Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Three Shows Down

Hi all,
Tour is going strong and great. Glasgow and Birmingham where great shows. Glasgow was an amazing turn out for a Monday and the line up was just fantastic. Our split with The Just Joans looks amazing! Today we head to London to play at the Wilmington Arms tonight. I am so excited.Below are pictures from Glasgow with the exception of the last one which is from last night in Birmingham. A picture of our friend One Happy Island whom we are playing with on tour. More stories to come! Cheers!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Tour Day One

David and I made it safe and sound to England today. We had time to kill before catching the train to Leeds where Max lives so we went and got a yummy English brunch. Afterwards we walked over to the British Library. I have been a fan of Alice In Wonderland for some time and to be able to see the original book there in the library amongst other great literary works was such a treat. I left with a big smile on my face.Then we caught the two hour train ride to Leeds and I took a much needed nap most of the way. It is so great to be here at Max's flat...Smittens united! We had band practice for a bit after getting a beer at a local pub and are now making a late dinner. More updates to come. Tomorrow is our first show in Newcastle.
xo, Holly

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Champlain 400 Parade

The lovely Eva Sollberger of Stuck in Vermont shot this video. I took place in The Champlain 400 Parade which was part of the Burlington International Waterfront celebrations. Despite the rain I had great time dancing in the rain!Check out the video!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Smittens / The Just Joans SPLIT

WeePOP! records announces our split with The Just Joans! It's official! Read all about it on WeePOP! records. The split is going to be available on 7" vinyl next week (available to pre-order now) and on Wee POP!'s traditional 3" cds later in the month.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Today is my sweeties Birthday! I love him so much and couldn't imagine life without him. He is my glitter and sunshine in a jar. Happy Birthday Love!

The Smittens Go Away on Summer Holiday!

Hi there Friends! The Smittens are making the final preparations for yet another amazing Summer Adventure (tour dates at the end of this message)! This year will see us overseas in The UK (with our good pals One Happy Island) and in Sweden, playing at two awesome festivals and a bunch of other awesome gigs...

We're also releasing a new split 7” single with Glaswegian pop geniuses The Just Joans on WeePOP! It’s gonna be a mega yow!
Details for the pre-order are here:

The single is coming out in a limited run of 500 on colored vinyl and will also have a short run on 3” cdr for those who don’t do the vinyl thing.

In addition, Happy Happy Birthday To Me declared last week “Smittens Week” over at their blog and posted a bunch of videos and our tour dates – see it all over here:

As an added bonus, just before Smittens tour kicks off, you can catch a Colin solo show (with Brad from One Happy Island’s Secret Charisma, Ich Bin Finn, and The Sunny Street) and a Let’s Whisper show (with the always amazing Allo, Darlin’ and Sweet Baboo) in London this week!

We are all very excited to see so many of you can so many bands in the coming weeks – and can you believe the unbelieveable line-up for this year’s Indietracks? check it:


Our final stop on tour will be in Stockholm! We are still amazed that we’ve gone from wishing to play Sweden to actually heading over so soon! Here’s the poster for our show at Lasse i Parken at the Cosy Den 5 Years anniversary fest! You can find more details about that whole fest here:

We’ll be having an unbelieveably awesome shindig in Glasgow on Monday, July 20th! with our old friends from Brooklyn, The Specific Heats and more
(and it’s a Half My Heart Beats event! – yow!)


7/15 – Colin Clary, The Secret Charisma, Ich Bin Finn, The Sunny Street @Buffalo Bar, London

7/17 – Let’s Whisper, Sweet Baboo, Allo, Darlin’ @The Betsey Trotwood, London

7/19 – the Smittens, One Happy Island, Pale Man Made, Frankie and the Heartstrings @ The Head of Steam, Newcastle

7/20 – The Smittens, The Just Joans, The Specific Heats, Maple Leaves, One Happy Island @ the Flying Duck, Glasgow
(7” split ep release show!)

7/21 – The Smittens, One Happy Island, Pete Green @ the Victoria, Birmingham

7/22 – The Smittens, One Happy Island, Standard Fare, The Melting Ice Caps @ the Wilmington Arms, London

7/23 – The Smittens, One Happy Island, The Wednesday Club, The Seven Inches @ Packhorse, Leeds

7/25 – Let’s Whisper @ Indietracks Festival, Derbyshire

7/26 – the Smittens @ Indietracks Festival, Derbyshire (lot more info here: )
Other bands playing Indietracks include Teenage Fanclub, Camera Obscura, Stereo Total, Art Brut, Au Revoire Simone, Manhattan Love Suicides, Tender Trap, BMX Bandits, Northern Portrait, Pocketbooks, Butcher Boy, One Happy Island and a bunch more!


7/28 – The Smittens and Komon in Gothenburg (details here:

7/29 – The Smittens, Nils Folke Valdemar @ Insikten, Jönköpings Kulturhus, Jönköping

7/30 – Let’s Whisper, Johan Hedberg (from SKWBN), MJ Hibbett @ The Southside Cavern, Stockholm

7/31 – The Smittens, Would-Be-Goods, Burning Hearts, Strawberry Fair @ Lasse i Parken, Stockholm

Anyhow, we so look forward to seeing as many of you as we can this month!

The Littlest Smitten aka Holly

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Parade and later tonight a Smittens show!

Today is a busy day for The Littlest Smitten. I am dancing in the parade at 5pm which is part of the Burlington International Waterfront Festival activities. I think it will be allot fun. We are second in the parade lineup. Come downtown to watch the parade travel down Main Street. Later tonight The Smittens are playing at Skinny Pancake. We expect to start between 9pm and 9:30. Fingers crossed it doesn't rain because we are planning to play outside this time on the patio! So come on down to eat some good food, drink some good drinks and see us rock out.
xo, Holly

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

My Millie Girl

I met my lovely friend Laura years ago while working at a locally owned clothing store here in VT. They carried mostly all natural fiber clothing and most of our shoppers there were 30 years plus. I like to think that Laura and I added a touch of youth and fun to the store. When I was hired I had pink hair which now is so funny looking back as it was kind of an "earthy" style store if you know what I mean. Anyhow the owners were great and if I hadn't been hired I might not have met Laura and been friends all these years later even after she moved back to Massachusetts. Sometimes it's rare to find such special friendships and I feel truly blessed to have her in my life. She is inspiring, thoughtful, wise, fashionable and full of beauty.Laura works now at Modern Millie in Salem, MA and created the blog Millie Girl. In her on words,"Millie is inspiring creativity in fashionable living in Salem,MA and beyond. Here you will find her daily musing on vintage and modern fashion, art, and lifestyle that step outside the path of the mainstream world." The other day she did two post on me and my blog saying the most lovely things. Thank you Laura. I adore you. Now go check out Millie Girl and be inspired!

The Fall Movie (2006)

I posted the other night about watching Pushing Daisies and what a great show it is, was. I was reminded too that Lee Pace who is also on Pushing Daisies was in the movie The Fall. Back when it was in the theater and I went to The Fall I knew very little about it. Leaving the theater I was blown away by what a beautiful movie it was. If you haven't seen it please do so as soon as possible and I promise you won't be disappointed.

WeePOP! Records

WeePOP! records announced our new split with The Just Joans today. Check it out here! To the left is a picture from last year at Indie Tracks. We can't wait to be there again in just couple of weeks!

Monday, July 06, 2009

Pushing Daisies

I knew Pushing Daisies was a good show but for some reason I never fully committed to it. I saw the first two episodes on tv and then lost track. In part it's because I rarely ever watch anything on tv these days when it's actually on air and end up later on just watching a show on the computer where I can watch episodes back to back. Well tonight David and I watched several episodes and of course I love it. How could you not love Chuck's style. So rather then post a bunch of pictures I thought I would post just one and lead you here for a great blog post by The Tell-Tale Blog about the show and Chuck's great style.


Here is what I wore yesterday.
Vintage Dress Thrifted
Vintage Purse Thrifted
Shoes Modern
Sunglasses from Old Gold here in Burlington
Vintage 80's bracelet from yard sale

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Holly Fashion

Today I was going through pictures from the last year or so and decided to post some outfit pictures. Unfortunately most of them are from the waist up but I promise to do more full body outfit post soon. I hope you enjoy the twelve outfit posts below. Happy Sunday!

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