The First of September: Back to School

“We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry…” Can you imagine opening a letter and reading those words? The shock. The joy. A dash of apprehension and a smidge of doubt…quickly overwhelmed by the anticipation and the excitement. Then there’s the journey to Diagon Alley. Choosing your animal…your wand choosing you. The parchment, the quills, the cauldron…all the bits and bobs for doing your wizardry. Then the day arrives and […]

“Happee Birthdae”, JK and Harry!

We know it so, so well: today is one of the most revered, most commemorated, most ballyhooed days on our Potterhead calendar. From full-scale shindigs, to magical workplace attire, to bonus runs (right?), to dinner themes, to read-a-thons and viewing parties, there are countless ways to mark the day. So…how are YOU celebrating the birthdays of the Boy Who Lived, AND the Woman Who Made It All Possible?