It’s just a nickname, but last night’s full moon was actually pink from my location, here in Greece. For all romantic souls out there, 19th April was a pink moon night.

According to Insider:

The Old Farmer’s Almanac says the name “Pink Moon” was given by some Native American tribes after a wildflower known as herb moss pink phlox, or “wild ground” phlox, that grew during this time.

The moon had other names too, Farmer’s Almanac says, such as the “Fish Moon” by some coastal tribes. (It’s worth pointing out that while the Farmer’s Almanac does not source where it got this information, The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association does mention that different indigenous peoples had names for the full moon at certain times of the year.)

It’s also an important factor in determining when Easter will be, according to Mental Floss. Easter is always the first Sunday after the full moon that appears after the Spring Equinox.

As for the color, Mckean said, “The Pink Moon doesn’t always look pink; however. Depending on atmospheric conditions, it could look yellow, orange, or red. When the conditions are right, the moon will appear to look pinkish.”

The Pink Moon Inspiration

Pink Inspiration Fever

All day I was listening the Pink Martini album Sympathique.

Pink Martini

When Pink Martini’s album Sympathique – now out as a 20th-anniversary reissue – was first released, it could scarcely have been more different than what was expected from new bands coming out of the Pacific Northwest in the 1990s.

Instead of flannel shirts and twitchy angst, Portland’s Pink Martini arrived in tuxedos, glittery gowns and singing un-ironically of full-throated romance.

The opening song, “Amado Mio”, makes an entrance on swirls of harp runs, giving way to the big, clear, show-stopping voice of singer China Forbes. The “little orchestra” then kicks in with its Latin-nightclub clave rhythms on the song from the 1946 film noir classic Gilda, originally performed by Rita Hayworth. Continue reading…

Pink Moon Mood

Blame the Spring weather but we are under the spell of the Pink Moon. I have to admit that retro pink is one of my favorite colors.

As long as we’re in this pink moon mood, let me tell you that no matter how dedicated you are in your work, it’s wise to take a break once in while. To unwire from the strict discipline of blogging. So today, this is my break from my usual topics about content marketing, SEO, blogging and digital marketing strategy.

Kit Kat Ruby Chocolate

Pink Chocolate

Kit Kat introduced the Ruby Chocolate which is quite pink. The chocolate’s taste is sweet yet sour.

Ruby chocolate is a variety of chocolate introduced in 2017 by Barry Callebaut, a Belgian-Swiss cocoa company. The variety has been in development since 2004. It was unveiled at a private event in Shanghai on 5 September 2017.

The chocolate is made from the “ruby cocoa bean”. “Ruby beans” are existing botanical cocoa bean varieties that have been identified as having the right attributes to be processed into ruby chocolate. Source: Kit Kat

The variety was not available for sale to consumers until 19 January 2018, when it was introduced in a new flavor of Kit Kat bar, in Japan and South Korea, as well as online. In April 2018, Kit Kat announced the release of the ruby chocolate in the UK. Fortnum & Mason started selling a ruby chocolate product on the 13th of April 2018, and Kit Kat launched theirs on the following Monday. Source: Wikipedia

Pink Panther

Pink Panther

My childhood’s favorite animated pink hero!

The Pink Panther Show is a showcase of cartoon shorts produced by David H. DePatie and Friz Freleng between 1969 and 1978, starring the animated Pink Panther character from the opening credits of the live-action films.

The series was produced by Mirisch Films and DePatie–Freleng Enterprises, and was broadcast on two American television networks: from September 6, 1969 to September 2, 1978, on NBC; and from September 9, 1978 to September 1, 1979, on ABC (as The All New Pink Panther Show).

The History of Pink

The History of Pink

“Pink has always been a color in transition, and so have social attitudes towards it,” said Valerie Steele, editor of the recently published book “Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color,” in a phone interview.  

Elvis Presley’s iconic 1955 Cadillac, Marilyn Monroe in a figure-hugging dress in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and the sea of “pussyhats” that swarmed the Women’s March in Washington DC earlier this year.These iconic images all share a common thread: the color pink.

In the West, pink first became fashionable in the mid-1700s, when European aristocrats — both men and women — wore faint, powdery variants as a symbol of luxury and class. Madame de Pompadour, the chief mistress of Louis XV, loved the color so much that, in 1757, French porcelain manufacturer Sèvres named its exquisite new shade of pink, Rose Pompadour, after her.

Pink was not then considered a “girls” color — infants of both sexes were dressed in white. The tint was, in fact, often considered more appropriate for little boys because it was seen as a paler shade or red, which had “masculine,” military undertones. Continue reading…

Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color,” published by Thames & Hudson is available now.

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