Norooz! A New Day! Hello Spring and Persian New Year!


Tomorrow, at precisely 3:45 pm PST (6:45 pm EST) winter ends (bye bye Winter dear, don’t let the door hit you on the way out) and spring begins. Oh joy!

Spring Equinox marks the beginning of Norooz, the Iranian New Year. I wish I could wax poetic about it with you! But these past month has been a relentless whirlwind of activity (hope to share details with you by and by) and I’ve written a few posts about the pretty customs of Norooz already anyhow (the meaning of haftseen, Norooz in Tehran, the sweets of Norooz, coloring eggs, sprouting sabzeh, Norooz ‘a Palooza!)

So for now, as I laze around in my friend’s house in Los Angeles (I’m in LA because of this and to see this in person and of course while here I’m also delighted to enjoy the goodness of Norooz in Tehrangeles!) I just want to catch my breath, listen to the birds singing prettily, and just gaze at this beautiful yard – a corner of paradise – with a dreamy view of trees and flowers and hills.

BUT, I do also want to chirp in to say:

Norooz ‘etoon Mobarak and Pirooz (for all y’all celebrating Norooz)

& Happy Spring! Also Happy Fall to our friends in the land under!

& May all of you have a ‘shirin’, pretty and rocking season ahead.

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Comments (27)

  • Kameron Sangha 9 years ago Reply

    I love reading your posts. But I wanted to make quick point that the times should be 3:45PST & 6:45EST 🙂
    I think you might want to correct that in your post:)

    Fig & Quince 9 years ago Reply

    OMG! Mersi for telling me! Running to edit and correct. ps Happy Norooz! 🙂

  • wanderingcows 9 years ago Reply

    Seriously? Really? Winter ends today? If that is true, you’ve brought me the best news in the world !!

    Fig & Quince 9 years ago Reply

    Ha ha! Theoretically winter ended but as we know, it can hold off to its reign till you pry its cold weathered hands off! Happy spring! 🙂

  • Francesca 9 years ago Reply

    Congrats!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎆🎆🎆🎆🎆🎆🎆🎆

    Fig & Quince 9 years ago Reply

    Thank you dearest Francesca! <3 <3 <3

    Francesca 9 years ago

    Such an achievement and you did a great job! You should be proud of yourself. We sure are! 👏👏👏

  • ladyredspecs 9 years ago Reply

    Hey Azita, knew you had talent!! The banners look amazing, you must feel so proud. Happy Narooz😊

    Fig & Quince 9 years ago Reply

    Thank you dear Sandy! I really appreciate this! <3 <3 <3

  • apuginthekitchen 9 years ago Reply

    Congratulations I am just thrilled for you, what an honor. You are supremely talented and I love that the banners designed by you are hanging for everyone to see in LA. Nice digs, look at that pool. Looks warm and nice. Spring may be here tomorrow but it will be overshadowed by a snow storm, ugh,…..

    Fig & Quince 9 years ago Reply

    Thank you dearest Suzanne! You have always been so supportive and I’m just incredibly grateful for your best wishes. And oh yeah, it’s kind of like heaven here, makes one seriously consider moving to El Ay BUT you know, ultimately, Brooklyn RULES! (specially with neighbors/ friends like you) 🙂 <3 <3

  • Bizou 9 years ago Reply

    Oh how beautiful is everything you say, you write & you wish. Thank you so much. How glad I am that you are in sunny L.A for the beginning of spring & Norooz, & how terrible being SO close & I can not be there to meet you. So sorry about that. Can you by any chance make it to SF??? It would be very nice but only if you could. Wether you make it up here or not have a lovely, & happy new year w/ all your loved ones. Wishing you all the best.عيد همگى شاد و مبارك
    💋💋💋 & lots of ❤️❤️❤️.😘💃🙋

    Fig & Quince 9 years ago Reply

    Belated (hanging head in shame but be khoda I was kuku busy) reply to say: lots and lots and LOTS of HEART back at you. I wish I could have made it to SF, I would have loved to come and meet you in person. Happy Norooz L joon and boos boos boos and thank you for being consistently and heartwarmingly truly wonderful to me. Love azita

  • What a great accomplishment of your art work to be presented in Therangeles. Wish I could drive up there to see those banners in reality. Eide shoma mobarak to you.

    Fig & Quince 9 years ago Reply

    Thank you Cornelia joon! I’ll post some pix of them instead! xoxo

  • Stefano 9 years ago Reply

    How wonderful, Azita! Big time congrats! However, you should not show *that* picture to us, still dealing with NE weather! 😉
    Enjoy the accolades and be cool in LA! 😉

    Fig & Quince 9 years ago Reply

    I know! That was quite mean and mechante of me to post that particular photo at that particular time but I couldn’t resist, ha ha! 🙂

  • Oh Azita, this is fabulous! I’m so excited for you and thrilled that your banner was selected and now lining the streets of LA for all to see! Congratulations my friend! Enjoy your time there celebrating. M.xx

    Fig & Quince 9 years ago Reply

    Belated to say: thank you Margot Joon!!!! xoxo

  • 9 years ago Reply

    N ow rooze hamige shad!!!!!!!!

    Fig & Quince 9 years ago Reply

    Ba’leh digeh, Norooz hameh shad! sal ‘e no mobarak! 🙂

  • MyKabulKitchen 9 years ago Reply

    Happy Nowruz Azita jan! So happy you are somewhere warm and sunny where it feels like Spring! Wishing you and your family a beautiful year 🙂

    Fig & Quince 9 years ago Reply

    Oh my, LA was really fun around this time of year and it did feel like spring. Unlike good ol’ New York where we are still freezing our little buns off 😉 Thank you thank you and happy spring to you as well! 🙂

  • Happy Spring Azita!!! Congratulations. So cool! Ummmmm did we discuss your JD and LLM in Intellectual Property????? Kindred spirits! What’s funny is that you always look so serious like a contemplative soul in photos, but while your writing is contemplative there’s joy in it and even playfulness, especially in your art. Anyway you are a very accomplished woman and should be so proud :)!

  • Fig & Quince 9 years ago Reply

    Happy spring Amanda! Ummmm, no, we have not discussed it! 🙂 Yet another reason we should grab a coffee and a chat sometime soon. Thank you thank you for the lovely compliments. You always make my day! xoxo

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