5.23.2010

What if...?

“Come over to the dark side…we have candy.”
Unknown

What if…you lived in a land made up of candy?

Seas of gray, and blacks as dark as the midnight sky would not be permitted within my land of candy; pastels and brights would be the only colors embraced, given the fact that shades such as this would complement the sweets budding all around us so well. My ensemble du jour, adhering precisely to these specifications, would be Alice + Olivia’s Lexi Strapless Dress with Belt. Each morning, as the sun creeps into the pale blue sky, yellow rays dancing upon my feather-soft bed, I would turn my head and daintily bite off a piece of my pristine white pillow – crafted out of true marshmallows, mind you – indulging in my very first sugar rush of the day…the one guaranteed to get me out of bed and moving.

Unlike lands constructed out of ordinary brick and mortar; the land of candy is a unique location. Trees would be made of cotton candy in a wide variety of colors; flowers budding from the earthy, crushed Oreo-cookie soil would bloom in the form of lollipops; creepy crawlies would not be slimy or slippery – rather, they would be made out of squishy gummy materials; pools, lakes, rivers, and oceans would be full not of water but of sticky strawberry syrup; and raindrops would take on the form of gumdrops on gloomy days. The best part, however, does not fall upon the beauty of such a place; that honor is attributed to the taste…for each and every part of the land of candy is edible.

What would life be like for you if you lived in a land made up of candy? What would your surroundings look like? What would the style rules be? Don’t keep me waiting a moment longer, my loves; I must know!


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57 comments

Hope said...

And this is why I always had a strange fascination with Willy Wonka...it's just too amazing to not think about!

Leah said...

I would love to live in a land made of candy provided that the candies there are fat-free and sugar-free. Then I will be one happy camper. I love sweets and to be surrounded by unlimited supply is heaven for me. I will dress in bright colored frocks everyday. Everybody should wear colors, no black outfits allowed. Hahaha! Look at me talking, well, it's a candyland and color is the order of the day. :-)

Happy Sunday Erika! xoxo

Oana Roxana said...

“Come over to the dark side…we have candy.”
This is a funny one...and scarry! ;))
Leaving in a land of candy and not getting fat? That would be ...sweet.

Audrey Allure said...

Mmm candy! I would have lots of jelly beans - my fave & of course a little bit of everything else :)

ellie said...

That's quite the candy cane dress there..yummy!

I dunno, chocolate must be involved in this land..carmel too.

Lady said...

where is the chocolate, lots of chocolate, forents of chocolate and vanilla rain and beach of ice cream... oh! a lake o coff too, rsrsrs...

perfect...

xoxo
lady!!!

Sootjeelina said...

I love candy!
I don't know how my land would be like... I think it wouldn't be made totally out of candy, or else you can't really live ther.. but I think as many candy as possible! just like the chocolate factory in the movie :)

xoxo Sootjeelina <3

Couture Carrie said...

Yummy post, darling! I don't know if I want a snack or a shopping spree! Love that A+O dress!

Happy Sunday :)

xoxox,
CC

its simple love said...

Oh yum. I love the visual you gave here. I second the motion for oreo dirt. Oh how I love them. I think I would like to have some sort of rain in my candy land.... but what candy is soft enough to fall from the sky? And you don't want soda or something because it'd make you sticky. I dunno.

Rachael

Claire Kiefer said...

Well, seeing as how it's 9:20 in the morning and I just finished a bag of sour patch kids, this imagined land seems pretty dreamy to me. :) Mine would be full of twizzlers, York peppermint patties, and reeses pieces, though there's very little candy that doesn't make me a happy girl. :)

Dancing Branflake said...

I love this post! Candy Land was my favorite game. I loved the chocolate part especially. You imagination needs you to write a book.

Luna said...

i dont think i would really have any rules. basically do what you want and enjoy life, but of course no stealing of anyone else's candy. fashion would definitely be very colorful. i would want the candy to be healthy and great tasting so you can eat all you want and not get fat.

Le Sigh of a Fashionista said...

I think I'd be 800 pounds!! Although a candyland does sound heavenly!

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Eda ♥ said...

lovely post, i am pleased to be the first to comment. The photograph is lovely and the post very well written!

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Sara Lynn said...

I love this post! I want trees made up pf cotton candy! lol I love the picture you picked too Ericka, I have such a sweet tooth now :P

Pixie Drive-In said...

Wow, I really wish I was that girl in the photo.

NYC, Style and a little Cannoli said...

sounds wonderful..like the game CandyLand!! Dylan's Candy Bar should be there as their stuff is to die for!! great post!!

Sherin said...

This is my version of heaven! My fantasy would look like that room in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, where everything is eadible!

WeShop said...

Hey, I live in Scotland where it's grey and rainy most of the time! Don't show my life on the other side - I'll only be jealous! xx

Emikos Werid Unexplained thoughts said...

Well it will be by a cotton candy flavored lake at the park with lollipop trees and resses peanut butter cups everywhere. Also there would be cotton candy clouds. I would have the colorful twislers boat and I would be married to a blue laffy taffy!. We would live in an apartment in a made of nerds candy. And my father in law would be willy wonker.

The end lol

Jen said...

oh my, a land of candy? i'd never do anything except eat! i'd always be on a sugar high :P

Ash Fox said...

love all of the sprinkles!

x

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Mmm that would be my idea of HEAVEN! I LOVE candy!

style said...

hi erika cool post looks nice

enjoy your day

Josie said...

You are such a good writer, my dear! I loved your description of a personal Candyland. The Oreo soil sounds absolutely charming.
xxoo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

S.Elisabeth said...

Well since I'm in one of those insane chocolate craving moods... My candy land would be made entirely out of different flavors of chocolate! My house -cough- huge castle -cough- would be made out of milk chocolate that instantly replaces itself when I take a bite from the walls! Haha
Though the roads would be dark chocolate and super strong because I'll be about a million pounds since all I'd do every day is just reach out eat a ton of chocolate! haha

Clara said...

lovely blog!

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

If I did, then I think I would be happy everyday of my life, it would be an amazing world, I am sure.
Libby
http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

Sarah from 20somethingcupcakes said...

Just so you know, I've often thought about living in Candy Land. So this excites me. A lot.

It's nice to know that other people think of it, too. xxSAS

mom & son said...

Awww, I would love to live in a candy land especially this little tot Mr.Freddy. Every time he hears ''candy'' he gets crazy. LOL!

Wrecked Stellar said...

Oooh love the idea of crushed Oreos as the soil! I like the cookie part much more than the cream :). My candy world would be made up of Reeses Peanut Butter cups and particular chocolates. I'm not a huge sweets person and only like certain chocolates. This idea makes me smile :)! Hope you had a great weekend! xo, mel

Elle said...

I'm not a huge candy fan but I loveee chocolate so I think my world would be full of chocolate pools and fountains and ladies would wear bright candy colored dresss while the gents wore candy cane striped bow ties :) Oh how fun!

meg said...

Oh, I think I want cherry twizzlers for weeds..just for starters.

That is such an amazing dress.

MizzJ said...

Love the image you used in this post! As I grow older, I find myself liking sweet things less and less so I probably wouldn't want to live in a candy land haha, but if I could live in a land of sushi and dim sum that would be heaven!

la petite fashionista said...

first of all, love how whimsical that picture is! I have a terrible sweet tooth-- im imagining a candy lasd filled with lots of twizzlers and caramel. mmm hungry now!

monica said...

dress code: adorable dresses ONLY

i would have a bed made of marshmallow and chocolate tiles would be my floor. gummy worms line my walls and godiva chocolates lie aimlessly around. the kitchen is room filled with gelato :)

Romany said...

I'm not really a candy person (although those gumdrop-raindrops sound pretty damn tasty), so my world would probably look more like that little choco-land fantasy Homer has in that episode of the Simpsons. Don't reckon I'd last long though - I'd probably keel over after half a day. Haha!
Cute, cute post! The dress compliments your candy land perfectly.
Romany
xx

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Sara Bentley said...

Lollipop trees and caramel fudge cobblestones; cotton candy clouds and marshmallows floating in rivers of blueberry frosting! I think you've made me hungry again, Erika!!! :)

Death Wears Diamond Jewellery said...

such a gorgeous dress, reminds me of matthew williamson a few seasons ago...

thingsIlove said...

That would be sweet! I love candy...

SabinePsynopsis said...

Oh, I think you could pull me to the dark side so easily... My land of candy would have to consist mostly of chocolate because that's my favourite, favourite sweet. Wishing you lovely candy dreams and a good week, Erika!

Rachel said...

A land made of candy? How fun would that be?! Although, I would probably eat too much. :) That Alice + Olivia dress would be perfect for a real life candy land.

Maddy said...

A land of candy??! I would have tons of cavities, that's for sure! I had the pleasure of visiting FAO Schwarz this weekend for the first time since I was a kid! It felt like I had received the "golden ticket" and went to Willy Wonka heaven! Candy, toys, stuffed animals everywhere! The trip was meant for my niece and nephews, but I think I enjoyed it even more than they did!

Keith said...

Hey there. Cool post. I'd love to live in a world of candy. The only problem is that I'd weigh more than I already do. lol

Cindy Whitehead said...

That would be a beautiful and fun place with LOTS of color and people with happy smiles 24/7.

ediot said...

that photo is stunning! i love it!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

MMMmmmmMMM I love (wove wove wove wove) candy!! Especially chocolate and caramel... This land of candy you artfully conjured sounds like my kind of place. I'll see you there. I'll be hanging out with the sour patch kids.

Savvy Gal said...

I will be happy but chubby!!

Taj Acosta said...

I would eat my world all the time if i lived in that place! what a delightful thought! xoxo

OceanDreams said...

Gorgeous picture and candy is yummy but I might get really fat! If only the candy made me thinner, ha ha.

Nicole Marie said...

like on dennis the menis where he sprays the house with cotton candy :)

Dasha Romanova said...

sugar is dangerous!!! but oh oh so sweet....
big love

- dasha

madeleine said...

Okay, I love this picture in this post. As for your Tightwad Tuesday post, What a fabulous alternative!!! Gorgeous dress.

stay classy
madeleine

J. said...

I'd spend the day lazily drifting down a golden caramel river and soaking up jawbreaker rays while pondering what my next meal (hosted with a group of Gummy Bears) would consist of...Fruity Stripe gum for an appetizer, Snickers for the entree (because it satisfies,) and giant lollipops for dessert. All with no dental bills, of course!

Chic Mommy, Cool Kid said...

Oh my goodness, I would be sick with gluttony. It would rain skittles and the sidewalk would be made of giant Starbursts. And we would have to be twins because that A + O dress is to die for! Sweet and dreamy....

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