e: good morning! how are you? j: I'm good! it's super sunny here and hanging in right around 70- how could one not be good? what about you? e: sunny and warm here too - delightful. we just walked around lake harriet now i'm devouring this beet/apple salad (i stalk the deli counter at the wedge co-op for it). so good. hey! our tops match today. thats fun.
e: whats your favorite color combo these days? j: hmmm- I've got a few I can't get enough of. I'm really into yellow-rust-bronze tone-on-tone with a pop of something for good measure... and it being spring- white and/or cream next to anything bright (which isn't all that seasonal since I've been busting my cream jeans nonstop for the last 3 years minus the months when I was pregnant... and the months after - well you know the deal). What about you? You're always my color inspiration, you've got a way of mixing things up in the most unexpected but brilliant ways. Can't wait to see you so soon... e: i'm feeling that too - cream with brights. and also, colors together that make no sense but somehow make sense. you know? it was rainy a lot this week so i compensated by wearing the most neon of all the neon i own- that did the trick.
e: you come home soon (!!!!) what are you most looking forward to?! j: I really can't wait to be able to understand the conversations going on around me. It's such a simple thing that I take for granted. That and ummmmm- my bed. my house. my friends: not in that order. I'm looking forward to spring in Minneapolis- I get a double helping of spring this year. Where should our first outing be when I'm home? e: yeah! what should it be? walk around a lake, drink too much iced coffee, try to contain our boys that want to jump in the water and chase ducks...?!
e: by the way, can you bring home some marvis toothpaste for me? i tried to bring home so many tubes.....i think i need more. j: SERIOUSLY! it may be my favorite HBA find in Italy. There was a tube of it at our house when we arrived and I think we've bought about 6 tubes since. I keep collecting them as if they're going to stop production- like tomorrow. e: am i so out of it? --- what does HBA mean? j:Health and Beauty Aid- come on.
Ok- gotta go- wanna talk more tomorrow? e: sure, ciao! j: ciaociao
is a gem of a secondhand store for men/women/kids/home that carries merchandise made of only natural fibers and materials. sadly, they're closing soon (or maybe moving to a yet to be discovered location) and everything is 20% for at least another week. if you're in the mpls/st. paul area, i suggest a visit.
we have some new plans for the shop- it's going to be a bracelet bonanza for a little while (with a couple surprises mixed in) - so all else New and Old are going going going... get them while the gettings good (and by that we mean while they're nearly a steal).