautiful x

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    1. Thank you so much! I love the dress too, it's got very nice and unique details.
      Ah, yes! I didn't think I'd manage to get the tickets, I am thrilled.
      Much love

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  4. Oh this is so wonderful and exciting! I came to look because you looked so flipping perfect in this dress. I can't express. It was made for you. I think they need to hire you as the face of their brand.

    Oh. My. God. I can't believe you are going to the play.

    I *must* hear all about it from you. I'm sure it will be spectacular!

    xoxox

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    1. I knooooow!! I'm thrilled and excited, and I keep thinking about September (when I'll be going to see it) and then I get all giddy and weird.
      Ah, thank you! It is a fantastic dress! Eilidh (the Book of Deer creator) has a way of making really flattering items. But I gotta say... it does feel like it was made for me, being Ravenclaw blue and all ;D
      You WILL hear all about from me!! I don't think I'll be able to talk about much else around the time of the play. Thanks!
      Much love

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  5. Oh Mona, I read you post and then the world got the news about Alan Rickman passing away... We have to make the magic live forever! ♥
    It is so exciting that you're going to see the Cursed Child, I'm sure it will be awesome. London stage is one of the best, so being HP related makes it even better!

    Julia x

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    1. Oh :( It sucks so badly, and I really hate cancer so much. The news has broken my battered heart. Indeed we do! <3
      It is very exciting, I'm thrilled. I think it will be spectacular! I agree, the London stage really is special, and adding HP to the mix will be just magical.
      Much love

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  6. Congrats on getting the tickets after all of that madness!! You and your outfit look awesome too! XO
    Lauren-Blair
    www.prefertobedemure.com

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    1. Ahh thank you!! It was quite nerve racking. Thank you so much! <3
      Much love

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  7. love this dresssssss <3

    http://polilovee.blogspot.ca/

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  8. Happy new year, Mona! Delighted to hear you're already off to a magical start. You deserve it! Thank you so much for the kind comments you left on my blog at new year. I'm so sorry to hear about how hard 2015 was for you as well (I've been catching up on your blog.) You're an amazingly strong person, not to mention sweet, intelligent and very stylish!

    Speaking of style, love the sleeves on that dress. Gorgeous!

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    1. Happy New Year to you too lovely!
      Aww, you are far too sweet and you flatter me. Thank you so much darling. <3

      I know! Aren't the sleeves excellent!! :D
      Much love

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  9. Your heart must have sank when you realized you were queuing in a browser that wasn't working! AACCKK!!! I'm so glad you were still able to get tickets. I cannot imagine a more deserving fan than yourself to see the play.

    And YES!!! The dress is wonderful!

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    1. Oh yeah! You should have seen me, I blanched! Ohh you're soooo sweet, thank you sooo much! <3
      Oh thank you Patty! :D
      Much love

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